Master the basics of the word processor PC Magazine ranked as one of the “strongest and most intelligent programs ever written.”
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to add, move through, and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; change the size or appearance of text; change margins and tab settings; automatically center, right align, justify, and indent text; run the integrated grammar and spelling checker; use the thesaurus; and save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents. By the time you’re done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you’ll be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.
Learn how to use the different parts of Word 2010’s user interface, how to look at your document in different types of views, how to zoom in and out to magnify or shrink your text, and how to change the margins of individual paragraphs. Then, learn the best methods for navigating a Word document and practice essential skills involved in creating and editing text.
Learn how to save, format, share, rename, copy, and delete Word files so you’ll always be in complete control of what you create. Then, learn more about how to edit and move text, and how to undo your mistakes.
Learn how to open, switch between, and view multiple documents so you can increase your productivity with Word. Then, gain the skills involved in modifying your document so that you will be in complete control of the visual appeal of your text.
Learn about Word’s ability to print on different types of paper sizes and orientations so you can create more than just typical documents. Then, discover how to set and use margins, modify an entire document, or adjust the settings of a single page.
Learn about Word’s various paragraph-formatting options so you can customize the appearance of all your paragraphs. Then, learn the functionality of the Track Changes feature, which lets you record all the changes multiple authors may make to a single document.
Learn how to use foreign language characters, mathematical symbols, or other unusual characters that don’t appear on your keyboard. Finally, explore the advanced features of Word so you can make each document display text in the most appealing way possible.
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 XP or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
- Microsoft Word 2010 or Microsoft Office 2010 Home Student or Microsoft Office 2010 Home Business or Microsoft Office 2010 (not included in enrollment). Note that the “Starter Version” and “Web App” versions of Microsoft Word 2010 will not work with the full version of Word taught in this course.
- 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 course 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 two 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 two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.