This course covers most of the features of MS Word, one of the most popular text editors in the market today.
During the eight hours of hands-on instruction (with a Pentium computer per student)
you will be shown how to use Word to the full extent of its capabilities in the office, study or home environments.
After successfully completing the course, you will be able to prepare personal letters, long general texts and academic papers,
as well as perform intermediate desktop publishing.
General information about text editors
Similarities and differences with typewriters
What is a document, where are they kept?
Drives, folders, files
Undo, redo actions
Print (e.g. printing on both sides)
Use of toolbars and pull-down menus
Columns and tables
Different toolbars: how to display them
How to use the pull-down menus
What are columns
Types of columns
How to define columns (for the whole document, for a block, for the remainder of the document)
What are tables, rows, columns?
How to create a table
How to modify a table
How to sort a table by different columns
Create, save & retrieve a document
Use several documents simultaneously
Set up margins and page orientation
Manipulation of text
Fonts and sizes of letters; how to change them for the whole or part of a document
Cut, copy and paste text in documents and between different documents
Flow of text, line spacing, indentations
Footnotes, endnotes, headers, footers
Automatic numbering of pages
Corrections in the text
Check the spelling of a document
Use of a Thesaurus, synonyms and antonyms
Hyphenation, choice of language
Paragraphs; spacing before and after
Insertion of pictures in the text
Last update: March 2005 (next update to be determined)