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Word 2007 & 2010 Level 1

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This course aims to give the learner a very good basic grounding in the use of Microsoft Word 2007/2010 to create everyday documents required either at work or at home. The course begins by showing the user how to navigate around Microsoft Word 2007/2010. It quickly gets the user to create a new document before getting into features such as formatting, printing and even creating tables.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • work with the basic features of Word
  • create a new document
  • find the information you need in Help
  • work with a document
  • select and work with text in a document
  • cut and copy information within and between documents
  • use a range of font formatting techniques
  • format paragraphs
  • work effectively with features that affect the page layout of your document
  • create and modify tables
  • print a document

Target Audience

This course is designed for users new to Microsoft Word 2007/2010 specifically and word processing in general.


This course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft Word 2007/2010. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.


Scheduled classroom training (1 Day)


Getting To Know Microsoft Word

  • Starting Word
  • The Word Screen
  • How Microsoft Word Works
  • Using The Ribbon
  • Using Ribbon KeyTips
  • Minimising The Ribbon
  • The Office Button (2007)
  • Using The Office Button (2007)
  • Understanding The Backstage View (2010)
  • Accessing The Backstage View (2010)
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands To The QAT
  • Understanding The Status Bar
  • Exiting Safely From Word

Creating A New Document

  • Creating Documents In Word
  • Using The Blank Document Template
  • Typing Text
  • The Save As Dialog Box
  • Saving A New Document
  • Typing Numbers
  • Inserting A Date
  • Document Proofing
  • Checking Spelling And Grammar
  • Making Basic Changes
  • Saving An Existing Document
  • Printing A Document
  • Safely Closing A Document

Getting Help

  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Accessing The Help Window
  • Browsing For Help
  • Returning To The Home Page
  • Using The Table Of Contents
  • Searching Using Keywords
  • Disconnecting Online Help
  • Printing A Help Topic
  • Working With Screen Tips
  • Dialog Box Help
  • Other Sources Of Help

Working With A Document

  • The Open Dialog Box
  • Opening An Existing Document
  • Navigating With The Keyboard
  • Scrolling Through A Document
  • Understanding Document Views
  • Changing Document Views
  • Page Zooming
  • Viewing The Ruler
  • Showing Paragraph Marks
  • Counting Words

Working With Text

  • Techniques For Selecting Text
  • Selecting Text Using The Mouse
  • Selecting Text Using The Keyboard
  • Editing Text In Insert Mode
  • Editing Text In Overtype Mode
  • Deleting Text
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Inserting Symbols And Special Characters
  • Understanding Find And Replace
  • Finding/Replacing Words
  • Using Go To

Cutting And Copying

  • Understanding Cutting And Copying
  • Cutting And Pasting
  • Copying And Pasting
  • Drag And Drop Cutting
  • Drag And Drop Copying
  • Using The Clipboard Task Pane
  • Using Paste Special

Font Formatting

  • Understanding Font Formatting
  • Working With Live Preview
  • Changing Fonts
  • Changing Font Size
  • Growing And Shrinking Fonts
  • Making Text Bold
  • Italicising Text
  • Underlining Text
  • Applying Strikethrough
  • Subscripting Text
  • Superscripting Text
  • Highlighting Text
  • Changing Case
  • Changing Text Colour
  • Applying Text Effects
  • Using The Format Painter
  • Using The Font Dialog Box
  • Clearing Font Formatting

Paragraph Formatting

  • Understanding Paragraph Formatting
  • Understanding Text Alignment
  • Changing Text Alignments
  • Changing Line Spacing
  • Changing Paragraph Spacing
  • Indenting Paragraphs
  • Outdenting Paragraphs
  • Starting A Bulleted List
  • Adding Bullets To Existing Paragraphs
  • Starting A Numbered List
  • Numbering Existing Paragraphs
  • Shading Paragraphs
  • Applying Borders To Paragraphs
  • Using The Paragraph Dialog Box

Page Layout

  • Changing Page Margins
  • Setting Custom Margins
  • Changing Page Orientation
  • Changing Paper Sizing
  • Inserting/Removing Page Breaks
  • Inserting/Formatting Page Numbers


  • Understanding Tables
  • Creating A Table
  • Adding Data To A Table
  • Selecting In Tables
  • Selecting Using The Mouse
  • Inserting Columns And Rows
  • Deleting Columns And Rows
  • Changing Column Widths
  • Changing Row Heights
  • Autofitting Columns
  • Shading Cells
  • Modifying Borders
  • Modifying Border Styles
  • Choosing A Table Style


  • Understanding Printing
  • Previewing Your Document
  • Quick Printing
  • Selecting A Printer
  • Printing The Current Page
  • Specifying A Range of Pages
  • Specifying The Number Of Copies

Concluding Remarks

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