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Microsoft Word Fundamentals

Course overview

This course covers all the fundamental skills required to create and format simple, professional Word documents with a variety of layouts.

Course duration

1 day

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Open participant course: £195 per person - maximum 10 people

Closed company course: £1,000 per course - maximum 10 people

Suitable for

Those who need to create, edit and print professional documents such as letters, minutes and agendas in Microsoft Word.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to enter, edit and delete text, apply formats to text and paragraphs to enhance the appearance of documents, check documents for errors and use lists to itemise data.

Course content

Getting Started with Word:

  • Navigating the Word interface
  • The ribbon and commands
  • Help and ‘tell me what you want to do’
  • Creating new documents
  • Saving and updating an existing document

Navigating, Entering, Deleting and Selecting Text:

  • Moving around a document
  • Inserting and deleting text
  • Techniques for selecting text


  • Formatting text
  • Copying formats with the format painter
  • Paragraph alignment and line spacing

Editing and Proofing Tools:

  • Cut, copy and paste techniques
  • Automatically correcting errors
  • Correcting spelling and grammatical errors
  • Using the thesaurus

Tabs, Indents, Bullets and Numbers:

  • Creating, modifying and deleting tab stops
  • Indenting text
  • Moving and removing indents
  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • Applying automatic bullets and numbers

Changing Page Layout:

  • Adjusting page margins
  • Landscape and portrait orientation
  • Inserting page breaks
  • Inserting page numbers, headers and footers

Viewing and Printing Documents:

  • Changing view and zoom settings
  • Using print preview features
  • Printing a document

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

Course attendees must be proficient with a mouse and keyboard and be able to confidently work within a Windows environment - minimise, maximise, open, close. 

Attendees must have the following equipment to attend this training remotely:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (webcam is preferred but not essential).
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).
  • Microsoft Excel installed on the PC or laptop.
  • An email account for file sharing.
  • A second screen is ideal but not essential.


For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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