Microsoft Office Word (Level 3)

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About this Course

This 1 day instructor-led course covers advanced skills and concepts students need to use Microsoft Word 2013 productively and efficiently. Students will learn how to work with fields and perform a mail merge. Then they will insert SmartArt diagrams, work with shapes, and format text graphically. They will also learn how to format a document by adding sections, columns, and design elements such as watermarks and themes. In addition, they will learn how to use document references such as citations, indexes, and tables of contents. They will use Track Changes and prepare documents for sharing and exporting. Finally, they will add interactive elements such as forms and content from other applications, and they will learn to work more efficiently in Word by customizing the ribbon, creating macros, using building blocks, and inserting subdocuments.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for students who create and work with lengthy documents, collaborate with others on documents, and create forms in Microsoft Word.


To ensure success, you should be comfortable in the Windows® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on your computer. Specific tasks you should be able to perform include opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:
  • Microsoft® Office Word 2013: Level 1
  • Microsoft® Office Word 2013: Level 2

Course Outline

Unit 1:  Mail Merge

  • Topic A:  Form letters
  • Topic B:  Data sources for the recipient list
  • Topic:  Mailing labels and envelopes

Unit 2: Illustrations

  • Topic A: Creating diagrams
  • Topic B: Working with shapes
  • Topic C: Formatting text graphically

Unit 3: Advanced document formatting

  • Topic A: Creating and formatting sections
  • Topic B: Working with columns
  • Topic C: Document design

Unit 4: Document references

  • Topic A: Tables of contents and captions
  • Topic B: Indexes, bibliographies, and footnotes

Unit 5: Document sharing

  • Topic A: Document properties
  • Topic B: Tracking changes
  • Topic C: Finalizing documents

Unit 6: Document interactivity

  • Topic A: Creating forms
  • Topic B: Inserting objects and charts
  • Topic C: Web pages

Unit 7: Working in Word efficiently

  • Topic A: Customizing the ribbon
  • Topic B: Macros