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Work Smarter with Microsoft Word

Microsoft via Coursera


This course is intended for learners with some experience using Microsoft Windows, who are seeking to build presentation skills with Microsoft Word. To be successful in this course you should have an understanding of the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Experience with printing and using a web browser are an asset, but not required.

Knowing how to use Microsoft Office products is essential in any professional setting. Whether you want to expand your expertise to apply for a new role, start your own business, or simply develop a new personal skill this course is for you.

This course will introduce you to Microsoft 365. You will become familiar with the apps and services included in an Office 365 subscription. If you are familiar with Word’s basic features you can take your skills to the next level. If you are not familiar with Microsoft products or are a beginner you will get the opportunity to develop basic word processing skills.

This course covers the different features of the Word interface, shows you how to create a basic document, and introduces you to Word’s most important tools.

By the end of this course, you should be able to apply the necessary techniques to produce high-quality, professional documents. You will also understand how to create complex documents using tables, charts, references, and various types of illustrations.

This course will help you prepare for Exam MO-100: Microsoft Word (Word and Word 2019). This exam covers the ability to create and maintain professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence. Certification exam candidates are expected to demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Word and complete tasks independently. You will get an opportunity to hone all these skills in this course.


  • Getting Started with Microsoft 365
    • In this module, you will get started with Microsoft 365 by learning how to navigate your account, explore the basics of the most used Office 365 applications, and access Microsoft 365 services.
  • Entry-level: Getting started with Word
    • In this module, you will begin using the Microsoft Word application. As part of this module, you will navigate a document, use Word’s editing tools, and proof a document using proofing tools.
  • Working with text tables and lists
    • In this module, you will move on to more complex Word tasks like formatting for text and paragraphs, adding and editing tables and cells, and you’ll also learn how to manage lists.
  • Working With Graphics
    • This module focuses on working with graphics in Microsoft Word. As well as adding graphics, and using images in a document, you’ll also learn how to create and format text boxes and pull quotes, use shapes in a document, and enhance your documents using WordArt and complex illustrations.
  • Finalizing a document
    • In this module, you will explore the various features that you can use to finalize documents in Microsoft Word. This includes a review of accessibility features, how to set save options, controlling text flow, adding captions and references, adding hyperlinks, footnotes, and endnotes, and slightly more complex tasks such as adding citations, a bibliography, and a table of contents.
  • Collaborating on documents
    • In this module, you will discover how to collaborate on documents with other team members. You’ll look at how to share a document, Work with comments and track changes and perform a document review.
  • Honors: Hands-on practice using Microsoft Word
    • In this Module, you will have the opportunity to complete an optional honors assignment for special recognition. You will experience an immersive practical session, applying your word processing skills to a Graded Peer-Review assignment. If you complete the honors assignments in this course, your Course Certificate will include a special Honor’s Recognition.

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