Microsoft Word: Word Essentials

Microsoft® Word 2016 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 2016 to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.

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In this course, you will learn fundamental Word 2016 skills.

You will:

  • Navigate and perform common tasks in Word, such as opening, viewing, editing, saving, and printing documents, and configuring the application.
  • Format text and paragraphs.
  • Perform repetitive operations efficiently using tools such as Find and Replace, Format Painter, and Styles.
  • Enhance lists by sorting, renumbering, and customizing list styles.
  • Create and format tables.
  • Insert graphic objects into a document, including symbols, special characters, illustrations, pictures, and clip art.
  • Format the overall appearance of a page through page borders and colors, watermarks, headers and footers, and page layout.
  • Use Word features to help identify and correct problems with spelling, grammar, readability, and accessibility.


This course is intended for students who want to learn basic Word 2016 skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.



To ensure your success in this course, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows®, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and access websites using a web browser.

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word

Topic A: Navigate in Microsoft Word

- Word 2016

- Differences Between the Word Desktop Application and Mobile App

- Features Not in the Word Mobile App

- Universal Apps

- Office Online Apps

- Word Documents

- Other Documents

- The Word Application Window

- The Ribbon

- Other Ribbon Components

- Document Views

- Tell Me

- Help

- The Zoom Bar

- Zoom Options

- Scroll Bars

- Keyboard Navigation

- The Navigation Pane

- How to Navigate within a Word Document

- Navigating within a Word Document

Topic B: Create and Save Word Documents

- New Document

- The Backstage View

- Templates

- Text Entry

- Text from a File

- AutoCorrect

- Save Options

- Text Formatting Marks

- How to Create and Save Word Documents

- Creating and Saving a New Document

- Saving a Document to a Different File

- Saving Revisions in the Current File

- Microsoft OneDrive

- Signing in to Office 365 and OneDrive (Optional Instructor Demo)

- Word Online

- Navigating in Word Online (Optional Instructor Demo)

Topic C: Manage Your Workspace

- Window Views

- Window Closing Behavior

- How to Manage the Word Document Workspace

- Managing the Workspace

Topic D: Edit Documents

- Text Selection Techniques

- How to Select Text

- Selecting Text

- The Clipboard Task Pane

- Paste Options

- Drag and Drop

- Undo and Repeat/Redo

- How to Copy and Move Text

- How to Undo and Redo Edits

- Copying and Moving Text

- Paragraph Structure

- Text Deletion

- How to Control Paragraph Structure

- Editing to Control Paragraph Structure

Topic E: Preview and Print Documents

- Preview and Print Options

- How to Preview and Print a Document

- Previewing and Printing a Document

Topic F: Customize the Word Environment

- Word Options

- Office Themes

- Quick Access Toolbar

- How to Customize the Word Interface

- Customizing the Word User Interface


Lesson 2: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Topic A: Apply Character Formatting

- The Font Group

- Font Options

- Galleries

- The Mini Toolbar

- Task Panes

- How to Apply Font Options

- Applying Font Options

- Text Highlighting Options

- How to Apply Text Highlighting

- Highlighting Text

Topic B: Control Paragraph Layout

- The Paragraph Group

- Margins

- Paragraph Alignment Options

- Hyphenation Options

- How to Control Paragraph Alignment Options

- Changing Alignment and Hyphenation

- Rulers

- Indents

- Indent Markers

- Indentation Options

- The Tab Character

- How to Control Paragraph Indentation

- Changing Paragraph Indentation

- Line and Paragraph Spacing

- How to Control Line and Paragraph Spacing

- Setting Line and Paragraph Spacing

Topic C: Align Text Using Tabs

- Custom Tab Stops

- Types of Custom Tab Stops

- The Tabs Dialog Box

- How to Align Text Using Tabs

- Guidelines for Using Tabs and Indents

- Aligning Text Using Tabs

Topic D: Display Text in Bulleted or Numbered Lists

- Lists

- Bulleted Lists

- Numbered Lists

- How to Create Bulleted and Numbered Lists

- Creating a Bulleted List

Topic E: Apply Borders and Shading

- Borders

- Types of Borders

- Shading

- The Borders and Shading Dialog Box

- How to Apply Borders and Shading

- Adding Borders and Shading


Lesson 3: Working More Efficiently

Topic A: Make Repetitive Edits

- Find and Replace

- Find Options

- Find and Replace Formatting

- Wildcard Search

- How to Use Find and Replace to Make Repetitive Edits

- How to Find and Replace Formatting

- Using Find and Replace to Edit

Topic B: Apply Repetitive Formatting

- The Reveal Formatting Task Pane

- How to Reveal Formatting

- Format Painter

- Repeat Format

- How to Repeat Format Changes

- Copying and Repeating Formats

- Clear Formatting Options

- How to Clear Formatting

- Clearing Formatting

Topic C: Use Styles to Streamline Repetitive Formatting Tasks

- Styles

- Benefits of Styles

- Types of Word Styles

- Where Styles Are Saved

- Quick Style Sets

- The Styles Task Pane

- Guidelines to Get Formatting Under Control

- How to Create and Apply Word Styles

- Creating and Applying Styles


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