Intermediate Microsoft Word

Duration: 1 Day


The course builds on the topics taught during the Fundamentals course, teaching users to format a long document, including the use of headers, footers and page numbering; create newspaper-style columns and work with documents and files from other applications, e.g. Excel and PowerPoint.


A reasonable working knowledge of Word or previous attendance on the Introduction to Word course.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Brief recap on fundamentals

  • Efficient text selection
  • Efficient document selection

Working with tables

  • Inserting a table and “drawing” it
  • Column widths and row heights
  • Selecting table elements
  • Setting indents to columns; inserting and deleting rows and columns
  • Splitting tables
  • AutoFormatting tables; aligning text
  • Using formulae in tables

Headers and Footers

  • Using Headers and Footers to create running titles
  • Defining a different header or footer for the first page
  • Inserting page numbers and other fields
  • Using the Section command to allow variable headers and footers throughout a document

Using Paragraph styles

  • Using Word’s built-in styles e.g. Heading 1, Heading 2 etc.
  • Creating new styles based on existing formatting
  • Understanding the “based-on” feature
  • Modifying the attributes of a style
  • Importing styles from other documents

Word’s “Desktop-publising” capabilities

  • Using Section formatting to produce newspaper–style columns
  • Importing and positioning graphics e.g. charts from Excel
  • Using “drop caps”
  • Setting text wrap around graphics
  • Using the drawing tools
  • Applying document backgrounds

Long document features

  • Page numbering without headers or footers
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Global search and replace including special characters and formatting
  • Inserting whole files and ranges of text (bookmarks) in the current file
  • Using the Outline view to restructure a document
  • Using the AutoSummarise feature
  • Using footnotes
  • Hyphenation check


  • Using Word to perform a mail merge
  • Introduction to Macro recording
  • Customising toolbars
  • Creation of templates for re–use of standard documents

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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