Word processing is the use of computers to create, revise, and save documents for printing and future retrieval. This course is the first in a series of two Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 courses. It will provide you with the basic concepts required to produce basic business documents.

Target Audience

This course is intended for individuals who want to gain basic knowledge of working on Word.

  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate the Finder, files and folders
  • Work with applications - minimise, maximise, open and close

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a basic document using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011
  • Edit documents by locating and modifying text
  • Format text
  • Format paragraphs
  • Add tables to a document
  • Add graphic elements to a document
  • Control a document's page setup and its overall appearance
  • Proof documents to make them more accurate

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word 2011

  • Topic 1A: Identify the Components of the Word Interface
  • Topic 1B: Customise the Word Interface
  • Topic 1C: Display a Document in Different Views
  • Topic 1D: Enter Text in a Document
  • Topic 1E: Save a Document

Lesson 2: Editing Text in a Word Document

  • Topic 2A: Select Text
  • Topic 2B: Modify Text
  • Topic 2C: Find and Replace Text

Lesson 3: Modify the Appearance of Text in a Word Document

  • Topic 3A: Apply Character Formatting
  • Topic 3B: Align Text Using Tabs
  • Topic 3C: Display Text as List Items
  • Topic 3D: Modify the Layout of a Paragraph
  • Topic 3E: Apply Styles
  • Topic 3F: Manage Formatting
  • Topic 3G: Apply Borders and Shading

Lesson 4: Inserting Special Characters and Graphical Objects

  • Topic 4A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters
  • Topic 4B: Add Illustrations to a Document

Lesson 5: Organising Data in Tables

  • Topic 5A: Insert a Table
  • Topic 5B: Modify a Table
  • Topic 5C: Format a Table
  • Topic 5D: Convert Text to a Table

Lesson 6: Proofing a Word Document

  • Topic 6A: Check Spelling and Grammar
  • Topic 6B: Use the Thesaurus

Lesson 7: Controlling the Appearance of Pages in a Word Document

  • Topic 7A: Apply a Page Border and Colour
  • Topic 7B: Add a Watermark
  • Topic 7C: Add Headers and Footers

Lesson 8: Printing Word Documents

  • Topic 8A: Control Page Layout
  • Topic 8B: Preview and Print a Document

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