Microsoft Word: Power User

Microsoft Word Training Series | Level 3

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Microsoft® Word® Versions: 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Instructor-led Virtual classroom (ILVC)

Course Dates: January 7/8, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $495 CDN person person (virtual), $545 CDN per person (bring your own device) or $595 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)*

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

Note: Public scheduled courses are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training or virtual classroom training (as indicated). Bring your own device rates apply to live classroom courses.

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Course Overview

This course is designed for those users ready to move on to the next level and use some of the most advanced features in Microsoft Word. Students will use Word’s powerful fields to enter information automatically and display variable results. Advanced styles, advanced headers and footers and advanced tables of contents will created. Students will insert and manage captions, footnotes, bookmarks, hyperlinks and cross-references in longer documents. Newspaper style columns and advanced mail merges will also be created and PDF (portable document format) files will be converted to Word format. In order to save time and automate Word, macros will be created to eliminate repetitive actions. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Intermediate / Advanced or Microsoft Word: Styles, Templates and Tables of Contents or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Related training: View all Microsoft Word courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Automating Word using Fields

  • Inserting and manipulating fields using different strategies
  • Using the Insert Field dialog
  • Showing and hiding field codes
  • Setting field properties
  • Examining the parts of a field code
  • Options for specific fields
  • Updating fields in different ways
  • Inserting fields in mail merges
  • Creating running headers/footers that display headings and subheadings automatically
  • Updating fields automatically when printing
  • Locking and unlocking fields

Working with Date, Time and Number Fields

  • Inserting date and time fields
  • Inserting number fields
  • Changing the formatting of date, time and number fields using switches

Numbering Paragraphs and Pages Using Fields

  • Displaying page numbering using different fields
  • Numbering using the SEQ field
  • Numbering field codes

Working with Interactive Fields

  • Understanding interactive fields
  • Inserting document property fields to update throughout a document
  • Using Fill-in fields
  • Activating interactive fields
  • Inserting an Ask field
  • Activating fields automatically

Applying Advanced Style Techniques

  • Finding and replacing styles
  • Using style separators to include snippets in a table of contents
  • Adding keyboard shortcuts to styles
  • Ensuring users can apply only specified styles
  • Displaying the styles and direct formatting applied to a selection

Using Advanced Tables of Contents Techniques

  • Generating tables of contents from styles in Microsoft Word
  • Viewing tables of contents field codes
  • Editing tables of contents field codes to remove numbering for different levels
  • Manually marking entries for a table of contents
  • Creating multiple tables of contents in the same document

Inserting and Formatting Content Controls

  • Understanding content controls
  • Identifying the parts of a content control
  • Using different types of content controls
  • Issues with content controls
  • Using content controls in templates

Designing Fillable Forms

  • Creating a digital form including text boxes, drop-down lists and check boxes
  • Adding a calculated field on a form
  • Formatting and protecting a form
  • Saving a form as a template
  • Completing and saving a form with data

Creating a Custom Tab in the Ribbon

  • Adding a new tab to the Ribbon with preferred buttons
  • Creating groups
  • Recommended buttons
  • Copying a custom Ribbon tab to another computer

Inserting Captions, Cross-References, Footnotes and Indexes

  • Inserting picture and table captions
  • Generating a list of figures and tables
  • Inserting and editing footnotes and endnotes
  • Adding a cross-reference to text or a paragraph that appears in another location in a document
  • Updating cross-references
  • Using bookmark fields with cross-references
  • Marking text for an index
  • Generating an index

Converting PDFs to Word

  • Converting PDF (portable document format) files to Word (2013 and later)
  • Converting PDFs to Word (2010 and earlier)
  • Conversion issues

Creating Newspaper-style Columns

  • Creating a newspaper-style column document
  • Adding titles across the top of a newspaper-style document
  • Adding column breaks and continuous breaks

Tracking Changes

  • Turning on the Track Changes feature
  • Controlling the display of tracked changes
  • Accepting or rejecting changes
  • Comparing two revised documents and examining the changes using Legal Blackline

Protecting Documents

  • Locking documents so that users can edit specific areas
  • Restricting formatting and editing
  • Making Microsoft Word documents read only
  • Password protecting Word documents
  • Removing personal information and other metadata

Automating Tasks with Macros

  • Automating frequent tasks using basic macros
  • Reviewing Trust Centre settings for security
  • Recording a macro using the macro recorder
  • Using different strategies to run a macro
  • Saving files with macros

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Upcoming Training
Course
Microsoft Word: Power User (Toronto course or online in virtual classroom format) - Advanced Microsoft Word training for 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365 users.
Location
Avantix Learning, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building),Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
Next course starts
January 7, 2021
Next course ends
January 8, 2021

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