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Courses - Microsoft Word 101
Description: Introduction to Microsoft Word
Running Time: 76 minutes
Pre-Requisites: Windows 101 recommended
Windows 102 or Windows 110 recommended
We use Word XP in this course, but the lessons are valid for all versions of Word from 95 to 2003. There are cosmetic changes in Word 2007. Order before 12/7/2023 to get a FREE upgrade to our 2007 version when released!

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This is the perfect class for anyone who knows nothing about Word, or has used Word for a little while, but needs to learn how to do more. We will take you from knowing nothing to writing an actual business letter in about an hour.

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First, we show you how to start Microsoft Word, and go over the different parts of the screen: the title bar, the tool bars, the menu bar, the document area, and so on.

Then, we'll teach you how to customize Word to make it a little easier to use. The default options for Word can be a little odd, so we'll show you how to change the Zoom Ratio to make the text easier to read. We'll make sure you're in the correct print layout view, turn the task pane off, and fix your toolbars so they're easy to work with.

Next, we'll start writing a business letter for a fictional company. We'll discuss entering text, editing text, spell-check-on-the-fly, clippy, moving the cursor (the insertion point) to edit text, backspace v. delete keys, moving around with the arrow keys, and more. We'll also talk about the on-the-fly grammar checker.

We'll teach you how to split a large paragraph into two. We'll teach you about non-printable characters, and how to view them on the screen.

We'll show you how to insert horizontal lines in your documents, and discuss some of the AutoComplete options.

In lesson six we'll go over all of the different ways to format your document. We'll show you how to highlight (select) text, change the font type, font size, bold, italics, underline, justification, color, and so on.

We'll also teach you how to create bulleted and numbered lists.

We'll even teach you about mail and web hyperlinks.

Next we'll show you how to edit your letter like a pro using cut, copy, and paste.

We'll also show you how to move words and paragraphs around without having to use cut and paste.

We'll also teach you about one of the best features ever to have been added to a program: undo.

We'll cover saving your document to your hard drive. We'll show you several ways to load your document back off the disk. We'll also teach you how to save multiple copies of your document so that you can save different versions.

We'll show you how to print your document and go over several different printing options.

We'll teach you all about the power of Print Preview and how you can shrink your document down with just one click to get rid of those annoying "short" last pages.

Again, this is the perfect all-around program to teach someone the basic, fundamental features of Word. It is perfect for new computer users, people new to word processing, secretaries who need to learn basic letter writing and editing, and anyone who wants to sharpen their Word skills.


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