Word Beginning: Your First Documents

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Monday, September 21, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Trainer: Sue
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Class Details

Price per person: $119
Length of class:three hours
Version covered:for Office 365


This three-hour session for Windows and Mac users introduces you to the fundamental skills of effective word processing using Microsoft Word. You will become familiar with the Ribbon-based interface, create new documents, add and edit text, cut-and-paste, save and open documents, apply typeface and other font formatting and preview the final document before printing.


This class is designed for people who are very new to computers or to Microsoft Word. Typing skills are helpful, but not required.

Class Outline

Getting Around in Word
- learning the new Ribbon-based interface
- using the new Backstage view
- zooming in and out
- switching between views
- showing and hiding non-printing characters

Typing and Editing Text
- working with text
- saving a document
- creating a new document
- opening an existing document
- keyboard shortcuts for moving around within text
- selecting text efficiently
- deleting and replacing text
- using cut-and-paste and drag-and-drop

Formatting Characters
- applying different fonts
- changing font size, style and color

Preparing to Print a Document
- select paper size and orientation
- set document margins
- previewing a document before printing
- setting print options

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