Microsoft Word Training Resources
Below you will find useful informational articles , including tips and tricks, how-to articles etc. Content is updated on a weekly basis. We also offer training training on Microsoft Word.
Word Learning Resources:
Starting a Document in Word
Before you can begin using the many features of Microsoft Word 2013, you need to know several basic skills and concepts. Identifying word processing functions and Word screen components, creating and opening a document, and moving around within a document are the foundations you will build on in this course. Read more.
Starting a Document in Word
Word lets you begin working in documents in two ways: by typing into a new, blank document, or by opening an existing document. New and Open commands are reached, using the mouse method of navigating, by clicking the File Ribbon Tab first. Read more.
Moving the Cursor Point
The text you type appears wherever the insertion/cursor point is positioned in the current document. Moving the insertion point around the screen is a critical part of creating and editing documents. To move the insertion point around the screen, you can use either the keyboard or the mouse. Read more.
Modifying Page Breaks
Word automatically determines where each page of a document should begin and end by inserting automatic page breaks. As you create and edit multipage documents, you might find that you need to manipulate the automatic page breaks. You can quickly create a manual (forced) page break by clicking the Page Break button in the Pages group on the Insert tab. Read more.
Selecting Text in Word
efore executing many Word commands, you need to highlight, or select, the section of text to which a command applies. When you select text, all punctuation, blank lines, and special characters within the highlighted area are included. Read more.
Moving and Copying Text
Word enables you to cut and paste blocks of text from one part of a document to another. When you cut a selected portion of text, the text is removed from the document and placed on the Clipboard, a temporary storage area. When you paste text, a copy of the text on the Clipboard is placed into the document. The cut piece of text remains on the Clipboard until another block of text is placed on the Clipboard or until you shut down your computer. Read more.
Sorting in Microsoft Word
In a document, you might need to arrange a list of single line items, a group of multiple line paragraphs, or the rows of items in a table into alphabetical or numerical order. Word lets you sort lines and paragraphs of document text and rows of table information into logically defined sequences. Read more.
Calculating in Word Tables
Word lets you perform calculations on numerical table data and display the results in the table. For example, you can add a row or column of numbers, or you can add, subtract, multiply, or divide the contents of individual cells. Entering calculations into a table, instead of typing in the results, ensures that any changes you make to the table’s data are automatically reflected in the calculated results whenever you update the table. Read more.
Protecting Word documents
You can protect a document from being viewed by an unauthorized user, by using a password, which combine upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Important note, always use a password that you can remember so that you don't have to write it down. Read more.
Tracking Changes in Microsoft Word
In this article, we will learn how to, track changes made to your document and navigate through tracked changes. When change tracking is enabled, Word will keep track of the changes that are made. This includes text insertions, deletions, new images, and more. Read more.
Tracking Changes in Microsoft Word - Part B
In this article, we will learn how to accept and reject changes, show and hide markup. The real strength of markup in Word is the ability to accept and reject changes made to a document. This feature allows you to have others work on your document, but still give you control over any changes that they make. Read more.
Templates allow you to create a boilerplate document that can be used over and over. For example, if you look at some of the pre-built templates included in Microsoft Word, you will see letters, reports, flyers, and many more document types that you can customize. Read more.
Adding Comments in Word
To insert a comment, first select the text that you would like to comment on. If you want to comment on just one word, you can place your cursor anywhere inside that word. Read more.
Changing Styles in Word
In Word 2013 style sets are displayed in a gallery, rather than being hidden in a drop-down command as they were in previous editions. Click to open the Design tab and you will see this gallery displayed in the Document Formatting group on the ribbon. Read more.
One of the quickest and simplest ways to create your own custom style is to base it off of formatting that has been used for existing text in your document. Use your cursor to highlight the title of the current sample document. Read more.
Managing Styles in MS Word
To manage the various styles that exist within your document, first open the Styles task pane (click Home -> Styles). Next, at the bottom of the pane, click Manage Styles. Read more.
Quick Style Gallery and Style Inspector
One of the great features about the Quick Style gallery is its customizability; this includes the ability to remove any styles you do not use or need. On the Home tab, remove the Module 9 style from the style gallery by right-clicking on it and clicking Remove from Quick Style Gallery. Read more.