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2023 UPDATE: am currently in the process of upgrading my Word lessons. I expect to have them finished very soon. When they are released, you will get a FREE upgrade if you have purchased any of my current Word classes within 1 year of the updated version release, you'll get a free copy. In the mean time, if you're currently using newer versions of Word, give these lessons a try. Word has had few significant changes in the past several years, and most of these lessons are still good. But don't worry... updated videos are coming soon!


Word Basic Level 1
Beginner Microsoft Word Tutorial - 76 Minutes

Are you new to Microsoft Word? This video tutorial will teach you all of the basics of how to use Word. You will learn:
Word2007   - The Word Interface & The Ribbon
  - Entering & Editing Text
  - Basic Spelling & Grammar Checking
  - Formatting Text (Font, Colors, etc.)
  - Using the Clipboard: Cut, Copy, and Paste
  - Saving & Loading Files
  - Printing & Emailing Documents
Word 2007
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If you would like a preview of what's covered in this class,
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Word Basic Level 1
Description: Word Basic Level 1
Versions: Recorded with Word 2007, but valid for most versions
Pre-Requisites: Windows basics strongly recommended
Running Time: 76 Minutes
Cost: FREE

This course is for the novice user who has little or no experience with Microsoft Word. We will begin by learning about the parts of the Word interface, including the new Ribbon. We'll learn about all of the different components of Word, including the Quick Access Toolbar, Status Bar, Zoom controls, and so on.

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial


You will learn how to properly and efficiently type text in Word. We'll be writing a business letter in this class. You'll learn about word wrap, backspace, delete, spell-check-on-the-fly, indenting, and more.

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial


Next you will learn how to edit your document. We split large paragraphs up, and merge smaller ones. We'll learn about the non-printable characters (the paragraph and tab symbols, for example). You'll learn what a Hard Return is.

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial


We will next learn how to create a bulleted list, add words to our custom spell-check dictionary, and put a closing on our letter.

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial


You'll see how to add a TO and FROM address on your letter, insert line breaks, horizontal lines, and what the difference is between "ignore" and "ignore all" in the spell checker.

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial


We'll learn how to format text properly. You'll learn how to select text with your mouse, use the floating mini-toolbar, set bold and italics, text align right and center, and how to change fonts and font sizes.

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial


Of course, we'll learn about changing our text color too!

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial 


Next we'll learn about one of the most useful features in Word called the clipboard. We'll learn how to cut, copy, and paste text. We'll also learn how to undo mistakes. 

Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial 


You will learn how to save your documents to your computer's hard drive so you can load them up later. You'll also see how to save your document with a different filename, so you can make copies of them.

Save Load Documents 


Finally, you'll learn how to print your documents, set different printer options, perform a quick print, print preview, and send your documents via email

Quick Print 


Again, this is the perfect class for anyone who is new to Microsoft Word. If you have little or no experience with word processing, or you just want to get familiar with how Word works, this class is for you. You should have some basic knowledge of Windows beforehand, but we'll teach you everything you need to know to use Word to make simple documents. 

Of course, if you have any questions about whether or not this class is for you, please contact me.


Complete Outline - Word Basic 1

0. Introduction (8:44)
Topics Covered
Version Used
Who is This Class For?
How to Learn

1. Word Interface 1 (4:07)
Starting Word
Parts of the Word Interface
Ribbon Changes with Window Size
Title Bar
Maximize, Minimize, Restore Down
Close Button
Office Button

2. Word Interface 2 (4:07)
The Ribbon
Ribbon Tabs, Groups, Buttons
Help Popup Menus for Each Command
Command Buttons
Drop-Down Menus
Command Button Groups
Dialog Box Launcher Buttons

3. Word Interface 3 (4:30)
Quick Access Toolbar
Status Bar
Views Buttons
Zoom Controls
Scroll Bars
Document Area
Mouse Pointer
Insertion Point (Cursor)
Moving the Cursor

4. Entering Text 1 (4:28)
Writing a Business Letter
Spell Check on the Fly
Ignore Misspelling
Word Wrap
Correct a Misspelling
Spelling Suggestions
Press ENTER only at end of Paragraph

5. Entering Text 2 (4:48)
Tab Key to Indent Paragraph
Wrong Word Form: to, too, two
Grammar Check on the Fly
Backspace v. Delete Key
Keyboard Shortcut: END Key

6. Editing Text 1 (4:22)
Splitting a Large Paragraph
Show Hide Paragraph Symbols
Hard Return
Making Two Paragraphs into One
7. Editing Text 2 (3:39)
Creating a Bulleted List
Adding Words to Custom Dictionary
Letter Closing

8. Editing Text 3 (4:42)
To & From Addresses at Top of Letter
Insert Blank Lines at Top of Document
Up and Down Arrow Keys
Inserting a Line Break with Shift-Enter
Return Address
Insert a Horizontal Line with -----
Spelling Ignore v. Ignore All

9. Formatting Text (7:39)
Select Text with the Mouse
Floating Mini Toolbar
Bold Text using Mini Toolbar
Bold Text using the Ribbon
Align Text Right
Center Text
Changing the Font with the Ribbon
Live Preview
Changing the Font using Mini Toolbar
Changing the Font Size
Grow Font and Shrink Font Buttons
Changing the Font Color

10. Using the Clipboard (5:59)
Cut, Copy, and Paste
Copy Text to the Clipboard
Paste Text from the Clipboard
Difference Between Cut and Copy
Undo and Redo

11. Saving & Loading (8:08)
Saving Your Document
Save Button on Quick Access Toolbar
Close Word and Reopen Your Document
Recent Documents List
Open Button
Favorite Links - Documents
Select and Type Over Text
Save As a Copy

12. Printing & Emailing (7:52)
Office > Print
Print Dialog Box
Selecting Your Printer
Page Range: All, Current Page, 1-10
Number of Copies
Quick Print
Print Preview
Send Document via Email

13. Review (3:12)
Review Topics
What's Next?




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