Office 365: Word 2013 Essentials

Course Overview

Microsoft Office 365 gives you the familiarity and power of Office with the flexibility of the cloud. With Office in the cloud, your applications and files are with you wherever you go, whether you’re working offline at your desktop, online, or on one of your devices.

Course Outline

Getting Started with Word 2013

  • Launching Word and touring the interface
  • Opening, closing, and reading documents
  • Using the new bookmark feature
  • Creating new documents with templates
  • Saving documents
  • Opening and editing PDF documents
  • Printing documents

Customizing Word

  • Changing general settings
  • Changing advanced settings
  • Customizing the Ribbon
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

Editing Text

  • Inserting new text
  • Selecting text with the mouse or keyboard
  • Rearranging text with Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Finding and replacing text
  • Undoing and redoing actions

Formatting Text

  • Introduction to fonts
  • Choosing the right font and font style
  • Changing text case
  • Adding special effects

Using Paragraph Formatting

  • Changing paragraph alignment and justification
  • Adjusting line spacing
  • Keeping text together across page breaks
  • Applying paragraph shading and borders
  • Using tab stops and indents

Formatting Pages

  • Changing page size, margins, and orientation
  • Using headers, footers, and page numbers
  • Organizing a document with sections
  • Adding page backgrounds, borders, and watermarks

Formatting Efficiently with Styles and Themes

  • Applying a theme to a document
  • Applying Quick Styles to text
  • Creating your own Quick Styles
  • Restricting formatting to a selection of styles

Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists

  • Creating a bulleted or numbered list
  • Changing the format of a bulleted or numbered list
  • Creating levels in a list
  • Creating a multilevel list with styles

Working with Tables

  • Creating new tables from scratch
  • Converting existing text to a table
  • Formatting table appearance
  • Using Quick Tables
  • Adding and removing columns and rows
  • Sorting data in a table
  • Merging and splitting cells
  • Converting a table to text
  • Inserting an Excel table

Illustrating Your Documents

  • Illustrating with pictures, shapes, and clip art
  • Positioning and cropping graphics
  • Applying special effects to graphics
  • Adjusting photos in a document
  • Illustrating with WordArt
  • Inserting online video into a document
  • Diagramming with SmartArt
  • Inserting screenshots
  • Inserting a chart

Using Macros and Building Blocks

  • Creating a macro
  • Finding and running a macro
  • Editing a macro
  • What are building blocks?
  • Creating and saving Quick Parts

Proofing Your Documents

  • Checking spelling and grammar
  • Setting proofing and autocorrect options
  • Using the thesaurus, research, and translation tools

Reviewing Documents with Others

  • Inserting and reviewing comments
  • Tracking changes and showing markup
  • Comparing and combining documents

Sharing Documents with Others

  • Getting documents ready for sharing
  • Saving documents to SkyDrive
  • Sending documents via email
  • Password protecting a document
  • Restricting editing for part or all of a document