Introduction to Microsoft Word


This Introduction to Microsoft Word training class is designed for students

new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows.

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 or more experienced Word users

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

Course Objectives

  • Learn to create and edit Microsoft Word documents.

  • Learn about the Ribbon.

  • Learn about the File tab.

  • Learn to create new documents and use Word templates.

  • Learn to format Word documents.

  • Learn to add page numbers, headers and footers, and spell and grammar check documents.

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.


  • Microsoft Office Word 2016

  • Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert

Course Overview

1    Creating a Word Document

  • Starting Microsoft Word

  • Creating a Document 

  • Saving a Document

  • Importing a File 

  • The Status Bar

  • Closing a Document 

2    The Ribbon

  • The Ribbon

  • Tabs

  • Groups

  • Commands

  • Inserting Symbols Using Commands

3    The Backstage View (The File Menu)

  • Introduction to the Backstage View

  • Opening a Document 

  • New Documents and Word Templates 

  • Configuring Documents to Print

  • Print Document Sections

  • Set Print Scaling 

  • Adding Your Name to Microsoft Word 

  • Adding Values to Document Properties

  • Working with Autosaved Versions of Documents

4    The Quick Access Toolbar

  • Adding Common Commands

  • Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box

  • Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups

  • Placement 

5    Formatting Word Documents

  • Selecting Text

  • Selecting Fonts

  • Clear Existing Formatting

  • Set Indentation

  • Change Text to WordArt 

  • Working with Lists

  • Creating Custom Bullets 

  • Modifying List Indentation

  • Modifying Line Spacing in a List

  • Increasing and Decreasing List Levels

  • Modifying List Numbering 

  • Inserting a Hyperlink in a Document

  • Using Styles

  • About Styles

  • Applying Paragraph Styles

  • Applying Character Styles

  • Changing Document Style Sets

  • Creating Quick Styles

  • Using Themes

  • Using the Ruler 

  • Setting Margins

6    Editing Documents

  • Find

  • Find and Replace

  • Using a Wildcard to Find and Replace

  • Find and Replace Tips 

  • Inserting Text Using AutoCorrect

  • Appending Text to a Document 

  • Using Find and Replace

  • Using the Clipboard

  • The Clipboard Group

  • Copying and Pasting Text

  • The Office Clipboard Task Pane

7    Finalizing Word Documents

  • Adding Page Numbers

  • Headers and Footers

  • Checking Spelling and Grammar 

8    Word Features that Were New in 2013

  • Using Read Mode

  • The Object Zoom Feature

9    New Features in 2016 

  • Tell Me


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