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This VTC course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to use Microsoft Word 2010 for creating and distributing documents. The course moves from a study of the Word interface through creating documents and then adding objects to them, such as smart art graphics, WordArt and charts. There is a focus on Word tools appropriate to working with long documents, such as headers and footers, footnotes and indexes. The course author Helen Bradley teaches Microsoft Word 2010 with a business approach, showing tools that can be used to automate formatting and which help participants to work more effectively with Microsoft Word. Included in the course are topics on mail merge, working collaboratively, creating business diagrams, working with tables and advanced file management. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.
Welcome to VTC's course on Microsoft Word 2010. My name's Helen Bradley and in this course I'll take you through the basics of Microsoft Word 2010. I'm not assuming that you've ever seen any of Microsoft's applications before, but if you have then some of the Interface will, no doubt, be familiar to you. We'll start with a general look at the Program Window for Microsoft Word and I'll show you how to find your way around the Ribbon, the new Backstage View and other elements on the screen such as the Mini Toolbar and Task Panes. I'll also show you how to get help if you need it. We'll then start working with Word files, learning to Open and Close a document, create a new Blank Document and one from a Document Template. Of course, you'll learn how to create your own Document Template, too and I'll show you how to Print documents. Then we'll go ahead and start working with Text including entering text and applying Formats to it and typing Numbered and Bulleted Lists. I'll show you how to Spell Check and Grammar Check your documents and how to find and use the Thesaurus. I'll also show you some tools to speed up your day, such as Find and Replace, Auto Correct and using Quick Parts. Then we'll move forward into some more advanced formatting and get to grips with some of the new features in Microsoft Word 2010, including the new Text Effects and WordArt. We'll also look at some specialty tools such as Hyphenation and Special Characters and Hyperlinks. From Text we'll move to Paragraph and Page formatting, learning how to organize paragraphs of text with borders and shading and spacing. I'll also show you how to set up your page to the size that you want to work at. When you're working with long documents you'll need special tools such as Headers and Footers, Cover Pages and even Section Breaks. There's a whole section on working with long documents that gives you all the tools you need to create anything from annual reports to a great looking thesis. One of the bread and butter tools in Microsoft Word is Tables and, again, there's an entire section on Tables from creating them to formatting them and even getting Word to make calculations inside the table. I'll also show you some special features of tables that you can use with Specialty Papers for creating Name Badges and Business Cards. Styles are what you use to format text in an intelligent and speedy way. We'll look at the built-in Styles in Microsoft Word and how they relate to Themes and Style Sets and how to create and use Styles. Word 2010 has a new feature which allows you to customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar. We'll look at customizing the Ribbon and also recording a Macro that we'll attach to the Ribbon to make it quick and easy to play back the Macro. When you're working collaboratively with others there are tools that you can use to track the changes that you make to the document and we'll look at these, including how to incorporate and remove these changes from your document. Another of the bread and butter uses for Microsoft Word is in Mail Merge and I have an entire section on Mail Merge from creating a simple Mail Merge Letter to a Directory and E-mail Merge, as well as creating Envelopes and Labels. Certainly, the most colorful section for me is going to be the Work With Graphics section as Word has some wonderfully visual graphics features and we'll look at everything, from the new Graphics Effects to Smart Art and Capturing Screen Shots and creating Charts in your document. Be prepared for a visual feast when we hit this topic. And, finally we'll wind up with some File Management techniques which might help you if you forget to save a document or need to Password protect one, or even share a document with somebody who uses an earlier version of Word. In sort, I'm going to take you from go to woe in Microsoft Word ensuring you have all the skills that you need to get your day-to-day work done. And also, some understanding of the advanced features of Word that will help you when you have a big job to do. Now, briefly before we begin I've made some of the files which I've used in this video series available as Work Files you can use. Look for these on the course CD or, if you're a VTC Online University member, they'll be available for you to download. So right now I need to stop talking about what we're going to do and let's get started.
- Course: Microsoft Word 2010
- Author: Helen Bradley
- SKU: 34149
- ISBN: 1-936334-42-9
- Work Files: Yes
- Captions: No
- Subject: Business Applications
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