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Northwest Missouri State University

Microsoft Word 2013

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  1. Program Fundamentals
    1. Learn about the main parts of the program screen, how to give commands, use help, and about new features in Word 2013.
  2. Getting Started with Documents
    1. Goes through the most basic commands for working with text, such as inserting and deleting, selecting, and replacing text.
  3. Working With and Editing Text
    1. Deals with how to work with text when you insert and edit it in the document.
  4. Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
    1. Learn how to change the appearance, size, and color of the characters in your documents. Also learn the ins and outs of formatting paragraphs: aligning text to the left, right, and center of the page; increasing a paragraph’s line spacing; and indenting paragraphs. Describes how to add borders to paragraphs and how to create bulleted and number lists.
  5. Formatting the Page
    1. Looks at how to change the appearance of entire pages. Also explains how to add a header or footer that appears at the top or bottom of every page in your document, how to control where the page breaks, and how to use multiple page formats.
  6. Working with Themes and Styles
    1. Covers formatting features that can save time when creating and formating documents.
  7. Working with Shapes and Pictures
    1. Explains how to use Word’s drawing tools to insert shapes and text boxes in your documents; how to insert pictures and clip art; and how to format pictures, shapes, and clip art.
  8. Working with WordArt, SmartArt, and Charts
    1. Explains how you can incorporate three types of objects into your documents to give them pizzazz and present information in an organized manner.
  9. Working with Tables
    1. A table neatly arranges text and data in a grid, organized by columns and rows. Tables can be used in place of tab stops to organize and layout information in an attractive, organized manner.
  10. Working with Mailings
    1. Takes you step-by-step through the mail merge process.
  11. Using Collaborative Editing Tools
    1. Word includes tools such as track changes and comparing documents that allow you to examine suggested changes and choose whether or not to include them in the final draft.
  12. Working with Outlines, Long Documents, and References
    1. Takes a look at how Word can help you work with outlines and long documents. Learn how to add cross-references, bookmarks, footnotes, a table of contents, an index, a bibliography and other reference tools.
  13. Working with Templates
    1. Learn how to save time creating similar documents using templates.
  14. Working with Forms
    1. Word forms have several major advantages over the traditional paper type of forms. The greatest benefit of a Word form is that you can complete it in Word—saving you time, effort, and paper.  Another advantage of a Word form is you can provide the user with information and prompts to help them complete the form.
  15. Customizing Word
    1. Focuses on how to customize the Ribbon, the Quick Access Toolbar, and AutoCorrect. Also discusses how to access and review the default options for a program.
  16. More Topics
    1. Learn how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar and work with AutoCorrect. Also learn more about how to customize word by changing its default options, viewing document properties, finding a document on your computer, recovering documents when Word crashes, and repairing Word when it does not work properly.