Nearly everyone can use Word to a basic level, so we don't want to waste your time covering basics like copy and paste, undo and redo. Instead, we show you highly practical, under-used methods to produce even better results while saving lots of time.
The syllabus uses our vast analytical experience, wide-ranging research and thorough refinement to establish which Word functions and techniques are most useful. Those that made the final cut are split across five main categories: i) Simple techniques to improve productivity; ii) Structure and automation; iii) Coping with common Word tasks; iv) Managing Word documents and their production and v) Advanced tasks in Word.
Our CPD UK certified online course covers what-you-need-to-know-in-business rather than what Word-can-do.
Tips and tricks to make the ribbon interface speed up everything you do. How to use the Word navigation pane to jump immediately to the right place in your document. The different Word views and which to use when.
Creating a letter with the minimum of fuss.
Using Page Setup to save time whenever you create any document.
Making sure your paragraphs behave exactly how you want them to including spacing, how to avoid ending up with one line of your paragraph on page 2 and how using Word Styles is guaranteed to make anyone’s use of Word quicker and better.
Understanding what the ‘Normal’ template is all about. Creating a Template to cope automatically with letterhead and continuation stationery. Adding standard content to a Template, including the right way to include the date.
Using all the techniques covered in the section to produce a better looking letter in a fraction of the time it took 5 modules ago.
How not to waste millions of seconds throughout your working life formatting words inefficiently. Some of the less well-known, but still useful, font formatting commands. The Format Painter – double the fun.
How to use a range of different paragraph formats from the straightforward to the less obvious.
Why Word Styles can change your life and how to manage them. Using Themes to format an entire document with a single click.
Using headers and footers including documents where odd and even pages need to be different. The importance of Sections and how they allow you to include a landscape page in the middle of an otherwise portrait document.
How Word’s Building Blocks help you add all sorts of Word content quickly and easily and how you can turn your own content into a re-usable Building Block. The hidden capabilities of Word’s search feature.
Using the Spelling and Grammar checker. How to tame AutoCorrect and AutoFormat. Let the Thesaurus help you find the right word and the research pane to explain what it means.
From simple lists to complicated schedules. The hidden depths of Word’s Tables feature and why you only need to suffer the pain once.
Producing envelopes and labels – making sure the right text appears in the right place.
How to use your Outlook Contact addresses in Word. Using Mail Merge to produce separate letters, envelopes or label for all of your customers. Advanced users of Mail Merge including calculations and conditional content.
The range of graphics that you can include in a Word document including why the SmartArt feature is much more Smart than Art and how to include and format pictures, shapes, business diagrams and Charts. Allowing graphics and text to live together in harmony – the secrets of Layout and Word Wrap.
Pages with multiple columns. Inserting graphics and wrapping text around them. From simple text boxes to text that flows from box to box. How to print a booklet.
Troubleshooting Word documents that someone else has mangled (or that have just gone a bit wrong).
The career-threatening dangers of sharing Word documents and how to avoid them. Using track changes when collaborating on documents. Word’s Web App and collaborating on Word documents on the Internet.
Printing and saving directly to PDF.
A comprehensive guide to the Word options that can make Word work the way you want it to.
Managing files and folders. Some guidance on passwords.
An introduction to simple macros and macro security based on the practical example of creating a new letter with a single click.
Working with Fields to help users produce documents quickly and accurately. Creating Forms in Word for users to fill-in.
Why Outline Numbering is the only way to implement a complex numbering scheme without driving you to distraction and the other advantages that Outline Numbering gives: automatic tables of contents and cross-references.
The power of sections. Working with Master and Sub-documents. Incorporating references in Word documents: endnotes, footnotes, citations and bibliography, table of authorities and picture and diagram captions. Building an index to a Word document.