Word Level 1

Course information

In this course, you’ll learn how to use Word to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.

These days, most people take electronic word-processing for granted and we expect to use a computer to create the majority of our documents. Microsoft Word is designed to help you move smoothly through the task of creating professional looking documents.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for delegates who want to learn the fundamentals skills of working with Microsoft Word.


  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows – minimise, maximise, open and close

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and work with basic Word tools and features
  • Edit text in a Word document
  • Modify the appearance of text in a Word document
  • Organise data in tables and lists
  • Insert special characters and graphical objects
  • Control the appearance of pages in a Word document
  • Proof a document
  • Customise the Word environment


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word

  • Topic 1A: Identify the Components of the Word Interface
  • Topic 1B: Create a Word Document
  • Topic 1C: Help

Lesson 2: Editing a Document

  • Topic 2A: Navigate and Select Text
  • Topic 2B: Modify Text
  • Topic 2C: Find and Replace Text

Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

  • Topic 3A: Apply Character Formatting
  • Topic 3B: Align Text Using Tabs
  • Topic 3C: Display Text as List Items
  • Topic 3D: Control Paragraph Layout
  • Topic 3E: Apply Borders and Shading
  • Topic 3F: Apply Styles
  • Topic 3G: Manage Formatting

Lesson 4: Adding Tables

  • Topic 4A: Insert a Table
  • Topic 4B: Modify a Table
  • Topic 4C: Format a Table
  • Topic 4D: Convert Text to a Table

Lesson 5: Managing Lists

  • Topic 5A: Sort a List
  • Topic 5B: Renumber a List
  • Topic 5C: Customise a List

Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects

  • Topic 6A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters
  • Topic 6B: Add Images to a Document

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance

  • Topic 7A: Apply a Page Border and Color
  • Topic 7B: Add a Watermark
  • Topic 7C: Add Headers and Footers
  • Topic 7D: Control Page Layout

Lesson 8: Proofing a Document

  • Topic 8A: Check Spelling and Grammar
  • Topic 8B: Other Proofing Tools
  • Topic 8C: Check Accessibility

Lesson 9: Customising the Word Environment

  • Topic 9A: Customise the Word Interface
  • Topic 9B: Additional Save Options

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