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Transitioning from WordPerfect to Word

1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led course, through lecture and hands-on exploration, teaches students the skills needed to get up and running quickly and efficiently in Microsoft Word. This course is geared for users who feel comfortable using Corel WordPerfect and are now switching to Microsoft Word.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the differences with the basic tools
  • Learn how to format in Word
  • Use advanced editing and automation tools
  • Open and convert WordPerfect documents

Course Outline

What's Different With the Basics

  • Important Screen Elements
  • Working with Toolbars or Ribbon
  • Opening Existing WordPerfect Documents
  • Using Word's Layout Views
  • Refresher on Navigating through Text
  • Inserting the Current Date as Text or a Field
  • Using Word's Spelling and Grammar as You Type
  • Using Word's Multiple Undos and Redos
  • Naming Conventions When Saving Documents
  • Previewing Documents
  • Printing Documents
  • Printing a Single Envelope or Label
  • Closing a Document and/or Word
  • Starting a New Document
  • Starting a Documents Based on a Template
  • Switching Between Multiple Documents

Formatting in Word

  • Important Formatting Concepts in Word
  • WordPerfect’s Formatting Philosophy Compared to Word
  • What is the Equivalent to WordPerfect’s Reveal Codes?
  • Using Shortcuts to Select Text
  • Using Shortcuts to Select Text
  • Important Character Formatting Concepts
  • Important Paragraph Formatting Concepts
  • Important Section / Document Formatting Concepts
  • Understanding and Using Section Breaks

Advanced Editing and Automation Tools

  • Using AutoCorrect
  • Working with AutoText or Quick Parts
  • Understanding AutoFormat As You Type
  • Using AutoComplete

Opening & Converting WordPerfect Documents

  • Reviewing What Word Will and Will Not Convert
  • Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Up WordPerfect Documents
  • Quick Methods for Clearing WordPerfect "Codes"
  • Working with WordPerfect Mail Merge Files
  • Converting WordPerfect Label Sheets in Word


Cost and Delivery Format Options

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

Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-8 students $1400
9-12 students* $1600
*$100 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-8 students $1550
9-12 students* $1750
*$100 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