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Microsoft Word course

Course Contents

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Detailed Content

Taking Your First Steps with Word

  • Welcome to a New Word
  • Starting Word
  • The Office Look
  • Your Interface to Faster Document Creation and Design
  • Using the Word Start Screen
  • Touring the Word Screen
  • Exploring the File Tab
  • Undoing and Redoing Actions
  • Setting Word Options
  • Switching Accounts
  • Getting Help
  • Exiting Word

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Diving Into Document Creation

  • Creating a First Document
  • Creating a Blank File
  • Creating a File from a Template
  • Opening an Existing File
  • Saving and File Formats
  • Compatibility with Previous Versions of Word
  • Navigation and Selection Tips and Tricks
  • Choosing the Right Word View for the Task at Hand
  • Printing a Document

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Working Smarter, Not Harder, in Word

  • Achieving Attractive Documents with Styles
  • Constructing Documents Faster with Outlining
  • Cleaning Up Content with AutoCorrect
  • Adding and Reviewing Properties
  • Power User Techniques

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Zapping Word's Top Annoyances

  • Dealing with Graphics Annoyances
  • Overcoming Editing Annoyances
  • Tackling View Annoyances
  • Dealing with Online versus Local Help Content
  • Activation Blues
  • Automatic Annoyances

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Font/Character Formatting

  • Working with Document Style and Content
  • Reviewing the Ways You Can Format Text in Word
  • Formatting Characters Directly or with Styles
  • Applying Character Formatting

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Paragraph Formatting

  • Choosing Between Styles and Paragraph Formatting
  • Finding Paragraph Formatting Tools
  • Structuring Text with Paragraph Formatting
  • Setting Off Text with Paragraph Decoration

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Using Styles to Create a Great Looking Document

  • Using the Styles Group to Apply Styles
  • Modifying and Creating Styles
  • Changing the Whole Document via Style Sets
  • Managing Styles
  • Style Inspector

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Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Using the Clipboard

  • Understanding the Office Clipboard
  • Adding and Moving Document Content with Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Managing Pasting Options
  • Using the Clipboard Pane

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Find, Replace, and Go To

  • Searching with the Navigation Pane
  • Starting an Advanced Find from the Ribbon
  • Replacing Text via the Ribbon
  • Using Search Codes
  • Options for Special Find and Replace Actions
  • Finding and Replacing Formatting
  • Jumping to a Document Location with Go To (Ctrl G)

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Reviewing a Document with Language Tools

  • Improving Document Content and Consistency
  • Choosing a Language
  • Checking Spelling and Grammar
  • Finding Definitions
  • Choosing a Better Word with the Thesaurus
  • Using the Research Pane
  • Translating Text
  • Taking a Word Count

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Cleaning Up with AutoCorrect and AutoFormat

  • Revisiting AutoCorrect
  • Using Math AutoCorrect
  • AutoFormat versus AutoFormat As You Type
  • Handling Hyphenation

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Getting Smart with Text: Building Blocks, Quick Parts, Actions (Tags), and More

  • Using Quick Parts and Building Blocks
  • Using AutoComplete with AutoText Gallery Entries
  • Clearing Building Block Formatting
  • Building Blocks: Need to Know
  • Using Building Blocks with the AutoText Field
  • Inserting a Cover Page
  • Understanding Actions
  • Inserting Objects and Files
  • Inserting Text from Files
  • Pasting, Dragging, and Dropping Content into a Document
  • Printing Envelopes and Labels Automatically
  • Printing an Envelope
  • Creating Labels

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Building Tables, Charts, and SmartArt to Show Data and Process

  • Illustrating Your Story with Graphics
  • Getting a Quick Start with Quick Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Working with Table Layout and Design
  • Inserting SmartArt
  • Chart Basics
  • Using the Selection Pane

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Adding Pictures and WordArt to Highlight Information

  • Inserting a Pictures from a File
  • Adding an Online Picture
  • Pasting or Snapping a Picture
  • Manipulating Inserted Pictures (and Other Graphics)
  • Adding Online Video
  • Creating WordArt
  • Arranging Pictures and Other Objects

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Adding Drop Caps, Text Boxes, Shapes, Symbols, and Equations

  • Adding a Drop Cap for Drama
  • Why Use Text Boxes?
  • Inserting a Text Box
  • Inserting a Shape
  • Adding a Basic Symbol
  • Inserting a Symbol from the Symbol Dialog Box
  • Adding an Equation to Your Document

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Setting Up the Document with Sections, Headers/Footers, and Columns

  • Improving Document Setup and Look
  • Changing Basic Page Setup
  • Section Formatting
  • Headers and Footers Overview
  • Header and Footer Navigation and Design
  • Adding Header and Footer Material
  • Considering the Need for Columns
  • Changing the Number of Columns
  • Special Column Formatting

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Changing Other Page Features

  • Adding and Removing Page Borders
  • Formatting the Page Background
  • Applying Page Background Colors, Patterns, Textures, or Pictures
  • Adding a Watermark
  • Removing Watermarks and Page Backgrounds

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Saving Time with Templates, Themes, and Master Documents

  • Creating Your Own Templates
  • Using the Organizer
  • Modifying Templates
  • Working More Effectively with Themes
  • Building on an Existing Foundation with Master Documents
  • Creating a Master Document
  • Working with Master Documents

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Enhancing Navigation with Bookmarks, Hyperlinks, and Cross-References

  • Enhancing Documents with Reference Features
  • Working with Bookmarks
  • Hyperlinks
  • Inserting Cross-References

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Identifying the Contents and Terms in Your Document: TOCs, Captions, and Indexing

  • Automating Table of Contents Creation
  • Working with TOC Styles
  • Manually Creating a Table of Contents
  • Updating or Deleting a Table of Contents
  • Converting a Table of Contents into Text
  • The TOC Field Code
  • Captions and Tables of Captioned Items
  • Indexing a Document
  • Marking Index Entries
  • Compiling and Inserting an Index
  • Creating Multiple Indexes

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Documenting Your Sources

  • Footnotes and Endnotes Basics
  • Working with Footnote and Endnote Styling
  • Separators and Continuation
  • Making a Bibliography
  • Identifying the Sources for Your Bibliography
  • Editing Citations
  • Compiling the Citations into a Bibliography
  • Understanding a Table of Authorities
  • Creating Citations for a Table of Authorities
  • Inserting the Table of Authorities

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Data Documents and Mail Merge

  • Making Documents Work for You
  • Previewing the Mail Merge Process
  • Data Considerations
  • Reviewing Data File Formats
  • Choosing the Data Document Type
  • Attaching a Data Source
  • Assembling a Merge Document
  • Mail Merge Pane/Wizard

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Automating Document Content with Fields

  • And Field Codes Are ...?
  • Mastering Field Basics
  • Using the Field Dialog Box to Insert a Field
  • Using Switches to Customize a Field
  • Categories

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Creating Custom Forms

  • Forms Basics
  • Creating a Fill-In Form Using Legacy Tools
  • Using Content Controls
  • Importing a Word Form into InfoPath

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Sharing and Publishing Documents

  • Publishing, Collaboration, and the Cloud
  • Working with PDF Files in Word
  • Understanding and Viewing XPS Files
  • Deciding Which Format to Use for Output
  • Creating PDF or XPS Output
  • Emailing a Document
  • Presenting a Document to an Online Audience
  • HTML Overview
  • Blogging

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Managing Document Security, Comments, and Tracked Changes

  • Protection Types
  • Comments and Tracked Changes
  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes
  • Combining Collaborative Documents
  • Comparing Documents
  • Combining Documents That Contain Tracked Changes

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Collaborating in the Cloud with SkyDrive

  • Understanding SkyDrive Pro and SkyDrive for Windows
  • Saving to the Cloud with SkyDrive
  • SkyDrive for Windows Application versus SkyDrive in Office
  • Accessing Your SkyDrive Pro Library on Office 365

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Integration with Other Office Applications

  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

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Keyboard Customization

  • Power and Customization
  • Understanding Customization Boundaries
  • Viewing and Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts with the Cloverleaf Method
  • Choosing the Storage Location for Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Multi-Stroke Key Assignment
  • Customizing Keystrokes through Word Options
  • Other Methods for Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts

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Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon

  • The QAT?
  • Changing the Buttons on the Quick Access Toolbar
  • The Customize Quick Access Toolbar Dialog Box
  • Making Changes to the Ribbon
  • Importing and Exporting Ribbon Customizations

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Word Options and Settings

  • Opening Word Options
  • General
  • Display (and Printing)
  • Proofing
  • Save
  • Language
  • Advanced
  • Customize Ribbon
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Add-Ins
  • Trust Center

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Macros: Recording, Editing, and Using Them

  • Displaying Macro Tools and Creating a Macro
  • Managing Macros
  • Understanding More about Macro Security
  • Macro Storage
  • Automatic Macros
  • Visual Basic for Applications: Quick and Dirty Answers

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