Intermediate Microsoft Word


Students in this Intermediate Word training class should already be able to create, edit, and print Word documents on Windows. In this Word class, students will learn advanced formatting, use Word drawing tools, create and manage tables, and work with column layouts.


Who Should Attend

Students who have basic skills with Microsoft Word  who want to learn intermediate-level skills

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

Course Objectives

  • Learn to use Word advanced editing tools.

  • Learn to work with images, including placing and sizing images, wrapping text around images,

       and using borders and effects.

  • Learn to adjust page orientation and layout.

  • Learn to work with columns.

  • Learn to work with page and section breaks.

  • Learn about document views, using the navigation pane, and viewing multiple windows.

Class Prerequisites

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

  • Basic Microsoft Word skills


  • Microsoft Office Word 2016

  • Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert

Course Overview

1    Advanced Formatting

  • Shading and Borders

  • Setting Line and Paragraph Spacing

  • Changing Styles

  • Benefits of Styles

  • Setting a New Style Set as Default

  • Resolving Multi-Document Style Conflicts 

  • Customizing Settings for Existing Styles 

  • Creating Character-Specific Styles 

  • Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles 

  • Copy Styles from Template to Template Using the Styles Organizer

  • Paragraph Marks and Other Formatting Symbols

2    Working with Tables

  • Inserting a Table

  • Converting Tables to Text 

  • Adding a Table Title

  • Modifying Table Fonts

  • Sorting Table Data

  • Setting Cell Margins

  • Modifying Table Dimensions

  • Merging Cells 

  • Applying Formulas to a Table

  • Table Styles

  • Formatting a Table

3    Working with Images

  • Inserting Images

  • Adding Quick Styles to Images

  • Placing and Sizing Images

  • Wrapping Text around an Image 

  • Adjusting Images

  • Borders and Effects 

4    Page Layout

  • Orientation and Paper Size 

  • Working with Columns 

  • Advanced Formatting

  • Set Character Space Options

  • Set Advanced Character Attributes

  • Add Linked Text Boxes

  • Working with Fields

  • Add Custom Fields 

  • Modify Field Properties

  • Create Custom Field Formats

  • Add Field Controls

  • Link to External Data

  • Page and Section Breaks

  • Preventing Orphans

  • Adding Page and Section Breaks

5    Working with Illustrations

  • Adding and Editing Charts

  • Working with Clip Art 

  • Using Shapes

  • Positioning Shapes

  • Wrapping Text Around Shapes

  • Working with SmartArt

  • Inserting SmartArt

  • Modifying SmartArt

  • Positioning SmartArt

  • Creating Captions

  • Changing Caption Formats 

  • Using Cross-References 

  • Using Building Blocks

  • Inserting Text Boxes

  • Moving Building Blocks between Documents

  • Editing Building Block Properties

6    Viewing Your Documents

  • Document Views

  • Using the Navigation Pane

  • Use Show/Hide

  • Multiple Windows 

7    Word Features that Were New in 2013 

  • Editing PDF Documents in Microsoft Word

  • Using Live Layout and Alignment Guides

  • Live Layout 

  • Alignment Guides

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