Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Microsoft Word Macquarie Community College

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Microsoft Word

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Microsoft Word

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Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Microsoft Word - Sydney Course

This courses provides an introduction to a popular Microsoft Office product, Microsoft Word. Using ''Word'' will allow you to do word processing, create documents, take notes and even write novels! 

Come along to this short course and learn all about the features of Microsoft Word, including copying, pasting, cutting, using different fonts, text boxes, inserting pictures, file management and more. By the end of the course, you will have created your first document! During class, you will also look at free alternatives to Word. This may be useful if you are an occasional user or just need to read Word documents that are sent to you, but have not purchased Microsoft Word.

No prior knowledge of Microsoft Word is required.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

This course will look at some of the most useful features of Microsoft Word.

 Basic copying features:

  • Selecting all the text in document
  • Selecting some text
  • Cutting text
  • Copying text
  • Pasting text
  • The difference between cutting and copying

 Manipulating text:

  • What are fonts?
  • Changing fonts
  • Pre-created fonts i.e. Headings
  • Increasing the size of the text
  • Underlining text
  • Changing the colour of text

Inserting things into the document:

  • Pictures
  • Shapes
  • Headers Footers 

Basic file management features:

  • Saving the document
  • Saving & renaming the document
  • Saving the document so the text cannot be changed
  • Printing the document
  • Including the document as an attachment in an email

More advanced Word features:

  • Tables
  • Table of Contents

Alternatives to Microsoft Word:

  • Apple Pages
  • Google Docs
  • Libre Office Writer

Course Outcome

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Move text around within a document
  • Change the look and feel of text within a document
  • Insert non-text items into a document
  • Understand and name alternative products to Word and explain their advantages

What to Bring

  • Notepad
  • Pen
  • USB
  • A course manual which can be taken home
  • If you have your own laptop with Windows, please bring it along

On campus students will be provided with a computer during the class.

Desirable Prerequisite:

This course is suitable for the absolute beginner. Some knowledge of Word would be advantageous, but not essential.

Delivery Mode

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students
  • Workshop is delivered in a computer room

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!