Online Class: Microsoft Word 2021

This online Microsoft Word 2021 course will teach you everything you need to know to become an expert on the world's most popular word processing program.

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Course Description

Microsoft Word Mastery: From Novice to Pro in 14 Lessons

In the modern age of technology, Microsoft Word stands tall as a stalwart of word processing applications. With a staggering 250 million monthly users as of 2021, Microsoft Word's dominance in the business world, academic sector, and among individuals is unequivocal.

Microsoft Word is not just a tool; it's a skill set. Regardless of one's personal preference, interacting with businesses, universities, or collaborators often implies dealing with documents created in Word. Hence, mastering its features doesn't just represent a desire for proficiency; it becomes a necessity.

Course Overview:
In this comprehensive online course, you will not only learn the foundational elements of Microsoft Word but also delve deep into its intricate features. We ensure a seamless transition from a beginner's perspective to the nuanced approach of an advanced user.

The curriculum is structured meticulously. We initiate with an understanding of Word's core features, ensuring a solid foundation. Subsequently, you will discover the flexibility and depth of Word's formatting capabilities, allowing you to craft documents that truly resonate with your intent, whether it's a business proposal, an academic paper, or a personal project.

Ever wondered how professionals create uniformly styled documents or sleek brochures with intricate layouts? You'll uncover these secrets as you dive deeper into the course. Our lessons are enriched with HD video tutorials, detailed screenshots, and step-by-step directions, catering to different learning styles.

Course Highlights:

  1. Document Design & Customization: Learn to harness Word's powerful formatting tools, allowing you to sculpt the aesthetics of your document as per your vision.
  2. Collaborative Tools: Engage in real-world scenarios where documents are shared among teams. Explore features like comments, track changes, and more, ensuring smooth collaborative efforts.
  3. Advanced Features: Delve into sophisticated tools, from desktop publishing to managing intricate, lengthy documents with ease.

Detailed Curriculum:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2021: Embarking on your journey with an overview of Word's interface and its primary tools.

  • Lesson 2: Crafting & Styling Documents: From creation to saving, explore document structuring and application of styles for a cohesive look.

  • Lesson 3: Dynamic Headers & Footers: Dive into the nuanced world of headers and footers, enhancing document professionalism.

  • Lesson 4: Textual Mastery: Techniques for adding, editing, and maneuvering text within your document.

  • Lesson 5: Advanced Styling: Harness heading and paragraph styles to ensure consistent document design.

  • Lesson 6: Visual Enhancements: Incorporate images, shapes, and apply artistic effects to elevate your document's visual appeal.

  • Lesson 7: Table Creation & Formatting: From simple tables to complex grids, understand how to best present data within your document.

  • Lesson 8: Desktop Publishing with Word: Transform Word from a simple word processor to a powerful publishing tool.

  • Lesson 9: Long Document Management: Tackle extended texts with ease, from academic papers to business reports.

  • Lesson 10: Mastering Mail Merge: Streamline mass communications, from event invitations to business letters.

  • Lesson 11: Proofing & Editing Suite: Utilize Word's arsenal of tools to ensure document accuracy and coherence.

  • Lesson 12: Collaborative Revisions: Understand revision features for seamless document collaborations.

  • Lesson 13: Harnessing Preset Templates: Speed up your workflow by leveraging Word's vast library of templates.

  • Lesson 14: Automating with Macros: Delve into automation, reducing repetitive tasks and enhancing productivity.

Note: While owning MS Word isn't obligatory for course completion, it's recommended to practice alongside for a holistic learning experience.

With this course, you aren't just learning an application. You're equipping yourself with a skill set that's invaluable in today's digital age. Whether you're eyeing a corporate role, pursuing academics, or managing personal projects, proficiency in Microsoft Word is an asset that will undeniably set you apart. Join us, and by the end of these 14 lessons, you'll be well on your way to becoming a Microsoft Word maestro.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2021

Microsoft Word is the ultimate word processor providing features and reliability that match any skillset. Whether you're a novice typist or a professional newsletter publisher, Microsoft Word is designed for you. Additional lesson topics: New Features; Learn Microsoft Word; How to Navigate Word 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Motive for Learning Word Processing
  • Complete Assignment: Word Processing Skill Level
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: How to Create, Format, Style and Save Word Documents

In this lesson we'll cover the basics of creating, formatting, styling and saving your Microsoft Word documents. Additional lesson topics: How to Change Page Margins; How to Adjust Margins; How to Save Documents 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Using Headers and Footers

Headers and footers allow you to customize Word documents in a way that allows you to repeat important information without having to duplicate or retype the same information over and over again (such as page numbers and chapter headings). Additional lesson topics: How to Remove a Footer; Using Sections and Section Breaks in Microsoft Word; A Close Look at Headers and Footers; How to Insert a Header 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Adding and Editing Your Text

This lesson reviews how to open a document, add content to a document, edit the content, and stylize the content with several common (and not so common) formatting features. Additional lesson topics: How to Find and Replace Text; How to Edit HTML using Microsoft Word; Adding and Editing Text in Microsoft Word; Editor Writing Assistant 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video A
  • Lesson 4 Video B : Entering and Editing Text
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: How to Use Heading and Paragraph Styles in Word

This lesson focuses on these heading and paragraph styles pre-installed in Word. Additional lesson topics: How to Set Paragraph Formatting in Word; Apply styles; Customize or create new styles in Word 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Adding Pictures, Shapes, and Applying Artistic Effects

Word offers amazing features to add and edit your photos, create shapes, and apply professional-grade artistic effects to your designs. Once you learn these tools, you'll be able to create multi-million dollar looking projects with just a few clicks. Additional lesson topics: How to Create a SmartArt Graphic; Review of Adding Graphics to MS Word Documents; How to Add a Drawing; How to Add ClipArt 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video A
  • Lesson 6 Video B : Adding Images and Graphics
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Creating and Formatting Simple and Complex Tables

This lesson reviews how to create simple and complex tables, as well as how to format and stylize tables as well as do advanced functions, such as calculations. Additional lesson topics: Create a Table of Contents; How to Insert a Table; Table Formatting Tips; How to Apply Table Styles 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video A
  • Lesson 7 Video B : Creating and Editing Tables
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Using Word for Desktop Publishing

This lesson reviews some of the specific tools MS Word offers for desktop publishing, such as creating a newsletter, column-based design, setting margins, using pre-set designs, and watermarking. Additional lesson topics: Create Newsletter-Style Columns; Using Word as a Desktop Publisher; Add a Watermark; Add Columns to Your Page Layout 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Using MS Word Advanced Features for Long Documents

This lessons discussion advanced features available for longer and more technical documents, such as creating section and chapter titles, creating a table of contents, creating placeholders, creating bibliographies, and indexes. Additional lesson topics: MS Word and Accessibility; Technical Documents; Adding Chapter Numbers to Captions; Recovering Lost Word Documents; Applying and Customizing Word Themes 18 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video A
  • Lesson 9 Video B : Creating, Managing, and Editing Technical Documents
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: How to Mail Merge

This lesson will review everything you need to know to become an expert using Mail Merge in Microsoft Word. We'll start from the beginning, going over setting up data, initiating the mail merge feature, selecting the correct data for the merge, previewing results, and completing the merge. Additional lesson topics: Mail Merge Tutorial; Print Mailing Labels 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Available Proofing and Editing Tools

In this lesson we'll review the proofing and editing tools available in Microsoft Word and include both their basic and advance features, such as grammar and spelling, commenting, reviewing and tracking changes, accepting and rejecting changes as well as printing documents. Additional lesson topics: Proofing Tools for Mac Users; Grammar and Writing Style Options; Proofing and Autocorrect Options; Customizing Word's Spelling and Grammar Checker 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Using the Document Revision Features of MS Word

This lesson covers how to create and compare different versions of a document you are working on, as well as how to merge and combine documents and protect them. Additional lesson topics: Comparing Word Documents; Adding and Removing Word Document Protection; Combining Documents 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Using Word Preset Templates

This lesson will review how to create, use and customize Microsoft Word's preset templates. Additional lesson topics: Managing Word Document Templates; Customizing Word Templates; Using Word Templates; Creating Templates for Mac Users 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Activity: Test Your Word Skills
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Using Macros to Automate Repetitive Tasks

This lesson will review how you can create, run, and save a macro that will run a set of routines you'd like to person on any document with just a click of a button. Additional lesson topics: How to Create and Run a Macro 180 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Course Feedback; Word Program Evaluation; MS Word Final Course Thoughts; Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Microsoft Word 2021
Course Number: 57700103
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (824 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: January 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course was very educational for me. I use Word every day, but not the special features such as tables and desktop publishing. Now I know how to use them! The lessons themselves will make excellent reference material and the lesson videos are very educational." -- Jodi U.
  • "This class was great. I liked the fact that there were videos since I am a visual learner and also I could go back when I had to retake the test to study again." -- Tina V.
  • "This course was really helpful and the things that I learned throughout this course have given me ideas to use Word in ways I hadn't thought of before." -- Shaporchea T.