Microsoft Office Word (Level 2)

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About this Course

In this 1 day instructor-led course, students will further build on the skills acquired in the Microsoft Word basic course. Students will learn to use styles and outlines, and how to format tables. Then they will insert SmartArt diagrams, work with shapes, and format text graphically. They will also learn how to format a document by adding sections, columns, and design elements such as watermarks and themes. In addition, they will use Track Changes and prepare documents for sharing and exporting. Finally, students will learn how to work with fields and perform a mail merge.

Audience Profile

This course is designed for students who wish to use Microsoft Word to create and modify complex documents and use tools that allow them to customize those documents.


To ensure success, students should be comfortable in the Windows 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. Before starting this course, students should have completed the following course or possess the equivalent knowledge:

  • Microsoft® Office Word 2013: Level 1

Course Outline

Unit 1: Styles and outlines

  • Topic A: Examining formatting
  • Topic B: Working with styles
  • Topic C: Working with outlines

Unit 2: Table formatting

  • Topic A: Table design options
  • Topic B: Table data

Unit 3: Illustrations

  • Topic A: Creating diagrams
  • Topic B: Working with shapes
  • Topic C: Formatting text graphically

Unit 4: Advanced document formatting

  • Topic A: Creating and formatting sections
  • Topic B: Working with columns
  • Topic C: Document design

Unit 5: Document sharing

  • Topic A: Document properties
  • Topic B: Tracking changes
  • Topic C: Finalizing documents

Unit 6: Mail Merge

  • Topic A: Form letters
  • Topic B: Data sources for the recipient list
  • Topic C: Mailing labels and envelopes