Microsoft Word Courses

Our live Word courses provide in-depth knowledge for all skill levels. Pick the one that's right for you, or contact us to design your own!

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Our live classes are flexible and accommodating. Click one of the three buttons below to browse courses that suit your delivery needs.

Live Online Courses (Public or Private)

Online classes are 3 hours in length and include a course reference manual and 30 days of technical support. Public courses are $95/person, and private courses are a $795 flat rate for up to 15 people. Volume discounts are available for both public and private. Please contact us for details.  

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Course 1: Formatting

Nearly everyone uses Word today, but most people struggle with document layout and formatting in Word.   If you feel like you’re “fighting” with Word to get the job done, you’ll love this course.

Section Breaks
-Understanding Section Breaks
-Section Break Types
-Add, Change and Remove
-Protect Sections

Headers & Footers
-Inserting Headers & Footers
-Presets and Fields
-Odd, Even, First Page
-Changing Page Numbering

Themes
-Select/Modify Themes
-Creating your own Themes

Tables
-Inserting Tables
-Summary of Features

Styles
-Applying Styles to Text
-The “Normal” Style
-Modifying Styles
-Creating Custom Styles

Course hours are EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Thu Dec 3 (2pm to 5pm)
Mon Feb 8 (9am to 12pm)
Tue Mar 16 (2pm to 5pm)

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Course 2: Features

It’s time to take advantage of some of Word’s incredibly useful features.  We look at features to save time (such as Quick Parts)  and features widely needed today (such as Tracking Changes).

Quick Parts
-Create/Insert Building Blocks
-Using the Organizer

Bookmarks
-Why Bookmarks are Useful
-Insert, Jump to, Display & Delete

Tracking Changes
-Track Changes in a Document
-Accepting or Rejecting Changes
-Change the Display of Revisions
-Track Changes Options

Templates
-Creating & Using Templates
-File Location for Templates
-Protecting Template Sections

Forms
-Designing a Form
-Plain Text and Rich Text Fields
-Combo Boxes and Check Boxes
-Protecting & Grouping
-Using the Form

Course hours are EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Thu Dec 10 (2pm to 5pm)
Thu Feb 18 (9am to 12pm)
Tue Mar 30 (2pm to 5pm)

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Build Your Own (Private Online)

Use our Master Topic List to select the topics you would like included in your course. $895 flat rate for up to 15 people for a 3-hour session (volume discounts available). Learn more about build your own courses.

Private In-Person Courses

In-Person private training is held at your office, in your company meeting room. Choose one of our pre-set 1-day courses or build a completely customized course for your team. For pricing information, please contact us.

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Level 1: Getting Started

If you’re completely new to Microsoft Word, or you struggle to do anything more than the most basic of word processing tasks, this course will give you the skills you need to quickly and confidently create great documents. You will learn how to create professionally-formatted letters, reports and more.

  • Editing Text
  • Move and Copy Text
  • Fonts and Attributes
  • Paragraph Options
  • Bullets and Numbered Lists
  • Page Setup
  • Views and Zoom
  • Spell Check
  • Save, Open, Close and New
  • Print and Print Preview

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Level 2: Document Layout & Tables

Eliminate hours of frustration by demystifying Word’s document layout features. This course will teach you to work with longer documents that include multiple types of formatting, headers/footers and more. You will also learn how to create tables and fill/format them efficiently.

  • Section Breaks
  • Headers and Footers
  • Creating and Formatting Tables
  • Open and Edit PDFs
  • AutoCorrect and Quick Parts
  • Inserting Symbols & Dates
  • The Format Painter
  • The Thesaurus
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customize the Ribbon

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Level 3: Advanced Techniques

Whether you’re working on a five-page flyer or a 500-page manual, this course will give you the skills to quickly and easily format your work. You will learn how to create forms, create templates and work with graphics, as well as using references such as creating a table of contents and more.

  • Styles
  • Themes
  • Drawing Tools
  • Creating an Index
  • Graphics
  • Bookmarks
  • Cross-referencing
  • Table of Contents
  • Tracking Changes 
  • Templates
  • Forms

Contact Us or Register to book the most convenient time for your team!

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Build Your Own (Private In-Person)

Use our Master Topic List to select the topics you would like included in your course. Each section shows the approximate time required in minutes or hours. A full day course is 6 hours (360 minutes). Learn more.

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