Introduction to Word


1 day (6 hours) or 2 half days (preferred)

 Cost 120

 Course Objectives

This course is designed to introduce basic word processing techniques and terminology, providing the skills to use Microsoft Word efficiently and effectively in the work environment.


Familiarity with using personal computers, mouse and keyboard are assumed, along with a basic understanding of the Windows environment to manage information on the computer. Basic typing skills are recommended.


One-to-one training allows the student to progress at their own pace whilst learning the skills to create, edit and enhance standard business documents using Microsoft Word

Introduction to Word Course Contents

Creating and Editing a Document

Create a new document
Work with an Existing Document
Enter, Edit and Delete Text
Select Text
Copy and Paste
Find and Replace
Drag and Drop
Undo and Redo
Spelling and Grammar Checker


Accessing Help Topics

 File Management

Save and Name Documents
Locate and Open Existing Documents
Create Folders
Delete, Copy and Rename Files

 Text Formatting

Change Fonts and Font Sizes
Change Font Colour
Use Format Painter
Add Basic Text Effects

 Paragraph Formatting

Alignment / Justification
Hanging Indents
Line and Paragraph Spacing

 Page and Document Formatting

Set Page Margins
Set Page Orientation
Paper Size Options
Page Breaks


Print Preview Options
Printing Options


Create a Table
Enter Data in a Table
Convert Text into a Table

Note: A general introduction to Word, the Toolbars and Views will be given to students with no Word experience.

Other topics may be added and some of the above not covered in detail depending on time constraints and student interest.