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Word 2016 Introduction

1 day


This course is intended for those with little or no experience of Word.  By the end of the course delegates will have gained the knowledge to create a range of documents from simple letters to longer documents using headers & footers.  Delegates will also learn how to use tables to create forms and lists, and how to format documents using Styles. 


Delegates do not need any prior knowledge of Word, but it is expected that they are familiar with a keyboard and mouse and can use the basic Windows operating environment (eg navigate through folders). 

Course Content: 

The Interface  

  • The Ribbon
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customisable status bar
  • File (Backstage) menu
  • ‘Tell me’ help
  • Document views (eg reading view)

Basic Documents & Formatting

  • Creating a new document
  • Selecting & editing text
  • Formatting using the Ribbon & ‘Minitoolbar’
  • Text effects
  • Navigating a document
  • Saving and retrieving a document

Proofing a Document

  • Using the Spell & Grammar Checker
  • Using the Thesaurus
  • Using ‘Smart Lookup’ 

Copying and Moving Text

  • Cut & Paste to move text
  • Copy and Paste
  • Paste options
  • Drag & drop editing

Paragraph Formats

  • Aligning text
  • Line spacing
  • Indenting text
  • Automatic bullets & numbering 

Page Layout & Setup

  • Adjusting the margins
  • Inserting & deleting page breaks
  • Inserting a ‘Cover Page’
  • Page orientation & paper size


  • Previewing the printout
  • Selecting page range and number of copies

Creating lists using Tabs

  • Setting different tab types
  • Creating ‘leader’ tabs
  • Editing & deleting tabs


  • Creating a simple table
  • Using the ‘contextual’ table tools
  • Formatting and editing the table


  • Applying the built-in heading styles
  • Modifying a style
  • Creating a new style

Long Documents

  • Creating simple headers & footers
  • Inserting page numbers
  • Using ‘Fields’
  • Different first page headers/footers

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