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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


Cost and Delivery Format Options

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).

We offer the above listed class as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $850
5-8 students $1000
9-12 students* $1100
*$35 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-4 students $1000
5-8 students $1150
9-12 students* $1250
*$35 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).


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