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

This online course will show you how to use Microsoft Word--the most popular word processing application on the market--like a pro! Microsoft Word is everywhere. You can't escape the number of businesses and individuals that use Microsoft Word on a daily basis. Regardless of your own word processing program preference, you're bound to do business or communicate with someone who uses MS Word exclusively. For this reason, you need to know what it can do and how to do it. This course will show you the many ways that you can integrate Microsoft Word successfully into your everyday life.

We'll start with an introduction to the core features of MS Word, but then quickly move on to the way Microsoft Word handles formatting and styles so that you can customize the look and feel of any Word document. We then move to more complex features such as creating tables, desktop publishing and mail merge.

We'll also review how you can use MS Word to create and manage long technical documents that may require headers and footers. We also go over unique MS Word methods for proofing and editing. For example, should you need to work with a third-party editor, we will show you ways to add comments and track changes as you pass documents from person-to-person.

Our course takes you from the basic introduction to the more complex tools of Word so that you can master the application whether for business or personal use. With clear and concise step-by-step directions, beautifully illustrated lessons with screenshots, and HD Video tutorials, this Word 2021 online course will teach you everything you need to know to become a Microsoft Word power user.
Note: You do not need access to MS Word software in order to successfully complete this course, although it is strongly recommended in order to follow along with the course examples.  
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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: How to Navigate Word; New Features; Learn Microsoft 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 Save Documents; How to Change Page Margins; How to Adjust Margins 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; How to Insert a Header; A Close Look at Headers and Footers 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; Editor Writing Assistant; Adding and Editing Text in Microsoft Word 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: Customize or create new styles in Word; How to Set Paragraph Formatting in Word; Apply styles 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 ClipArt; How to Add a Drawing 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; How to Apply Table Styles; Table Formatting Tips 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 Columns to Your Page Layout; Add a Watermark 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: Recovering Lost Word Documents; Technical Documents; MS Word and Accessibility; Adding Chapter Numbers to Captions; 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; Customizing Word's Spelling and Grammar Checker; Proofing and Autocorrect Options 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: Combining Documents; Comparing Word Documents; Adding and Removing Word Document Protection 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; Creating Templates for Mac Users; Using Word Templates 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 (678 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, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: January 2023
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: $95.00 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.