Online Class: MS Word 2013

This course is designed to teach the new and experienced user alike how to use the many features of MS Word 2013 to create documents, publications, and complete tasks that require the use of a word processor.

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Course Description

Microsoft Word 2013 is the latest version of the popular word processing software offered as part of Microsoft's Office package. If you've used Word 2007 or 2010, you'll find 2013 to be an upgrade with a lot of improvements that enhance the user experience. However, if you're new to Word or used older versions in the past, Word 2013 will be a welcome change to your past experiences with word processing programs. You'll be impressed at all it can do.


This course is designed to teach the new and experienced user alike how to use the many features of MS Word 2013 to create documents, publications, and complete tasks that require the use of a word processor. You'll start out learning the very basics of Microsoft Word 2013 using instructions and screenshots, then progress into intermediate and advanced features and techniques so that you can get the most out of the popular program.

In this course, you'll learn:

·    How to navigate the Word 2013 interface

·    What's new in Word 2013

·    How to open new documents and existing documents

·    How to use templates

·    Basic and advanced text, paragraph, and document formatting

·    How to use Microsoft Word for desktop publishing

·    How to create brochures, flyers, and even business cards using MS Word

·    How to install apps to use with Word

·    How to insert images, graphics, and video

·    How to connect MS Word to Facebook and Flickr!

·    How to use MS Word as a photo editor

·    How to create an index, bibliography, or TOC using Word

·    How to create even more impressive tables than ever before using new formatting tools

·    How to solve mathematical equations using Word

·    And much more!

If you've already taken a peek at Word 2013, then you know how much this program offers.   This course was designed to teach you to use its abundant features like a pro. 

This course was designed to teach you skills you'll need to successfully use Word 2013. Each lesson contains step-by-step instructions and explanations to show you how to use the features, then walks you through so you can see how everything is done. You don't need previous experience with Word to be able to complete this course. This course will start with basic skills, then move forward to more advanced features and techniques.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013

If you've used Word 2007 or 2010, you'll find 2013 to be an upgrade with a lot of improvements that enhance the user experience Additional lesson topics: What's new in Word ; Office 365 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Working With Documents and the Keyboard

In this lesson, we'll also talk about the keyboard and how you use it in Word 2013, as well as the touchscreen keyboard if you're using Word on a tablet device. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Navigating Through a Word Document

In this lesson, we're going to learn how to navigate through any Word document that you create. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Basic Text Editing

This lesson will cover basic editing skills that all beginners to Word need to know. Additional lesson topics: Basic Texting in Microsoft Word 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Text Formatting

This lesson will cover the various ways you can format text in Word 2013. Additional lesson topics: Word : Formatting Text 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Paragraph Formatting

In addition to formatting text, you can also format your paragraphs in MS Word 2013. Additional lesson topics: Word Tutorial Indenting Paragraphs Microsoft Training 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: More Ways to Format Text and Paragraphs

Over the years, Word has become the end-all be-all of word processing programs. By the end of this course, you're likely to be impressed by all you can do with it. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Style Formatting

You can apply a formatting style to different elements of your document and the entire document. It makes formatting very quick and easy. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Page Formatting

Perhaps one of the most important things you can learn in MS Word is how to format your page with elements such as margins and page breaks. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Templates

When you use a template, all you have to do is replace the sample text and images with your own. Additional lesson topics: Save a document as a template 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Working With Graphics and Pictures

Word 2013 has a wealth of tools to add interesting graphics that will help your readers easily grasp all of the important information. Additional lesson topics: How to Insert Pictures and Clip Art in Microsoft Word ; Controlling Image Sizes in Word 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Tables

You can use tables to do complex page layout operations that almost rival expensive professional publishing programs like Adobe InDesign. Additional lesson topics: 4 Ways to Insert a Table in Microsoft Word ; Create and Delete Table in Word 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Desktop Publishing

In this lesson, we're going to start having fun. We're going to create a flyer. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Long Documents

In this lesson, we're going to discuss ways you can manage long documents to make them easier to manage and to navigate. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Technical Documents

In this lesson, we're going to focus on some elements common to documents that are more of a technical nature, and the features Word provides to create these elements. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Word Training; Tips and Tricks to Format your Thesis 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Mail Merge

To create mailing lists, envelopes, labels, and merge mail lists, you will go to the Mailings tab on the Ribbon. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Word Training; Microsoft Word Training 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Proofing, Printing, and Publishing

Spell Check is probably one of the most popular features of MS Word, simply because you don't have to be an excellent speller or need a top notch editor to successfully use MS Word. Additional lesson topics: Assigning Macros 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 17 Exam

Lesson 18: Comparing, Merging, and Protecting Documents

The Document Inspector lets you check your documents for hidden properties and personal information before you share it with other people. Additional lesson topics: Create Macro in Word 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 18 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 18 Exam

Lesson 19: Customizing and Expanding Word

You can change the order that tabs appear, change the order that groups appear within tabs, create new tabs, or create new groups within tabs. Additional lesson topics: The first nine things I do to default settings in Word 52 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 19 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 19 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Microsoft Word 2013 is and how it is useful in both your personal and professional life.
  • Demonstration MS Word navigation, text editing, text formatting, paragraph formatting, and page formatting.
  • Demonstrate template usage in Microsoft Word.
  • Demonstrate working with graphics and pictures.
  • Demonstrate using tables in MS Word.
  • Demonstrate using Word for desktop publishing, creating and managing long documents, and technical documents.
  • Demonstrate mail merge on Word 2013.
  • Demonstrate using the MS Word features of proofing, printing, and publishing.
  • Demonstrate comparing, merging, and protecting documents.
  • Demonstrate customizing and expanding Word to make you more efficient at word processing.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: MS Word 2013
Course Number: 8900198
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (2,513 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 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.8 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

  • "I enjoyed this course very much and I am now taking a second one." -- Robyn k C.
  • "My instructor was very helpful and nice. It was all very helpful." -- Donna J.
  • "This is a great course. I had just purchased Windows 8 with Word 2013. This course made my purchase MUCH more valuable. Thank you!" -- Gordon E.
  • "What was most helpful was learning basic text editing, Text, Paragraph, Styles, and Page Formatting, Word Graphics, Desktop Publishing, and Mail Merge." -- Vicki L.
  • "The lessons on macros, mail merge, and options for long documents were most helpful for me" -- Jessica P.
  • "What was great was learning in depth how to do things like creating a flyer." -- Jane T.