How to Use This Course
Computer programs of all types are part of the daily lives for most of us today. This eight-week video course walks you through how to use Microsoft Word® so that you can use it as easily and efficiently as possible whether you are doing your homework, creating a resume for work, typing a list of things to do, or writing the next bestselling novel.
This eight-week introduction to Microsoft Word begins with the basics of the toolbars and status bar and works through highlighting text, using the format painter, displaying non-print characters, formatting paragraphs, inserting symbols and page breaks, using spell checker and auto correct, adjusting the contrast of an image, and much more.
Week 1: Becoming familiar with the title bar, menu bar, standard toolbar, formatting toolbar, and status bar
Week 2: Creating a new document, entering and deleting text, changing font size and color, highlighting text, using format painter, saving document
Week 3: Displaying non-print characters, setting and clearing tabs, changing paragraph alignment, adding numbers and bullets, adding indents, changing spacing between paragraphs
Week 4: Inserting date and time, inserting symbols, inserting and editing page headers and footers, adding page numbers, adding manual page breaks
Week 5: Checking spelling, using auto spell checker, using autocorrect, adding to autocorrect, finding and replacing text in a document, using print preview
Week 6: Adding graphics and clipart; controlling text flow around a graphic; resizing and rotating a graphic; adjusting contrast, brightness, and compression
Week 7: Adding tables: navigating in a table, adding and editing text in a table, adding rows and columns, adjusting rows and columns, deleting rows and columns
Week 8: Adding textboxes, adding and formatting text in textboxes, controlling text flow within a textbox, resizing and formatting a textbox