Microsoft Word Bootcamp - Access to Videos of 8-Part series (90 days)
Purchase 120 days' access to watch all 9 parts the Microsoft Word Boot Camp series of videos. These 9 parts are being added each week over the period of 1/8/20 to 25/9/20. (Note that the access period will become 90 days for purchases made after 25/9/20.)
Here's what we cover in each part.
Part 1 – Getting Started
In this first session of our Word Boot Camp, we start at the very beginning – creating a new document, saving your document and ways of re-opening your document, including understanding where OneDrive fits in to the picture and whether to save your documents there. We take a guided tour of the main areas of the Word app and offer some key tips about typing your document’s content. We also look at the different ways of viewing your document (‘print’ vs ‘draft’ layout) and how zoom your document to a size that suits your eyes!
Part 2 – Formatting your Text
In this second session, we focus on formatting of the text in your document, using the options in the Home Ribbon – bolding, underlining, bullet points and automatic numbering, setting colours (including custom colours), indenting, aligning. We also introduce an important formatting feature known as Styles, which we cover in more detail in part 4.
Part 3 – All the things that make up a document
In Part 3, we talk about the key things that make up your document – headers, footers, words, sentences, paragraphs, columns, pages, sections, images, tables and other objects – and how to adjust your preferences for these things. We look at how you control your word and paragraph spacing, how to set margins for your document, adjusting the orientation of your document and more.
Part 4 – Using Styles for easy formatting and referencing
Part 4 focusses on using Styles to set the look of all aspects of the text in your document – and how utilising these styles can make change to your document formatting so easy. These Styles can also be utilised to set up a Table of Contents that is automatically generated. We look also at how to set your ‘Normal’ style, which determines the standard font for all your future documents. We also look at setting tabs – as left, centre, and right-justified tabs.
Part 5 – Working with Tables and Columns
We focus in this part on the utilising tables in your document – a great way of formatting your document with columns that align and wrap. We cover creating your table and determining the number of rows and columns, adding and removing rows and columns, adjust their size, showing and hiding the grid lines of your table, and more. We also take a look at converting a standard paragraph into two or more columns, so that the text wraps across columns.
Part 6 – Using images and other objects in your document
Part 6 looks at working with images and objects in your document – importing them, placing
them, cropping and formatting them, and then how you can position these inserted objects in relation to your text (known as wrapping). We also cover how to use images and objects in tables – especially so that they are sized correctly and don’t mess up your table!
Part 7 – Reviewing documents, and checking your spelling and grammar PLUS Mail merge
We look at options for a reviewing a document that you (or someone else) has written, using the Review ribbon to comment and make changes and then to see the document with and without these changes, and accept/reject the changes as required. We also look at utilising the spelling and grammar capabilities of Word to ensure your document is error-free.
We also take a brief look at the Mail Merge capability of Word.
Part 8 – Writing a book (one with table of contents, chapters, sections)
In this final session, we look at formatting your document if it is a book with chapters and sections and a Table of Contents, with sections that have headings that reflect the subject of the section (or chapter) and footers that reflect page numbers and whatever other information you need to show.