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Audio course: Get to know Word: Create your first document

Course overview image
Learn the basics of Microsoft Office Word, such as adding, deleting, and moving text around, adding basic formatting, and creating bulleted or numbered lists.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.

Goals

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create a document, and edit it.
  • Use menus and toolbars in Word to accomplish basic tasks from changing document margins to undoing changes.
  • Use basic formatting to make text bold or italic.
  • Change line spacing, indent paragraphs, and apply basic styles to a document.
  • Save and print a finished document.

You need to create a document in Word, but you've never worked with Word. Where do you begin?

Or perhaps you've worked in Word a time or two, but you still wonder how to do some of the basics — edit and format text, or change margins.

If you need to learn the skills to get to work in Word quickly, with little fuss, this is the place.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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