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Essentials of Microsoft Word

365 | 2019 | 2016
3 Hours

Course Overview

This instructor-led course covers the essential skills needed to create documents, manipulate text, apply bold, italics, underline and other attributes; change line spacing, margins, headers, and footers; and insert page numbers in Microsoft Word.

Course Objectives

  • Create, edit, and spell check documents
  • Create and print an envelope for a letter
  • Apply formatting, copy and move information
  • Apply paragraph formatting - alignment, borders, and bullets
  • Apply document/page formatting - margins, page numbers, headers, footers

Course Outline

Understanding the Word Environment

  • Important Screen Elements
  • Microsoft Office Button
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Title Bar
  • Ribbon
  • Insertion Point
  • Click and Type Mouse Pointer
  • Scroll Bars
  • Navigation Buttons
  • Status Bar
  • Opening Existing Documents
  • Using Draft and Print Layout Views
  • Creating Documents
  • Navigating Through Text
  • Inserting the Current Date
  • Inserting and Deleting Text
  • Undoing and Redoing Commands
  • Saving Information
  • Naming the Document
  • Resaving a Document

Creating New Documents

  • Closing a Document and/or Word
  • Starting a Document Based on a Template
  • Switching Between Multiple Documents
  • Using Microsoft Office Help

Editing and Finalizing Documents

  • Checking for Spelling and Grammar Errors
  • Using Shortcuts to Select Text
  • Copying and Moving Information
  • Previewing and Printing Documents
  • Previewing Documents
  • Printing Documents

Character Formatting

  • Important Character Formatting Concepts
  • Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline
  • Changing the Font and Size of Text

Paragraph Formatting

  • Important Paragraph Formatting Concepts
  • Left, Center, and Right Aligning Text
  • Changing Line Spacing
  • Changing Paragraph Spacing
  • Using Indents
  • Using Automatic Bullets and Numbering

Section/Document Formatting

  • Important Section/Document Formatting Concepts
  • Changing Margins and Orientation
  • Changing Paper Size
  • Inserting Automatic Page Numbers
  • Inserting Headers and Footers



Any two 3-hour Microsoft classes must be scheduled on the same day to receive pricing (9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).

Public Course at Softek Private Course at Your Office Private Course at Softek
This class is $500 flat fee up to 8 students $575 flat fee up to 8 students
only offered $550 flat fee up to 12 students $625 flat fee up to 12 students
for private groups. $35 per additional student $35 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group courses are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Pricing is based on the maximum number of students anticipated per day per course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your office, you are responsible for the classroom setup, including student computers, instructor station, LCD projector, and software installation. For courses conducted at Softek, we take care of classroom setup.


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee