Course Overview

The Word Intermediate course is aimed at those who want to be able to create longer, well-formatted documents and produce efficient templates, including the use of objects such as pictures, tables, charts and diagrams.

Detailed Course Content

Work with Tabs on the Ruler

  • Set a left aligned tab position
  • Set a right aligned tab position
  • Set a centre aligned tab position
  • Clear tab positions from the ruler

Using Tabs in Paragraph Settings

  • Add tab position using paragraph settings
  • Add a tab leader to a tab stop position
  • Add alignment to a tab stop position
  • Clear tabs

Inserting Pictures

  • Insert a picture from your computer
  • View and insert online pictures

Resizing and Rotating Pictures

  • Resize a picture manually
  • Set a specific picture size
  • Rotate a picture manually
  • Set a specific rotation angle

Moving Pictures

  • Change wrap text layout option
  • Move a picture manually
  • Set a specific position

Arranging Multiple Pictures

  • Select multiple pictures
  • Align pictures horizontally
  • Align pictures vertically
  • Evenly space pictures
  • Group pictures
  • Ungroup pictures

Picture Adjustments

  • Add picture border
  • Light corrections
  • Change picture colour
  • Add picture transparency
  • Artistic effects
  • Picture background removal

Layering Pictures

  • Bringing a picture to the front
  • Sending a picture to the back
  • Re-ordering multiple layers

Inserting Shapes

  • Insert a default-sized shape
  • Insert a custom-sized shape

Formatting Shapes

  • Select shape style
  • Change shape outline
  • Change shape fill
  • Change shape effects
  • Change shape
  • Add text to a shape
  • Edit shape text

Inserting Process diagrams

  • Insert a Basic Process diagram
  • Add a shape to the diagram
  • Change direction of diagram

Inserting Organisation Charts

  • Insert an Organisation Chart diagram
  • Add a shape to the diagram
  • Change the layout of the diagram

Formatting SmartArt

  • Change diagram colours
  • Change diagram style
  • Change diagram layout
  • Reset a diagram

Inserting Charts

  • Chart types
  • Insert a column chart
  • Change chart data
  • Save chart data
  • Edit chart data

Formatting Charts

  • Change chart type
  • Change chart colours
  • Change chart style
  • Add chart elements

Creating Custom Tables

  • Draw a table
  • Enter text into your table
  • Add pictures to your table

Formatting Tables

  • Align text horizontally
  • Align text vertically
  • Rotate text
  • Shade table cells
  • Change table borders
  • Change column width
  • Change row height

Changing Table Layout

  • Insert a row
  • Insert a column
  • Delete a row
  • Delete a column
  • Merge cells
  • Split cells

Table Properties

  • Align a table on the page
  • Wrap text around a table
  • Change cell margins
  • Prevent rows breaking over page

Other Table Features

  • Sorting text
  • Repeating row header on each page
  • Fitting a table to a page
  • Fitting a table to contents

Applying Text Styles

  • Apply a heading style to a paragraph
  • Apply the normal style
  • Apply a bullet point style
  • Apply a numbered style

Modifying Styles

  • Modify the Normal style
  • Modify a heading style
  • Update a style based on selected text
  • Change text style to another style

Controlling Page Breaks

  • Start a new page for a specific style
  • Prevent styles being at bottom of page
  • Prevent paragraphs breaking over pages

Creating a New Style

  • Create a new text style
  • Create a bullet point style
  • Create a table style

Creating a Multilevel List Style

  • Create a multilevel bullet point style
  • Create a multilevel numbered style
  • Apply a multilevel list style

Organising Styles

  • Add style to Style Gallery
  • View All styles
  • View style in current document
  • View in-use styles
  • View the recommended style list
  • Create a recommended style list
  • Set a restricted style list
  • Restrict document to specific styles

Inserting a Table of Contents

  • Insert a built-in table of contents
  • Update a table of contents

Page Margins

  • Select a built-in margin setting
  • Create custom margin size
  • Margin Options

Headers and Footers

  • Insert a header
  • Insert a footer
  • Change header & footer size and position

Page Backgrounds

  • Change the background colour
  • Add a page border
  • Add a watermark

Section Breaks

  • Types of section breaks
  • Insert a Next Page section break
  • Insert a Continuous section break
  • Insert an odd or even section break

Modify Document Sections

  • Change header for a section
  • Change orientation for a section
  • Change section to multiple columns
  • Add a border to a section
  • Change section margins

Page Numbering

  • Insert page numbers into footer
  • Display page numbers in specific sections
  • Restart page numbering
  • Change page number format

Creating a Word Template

  • Insert a cover page
  • Add generic document text and objects
  • Insert a table of contents
  • Restrict document styles
  • Save document as a template

Using a Word Template

  • Create new document based on template
  • Modify template styles
  • Modify template (other than styles)

Printable course information
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  • Experience with creating basic documents in Microsoft Word
  • Sound knowledge of font and paragraph formatting
  • Alternatively, completion of Word Essentials training course