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Microsoft Word 2013 Foundation courseware | Training materials for computer trainers | Microsoft Office 2013 courseware training and IT tutorials bundle.

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The Microsoft Word 2013 screen

  • Starting Microsoft Word 2013
  • The Microsoft Word 2013 opening screen
  • To create a new blank document
  • The levels of command organisation
  • The file tab
  • Ribbon tabs
  • Groups
  • Dialog box launcher

Starting to use Microsoft Word 2013

  • Using the default Microsoft Word document
  • Saving Microsoft Word documents
  • Opening and closing documents
  • Save as
  • Creating a new, blank document using a keyboard shortcut
  • Using help within Microsoft Word
  • Alt key help
  • Closing Microsoft Word

Using templates to create documents

  • Creating new documents using different templates
  • Using online templates

Manipulating text

  • Select, then format
  • Selecting text
  • Inserting, deleting, undo and redo
  • Copying text within a document
  • Moving (cutting) text within a document

Microsoft Word 2013 text formatting

  • What is text formatting?
  • Font type
  • Font size
  • Decrease and increase font size icons
  • Font size keyboard shortcut
  • Bold, italic and underline
  • Subscript and superscript
  • Case changing
  • Highlighting
  • Font colour
  • Copying text formatting
  • Removing formatting
  • Using zoom
  • Inserting special characters and symbols

Microsoft Word 2013 paragraph formatting

  • What is paragraph formatting?
  • Paragraph marks
  • Soft paragraph (line break) marks
  • Recommended techniques for aligning and indenting text
  • Aligning text
  • Indenting paragraphs
  • Applying single or double line spacing within paragraphs
  • Applying spacing above or below paragraphs
  • Using paragraph spacing rather than using the return key
  • Applying bullets to a list
  • Applying numbering to a list
  • Modifying bullet and numbering formatting
  • Removing bullet or numbering formatting

Borders and shading within Microsoft Word 2013

  • Using borders and shading
  • Adding a border
  • Modifying borders
  • Adding shading
  • Modifying your shading
  • Applying borders to selected text


  • Tab stops
  • Displaying the ruler
  • Setting and removing tabs using the ruler
  • Viewing tab marks using the show/hide icon

Microsoft Word 2013 styles

  • What are styles?
  • Applying styles

Using Word 2013 design themes

  • Applying a design theme
  • Applying a theme colour
  • Apply a customised font

Microsoft Word 2013 page formatting

  • What is page formatting?
  • Page orientation
  • Changing the page size
  • Page margins
  • Inserting page breaks
  • Deleting page breaks
  • Use page breaks rather than repeatedly pressing the return key
  • Headers and footers
  • Easy header and footer creation
  • Page numbering
  • Header and footer fields
  • Editing text within a header or footer
  • Cover pages
  • Applying automatic hyphenation

Word 2013 views and document navigation

  • Switching between Word views
  • Using the zoom tool
  • Navigating through documents


  • Using tables
  • Inserting a table
  • Navigating within a table
  • Selecting and editing text within a table
  • Selecting cells, rows, columns or the entire table
  • Inserting and deleting rows and columns
  • Modifying column width or row height
  • Modifying the table width
  • Modifying table styles

Using graphics within Microsoft Word

  • Types of graphics that you can insert into Word 2013
  • Inserting pictures
  • Inserting online pictures
  • Inserting shapes
  • Inserting SmartArt
  • Inserting a chart
  • Modifying the chart type
  • Modifying the chart style
  • Modifying the chart data
  • Inserting a screenshot
  • Selecting, resizing and deleting graphics
  • Copying or moving graphics

Finding and replacing text within a Microsoft 2013 document

  • Using find and replace
  • Finding text
  • Replacing text

Using multiple open documents

  • Multitasking with Word 2013
  • Switching between open documents
  • Tiling or cascading documents on your screen
  • Comparing documents side by side
  • Copying or moving selected items between documents

Microsoft Word 2013 mail merge

  • What is mail merging?
  • Starting the mail merge wizard
  • Mail merge wizard – step 1 of 6 ‘select document type’
  • Mail merge wizard – step 2 of 6 ‘select starting document’
  • Mail merge wizard – step 3 of 6 ‘select recipients’
  • Mail merge wizard – step 4 of 6 ‘write your letter’
  • Mail merge wizard – step 5 of 6: previewing your letters
  • Mail merge wizard – step 6 of 6 printing options
  • Creating a mailing list to be used within a mail merge
  • Merging a mailing list to produce labels

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