Go beyond the basics of word processing and master the more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2013. In this course, you’ll learn how to automate Word 2013 using shortcuts to help you write more while typing less. From signs, newsletters, and greeting cards to long documents, you’ll learn how to create whatever you need—quickly and with professional-looking results.
You’ll also learn how to create and organize text in tables, mix graphics and text together to turn Word into a simple desktop publishing program, and merge spreadsheet and database data to create mailing labels and form letters. Along the way, we’ll go through lots of examples and exercises so you can see how Word’s advanced features work; but more importantly, you’ll see how you can use these advanced features at home and on the job. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to use Word more effectively and take advantage of all its many features so you can get your work done more quickly and more easily than you ever thought possible
Learn shortcuts in Word that can help you create documents faster and more accurately than ever before. Not only will these shortcuts save you time, but they’ll help you create letters and reports more easily than you might have thought possible. Then, you’ll learn a fast and easy way to format chunks of text quickly and consistently using something called styles. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to make any document look presentable with just the click of your mouse.
Learn to use templates which store the formatting of a document so you can easily apply it to another document. Then, learn how to add your own digital photographs to a document. In addition to adding your own photos, you can also add clip art from Word’s massive library of free graphics. And you’ll find out how to resize, rotate, and style your pictures, as well as wrap your document text around them.
Discover how to add a variety of informational graphics, including charts, graphs, and WordArt, which allows you to display text as a graphic image. Not only will you learn how to add these graphics, but you’ll also find out how to edit them when your data changes. Then, learn how to divide a large document into parts called sections. We’ll also spend some time inserting footnotes and endnotes in a document.
In this lesson, you’ll see how to create tables of all different sizes right in a Word document! We’ll cover how to modify tables, too. Then, you’ll see how you can define the dimensions of the paper you’re using, so Word will print everything correctly. You’ll also learn how to print names and addresses directly on envelopes of any size.
Find out how text boxes are the key to simple desktop publishing, and you’ll see how other elements come into play in customized documents. Along the way, we’ll look at business cards and greeting cards to get a feel for how desktop publishing works. Then, discover the magic of linked text boxes that give you the power to move your text anywhere you want on the page and keep it flowing. You’ll see how to create, position, resize, and group text boxes so that you have total control over your text.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to store long lists of names and addresses that you can use over and over again in a form letter. Just create a document once, leave blanks for inserting information such as names and addresses, and let Word personalize each letter for you. Finally, you’ll see how you can use Styles to make creating a table of contents a snap, and we’ll explore how to tag index terms so that Word knows what page they’re on, even if they move later.
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Mac users.
- Windows 7 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
- Microsoft Word 2013.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.