Course Syllabus: MS Word 2007

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Course Description

The Microsoft Word 2007 Course was designed to give the experienced MS Word user a tour of the new version of Word, but to also introduce the new MS Word user a comprehensive look at the features and utilities that this word processing software offers.


It doesn't matter if you're new to MS Word or experienced, this course teaches the most basic features, but also delves into advanced tools that all students will find useful.  Also included is an introduction to the new features exclusive to MS Word 2007, as well as instruction on how to use them.


You'll learn:


  • Your way around the toolbars and menus.
  • Basic editing features.
  • Comprehensive editing features.
  • How to insert items into a document.
  • How to create and edit tables.
  • About macros
  • And much, much more!

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have the following:

- MS Word version 2007
- a high school reading level.

No books will be required.

Course Goals


Lesson One: Beginning to Use Microsoft Word 2007

  • Word Processing Versus Desktop Publishing
  • Starting Microsoft Word 2007
  • Virtual Tour of MS Word 2007
  • Opening a New Document
  • Saving a Document
  • Getting Help with MS Word 2007

Lesson Two: Basic Editing

  • The Cursor
  • Inserting Text
  • Deleting Text
  • Moving Text
  • Undo and Redo
  • Wrap Text

Lesson Three: Formatting

  • Selecting Text
  • Applying a Font
  • Changing Font Size
  • Font Attributes
  • Font Color
  • Clear Formatting
  • Text Alignment

Lesson 4: Copying and Moving Text and Objects

  • The Clipboard
  • Paste
  • Formatting
  • Changing Defaults
  • Drag and Drop Text

Lesson Five: Editing Features

  • Spell Check
  • Thesaurus
  • Auto Correct
  • Create Your Own Default Dictionary in MS Word
  • Check Word Count
  • Track Changes
  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes
  • Page View
  • Zoom

Lesson Six: Paragraph Formatting

  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Indenting Paragraphs
  • Add Borders or Shading to a Paragraph
  • Apply Paragraph Styles
  • Creating Links within a Document
  • Change Spacing Between Paragraphs and Lines

Lesson Seven: Tables

  • Creating Tables
  • Creating a table by highlighting the boxes
  • Create a table by using the Insert Table command
  • Drawing a Table
  • Converting text into a table
  • Quick Tables
  • Entering Text
  • Table Tools
  • Inserting rows and columns
  • Deleting Cells, Rows or Columns
  • Merging Cells and Splitting Cells
  • Adjusting Column Width
  • Position Text Within A Cell
  • Borders and Shading

Lesson Eight: Lists

  • Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Creating a Nested List
  • Format Your List
  • Creating Outlines

Lesson Nine: Page Formatting

  • Page Margins
  • How to Change the Orientation, Size of the Page, or Size of the Columns
  • Apply a Page Border and Color
  • Insert Headers and Footers (Including Page Numbers)
  • Create a Page Break
  • Insert a Cover Page
  • Insert a Blank Page

Lesson Ten: Inserting Graphics, Pictures, and Table of Contents

  • Inserting Special Characters Into Your Document
  • Inserting Equations
  • How to Insert Illustrations, Pictures, and SmartArt

    Resizing Graphics
  • Watermarks
  • Table of Contents
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Update a Table of Contents
  • Delete a Table of Contents

Lesson Eleven: Advanced Tools

  • References and Citations
  • How to Insert Citations
  • Placeholders
  • Manage Sources
  • Adding a Bibliography
  • Adding Footnotes
  • Macros
  • Running a Macro
  • Compare and Merge Documents
  • Protect Document
  • Mailing Lists
  • Creating a List for Mail Merge
  • Mail Merge

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class. In order to fully benefit from this course, though, you do need access to Microsoft Word 2007.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one or two assignments. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or better

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Perform basic editing functions.
  • Format text.
  • Copy and move text and objects.
  • Format paragraphs.
  • Create tables.
  • Create lists.
  • Format pages and insert headers and footers.
  • Insert graphics, pictures, and table of contents, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Lesson One Exam: Beginning to use Microsoft Word 2007120
Lesson Two Exam: Basic Editing120
Lesson Three Exam: Formatting130
Lesson Four Exam: Copying and Moving Text and Objects120
Lesson Five Exam: Editing Features130
Lesson Six Exam: Paragraph Formatting130
Lesson Seven Exam: Tables110
Lesson Eight Exam: Lists120
Lesson Nine Exam: Page Formatting130
Lesson Ten Exam: Inserting Graphic, Pictures, and Table of Contents120
Lesson Eleven Exam: Advanced Tools130
The Final Exam54
Total Points:1414
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