Course Description

Participants will achieve a polished, professional look for their documents. With each level, they will advance their skills using powerful formatting features including tables, text, and images. With Microsoft Word’s more advanced features, you can augment your skills with advanced tools such as mail-merge and automatic headers and footers.


This course is for anyone that wants to develop or improve their Microsoft Word skills. This course is also for anyone that is using an older version, but want to learn newer versions of Microsoft Word.


Prospective students should be familiar with basic computer terminology, be proficient with the use of the mouse and keyboard, and have at least six months’ experience using Microsoft Word for Level 2. Level 3 participants should have taken Levels 1 and 2.

Topics and Course Content

Level 1 – Course Outline

  • Creating a Basic Document
  • Editing a Document
  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting Paragraphs
  • Adding Tables
  • Inserting Graphic Objects
  • Controlling Page Appearance
  • Grammar and Spell Check

Level 2 – Course Outline

  • Managing Lists
  • Working with Tables and Charts
  • Customizing Formatting with Styles and Themes
  • Using Images in a Document
  • Creating Customized Graphic Elements
  • Inserting Content Using Quick Parts
  • Controlling Flow of Text
  • Using Templates to Automate Document Creation
  • Using Mail Merge
  • Using Macros to Automate Tasks

Level 3 – Course Outline

Microsoft Office Word® with Other Programs
Collaborating on Documents
Managing Document Versions
Adding Reference Marks and notes
Making Long Documents Easier to Use
Securing a Document

Learning Goals and Results

At the conclusion of the course the participants will be able to:

Level 1

  • Work with the basic features of word
  • Work with a document
  • Display documents using various views
  • Use a range of font formatting techniques
  • Format paragraphs
  • Create and modify tabs and tables
  • Insert and work with clip art and pictures
  • Print a document

Level 2

  • Use a range of formatting techniques
  • Work with a PDF document
  • Work with word options and document properties
  • Create and apply styles
  • Create and use templates
  • Insert and work with headers and footers in a document
  • Perform various merging tasks
  • Draw and format shapes
  • Insert and work with text boxes
  • Use table features to improve the layout and format of tables

Level 3

  • Create and work with master documents
  • Use autocorrect
  • Create and use building blocks
  • Use a range of document proofing features
  • Understand and use the tracking feature in Word
  • Compare multiple versions of the same document
  • Create and remove several forms of protection for your document
  • Understand, insert and work with fields in a document
  • Create and work with electronic forms in Word
  • Create and work with macros

Time Investment

This class is 40 hours of classroom time for each level taken in 4-hour sessions over the course of 10 consecutive weeks.

Please Note: Course content and time investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.