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Microsoft Word - Advanced

  • Length 1 day
  • Price  NZD 435 exc GST
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Why study this course

Microsoft Word is the Office suite’s flagship productivity software. Modern versions of Microsoft Word incorporate many features and connectivity options to make collaboration and production as easy as possible.

This advanced course is designed to help power users leverage Microsoft Word to its full potential. You'll learn to use SmartArt graphics and electronic forms, secure your documents, techniques for complex documents, increase automation with macros, and much more.

For our introductory course on Microsoft Word, see Microsoft Word - Beginner. For our intermediate course on Microsoft Word, see Microsoft Word - Intermediate.

Note: Word 2016, Word 2019, Word 2021, and Word 365 are all desktop application versions of Microsoft Word. Word 2016, Word 2019, and Word 2021 are the perpetual, bought-outright, stand-alone versions of the software; Word 365 is the subscription-based version. Anyone working with any of these versions will be able to successfully complete this course. Throughout this course you will be using the desktop app; the course does not cover use of the web/online app.

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What you’ll learn

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Create and work with SmartArt

  • Create and work with tables of contents and indexes in long documents

  • Create and work with master documents

  • Insert and edit footnotes and endnotes

  • Create, use, and delete bookmarks and cross-references

  • Use AutoCorrect to automatically correct words and phrases

  • Create and use building blocks

  • Use a range of document proofing features

  • Use the features of Word to work collaboratively with others

  • Understand and use the tracking feature in Word

  • Compare multiple versions of the same document

  • Create and remove protection for your document

  • Understand, insert, and work with fields in a document

  • Create and work with electronic forms in Word

  • Create and work with macros

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for users who are keen to extend their understanding and knowledge of Microsoft Word beyond basic document creation.

Course subjects


  • Understanding SmartArt

  • Inserting a SmartArt Graphic

  • Inserting Text

  • Indenting Text

  • Changing the SmartArt Style

  • Changing SmartArt Colours

  • Changing a SmartArt Layout

  • Adding More Shapes to SmartArt

  • Resizing SmartArt

Long Documents

  • Understanding Tables of Contents

  • Inserting a Table of Contents

  • Navigating with a Table of Contents

  • Updating Page Numbers

  • Updating a Table of Contents

  • Customising a Table of Contents

  • Formatting a Table of Contents

  • Understanding Indexing

  • Marking Index Entries

  • Creating an AutoMark File

  • Marking Index Entries with an AutoMark File

  • Removing Marked Entries

  • Generating an Index

  • Modifying the Index Format

  • Updating an Index

Master Documents

  • Understanding Master Documents

  • Understanding Subdocuments

  • Creating a Master Document

  • Creating Subdocuments

  • Working with Master Document Views

  • Inserting Subdocuments

  • Formatting a Master Document

  • Editing Subdocuments

  • Merging Subdocuments

  • Splitting Subdocuments

  • Deleting Subdocuments

  • Building a Table of Contents

  • Printing a Master Document

FootNotes and EndNotes

  • Understanding Footnotes and Endnotes

  • Inserting Footnotes

  • Inserting Endnotes

  • Locating Footnotes and Endnotes

  • The Footnote and Endnote Dialog Box

  • Changing the Number Format

  • Converting Footnotes and Endnotes

  • Deleting Footnotes and Endnotes


  • Creating a Cross-Reference

  • Deleting a Cross-Reference

Building Blocks

  • Understanding Building Blocks

  • Inserting a Building Block

  • Creating Quick Parts

  • Saving Building Blocks

  • Inserting Quick Parts

  • Editing Building Blocks

  • Deleting Building Blocks

  • Saving Building Blocks to a Template

  • AutoText versus Quick Parts


  • Proofreading Your Document

  • Using Proofreading Marks

  • Disabling the Spelling and Grammar Checker

  • Customising the Spelling Checker

  • Customising the Grammar Checker

  • Setting a Different Proofing Language

  • Translating Selected Text

  • Setting the Default Language


  • Co-Authoring Documents

  • Saving to OneDrive

  • Sharing Documents

  • Opening Shared Documents


  • Understanding Tracking Changes

  • Enabling and Disabling Tracked Changes

  • Switching Between Simple Markup and All Markup

  • Using Comments in Tracked Changes

  • Showing and Hiding Markup

  • Showing Revisions Inline and in Balloons

  • Advanced Tracking Options

  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes

Comparing Documents

  • Understanding Document Comparisons

  • Selecting Documents to Compare

  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes

  • Saving the Revised Document


  • Understanding Document Protection

  • Making a Document Read Only

  • Working with a Read Only Document

  • Restricting Formatting

  • Working with Formatting Restrictions

  • Restricting Editing

  • Making Exceptions

  • Stopping Document Protection

  • Applying an Open Document Password

  • Applying a Modify Document Password


  • Understanding Fields

  • The Field Dialog Box

  • Inserting a Document Information Field

  • Setting Field Properties

  • Showing and Hiding Field Codes

  • Showing and Hiding Field Shading

  • Inserting Formula Fields

  • Inserting a Date and Time Field

  • Updating Fields Automatically When Printing

  • Locking and Unlocking Fields

  • Applying a Number Format


  • Understanding Electronic Forms in Word

  • Creating the Form Layout

  • Understanding Content Controls

  • Displaying the Developer Tab

  • Inserting Text Controls

  • Setting Content Control Properties

  • Inserting the Date Picker Control

  • Inserting Prompt Text

  • Inserting Formulas

  • Inserting a Combo Box Control

  • Inserting a Drop Down List Control

  • Protecting and Saving the Form

  • Using an Electronic Form

  • Editing a Protected Form


  • Understanding Macros in Word

  • Setting Macro Security

  • Saving a Document as MacroEnabled

  • Recording a Macro

  • Running a Macro

  • Assigning a Macro to the Toolbar

  • Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut to a Macro

  • Editing a Macro

  • Creating a Macro Button Field

  • Copying a Macro

  • Deleting a Macro

  • Tips for Developing Macros


This course is aimed at regular users of Microsoft Word. It assumes that the user has completed the Microsoft Word - Beginner course and the Intermediate course, or has equivalent knowledge of the topics covered in both.

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