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Velsoft’s Microsoft Word 365 courseware is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with Word quickly. By the end of this course, students should be comfortable with creating, saving, and sharing a basic document that contains text, graphics, and formatting. Students will also become familiar with using and customizing the Microsoft Word interface.

This Microsoft Word 365 course is divided into nine lessons, which each include an activity to complete, a summary of the material covered, and review questions to answer.

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About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How to Use This Book

Lesson 1: Getting Started With Word

TOPIC A: Identify the Components of the Word Interface

Microsoft Office Word 365

Word Documents

The Word Application Window

The Ribbon

The Backstage View

Task Panes


Activity 1-1: Identifying the Elements of the Word Interface

TOPIC B: Create a Word Document

Creating a Blank Document

Default Typing Options

Formatting Marks

Save Options

Sharing a Document

Preview and Print Options

Activity 1-2: Creating a Word Document

TOPIC C: Use Document Views

View Features

Page Movement

Document Views

Window Views

Zoom Options

Activity 1-3: Changing the Document View

TOPIC D: Help Features

Using Tell Me

Using the Help Tab

Using the Help Task Pane

Activity 1-4: Getting Help in Microsoft Word 365


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Editing a Document

TOPIC A: Navigate and Select Text

Scroll Bars

Keyboard Navigation

Text Selection

Activity 2-1: Navigating and Selecting Text

TOPIC B: Modify Text

Text Editing Options

The Clipboard Task Pane

Paste Options

Live Preview

The Undo Command

The Redo Command

Activity 2-2: Modifying Text

TOPIC C: Find and Replace Text

The Navigation Pane

The Find and Replace Dialog Box

Find Options

Find and Replace with Wildcards

Activity 2-3: Finding and Replacing Text


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Formatting Text And Paragraphs

TOPIC A: Apply Character Formatting


The Mini Toolbar

Font Options

Text Highlighting Options

The Format Painter

Activity 3-1: Applying Character Formatting

TOPIC B: Align Text Using Tabs



Tab Stops on a Ruler

The Tabs Dialog Box

Activity 3-2: Align Text Using Tabs

TOPIC C: Display Text as List Items


Bulleted Lists

Numbered Lists

List Appearance Customization Options

Activity 3-3: Displaying Text as List Items

TOPIC D: Control Paragraph Layout


Paragraph Alignment Options


Indent Markers

Indentation Options

Spacing Options


Activity 3-4: Controlling Paragraph Layout

TOPIC E: Apply Borders and Shading



The Borders and Shading Dialog Box

Activity 3-5: Applying Borders and Shading

TOPIC F: Apply Styles

Word Styles

Style Sets

The Styles Task Pane

Applying Styles

Activity 3-6: Applying Styles

TOPIC G: Manage Formatting

The Reveal Formatting Task Pane

Clear Formatting Options

Find and Replace Text Formatting Options

Activity 3-7: Managing Formatting


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Adding Tables

TOPIC A: Insert a Table


Using Tables to Control Page Layout

Table Creation Options

Quick Tables

Inserting Excel Data

Table Navigation Methods

Activity 4-1: Inserting a Table

TOPIC B: Modify a Table

Table Selection Methods

The Table Tools – Layout Contextual Tab

The Table Properties Dialog Box

Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns

Moving and Resizing Rows and Columns

Customizing Cell Margins

Setting Table Titles

Activity 4-2: Modifying a Table

TOPIC C: Format a Table

Table Styles

Table Fonts

The Table Tools – Design Contextual Tab

Activity 4-3: Formatting a Table

TOPIC D: Convert Text to a Table

The Convert Text to Table Dialog Box

The Convert Table to Text Dialog Box

Activity 4-4: Converting Text to a Table


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Managing Lists

TOPIC A: Sort a List

Sort Types

Sort Fields

Sorting Text

Activity 5-1: Sorting a List

TOPIC B: Renumber a List

Renumbering Options

Activity 5-2: Renumbering a List

TOPIC C: Customize a List

Multilevel Lists

Increasing and Decreasing List Levels

List Styles

The Multilevel List Gallery

List Appearance Formatting Options

Activity 5-3: Customizing a List


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Adding Graphics

TOPIC A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters


Special Characters

Activity 6-1: Inserting Symbols and Special Characters

TOPIC B: Add Images to a Document


Local Pictures

Online Pictures


The Screenshot Tool

The Picture Tools – Format Contextual Tab

Activity 6-2: Adding Images to a Document

TOPIC C: Add Media to a Document

Inserting 3D Models

Working with 3D Models

Video Links

Inserting a Video

Playing a Video

Activity 6-3: Add Media to a Document


Review Questions

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance

TOPIC A: Apply a Page Border and Color

Page Borders

Border Options

Page Color Options

Activity 7-1: Applying a Page Border and Color

TOPIC B: Add a Watermark


The Printed Watermark Dialog Box

Activity 7-2: Adding a Watermark

TOPIC C: Add Headers and Footers

Inserting Page Numbers

Headers and Footers

The Header & Footer Tools – Design Tab

Activity 7-3: Adding Headers and Footers

TOPIC D: Control Page Layout

Margin Options

Page Orientation

Vertical Alignment Options

The Paper Size Option

Page Breaks

The Page Setup Dialog Box

Activity 7-4: Controlling Page Layout


Review Questions

Lesson 8: Proofing a Document

TOPIC A: Check Spelling and Grammar

Spelling and Grammar Check Options

The Dictionary

The Readability Statistics Dialog Box

The Word Count Dialog Box

Activity 8-1: Checking Spelling and Grammar

TOPIC B: Other Proofing Tools

The Thesaurus

The Thesaurus Task Pane

The Translator

Smart Lookup

The Researcher

The Research Options Dialog Box

Activity 8-2: Using Other Proofing Tools

TOPIC C: Check Accessibility


Section 508

Accessibility Checker

Adding Alternative Text to Objects

Activity 8-3: Checking Accessibility

TOPIC D: Using Accessibility Features

Using the Speech Reader

Launching Learning Tools

Using the Immersive – Learning Tools Tab

Activity 8-4: Using Accessibility Features


Review Questions

Lesson 9: Advanced Topics

TOPIC A: Customize the Word Interface

The Word Options Dialog Box

Customizing the Ribbon

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

The AutoCorrect Dialog Box

The AutoCorrect Tab


Activity 9-1: Customizing the Word Interface

TOPIC B: Additional Save Options

Word 365 File Formats

Compatibility Checker

Configuring AutoSave and AutoRecover

Using AutoRecover

Recovering an Unsaved Document

Activity 9-2: Setting Additional Save Options

TOPIC C: Manage Additional File Types

Opening Non-Native Files in Microsoft Word

Opening and Editing PDF Documents

Appending Text to a Document

Linking to Other Documents

Activity 9-3: Managing Additional File Types


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 1-2

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson Lab 3-3

Lesson Lab 3-4

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 4-2

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson Lab 5-2

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Lesson 7

Lesson Lab 7-1

Lesson Lab 7-2

Lesson 8

Lesson Lab 8-1

Lesson Lab 8-2

Lesson 9

Lesson Lab 9-1

Lesson Lab 9-2

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary

Next Steps


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet



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