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APWRD131 - Microsoft Office Word 2013 Level 1

These days, most people take electronic word-processing for granted. While we may still write out our grocery lists with pen and paper, we expect to use a computer to create the majority of our documents. It's impossible to avoid word-processing software in many areas of the business world. Managers, lawyers, clerks, reporters, and editors rely on this software to do their jobs. Whether you are an executive secretary or a website designer, you'll need to know the ins and outs of electronic word-processing.

Microsoft® Word 2013 is designed to help you move smoothly through the task of creating professional-looking documents. Its rich features and powerful tools can make your work easy, and even fun. In this course, you'll learn how to use Word 2013 to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.

You can also use this course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exams for Microsoft Word 2013.

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Prerequisites


To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:
  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7
  • An introduction to PCs course

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word


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

Lesson 2: Editing a Document


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

Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs


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

Lesson 4: Adding Tables


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

Lesson 5: Managing Lists


Topic A: Sort a List
Topic B: Renumber a List
Topic C: Customize a List

Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects


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

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance


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

Lesson 8: Proofing a Document


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

Lesson 9: Customizing the Word Environment


Topic A: Customize the Word Interface
Topic B: Additional Save Options