Introduction to Microsoft Word

GROUP 8 People
1 Week
9am - 3pm
What you will learn


  • Open, edit and save an existing Word document
  • Create, edit, format and save a new Word document
  • Understand the ribbon and dialogue box system
  • Understand and use the more common ribbon functions
  • Print a document
  • Successfully complete assigned exercises
Course Description

Learn how to create formal documents like business letters or fun documents like recipes or family newsletters. You will also learn how to use Word to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.

  1. What is Microsoft Word, and why do we use it? How Can I use it?
  • Getting Started  Opening The Program
  • The Word Environment 


  1. Working with Files
  • Creating new documents
  • Opening previously saved documents
  • Saving your work  Handout #2 Saving a File
  • Typing Text  Handout #3 Keyboarding
  • Cursor & Insert Point
  • Selecting Text  Handout #4 Mouse Click Training
  • Formatting Text and Paragraphs Handout #5 Formatting Text


  1. Formatting Practice
  • Indents and spacing
  • Bullets and numbering
  • Font type - size – color
  • Italic
  • Bolding
  • Underlining
  • Aligning


  1. Editing
  • Replacing text
  • Copying Pasting or Moving Text
  • Spelling and Grammar Handout #6 Proofing your work


  1. Working with Tabs


  1. Using Indents


  1. How to use the Show/Hide feature


  1. Printing


  1. Format Painter


  1. Inserting Tables into MS Word
  • Handout #8


  1. Insert Clip Art and Pictures
  • Handout #9


  1.  Headers and Footers
  • Handout #10