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Working with Long Documents in Microsoft Word

365 | 2019 | 2016
3 Hours

Course Overview

This instructor-led course shows features required to create reports, proposals, and other types of long and complex documents in Microsoft Word. You will learn how to apply various document and section formatting features, generate a table of contents, create an index, and more. This course will also teach you how to use the track changes features to review changes made to a document or compare changes between two documents.

Course Objectives

  • Understand how to use section breaks to apply different formatting between document sections
  • Use styles to apply consistent formatting throughout a document
  • Apply heading numbers using multi-level lists
  • Insert footnotes and endnotes to display additional information
  • Insert bookmarks and cross-references
  • Create a table of contents and index
  • Track changes and compare documents

Course Outline

Working with Sections and Styles

  • Section Breaks and Section Formatting
  • Types of Section Breaks
  • Inserting Next Page Section Breaks
  • Adding and Formatting Page Numbers
  • Deleting Section Breaks
  • Working with Styles
  • Applying Styles to Paragraphs
  • Using Style Sets
  • Editing Styles
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Inserting a Built-In Table of Contents
  • Inserting a Custom Table of Contents
  • Updating the Table of Contents
  • Using Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Inserting Cover Pages

Using Multilevel Lists

  • Applying Multilevel Lists
  • Defining New Multilevel Lists
  • Removing Multilevel Lists

Tracking and Referencing Documents

  • Working with Bookmarks
  • Adding Bookmarks
  • Navigating to Bookmarks
  • Viewing the Location of Bookmarks in Documents
  • Deleting Bookmarks

Tracking and Referencing Documents

  • Working with Cross-References
  • Creating Cross-References
  • Updating Cross-References
  • Inserting Indexes
  • Marking Text for the Index
  • Creating Concordance Files
  • Marking Text Using Concordance Files
  • Generating Indexes
  • Updating Indexes
  • Working with Track Changes
  • Enabling Track Changes
  • Setting the Track Changes Environment
  • Inserting Comments
  • Reviewing Document Changes
  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes
  • Deleting Comments
  • Inspecting Documents
  • Comparing Documents


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