Advanced Microsoft Word


In this Microsoft Word training class, students learn advanced techniques, such as working with tables of contents, footnotes, and endnotes, adding comments, tracking changes, comparing and combining documents, creating envelopes and labels, using Mail Merge, and protecting documents. This class is for Word on Windows.


Who Should Attend

Students who have intermediate skills with Microsoft Word who want to learn more advanced skills

or students who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the Microsoft Word interface.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to work with tables of contents.

  • Learn to work with footnotes and endnotes.

  • Learn to insert bibliographies and indexes.

  • Learn to use comments.

  • Learn to use track changes including accepting and rejecting changes.

  • Learn to compare and combine documents.

  • Learn to use Mail Merge and create envelopes and labels.

  • Learn to protect documents.

  • Learn to use bookmarks, add watermarks, and customize the Ribbon.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Microsoft Word class:

  • Intermediate Microsoft Word

Experience in the following would be useful for this Microsoft Word class:

  • Basic Microsoft Word skills


  • Microsoft Office Word 2016

  • Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert

Course Overview

1    Working with Long Documents

  • Adding a Table of Contents

  • Updating the Table of Contents

  • Deleting the Table of Contents 

  • Insert a Table of Contents

  • Footnotes and Endnotes

  • Inserting Citations and a Bibliography

  • Adding an Index 

  • Inserting an Index

  • Inserting a Table of Figures

  • Inserting and Updating a Table of Authorities

  • Creating an Outline 

  • Promoting Sections in an Outline 

  • Creating a Master Document 

2    Review and Collaborating on Documents

  • Adding Comments

  • Tracking Changes

  • Viewing Changes, Additions, and Comments

  • Viewing Markup

  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes

3    Comparing and Combining Documents

  • Comparing Documents 

  • Combining Documents 

4    Managing Mailings

  • Creating Envelopes and Labels

  • Printing an Envelope

  • Using Mail Merge 

5    Protecting Documents

  • Making Word Documents Read Only

  • Password Protect Word Documents

  • Removing Metadata from Files 

  • Restrict Formatting and Editing

  • Protecting a Document

6    Random Useful Items

  • Using Bookmarks

  • Adding Watermarks

  • Adding Custom Watermarks

  • Adding Titles to Sections

  • Inserting Built-in Fields 

  • Using the Go To Feature 

  • Using Macros

  • Copy Macros from Document to Document 

  • Macro Security

  • Recording a Macro

  • Customizing the Ribbon 

  • Assigning Shortcut Keys

  • Preparing a Document for Internationalization and Accessibility

  • Modify Tab Order 

  • Configure Language Options

  • Add Alt-Text to Document Elements

  • Create Documents for Use with Accessibility Tools 

  • Manage Multiple Options for +Body and +Heading Fonts

  • Apply Global Content Standards

7    Word Features that Were New in 2013

  • Using the Cloud

  • The Resume Reading Feature

8    Features New in 2016 

  • Ink Equations 

  • Version History

  • Shape Formatting

  • Sharing

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