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Word 2010 Essential Training

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Uses real-world examples to teach the core features and tools in Word 2010.

In Word 2010 Essential Training, Gini Courter uses real-world examples to teach the core features and tools in Word 2010. The course starts off with an orientation of the Word 2010 interface, and then delves into the functionality at the heart of Word: creating, editing, and formatting documents. It also covers proofing documents, reviewing documents with others, sharing and securing documents, working with tables, and illustrating documents. Exercise files are included with the course.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
  • Creating placeholder text
1. Getting Started with Word 2010
  • Using the Word interface
  • Understanding the Ribbon
  • Customizing the Quick Access toolbar
  • Using Word's document tools
  • Using the Navigation pane to find words or phrases in a document
2. Word Backstage: From "New" to "Print"
  • Managing documents with Backstage view
  • Creating a new document from a template
  • Making it easy to find and open documents
  • Saving a Word document for yourself or others
  • Printing a document and choosing a printer
  • Setting print options
3. Editing Text
  • Selecting text using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts
  • Rearranging text using Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Undoing and redoing actions
  • Finding and replacing text
4. Formatting Text
  • Understanding fonts
  • Working with fonts
  • Applying basic formatting
  • Changing the case of text
  • Using text effects and adding impact to a document
5. Formatting Paragraphs
  • Aligning and justifying paragraphs
  • Changing line spacing
  • Using indents and setting tabs
  • Creating a bulleted or numbered list
  • Keeping text together through page breaks
  • Applying shading and borders to paragraphs
6. Using Styles for More Effective Formatting
  • Power formatting with styles
  • Changing a document's theme
  • Changing style sets, color sets, fonts, and paragraph spacing
  • Applying Quick Styles and clearing formatting
  • Creating a Quick Style set
  • Using the Navigation pane with styles
  • Easily creating a table of contents
  • Restricting formatting to a selection of styles
  • Creating a multilevel list using styles
7. Working with Tables
  • Creating a table to organize text
  • Converting text to tables
  • Formatting tables for readability
  • Adding and removing columns
  • Sorting table data
  • Merging, splitting, and formatting cells to create a form
  • Converting a table to text
  • Inserting an Excel table for calculations and charts
  • Using Quick Tables
8. Illustrating a Document
  • Illustrating documents with pictures, shapes, and clip art
  • Positioning, sizing, and cropping graphics
  • Wrapping text around graphics
  • Laying out text and graphics with a table
  • Adjusting brightness, contrast, and sharpness of photos
  • Applying special effects to graphics
  • Applying styles to graphics
  • Illustrating with charts: Inserting a chart from Excel
  • Illustrating with diagrams: Using SmartArt
  • Illustrating with screenshots: Capturing screenshots from your computer
  • Illustrating with WordArt
9. Document Building Blocks
  • Understanding building blocks
  • Numbering pages and applying headers and footers
  • Adding cover pages and blank pages
  • Using text boxes for document design
  • Creating and saving custom headers and footers
  • Creating and saving Quick Parts
10. Modifying Page Layout
  • Setting page margins, page orientation, and paper size
  • Inserting sections to organize a document
  • Using columns
  • Using watermarks, page borders, and colors
11. Proofing Documents
  • Checking spelling and grammar
  • Setting proofing and AutoCorrect options
  • Using the Thesaurus and Research and Translation tools
12. Reviewing Documents with Others
  • Tracking changes and showing markup
  • Accepting and rejecting changes
  • Comparing and combining documents
  • Coauthoring documents with SharePoint
13. Sharing Documents
  • Trouble-free document sharing
  • Emailing a document
  • Saving a document to a Windows Live drive
  • Saving to SharePoint and sharing a document link
  • Using Word on the web
  • Blogging with a document
  • Finalizing and password-protecting a document
  • Restricting editing for all or part of a document
  • Digitally signing a document
14. Customizing Word
  • Changing Word options
  • Customizing the Ribbon
  • Creating and playing a macro
  • Assigning a macro to the Ribbon
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Gini von Courter

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