Microsoft Word advanced training class

This advanced level Microsoft Word training course is designed for individuals who have a strong understanding of Word and are looking to expand their skills to the highest level. Through hands-on exercises and real-world examples, participants will learn how to use advanced formatting and layout tools, work with templates and styles, and collaborate on documents with others.

In this course, participants will also learn how to use Word’s review and tracking tools to collaborate on documents with others, as well as how to insert and format tables, lists, and graphics to create professional-quality documents. Additionally, participants will learn how to use Word’s macro and programming features to automate tasks and customize the application, as well as how to work with data from external sources such as databases and web APIs. By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of Word and will be able to effectively create and edit complex documents using a wide range of advanced tools and techniques.

Basic computer experience required.

Students need to have taken our Microsoft Word foundations and intermediate level classes or have equivalent experience with Word

  • 6 hours of hands on training – 9am to noon, one hour lunch break, 1pm to 4pm CST
  • 100% original content created by C2
  • 1 year of email tech support
  • 1 year free retake policy
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee
Class Outline

I. Introduction and Review of Intermediate Word Skills

  • Review of intermediate Word functions and tools
  • Introduction to advanced level concepts and features

II. Advanced Formatting and Layout

  • Using styles and themes to create consistent and visually appealing documents
  • Working with page layout options (margins, columns, indentation)
  • Using tab stops and paragraph formatting to control text flow
  • Creating custom borders and watermarks
  • Working with sections and columns

III. Working with Templates and Styles

  • Creating and editing custom templates
  • Using pre-designed templates to streamline document creation
  • Creating and modifying styles to quickly format text and paragraphs
  • Using content controls to create interactive documents

IV. Collaborating on Documents

  • Using Word’s review and tracking tools (comments, tracked changes, acceptance and rejection)
  • Merging and comparing documents
  • Protecting and securing documents with passwords and permissions
  • Sharing and co-authoring documents with others

V. Inserting and Formatting Graphics and Tables

  • Inserting and formatting images, shapes, and SmartArt graphics
  • Creating and formatting tables for data and layout
  • Working with text boxes and other drawing tools
  • Inserting and formatting equations and symbols

VI. Mail Merge and Forms

  • Using Word’s mail merge feature to create mass mailings and labels
  • Creating and using online forms in Word
  • Working with data from external sources (databases, web APIs)

VII. Macros and Customization

  • Introduction to Word’s macro and programming features
  • Creating and editing macros to automate tasks
  • Customizing Word’s appearance and functionality with VBA programming

VIII. Case Studies and Hands-On Exercises

  • Working through real-world examples to apply advanced Word skills
  • Practice creating and formatting complex documents, collaborating with others, and using advanced features such as macros and external data

IX. Conclusion and Next Steps

  • Review of key takeaways from the course
  • Resources for continuing Word learning and development

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