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Introduction to Microsoft Word

365 | 2019 | 2016
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led course, through lecture and hands-on exploration, will teach students the skills needed to create and edit documents, format text, and format pages 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

  • Examining Important Screen Elements
  • Opening Documents
  • Using Draft and Print Layout Views
  • Viewing a Document at Different Magnifications

Creating Documents

  • Navigating Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Inserting the Current Date
  • Inserting and Deleting Text
  • Undoing and Redoing Commands
  • Saving Documents
  • Creating New Documents
  • Closing Documents and Exiting Word
  • Starting Documents Based on¬†Templates
  • Switching Between Multiple Documents
  • Using the Help Command

Editing and Finalizing Documents

  • Navigating through Long Documents
  • Checking for Spelling and Grammar Errors
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Select Text
  • Moving or Copying Information
  • Viewing Documents Side by Side
  • Previewing and Printing Documents
  • Printing Single Envelopes or Labels

Character Formatting

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

Paragraph Formatting

  • Important Paragraph Formatting Concepts
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Changing Line Spacing
  • Changing Paragraph Spacing
  • Using Paragraph Indents
  • Applying Borders and Shading
  • 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
  • Inserting Forced Page Breaks


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 or at Softek
Per student $275
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 or Softek
1-4 students $850
5-8 students $1000
9-12 students* $1100
*$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 $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, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee