Microsoft Word - Office User

Do you have trouble formatting in Word? Does numbering in Word drive you round the bend? This course is for you!

This Microsoft Word training course is designed for those users who wish to improve their current knowledge and take advantage of the more complex features of word in particular formatting of large documents, styles and layout.

Target audience

All office users. This course is particularly good for anyone responsible for corporate standards or who set up Word Templates. If you have Microsoft Word as part of your Office 365 subscription you may want to attend our Office 365 Training course to find out about the other facilities that are part of the package, such as Skype for Business, One Drive and Teams, or how to store and manage documents using Microsoft SharePoint


A very basic use of word would be beneficial


To comprehensively cover all topics from basic user to advanced in a day.

Getting Started

  • Using Quick Launch and Office ribbons
  • Exploring the Word window
  • Rulers and Status Bar configuration

Editing Documents

  • Opening and navigating in documents
  • Editing text
  • Undo and redo commands
  • Selecting text
  • Cutting, copying, and pasting text
  • Finding and replacing text
  • Character formatting
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Editing shortcuts

Creating and Managing Tables

  • Creating tables
  • Working with tables
  • Modifying tables
  • Table formatting
  • Borders and shading
  • Table Styles

Controlling Page Layout

  • Creating headers and footers
  • Working with margins
  • Working with page breaks

Proofing and Printing Documents

  • Checking spelling and grammar
  • Previewing and printing documents

Working with Styles and Building Blocks

  • Using and Applying styles
  • Modifying and deleting styles
  • Creating Custom Styles

Working with Images

  • Importing Images
  • Manipulating Images
  • Locating and wrapping images
  • SmartArt
  • Applying watermarks
  • Using shapes

Working with Sections and Columns

  • Creating and formatting sections
  • Working with multiple columns
  • Working with text in columns

Using Captions and References

  • Referencing Tables
  • Referencing Figures
  • Referencing Appendix

Working with Excel Data

  • Working with Excel data in Word
  • Performing calculations in tables

Working with Headers and Footers

  • Creating section headers and footers
  • Page numbering

Document Templates

  • Using templates
  • Creating templates

For a list of keyboard Shorcuts in Microsoft Word please refer to our blog


Course Testimonials

"Course content that focused on styles is a must attend for many key Word users, as this approach would give a boost to individual and company efficiency." - Business Performance Manager, Walter Lilly & Company Ltd, September 2016
"This will make me much more time efficient when editing documents." - Design and Development Engineer, Centronic Limited, November 2016
"I highly recommend this course to anyone who believes they already know how to use word – trust me – you do not, until you've attended this! QDOS and Andrew are friendly and helpful. The speed, delivery, style and input was perfect. The refreshments and lunch were fab too. Well worth attending! You will definitely see the benefits." - Commercial Officer, Centronic Limited, November 2016
"Excellent training and information given, much of it bespoke to my particular company's requirements and much attention to detail." - Team Secretary, SJAtrees, February 2017
"Excellent day, I learned a lot of stuff I should have known already, and a lot of stuff I wouldn't have learned without attending." - Director, SJAtrees, February 2017
"The subject was taught with enthusiasm and assistance in a small group – to ensure that we had grasped each point before moving on to the next topic. Punctuated with regular tea breaks and a fine pub lunch". - Flight Sales Coordinator, Club Europe, February 2017
"I enjoyed the course, a very friendly atmosphere ensuring you feel comfortable. I also learnt a lot more than I thought I would. I definitely would recommend." - Business Support Executive, Mckenzies Chartered Accountants, September 2016