Microsoft® Word - Level 2

2 days

Intermediate and experienced users of Microsoft Word

This course requires the following prerequisites:

  • User Knowledge of Microsoft Windows
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word

Word is Microsoft’s most widely used productivity software. Word incorporates many features and connectivity options in an effort to make collaboration and production as easy as possible. This Intermediate level is intended to help everyday computer users become more proficient with Word. 

Highlights of the course include working with templates, headers, and footers; using the new Navigation Pane; and using the Mail Merge Wizard. By the end of this manual, users should be comfortable with making more complex documents.

Managing Your Documents
This section will teach users how to manage their document as an individual file. Topics include using Windows Explorer, saving files in different formats, using different formats, and working with multiple files at once. As well, participants will learn how to use various checking utilities to make sure the document is ready for the target audience.

Using Formatting Tools
Participants will learn how to create, use, and customize document templates. This section also covers itemized lists, paragraph and column formatting, and cover pages. Other document features such as delineation tools, watermarks, and hyperlinks round out this section.

Creating Headers and Footers
This section covers how to use headers and footers. Students will learn how to add, edit, and customize headers and footers. Additionally, this section discusses how to use page numbering, insert the date and time, and use section breaks with headers and footers.

Using Time Saving Tools
In this section, participants will learn about the language tools available in Word, including the spelling and grammar checker, translation tools, online research tools, and the thesaurus. Users will also learn how to use and control AutoCorrect; add special symbols, characters and equations to a document; and enable specialized text recognition (formerly called SmartTags). Finally, students will learn how to use the Navigation Pane for document searching and management.

Finishing Your Document
This final section will teach users how to use themes and color, font, and effect schemes. Users will also learn how to perform automatic and manual mail merges, fax documents, and include their document as an e-mail attachment. To conclude the section, participants will learn about other electronic distribution tools included with Word.


Section 1: Managing Your Documents

  • Using Windows Explorer within Word
  • Saving Your Files
  • Finishing Your Files
  • Making Word Work Backwards
  • Viewing Your Files

Section 2: Using Formatting Tools

  • Working with Templates
  • Using Bullets and Numbering
  • Using the Paragraph Dialog
  • Using Delineation Tools
  • Working with Pages
  • Adding Hyperlinks

Section 3: Creating Headers and Footers

  • Creating Basic Headers and Footers
  • Using the Header & Footer Tools – Design Tab
  • Inserting Page Numbers
  • Doing More with Headers and Footers

Section 4: Using Time Saving Tools

  • Using Language Tools
  • Using Research Tools
  • Inserting Pre-Defined Text
  • Specialized Text Recognition
  • Using the Navigation Pane

Section 5: Finishing Your Document

  • Making Your Document Consistent
  • Using the Mail Merge Wizard
  • Performing a Manual Mail Merge
  • Sending a Document Electronically