Word - VLACS
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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

18 Weeks

Overview

Learn to effectively and efficiently use one of the most common tools of business, school, and personal correspondence – Microsoft Word! You will learn not only how to create word-processing documents like letters and reports, but how to style them using fonts, colors and editing tools. Discover how to format documents, create tables, use bullets and numbering, and insert images. Skills you learn in this course can be applied immediately to school and prepares you to take the MOS Word certification exam. Content of this course will also be applicable to the Microsoft Office Suite certification exam.

Major Topics and Concepts

Create a Microsoft Word document in a number of styles and formats
Navigate a document in Microsoft Word
Customize the view and layout of Microsoft Word
Publish your Microsoft Word document in multiple formats

Format page layouts
Create custom templates
Format, arrange, and order text and images
Embed spreadsheets and charts in a document
Use data to automate a document mail-out

Create and edit a table’s content
Modify and format a table’s structure
Apply styling to a table
Sort and manipulate table data

Identify the role of Word in an information system
Create and modify bulleted lists
Insert and edit numbered lists
Add hyperlinks and bookmarks to a document

Apply design principles when formatting a Word document
Modify document themes and background elements
Insert shapes and screenshots
Add and modify standard and WordArt text boxes in a document
Create, modify, and format SmartArt graphics

Create and update a cover page and table of contents
Add and modify endnotes and footnotes in a document
Add reference markers to a document
Cite and edit sources in a bibliography
Apply and edit captions to figures and tables
Read, add, and delete comments in a document
Accept or reject changes made in a document
Proofread and edit a document using a variety of automated Word tools
Save and share new versions of existing documents

Format the headers and footers of a document
Create and navigate master and subdocuments
Create auxiliary materials such as index, cross reference, and table of figures
Be proficient in using Word support resources when necessary

Credits .5

Competency Group Overview

Learn to effectively and efficiently use one of the most common tools of business, school, and personal correspondence – Microsoft Word! You will learn not only how to create word-processing documents like letters and reports, but how to style them using fonts, colors and editing tools. Discover how to format documents, create tables, use bullets and numbering, and insert images. Skills you learn in this course can be applied immediately to school and prepares you to take the MOS Word certification exam. Content of this course will also be applicable to the Microsoft Office Suite certification exam.

Competencies

  • WORD Basics
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of Word basics by investigating how to create, format, and customize documents.
  • Tables, Lists and Systems
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of Word tables, lists and systems by investigating how to create, format and edit templates lists, how to sort and manipulate data, how to use Word in an informational system
  • Word Design Principles
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of Word design principles by investigating the design principles of a document, editing, and using SmartArt graphics.
  • Editing and Publishing
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of editing and publishing in Word by investigating document add-ons and editing tools.

Pre-Requisites

None

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