Course Content 

What's New in Word

A demonstration of some of the new features available in Word 365 including:

  • Dictate
  • Add from Files
  • Smart Lookup
  • Spelling & Grammar – new features inc. audio
  • Convert PDFs to Word documents
  • Clipboard options
  • Researcher
  • Stock images
  • Icons
  • Cutout people

A recording of the full course can be viewed by clicking this link:
What’s New (length: 22 mins 52 secs)

Hints and Tips

A live demo of useful Word hints and tips such as:

  • Pin a Word document
  • Dark mode
  • Zoom shortcuts
  • Windows Snap
  • Dialog box launchers
  • The Quick Action Toolbar (QAT)
  • Insert Hyperlinks
  • Drop Caps
  • Create a PDF
  • Thesaurus
  • Auto Text (Quick Parts) – Save paragraphs for quick re-use in Word
  • Sort lists
  • Insert Screen Clippings – Not print screen!
  • Insert a Chart – Excel information stored in Word!
  • Right-click Taskbar to access Recent and Pinned documents

A recording of the full course can be viewed by clicking this link:
Hints and Tips (length: 21 mins 10 secs)

SmartArt Graphics

Liven up dull, text based documents with colourful info-graphics that help get your point across. Or create professional looking posters and notices.

SmartArt graphics help you create designer-quality illustrations with only a few clicks of the mouse. The SmartArt tools found in Word can also be found in other apps such as Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Listen and watch as two charts are created from scratch and then have a go yourself. Time is also allotted for any questions.

This course covers:

  • What is SmartArt and how can it be used?
  • Create a Pyramid, Organisation Chart, Process chart and more…
  • Use Promote and Demote tools to expand your graphic further
  • Change graphic types at any time whilst keeping your data
  • Edit the colour, layout and style of your graphic using the Design and Format contextual tabs
  • Copy and paste charts into virtually any application or document.

A brief guide on how to use SmartArt graphics can be viewed by clicking this link:
Smart Art Graphics (length: 3 mins 5 secs)

Editing Basic Documents

This course is designed to help new Word users to be more productive. It will cover many of the key Word features found on the Ribbon (Word toolbar).

Learn how to:

  • create and edit documents
  • save in various file formats including PDF
  • select print options
  • see the difference between formatting tools, the Format Painter and Word Styles
  • insert Headers and Footers
  • insert images, icons, SmartArt graphics and other design features

A recording of the full course can be viewed by clicking this link:
Editing Basic Documents (length: 31 mins 48 secs)

A brief guide on how to use SmartArt graphics can be viewed by clicking this link:
Smart Art Graphics (length: 3 mins 5 secs)

All Things Mail Merge

As the course title suggests, this covers all typical Mail Merge tasks such as;

  • Create a Mail Merge by typing in the information
  • Create a Mail Merge using an existing document and a data source such as a spreadsheet
  • Add, delete or modify the records in the data
  • Filter the data, merging specific records only
  • Use merge rules to customise individual letters
  • See how to merge to a new document, emails or labels

A brief guide on how to create letters using Mail Merge can be viewed by clicking this link:
Mail Merge – Creating Letters (length: 4 mins)

A brief guide on how to create labels using Mail Merge can be viewed by clicking this link:
Mail Merge – Creating Labels (length: 3 mins 5 secs)

Styles

A live demo showing why the use of styles is essential to get the best out of Word. Without using styles, many features in Word are simply not available.

This course covers:

  • A review of Word formatting options including the Format painter
  • Applying Styles such as Title, Headings and more
  • Change the look of a document using the Design tab
  • Navigate, search and edit content using the Navigation Pane
  • Insert a Table of Contents and update it
  • Create a new file from a Word template and work with the included styles

A recording of the full course can be viewed by clicking this link:
Styles (length: 22 mins 37 secs)

A brief guide on how to use the Navigation pane can be viewed by clicking this link:
Using the Navigation Pane (length: 3 mins 4 secs)

A brief guide on how to create a Table of Contents can be viewed by clicking this link:
Creating a table of contents (length: 2 mins 15 secs)

Track Changes

Collaborate with others by tracking all changes made on a document by various users.

This course covers:

  • Track Changes controls and options
  • Lock Tracking – new feature!
  • Customise the Track Changes layout on screen
  • Add Comments to documents
  • Accept/Reject changes
  • Arrive at a final document

An article about the new Lock Tracking feature can be viewed by clicking this link:
New Word feature! Track Changes – Lock Tracking