Microsoft Word 2010 Transition from Word 2003

1 day

Course Overview

In the past, you have extensively used Microsoft® Office Word 2003 to author and format content and graphics within documents. Word 2010 with its new features, user-friendly formatting, design, and authoring tools, improves the process of document creation and distribution. In this course, you will be introduced to the new and enhanced features available in Microsoft Office Word 2010.

Course Objective

You will explore the components of the results-oriented interface of the Word environment and customize the interface to suit your requirements. You will then use the tools available in Word 2010 to create documents that look professional and also visually appealing. You will then compare different versions of a document, in addition to finalizing and securing your document before it reaches its target audience.

Target student

This course is designed for experienced Word users who have used earlier versions of Microsoft Office Word, ideally Microsoft Office Word 2003, and who are planning to upgrade to Microsoft Office Word 2010.


Students enrolling in this course should understand how to use some versions of Word, preferably 2003, and have some familiarity with the Internet. Due to the nature of this course and the minimal prerequisites, this course covers the commonly used new features, and not the more advanced new features of the application.

Course Outline

Identifying the Components of the Word 2010 Environment

  • Identify the New Interface Features
  • Work with the Ribbon
  • Use Options on Contextual Tabs
  • Use the Galleries
  • Customize the Interface

Adding Images, Styles, and Themes

  • Apply Styles
  • Apply Document Themes
  • Add Visual Effects
  • Work with Images

Using Advanced Features

  • Add Building Blocks
  • Build Equations
  • Use the Navigation Pane
  • Add Citations and Bibliographies

Finalizing Documents

  • Compare Reviewed Documents
  • Inspect Documents
  • Perform a Compatibility Check

Working with Office Web Apps

  • Save Documents to the Web
  • Access Documents from the Web

Optional Items

  • New Features in Microsoft® Office Word 2010
  • Secure a Document
  • Ink Formatting in Tablet PCs
  • Mobile Features