Microsoft Word is the market leader in word processing and document editing. Although most users of Microsoft Word can get by and produce acceptable documents, our courses will enable you to understand how to correctly layout documents so that they look professional and that they match the corporate standards. Microsoft Word has lots of useful shortcuts and time savers that delegates will be able to adopt in the workplace following our courses.


This course provides an ideal introduction to word processing. You will learn the correct techniques to allow you to create basic text and graphical documents, as well as working with longer corporate style documents. All the main text formatting and layout tools will be covered.

  • Getting to know the Word screen, menus and Icons
  • Basic text entry, moving and copying
  • Text formatting using icons and shortcuts
  • Paragraph formatting and correct alignment techniques
  • Applying bullets and numbering
  • Adjusting line spacing
  • Paragraph formatting shortcuts
  • Incorporating graphics and colour in documents
  • Working with margins and pages
  • Inserting headers, hooters and page numbering
  • Creating and editing basic tables
  • Running spell checker and other proofing tools
  • Printing documents
  • Autocorrect and autotext
  • Other useful shortcuts


For delegates that already know the basics, this course will increase productivity levels by looking at better layout tools and how to alter Word to more efficiently reflect your company standards. Learn how to control longer documents and start to use automation in Word.

NEXT DATE: 17th June 2021
  • Recap basic Word selection and editing techniques
  • Controlling layout using indents
  • Using default and custom tab stops
  • Customizing bullet points and outline numbered lists
  • Using styles to get document consistency
  • Modify existing styles
  • Create and apply new styles
  • Adding styles to the template
  • Adding a table of contents
  • Controlling documents using outline view
  • Splitting a document into sections
  • Section headers and footers
  • Page layout within sections
  • Automating longer documents
  • Linking and embedding using MS Office
  • Using calculations and automation on Word tables
  • Setting up and using mail merge
  • Mail merge toolbar and other options
  • Altering Words default settings


This course will teach delegates how to deal with more complex documents, like specialist legal or contract, or documents that need high levels of automation. Learn how to create electronic forms and start to use macros to automate repetitive tasks.

  • Creating and modifying more complex styles
  • Using outline numbered styles
  • Transferring styles between documents
  • Editing the ‘Normal’ template
  • Creating your own templates
  • Using cross reference fields
  • Automated ask and fill In fields
  • Updating unlinking and locking fields
  • Using fields for index entries
  • Generating an index and table of contents
  • Working with master and sub documents
  • Creating electronic forms
  • Using text and drop down fields
  • Protecting form fields
  • Creating an electronic form template
  • Automating electronic forms
  • Introduction to macros
  • Using, storing and recording macros
  • The VBA environment