Course Description

Many people are “self-taught” in Word and may be unaware of features that can save time and frustration. In just 3 hours, learn skills to keep your sanity when using Word. First, learn how to navigate and select text to edit, copy or move it. Unlock the secrets of character and paragraph styles so documents look consistent and professional. Quickly tackle tabs, lists, and tables. Learn ways to enter frequently used blocks of text with ease. Finally, learn print setup options including page breaks and headers/footers.

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Who Should Attend

This course should be attended by anyone interested in learning time-saving features of Word that improve efficiency.

Attend and You Will Receive

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion from NC State University.


Students should have a basic understanding of how to use Windows PCs. Please bring a USB flash drive if you want to take home work completed in the class.

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Expected Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Word efficiently to edit and format documents.


Attend And You Will Learn

Navigate and Edit Efficiently

  • Navigate in Word Documents
  • Use the Navigation Pane
  • Select and Edit Text
  • Use Drag and Drop

Format Text and Paragraphs

  • Use Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Align Text Using Tabs
  • Use Bulleted or Numbered Lists

Create Tables

  • Insert a Table
  • Modify a Table
  • Convert Text to a Table

Automate Text Entry

  • Generate Content Using Quick Parts
  • Use and Customize AutoCorrect
  • UseText from Another File – with or without a link

Set Up Pages for Printing

  • Control Page Layout
  • Insert Page Breaks
  • Add Headers and Footers
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