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Word Beginner 2013 Course

(4.87 out of 5) 154 Student Reviews

About the Course

This one day introductory course covers the basics of Microsoft Word 2013, from basic navigation and creating a document through to tabs, tables and formatting. A hands-on approach is taken and the exercises are designed to impart relevant skills and knowledge by having participants work through real-life examples and scenarios.

Who should do this course?

This course is primarily designed for people who need to know how to use Microsoft Word to create and edit a range of common documents for home and office use. Upon successful completion of the course, participants should be able to create documents including letters, memos, faxes, basic flyers and newsletters.


No prior knowledge of Microsoft Word is required, however, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Benefits

  • FREE Re-sit up to 8 months
  • FREE eMail Support
  • Certified Expert Trainers
  • Printed Course Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Hands-on Training Methods
  • Fully Set-Up Computer Labs

Quick Facts

$ 385 incl GST

Duration: 1 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Beginner

Times: 9.00am - 5.00pm approx.

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Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place,
Canberra , ACT 2601

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C/O The International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street,
Adelaide , SA 5000

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Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Getting Started with Word 2013

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  • Starting Word in Windows 8
  • Understanding the Start Screen
  • Creating a New Blank Document
  • The Word Screen
  • How Microsoft Word 2013 Works
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon
  • Understanding the Backstage View
  • Accessing the Backstage View
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding the Quick access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands to the QAT
  • Understanding the Status Bar
  • Exiting Safely From Word

Unit 2: Your First Document

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  • Creating Documents in Word
  • Typing Text
  • The Save as Place
  • The Save as Dialog Box
  • Saving a New Document on Your Computer
  • Typing Numbers
  • Inserting a Date
  • Document Proofing
  • Checking Spelling and Grammar
  • Making Basic Changes
  • Saving an Existing Document
  • Printing a Document
  • Safely Closing a Document

Unit 3: Working with a Document

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  • The Open Place
  • The Open Dialog Box
  • Opening an Existing Document
  • Navigating with the Keyboard
  • Scrolling Through a Document
  • Page Zooming
  • Viewing the Ruler
  • Showing Paragraph Marks
  • Counting Words

Unit 4: Working with Text

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  • Techniques for Selecting Text
  • Selecting Text Using the Mouse
  • Selecting Text Using the Keyboard
  • Editing Text in insert Mode
  • Editing Text in Overtype Mode
  • Deleting Text
  • Using Undo
  • Using Redo
  • Using Repeat
  • Using Click and Type
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Understanding Find and Replace
  • Finding Words
  • The Find and Replace Dialog Box
  • Replacing Words
  • Performing advanced Searches
  • Using Go To

Unit 5: Cutting and Copying

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  • Understanding Cutting and Copying
  • Cutting and Pasting
  • Copying and Pasting
  • Drag and Drop Cutting
  • Drag and Drop Copying
  • Using the Clipboard Task Pane
  • Copying between Documents
  • Cutting between Documents
  • Pasting between Documents
  • Using Paste Special

Unit 6: Text Appearance

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  • Understanding Font Formatting
  • Understanding Font Formatting Tools
  • Working with Live Preview
  • Changing Fonts
  • Changing Font Size
  • Increasing and Decreasing Font Size
  • Making Text Bold
  • Italicising Text
  • Underlining Text
  • Applying Strikethrough
  • Subscripting Text
  • Superscripting Text
  • Highlighting Text
  • Changing Case
  • Changing Text Colour
  • Applying Text Effects
  • Using the format Painter
  • Using the Font Dialog Box
  • Clearing Font Formatting

Unit 7: Working with Paragraphs

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  • Understanding Paragraph formatting
  • Understanding Text alignment
  • Changing Text alignments
  • Changing Line Spacing
  • Changing Paragraph Spacing
  • Indenting Paragraphs
  • Outdenting Paragraphs
  • Starting a Bulleted List
  • Adding Bullets to Existing Paragraphs
  • Removing Existing Bullets
  • Starting a Numbered List
  • Numbering Existing Paragraphs
  • Removing Existing Numbers
  • Shading Paragraphs
  • Applying Borders To Paragraphs
  • Using the Paragraph Dialog Box

Unit 8: Lists

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  • Understanding Lists
  • Applying Bullets
  • Defining a Bullet
  • Modifying a Bullet
  • Applying Numbering
  • Defining a Number Format
  • Renumbering a List
  • Understanding Multilevel Lists
  • Applying a Multilevel List
  • Promoting and Demoting List Items
  • Defining a Multilevel List
  • Creating a Multilevel List Style
  • Modifying a Multilevel List Style

Unit 9: Tabs

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  • Using Default Tabs
  • Setting Tabs on the Ruler
  • Modifying Tabs on the Ruler
  • Setting Tabs in the Tabs Dialog Box
  • Setting Tab Leaders
  • Setting Bar Tabs
  • Setting Mixed Tabs
  • Removing Tabs

Unit 10: Working with Pages

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  • Changing Page Margins
  • Setting Custom Margins
  • Changing Page Orientation
  • Changing Paper Sizing
  • Setting Custom Paper Sizes
  • Inserting Page Breaks
  • Removing Page Breaks
  • Inserting Page Numbers
  • Formatting Page Numbers
  • Removing Page Numbers

Unit 11: Printing Your Documents

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  • Understanding Printing
  • Previewing your Document
  • Quick Printing
  • Selecting a Printer
  • Printing the Current Page
  • Specifying a Range of Pages
  • Specifying the Number of Copies

Unit 12: Working with PDF Documents

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  • Understanding PDF Documents
  • Saving a Document as a PDF
  • Viewing a PDF File in Reader
  • Opening and Editing a PDF in Word

Unit 13: Multiple Documents

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  • Opening Multiple Documents
  • Switching between Open Documents
  • Arranging All
  • Viewing Side By Side
  • Synchronised Scrolling
  • Resetting the Window Position

Unit 14: SmartArt

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  • Understanding SmartArt
  • Inserting a SmartArt Graphic
  • Inserting Text
  • Adding Shapes Below
  • Adding Shapes above
  • Adding Shapes Before and After
  • Adding an Assistant
  • Promoting and Demoting Positions
  • Switching SmartArt Right to Left
  • Positioning SmartArt
  • Resizing SmartArt
  • Applying a Different Layout
  • Applying a Colour Scheme
  • Applying a SmartArt Style
  • Deleting SmartArt Shapes

Unit 15: Getting Help

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  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Accessing the Help Window
  • Navigating the Help Window
  • Using the Office Website
  • Googling Help
  • Printing a Help Topic


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(5.00 out of 5) Julie C [ 08 May, 2017 ]
I have learned a lot today, the facilitator was very knowledgeable and answered all questions with a great explanation.
(5.00 out of 5) Samantha Z [ 08 May, 2017 ]
Andrew was direct and to the point, he was patient and helpful, when asking questions. He was clear and precise and easy to understand using uncomplicated words. He was willing to answer any question at any time and did not rush through any topic

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(5.00 out of 5) Craig G [ 05 April, 2017 ]
Great course, I wish I would have completed it earlier, it would have saved me so much time and negative energy.
(5.00 out of 5) Helen W [ 29 March, 2017 ]
This was a refresher course for me. I found that I picked up new info and it was great to reinforce my knowledge from the last course.

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