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Intermediate Microsoft Word

1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led course, through lecture and hands-on exploration, will show you how to format complex documents, create tables, save time using various automation features, and perform mail merges. In order to successfully complete this course, you should feel comfortable with the basics/essentials of Word such as creating simple letters and documents, spell checking, printing, and applying basic formatting.

Course Objectives

  • Understand and use section breaks to apply different formatting and page number schemes
  • Apply and edit styles to format headings consistently
  • Create, edit, and delete custom tabs
  • Insert and format tables
  • Use Autocorrect and Building Blocks re-use common document elements
  • Use Mail Merge to create form letters, envelopes and labels
  • Insert and manipulate graphics

Course Outline

Formatting Longer Documents

  • Section Breaks and Section Formatting
  • Inserting Next Page Section Breaks
  • Adding Different Page Number Schemes
  • Deleting Section Breaks
  • Working with Styles
  • Applying Styles to Paragraphs
  • Using and Editing Style Sets
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Inserting, Editing, and Deleting Footnotes or Endnotes
  • Inserting Cover Pages

Setting Custom Tab Stops

  • Creating Custom Tab Stops
  • Moving Custom Tabs
  • Resetting Tabs to the Default
  • Creating Tabs Using the Ruler

Creating and Formatting Tables

  • Navigating in Tables
  • Selecting Cells, Rows, and Columns
  • Inserting and Deleting Extra Rows or Columns
  • Adjusting Column Widths
  • Totaling Columns and Updating Formulas
  • Aligning Cell Data Horizontally and Vertically
  • Adding Shading and Borders
  • Working with Additional Table Features
  • Sorting Table Rows
  • Merging or Splitting Cells
  • Changing Text Direction
  • Centering Tables Between Margins

Using Mail Merge

  • Setting Up the Main Document
  • Creating a Letter Mail Merge
  • Creating the Data Source in Word
  • Inserting Merge Fields into the Main Document
  • Performing the Mail Merge
  • Merging to Envelopes Using an Existing Data Source
  • Creating Mailing Labels

Advanced Editing and Automation Tools

  • Using Find and Replace
  • Inserting Symbols
  • Using AutoCorrect
  • Viewing Existing AutoCorrect Entries
  • Adding AutoCorrect Entries
  • Using AutoCorrect Entries
  • Working with Building Blocks
  • Inserting Building Blocks
  • Creating Building Blocks
  • Editing Building Blocks
  • Using the Building Blocks Organizer
  • Understanding AutoFormat as You Type

Inserting and Manipulating Graphics

  • Inserting Graphics
  • Reviewing the Picture Tools
  • Sizing and Moving Graphics
  • Wrapping Text
  • Adding Picture Styles
  • Resetting Graphics
  • Deleting Graphics


Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual
Per student $325
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $700
5-8 students $850
9-12 students* $950
*$50 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location
1-4 students $950
5-8 students $1100
9-12 students* $1200
*$50 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 $150 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.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 15+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee