Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Microsoft Word

Course Overview

Dive into the world of word processing with our Introduction to Microsoft Word!

We will provide 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 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, making this course accessible and beneficial for all looking to learn more!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

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 and footers

Basic file management features:

  • Saving documents
  • Saving & renaming documents
  • Saving documents so the text cannot be changed
  • Printing documents
  • Including documents 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 you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge.

Prerequisite: Essential

Participants must be over 60 years old. Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded in partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.

Desirable Prerequisite:

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

What you need to provide

  • Notepad and Pen
  • USB
  • If you have your own laptop with Windows, please bring it along

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

Class details

Start Date25 July 2024
End Date25 July 2024
Time10:30am - 1:00pm
TutorDavid Vasey
Location Epping Campus


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

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  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.