One place for all your Microsoft Word needs, including training videos, guides, and any upcoming courses.
Word What's New
A demonstration of some of the new features available in Word 365 including:
ABC Acronyms – Have Word search your document and present you with definitions of acronyms
Dictate and Read Aloud– Text to speech tool and listen to an audio reading of your document
Rewrite – Select a phrase and see suggestions on how it could be improved
Smart lookup – A mini search engine for research
Editor (F7) – More than a spell checker e.g. clarity and conciseness
Convert a Photo or PDF doc into editable text
Clipboard options – See a history of clipped objects in a handy pane
Researcher – Search online for articles and journals etc. and incorporate them into your document and bibliography
Word Hints and Tips
A live demo of useful Word hints and tips such as;
Use Word styles
Create a PDF
Edit the Quick Action Toolbar
Create SmartArt Graphics
Insert Icons, Cut Out People and other Stock Images
Use Dialogue Box launchers
Work with multiple documents with Windows Snap
Reuse paragraphs in any document using Quick Parts
Insert Screen Shots and Screen Clippings
Word 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.
Word 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
Word - 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 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 will cover;
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