Microsoft Word Part 2: Styling and Automating

Planning Information

The duration of this course is 1 Day.
Classes are priced from From $147.50. See individual sessions for details.


Description

After you master the basics of creating, editing, and printing Microsoft® Word documents, you're ready to move on to tackling the more advanced features. In this course, you will work with features such as formats, styles, and templates to create professional documents with a consistent look and feel. You will add visual interest to your documents by using the tables and charts features. Quick Parts and templates provide efficiency and consistency when adding content, and long complex documents can be simplified and managed in Master Documents. Finally, you will use the mail merge feature to automate sending individual letters to customers.

Creating professional-looking documents can give you and your organization a competitive edge. Implementing time-saving features such as document templates and automated mailings can help reduce expenses. Mastering these techniques will make you a valued employee in your organization.

The content of this course is applicable to Word 2021, 2019, and 2016.


At Completion

In this course, you will learn to create and modify complex documents and use tools that allow you to customize those documents.

You will:

  • Organize content using tables and charts.
  • Customize formats using styles and themes.
  • Insert content using Quick Parts.
  • Use templates to automate document formatting.
  • Control the flow of a document.
  • Simplify and manage long documents.
  • Use mail merge to create letters, envelopes, and labels.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for students who wish to use Microsoft Word to create and modify complex documents and use tools that allow them to customize those documents.


Prerequisites

To ensure your success, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows®, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and access websites using a web browser. In addition, you should be able to navigate and perform common tasks in Word, such as opening, viewing, editing, and saving documents; formatting text and paragraphs; formatting the overall appearance of a page; and creating lists and tables.


Materials

Digital Courseware


Exams & Certifications

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam objectives to help you prepare for the Word Associate (Office 365 and Office 2021): Exam MO-100 and Word Expert (Office 365 and Office 2021): Exam MO-101 certifications.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: Organizing Content Using Tables and Charts

Topic A: Sort Table Data

Topic B: Control Cell Layout

Topic C: Perform Calculations in a Table

Topic D: Create a Chart

Topic E: Add an Excel Table to a Word Document (Optional) 

Lesson 2: Customizing Formats Using Styles and Themes

Topic A: Create and Modify Text Styles

Topic B: Create Custom List or Table Styles

Topic C: Apply Document Themes 

Lesson 3: Inserting Content Using Quick Parts

Topic A: Insert Building Blocks

Topic B: Create and Modify Building Blocks

Topic C: Insert Fields Using Quick Parts 

Lesson 4: Using Templates to Automate Document Formatting

Topic A: Create a Document Using a Template

Topic B: Create and Modify a Template

Topic C: Manage Templates with the Template Organizer 

Lesson 5: Controlling the Flow of a Document

Topic A: Control Paragraph Flow

Topic B: Insert Section Breaks

Topic C: Insert Columns

Topic D: Link Text Boxes to Control Text Flow 

Lesson 6: Simplifying and Managing Long Documents

Topic A: Insert Blank and Cover Pages

Topic B: Insert an Index

Topic C: Insert a Table of Contents

Topic D: Insert an Ancillary Table

Topic E: Manage Outlines

Topic F: Create a Master Document 

Lesson 7: Using Mail Merge to Create Letters, Envelopes, and Labels

Topic A: Use Mail Merge

Topic B: Merge Envelopes and Labels

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