Microsoft Word Essentials


This Microsoft Word training class is designed for students

new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows as well as those who have had some experience using Word.   Students will learn to create, edit, format, and print Microsoft Word documents.

Who Should Attend

Students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Word as well as more experienced Word users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the Microsoft Word interface.

Upcoming Dates:

Class Prerequisites

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

  • Familiarity with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard.

  • Comfortable in the Windows environment.

  • Ability to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

Course Overview


Create and manage documents

Open and move around in documents

Display different views of documents

Display and edit file properties

Save & close documents


Enter and edit text

Enter and import text

Move, copy, and delete text

Find and replace text


Modify the structure and appearance of text

Apply paragraph formatting

Structure content manually

Apply character formatting

Create and modify lists

Apply built-in styles to text

Change the document theme


Organize information in columns and tables

Present information in columns

Create tabbed lists

Present information in tables

Format tables



Add simple graphic elements

Insert, move, and resize pictures

Edit and format pictures

Insert screen clippings

Draw and modify shapes

Add WordArt text



Insert and modify diagrams

Create diagrams

Create picture diagrams


Add visual elements

Format the page background

Insert a background watermark

Insert headers, footers, and page numbers

Insert preformatted document parts

Build equations


Organize and arrange content

Reorganize the document outlines

Manage content in the Navigation page and Outline view

Arrange objects on a page

Use tables to control page layout


Collaborate on documents

Mark up documents

Insert comments and track changes

Display and review document markup

Respond to comments

Review and process tracked changes


Merge data with documents and labels

Understand the mail merge process

Mail merge letters and labels

Mail merge email messages

Choose and refine the data source

New and existing data sources

Insert merge fields

Preview and complete the merge

Create individual envelopes and labels


This 2-day, information-packed online class covers all of the essential topics you need to know in order to become productive with Microsoft Word 2016.

This class is designed for people new to Word as well as for those with some experience with Word and wish to better utilize its many features.