In this course, you'll learn how to use Word 2013 to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.
These days, most people take electronic word-processing for granted and we expect to use a computer to create the majority of our documents. Microsoft Word 2013 is designed to help you move smoothly through the task of creating professional looking documents.


This course is intended for delegates who want to learn the fundamentals skills of working with Microsoft Word 2013. 

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and work with basic Word 2013 tools and features
  • Edit text in a Word document
  • Modify the appearance of text in a Word document
  • Organise data in tables and lists
  • Insert special characters and graphical objects
  • Control the appearance of pages in a Word document
  • Proof a document
  • Customise the Word environment

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word 

  • Topic 1A: Identify the Components of the Word Interface 
  • Topic 1B: Create a Word Document 
  • Topic 1C: Help 

Lesson 2: Editing a Document 

  • Topic 2A: Navigate and Select Text 
  • Topic 2B: Modify Text 
  • Topic 2C: Find and Replace Text 

Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs 

  • Topic 3A: Apply Character Formatting 
  • Topic 3B: Align Text Using Tabs 
  • Topic 3C: Display Text as List Items 
  • Topic 3D: Control Paragraph Layout 
  • Topic 3E: Apply Borders and Shading 
  • Topic 3F: Apply Styles 
  • Topic 3G: Manage Formatting 

Lesson 4: Adding Tables 

  • Topic 4A: Insert a Table 
  • Topic 4B: Modify a Table 
  • Topic 4C: Format a Table 
  • Topic 4D: Convert Text to a Table 

Lesson 5: Managing Lists 

  • Topic 5A: Sort a List 
  • Topic 5B: Renumber a List 
  • Topic 5C: Customise a List 

Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects 

  • Topic 6A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters 
  • Topic 6B: Add Images to a Document 

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance 

  • Topic 7A: Apply a Page Border and Color 
  • Topic 7B: Add a Watermark 
  • Topic 7C: Add Headers and Footers 
  • Topic 7D: Control Page Layout 

Lesson 8: Proofing a Document 

  • Topic 8A: Check Spelling and Grammar 
  • Topic 8B: Other Proofing Tools 
  • Topic 8C: Check Accessibility 

Lesson 9: Customising the Word Environment 

  • Topic 9A: Customise the Word Interface 
  • Topic 9B: Additional Save Options


  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows – minimise, maximise, open and close