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Microsoft Word Level 1 (Basic)
(2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, 365)

What You'll Learn in Microsoft Word Level 1 (Basic)

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

Word utilizes features that are faster and easier to use than ever before. The Word interface allows for greater flexibility and custom use of everyday features. Upon completion of the course, you will:

  • Use the new Ribbon with its new look and feel
  • Use the Ribbon with its new Tell Me feature
  • Customize and use the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Create, open, save, and print documents using enhanced features
  • Format text and paragraphs
  • Work with lists and graphic objects
  • Edit documents and use Word's proofing tools

Target Student

This course is designed for those new to Microsoft Word and those who would like to build a strong foundation on which to create professional-looking documents they can be proud of.

Course Outline

Section 1: Getting to Know the Word Interface

The Word Application Window

Ribbons and Contextual Ribbons

Quick Access Toolbar

Backstage View

Task Panes

Document Views


Zoom Options

Section 2: Getting Started with the Basics

What is a Document?

Create, Open and Save Documents

Create a Document from a Template

Navigate a Word Document

Add and Delete Text

View Formatting Marks

Share a Document

Get Help


Section 3: Editing a Document

Navigate and Select Text

Use the Office Clipboard

View Paste Options

Undo and Redo Commands

Find and Replace Text


Section 4: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Change Fonts

Highlight Text

Use the Format Painter Feature

Set Tabs and Use the Ruler

Work with Margins

Adjust Paragraph Alignment Options

Work with Paragraph Indents

Adjust Line Spacing

Apply Borders and Shading

Clear Formatting


Section 5: Managing Lists

Create a Bulleted List

Create a Numbered List

Sort a List

Renumber a List

Create Multilevel Lists

Section 6: Inserting Graphic Objects

Insert Symbols and Special Characters

Add Images to Documents

Resize and Crop an Image

Rotate Images

Adjust Colour, Effects, and Picture Styles

Position Images with Text

Add Captions

Insert and Format Screenshots


Section 7: Proofing a Document

Check Spelling and Grammar

Use the Dictionary and Insights Pane

Review Readability Statistics and Word Count

Use the Thesaurus

Translate Words to Other Languages

Customize Available Research Services


Section 8: Printing and Viewing Your Document

Use the View Ribbon Commands

Use the Page Set-Up Group and Dialog Box

Print Preview and Print Options

Print Panel


Section 9: Customizing the Word Environment

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

Show/Hide the Ribbon

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Microsoft Word Level 1 (Basic)

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
July 15, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
September 6, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
January 27, 2025
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

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This course comes with

PDF Reference Guide

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Can I customize my course?

Tailored Training

Your Reference Guide will follow a standard course outline but your class can be tailored to focus on the subjects that are most important to you

Use Your Own Files

You can include your own files in your training session to make it more applicable to your day-to-day role.