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Word Intermediate

1 Day Course
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Course Information


This course will provide you with the essential Word knowledge and skills necessary for business today. These include basic Word skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and utilising a range of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.

In particular you will learn:

  • Work with tables and charts
  • Customise formats using styles and themes
  • Use images in a document
  • Create custom graphic elements
  • Insert content using Quick Parts
  • Control text flow
  • Use templates
  • Use mail merge
  • Use macros


Students must be confident using a mouse and keyboard and have Microsoft Word Introduction level skills. 

Course Outline

1. Customising Word
  • Customising Microsoft Word
  • Setting the User Name
  • Setting the Default Opening and Saving Folder
2. Proofing and Printing within Word
  • The Importance of Proofing
  • Spell Checking a Document
  • Adding Words to the Built-In Custom Dictionary
  • Removing a Word from the Spell Checking Dictionary
  • Printing Options
  • Selecting a Printer
  • Selecting What to Print
  • Setting the Number of Copies to Print
  • Setting the Pages per Sheet
  • Previewing and Printing a Document
3. Word Compatibility Mode
  • What Is Compatibility Mode?
  • Using the Convert Button
4. Advanced Paragraph Formatting In Word
  • Line Spacing Formatting Options
  • Using the Widow/Orphan Control
  • Using ‘Keep Lines Together’
  • Using the 'Keep With Next' Option
  • Using ‘Page Break Before’
  • Applying and Modifying Multilevel List Formatting
5. Advanced Picture Manipulation in Word
  • Compatibility Mode & Picture Editing
  • Screen Shot of Complete Application Window
  • Clipping Screen Shots
  • Screen Shots Using the Keyboard
  • Picture Tools
  • Removing a Background
  • Picture Corrections
  • Picture Colour
  • Picture Artistic Effects
  • Compressing Pictures
  • Resetting Pictures
  • Picture Styles
  • Picture Borders
  • Cropping a Picture
6. Word and Sections
  • What Are Section Breaks?
  • Inserting 'Next Page' Section Breaks
  • Inserting 'Odd Page' Section Breaks
  • Changing the Section Break Type
  • Deleting Section Breaks
  • Changing Page Orientation within Sections
  • Changing Margins within Sections
7. Headers, Footers and Sections
  • Applying Different Headers and Footers to Each Section within a Document
  • Applying Different Headers and Footers to the First Page
  • Applying Different Headers and Footers to Odd and Even Pages
8. Watermarks and Word
  • Adding a Pre-Defined Watermark
  • Adding a Custom Text Watermark
  • Removing a Watermark
  • Modifying a Text Watermark
  • Adding a Picture Watermark
9. Advanced Table Manipulation within Word
  • Table Styles
  • Merging Cells within a Table
  • Splitting Cells within a Table
  • Modifying Cell Alignment
  • Modifying Cell Margins
  • Modifying Text Direction within Cells
  • Repeating the Table Heading Row for Multi-Page Tables
  • Controlling Row Breaking Across Pages
  • Performing a Single Column Sort
  • Multilevel Sorting
  • Converting Delimited Text to a Table
  • Converting a Table to Text
10. Manipulating Styles in Word
  • What Are Styles?
  • Applying Styles
  • Types of Styles
  • Creating a Paragraph Style
  • Creating a Character Style
  • Modifying a Style
  • Enabling Automatic Style Updating
  • Deleting a Style
11. Text Wrapping and Pictures
  • Applying 'In Line' Picture Text Wrapping
  • Applying 'Square' Wrapping Picture Formatting
  • Applying 'Tight' Picture Wrapping
  • Applying 'Behind Text' Picture Wrapping
  • Applying 'In Front of Text' Picture Wrapping
  • Applying Wrapping to an AutoShape
  • Applying Wrapping Formatting to a Chart
  • Applying Wrapping Formatting to aPhotograph
  • Applying Wrapping Formatting to a Diagram
  • Text Wrapping Options within Microsoft Word Tables
12. Using Columns within Word
  • Applying Column Formatting to an Entire Document
  • Applying Column Formatting to Just ‘Selected Text’
  • Changing Number of Columns within a Column Layout
  • Changing Column Widths and Spacing
  • Using Pre-Set Column Formatting
  • Inserting and Removing Lines between Columns
  • Inserting Column Breaks
  • Deleting Column Breaks
13. Autocorrect in Word
  • Creating, Modifying and Deleting an Autocorrect Entry
14. Building Blocks
  • Creating and Inserting Building Block Items
  • Modifying a Building Block Item
  • Deleting a Building Block Item
15. Advanced Find and Replace Features
  • Smart Ways of Using the 'Find and Replace' Facility
  • Advanced Find and Replace Options Using Font Formatting
  • Advanced Find and Replace Options Using Paragraph Formatting
  • Advanced Find and Replace Options Using Paragraph Marks
  • Advanced Find and Replace Options Using Page Breaks
16. Using Paste Special
  • 'Paste Special' Options Using Formatted and Unformatted Text
17. Using Captions within Word
  • Manually Adding a Caption to a Picture or Table
  • Removing Captions
  • Changing the Caption Number Formatting
18. Word Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Inserting Footnotes
  • Editing and Formatting Footnotes
  • Inserting Endnotes
  • Editing and Formatting Endnotes
  • Converting Footnotes to Endnotes
  • Converting Endnotes to Footnotes
19. Word Bookmarks and Cross-References
  • Adding a Bookmark
  • Creating a Page Cross-Reference to a Bookmark
  • Creating a Cross-Reference to a Numbered Item
  • Deleting Cross-References
  • Deleting a Bookmark

Private Courses

We can arrange your own private Word course.


Have us build a custom private course tailored to your needs.

Cost Effective

If you are looking to training a group of people private courses can be very cost effective.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

Excellent course, The trainer was very helpful and taught the group a wide range of new Word skills.

Ben Cooper - TSS

This course was excellent and I am delighted with how much I have achieved. The trainer was very friendly and approachable.

Rosie Heath - Licensed Trade Charity

Cannot fault the content & delivery of the course at all. A brilliant service from start to finish. Thank you Systematix.

Claire Mitchell - Denbighshire County Council

Really enjoyed this course. It delivered exactly what I wanted out it.

Malkit Singh - Regatta Ltd

Very clear instruction, pace was kept moving, great snippets of advice given.

Robert Montgomery - Liberty Aluminium Technologies

This has been by far one of the most useful and well planned/executed training courses I have ever attended. For this to have been achieved remotely just adds to how impressive it was managed.

Trevor Stratton - Lincolnshire County Council

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