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Word 2013 Level 2

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This course aims to enhance existing skills by covering more specific documentation creation aspects such as working with multiple documents, formatting tables, tabs, lists, merging, section breaks, templates and more.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • work with document techniques
  • use a range of formatting techniques
  • work with a PDF document
  • work with Word options and document properties
  • create and apply styles  
  • create and work effectively with themes
  • create and use templates
  • learn how to work with section breaks
  • insert and work with headers and footers in a document
  • perform various merging tasks
  • draw and format shapes
  • insert and work with text boxes
  • use table features to improve the layout and format of tables
  • enhance and correct pictures


Microsoft Word 2013 Level 2 assumes a basic understanding of the software. It would also be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.


Scheduled classroom training (1 Day)



Document Techniques

Opening Multiple Documents

Switching Between Open Documents

Arranging All

Viewing Side By Side

Synchronised Scrolling

Resetting The Window Position

Inserting A Cover Page

Applying Page Colours

Applying A Page Border

Understanding Columns

Creating Columns Of Text

Specifying Column Widths And Spacing

Inserting Column Breaks

Formatting Techniques

Applying First Line Indents

Applying Hanging Indents

Applying Right Indents

Understanding Pagination

Controlling Widows And Orphans

Keeping Paragraphs Together

Keeping Lines Together

Inserting A Page Break

Applying Hyphenation To Text

Hiding Text

Inserting A Drop Cap

Understanding Returns

Revealing Formatting

Working With PDF Documents

Understanding PDF Documents

Saving A Document As A PDF

Viewing A PDF File In Reader

Opening And Editing A PDF In Word

Preferences And Properties

Understanding Word Options

Personalising Word

Setting Display Options

Understanding File Locations

Setting File Locations

Understanding Save Options

Setting Save Options

Understanding Document Properties

Viewing Document Properties

Specifying Document Properties

Viewing Advanced Properties

Inserting Properties Into A Document

Updating Document Properties

Deleting Document Property Data


Understanding Styles

Applying Paragraph Styles

Applying Character Styles

Creating A Quick Style

Creating A Paragraph Style

Creating A Character Style

Applying Custom Styles


The Modify Style

Dialog Box

Selecting And Updating Styles

Renaming And Deleting Styles

Importing And Exporting Styles


Understanding Themes

Applying A Theme

Modifying Theme Colours

Modifying Theme Fonts

Creating A Custom Theme

Applying A Theme To A Template

Resetting A Theme

Resetting A Theme


Understanding Templates

Using A Sample Template

Downloading An Online Template

Creating A Template

Modifying A Template

Using A Custom Template

Attaching A Template To A Document

Copying Styles Between Templates

Creating A Template From A Template

Tips For Developing Templates

Section Breaks

Understanding Section Breaks

Inserting A Next Page Section Break

Inserting A Continuous Section Break

Inserting An Even Page Section Break

Inserting An Odd Page  

Section Break

Headers And Footers

Understanding Headers And Footers

Inserting Headers And Footers

Inserting A Blank Header

Inserting A Blank Footer

Switching Between Headers And Footers

Editing Headers And Footers

Inserting Page Numbering

Inserting Date In formation

Headers And Footers In Long Documents

Adjusting Header And Footer Positions

Inserting First Page Headers And Footers

Inserting Different Odd And Even Pages

Creating Section Headers And Footers

Unlinking Section Headers And Footers

Merging Techniques

Understanding Recipient Lists

Creating A Recipient List

Customising The Columns

Adding Records

Deleting Records

Saving A Recipient List

Opening A Recipient List

Editing A Recipient List

Understanding Merging From Scratch

Selecting The Document Type

Selecting The Recipients

Inserting The Date

Inserting An Address Block

Inserting The Greeting Line

Typing The Letter

Inserting Individual Merge Fields

Previewing The Merge

Completing The Merge

Setting Up Mailing Labels

Completing Mailing Labels

Running A Saved Merge

Excluding Recipients

Filtering Recipients

Sorting Recipients

Selecting Another Data Source

Applying An If...Then...Else... Rule

Applying A Fill In Rule


Understanding Shapes

Drawing Shapes

Selecting Shapes

Resizing Shapes

Moving Shapes



Rotating Shapes

Grouping Shapes

Arranging Shapes

Deleting Shapes

Applying A Fill To The Drawing Canvas

Applying Text Wrapping To A Canvas

Applying Shape Styles

Filling Shapes

Applying A Solid Fill To Shapes

Applying A Gradient Fill To A Shape

Applying A Picture Fill To A Shape

Changing Shape Outlines

Applying An Outline To Shapes

Changing Shapes

Inserting And Formatting Text

Applying Shadow Effects

Applying Reflection Effects

Applying Glow Effects

Softening And Bevelling Edges

Applying 3 - D Rotation Effects

Text Boxes

Understanding Text Boxes

Inserting A Preformatted Text Box

Typing Text Into A Text Box

Positioning A Text Box

Resizing A Text Box

Deleting A Text Box

Drawing A Text Box

Formatting A Text Box

Linking Text Boxes

Modifying Text Box Margins Changing Text Direction

Applying Effects To Text Boxes

Table Features

Creating A Table From Text

Aligning Data In Cells

Displaying Table Gridlines

Inserting Formulas Into A Table

Updating Formulas In A Table

Sorting Table Data

Merging Table Cells

Splitting Table Cells

Understanding Table Properties

Aligning Tables

Changing The Direction Of Text

Repeating Heading Rows

Converting A Table To Text

Enhancing Pictures

Understanding Picture


Removing A Picture Background

Correcting Pictures

Colouring Pictures

Applying Artistic Effects

Applying Shadows And Reflections

Applying A Glow Effect

Softening And Bevelling Edges

Applying Picture Styles To Images

Repositioning Pictures

The Format Picture Pane

Cropping Pictures Accurately

Changing The Picture Layout

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