Dreamweaver course in north London

Microsoft Word: Introduction (Level 1)

This training course is designed to introduce users to MS Word , the popular word processing application from Microsoft and part of the MS Office suite. This entirely 'hands on' course includes specially prepared exercises that give participants practical experience of using Word's tools.

New or intending users of Microsoft Word who want to gain a good understanding of the software in a short space of time.

Because of the amount of material we cover in class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills may be required to undertake a IT skills course as to not slow down the rest of the class.

Course outline

Opening Microsoft Word
  • Launching Word 
  • Interface Overview 
  • Menu Overview 
  • About the Standard Toolbar 
  • About the Formatting Toolbar 
  • Adding or Removing Toolbars 
  • Customizing Toolbars 
Working with your document
  • Saving Files 
  • Opening Files 
  • Switching Between Open Files 
  • Closing Documents 
  • Closing Word 
Working with text
  • Using the Mouse to Select Text 
  • Using the Keyboard to Select Text 
  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text 
  • Basic Formatting 
  • Finding Text 
  • Dragging and Dropping Text   
  • Undo and Redo
  • Setting a Font Type and Size 
  • Setting Font Styles and Colours 
  • Using Character Spacing 
  • Setting Your Default Font 
  • Setting Underline Styles and Colours 
  • Drop Caps 
  • Changing Font Cases 
Changing text positions
  • Aligning Text 
  • Justifying Text 
  • Margins 
  • Using Tabs 
Paragraph options
  • Aligning a Paragraph 
  • Indenting a Paragraph 
  • Changing Paragraph Spacing 
  • Inserting Page Numbers 
  • Opening a Template 
  • Downloading Templates 
  • Using Templates 
Language Tools
  • Checking Your Spelling and Grammar 
  • Using Word Count and Readability Statistics 
Using Graphics
  • Inserting ClipArt 
  • Formatting ClipArt 
  • Inserting a Picture 
  • Formatting Pictures
Links in a document
  • Inserting a Link 
  • Editing a Link 
  • Following a Link
Layouts and views
  • Normal View 
  • Web Layout 
  • Print Layout 
  • Reading Layout 
  • Outline View 
  • Full Screen View 
Printing a document
  • Basic Print Options 
  • Advanced Print Options 
  • Opening Print Preview 
  • Print Preview Options 
  • Print Layout
Using page setup
  • Gutters and Margins 
  • Changing Paper Options 
  • Setting Layout Options 
  • Applying Page Borders 
Using tables
  • Inserting a Table 
  • Selecting Cells, Rows and Columns 
  • Inserting and Deleting Cells, Rows and Columns 
  • Merging and Splitting Cells, Columns, or Rows 
  • Resizing Cells, Columns, or Rows 
  • Selecting a Table 
  • Moving and Resizing a Table 
  • Aligning a Table 
  • Changing Text Direction

Class time is 10:00 a.m.- 4:30/5:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled between 1-2 pm. We provide you with Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and other refreshments on the house. We also have a fridge and a microwave available for you to store/warm up any food you wish to bring along for your lunch.

We recommend the following courses that relate to this class: Microsoft Word Intermediate and Microsoft Excel Introduction

Course Duration 1 Day
Private Course Price and dates This course is only available as individual 1:1 on a bespoke
Please call centre on 0208 443 2888 for a quote and to arrange dates
Course Times 10:00 till 16:00