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Microsoft Word - Intermediate

  • 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 intermediate-level course is designed to help users who are familiar with Microsoft Word’s basic features and wish to take their skills to the next level. You'll learn how to work smarter in Word, master in-built tools to create professional formatting themes, work with tables, shapes, images, styles, and more.

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

After completion of this course, you may be interested in our Microsoft Word - Advanced course.

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:

  • Work with document techniques

  • Use a range of formatting techniques

  • Work with a PDF document

  • Work with Word options and document properties

  • Create and apply styles

  • Create and work effectively with themes

  • Create and use templates

  • Work with section breaks

  • Insert and work with headers and footers in a document

  • Perform various merging tasks

  • Draw and format shapes

  • Insert and work with text boxes

  • Use table features to improve the layout and format of tables

  • Enhance and correct pictures

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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


  • Opening Multiple Documents

  • Switching Between Open Documents

  • Arranging All

  • Viewing Side By Side

  • Synchronised Scrolling

  • Resetting the Window Position

  • Inserting a Cover Page

  • Applying Page Colours

  • Applying a Page Border

  • Understanding Columns

  • Creating Columns of Text

  • Specifying Column Widths and Spacing

  • Inserting Column Breaks


  • Applying First Line Indents

  • Applying Hanging Indents

  • Applying Right Indents

  • Understanding Pagination

  • Controlling Widows and Orphans

  • Keeping Paragraphs Together

  • Keeping Lines Together

  • Inserting a Page Break

  • Applying Hyphenation to Text

  • Hiding Text

  • Inserting a Drop Cap

  • Understanding Returns

  • Revealing Formatting


  • Understanding PDF Documents

  • Saving a Document as a PDF

  • Viewing a PDF File in Reader

  • Opening and Editing a PDF in Word


  • Understanding Word Options

  • Personalising Word

  • Setting Display Options

  • Understanding File Locations

  • Setting File Locations

  • Understanding Save Options

  • Setting Save Options

  • Understanding Document Properties

  • Viewing Document Properties

  • Specifying Document Properties

  • Viewing Advanced Properties

  • Inserting Properties into a Document

  • Updating Document Properties

  • Deleting Document Property Data


  • Understanding Styles

  • Applying Paragraph Styles

  • Applying Character Styles

  • Creating a Quick Style

  • Creating a Paragraph Style

  • Creating a Character Style

  • Applying Custom Styles

  • Understanding the Modify Style Dialog Box

  • Selecting and Updating Styles

  • Renaming and Deleting Styles

  • Importing and Exporting Styles


  • Understanding Themes

  • Applying a Theme

  • Modifying Theme Colours

  • Modifying Theme Fonts

  • Creating a Custom Theme

  • Applying a Theme to a Template

  • Resetting a Theme


  • Understanding Templates

  • Using a Sample Template

  • Downloading an Online Template

  • Creating a Template

  • Modifying a Template

  • Using a Custom Template

  • Attaching a Template to a Document

  • Copying Styles between Templates

  • Creating a Template from a Template

  • Tips for Developing Templates


  • Understanding Section Breaks

  • Inserting a Next Page Section Break

  • Inserting a Continuous Section Break

  • Inserting an Even Page Section Break

  • Inserting an Odd Page Section Break


  • Understanding Headers and Footers

  • Inserting Headers and Footers

  • Inserting a Blank Header

  • Inserting a Blank Footer

  • Switching Between Headers and Footers

  • Editing Headers and Footers

  • Inserting Page Numbering

  • Inserting Date Information

  • Inserting Document Properties

  • Formatting Header and Footer Text


  • Understanding Recipient Lists

  • Creating a Recipient List

  • Customising the Columns

  • Adding Records

  • Deleting Records

  • Saving a Recipient List

  • Opening a Recipient List

  • Editing a Recipient List

  • Understanding Merging From Scratch

  • Selecting the Document Type

  • Selecting the Recipients

  • Inserting the Date

  • Inserting an Address Block

  • Inserting the Greeting Line

  • Typing the Letter

  • Inserting Individual Merge Fields

  • Previewing the Merge

  • Completing the Merge

  • Setting up Mailing Labels

  • Completing Mailing Labels

  • Running a Saved Merge

  • Excluding Recipients

  • Filtering Recipients

  • Sorting Recipients

  • Selecting another Data Source

  • Applying an If…Then…Else… Rule

  • Applying a Fill in Rule


  • Understanding Shapes

  • Drawing Shapes

  • Selecting Shapes

  • Resizing Shapes

  • Moving Shapes

  • Aligning Shapes

  • Rotating Shapes

  • Grouping Shapes

  • Arranging Shapes

  • Deleting Shapes

  • Applying a Fill to the Drawing Canvas

  • Applying Text Wrapping to a Canvas

Text Boxes

  • Understanding Text Boxes

  • Inserting a Preformatted Text Box

  • Typing Text into a Text Box

  • Positioning a Text Box

  • Resizing a Text Box

  • Deleting a Text Box

  • Drawing a Text Box

  • Formatting a Text Box

  • Linking Text Boxes

  • Modifying Text Box Margins

  • Changing Text Direction

  • Applying Effects to Text Boxes


  • Creating a Table from Text

  • Aligning Data in Cells

  • Displaying Table Gridlines

  • Inserting Formulas into a Table

  • Updating Formulas in a Table

  • Sorting Table Data

  • Merging Table Cells

  • Splitting Table Cells

  • Understanding Table Properties

  • Aligning Tables

  • Changing the Direction of Text

  • Repeating Heading Rows

  • Converting a Table to Text

Enhancing Pictures

  • Understanding Picture Enhancements

  • Removing a Picture Background

  • Correcting Pictures

  • Colouring Pictures

  • Applying Artistic Effects

  • Applying Shadows and Reflections

  • Applying a Glow Effect

  • Softening and Bevelling Edges

  • Applying Picture Styles to Images

  • Repositioning Pictures

  • The Format Picture Pane

  • Cropping Pictures Accurately

  • Changing the Picture Layout


This course assumes that the user has completed the Microsoft Word - Beginner course, or has equivalent knowledge of the topics covered.

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