Word Introduction

Duration: 1 day | Book this course
Cost: $395.00 + GST

Course Description

This introductory course teaches participants how to create a new document and work with existing document. The participant will learn how to add and edit text in a document, then make simple editing changes to the text.  The participant will then learn how to change the page layout of the document, add page numbers and add and edit headers and footers.  In addition the participant will discover how to change paragraph formatting, add tables and graphics to the document and finally how to spell check, preview and print the document.


Familiarity with the Windows operating system is essential. If you are unsure, please complete a Training Needs Assessment form by clicking here or email admin@ardito.co.nz.

Who Should Take This Course

New users of Microsoft Word.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

  1. Open, close and save a document.
  2. Manage documents, use Word’s Help function, and make simple editing changes.
  3. Edit and check text.
  4. Format text (font, size, colour etc.)
  5. Change the page layout and view, and use page numbers, headers and footers.
  6. Change paragraph formatting (aligning text, line spacing, indents).
  7. Add tables and graphics to a document.
  8. Preview and print your document.

Course Outline

The Microsoft Word Screen

  • The File menu, the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, Zoom, Views

Starting to Use Microsoft Word

  • Creating a new document
  • Opening, closing and saving documents
  • Saving your file using a different file name
  • Using Help within Microsoft Word

Text Formatting

  • Applying font types, sizes, and colours
  • Changing cases
  • Text highlighting
  • Copying text formatting (Format Painter)
  • Removing text formatting

Manipulating Text

  • Undo and redo
  • Copying and moving text (Cut, Copy, Paste)
  • Understanding the Clipboard

Paragraph Formatting

  • Aligning text
  • Indenting paragraphs
  • Applying single or double line spacing within paragraphs
  • Adding borders and shading
  • Finding and replacing text
  • Setting Tabs
  • Overview of Styles formatting

Page Formatting

  • Setting page orientation, paper size, and margins
  • Setting page breaks
  • Inserting headers and footers
  • Applying page numbering
  • Inserting a cover page


  • Inserting a table
  • Navigating within a table
  • Inserting and deleting rows and columns
  • Modifying column width or row height
  • Adding shading to cells
  • Modifying cell border width, colour and style


  • Inserting Pictures
  • Inserting Shapes
  • Inserting Smart Art
  • Selecting, resizing and deleting graphics
  • Copying or moving graphics

Multiple Documents

  • Switching between open documents
  • Tiling or cascading documents on your screen
  • Comparing documents side by side
  • Copying or moving selected items between documents

Proofing and Printing

  • Spell checking a document
  • Adding words to the built-in custom dictionary
  • Removing a word from the spell checking dictionary
  • Printing options
  • Printing only odd or even pages
  • Previewing and printing a document

    Word Intermediate

    Duration: 1 day | Book this course
    Cost: $395.00 + GST

    Course Description

    This in-depth course goes beyond Word’s basic features. In-class activities will include use of Word’s automation features including AutoCorrect, QuickParts, and AutoFormat. Participants will learn how to insert symbols and special characters into documents; and create, modify, and format tables and columns. To enhance existing documents, participants will discover how to use styles and templates, and format sections.


    Participants should have completed the Word Introduction course or have equivalent experience.  If you are unsure, please complete a Training Needs Assessment form by clicking here or email admin@ardito.co.nz

    Who Should Take This Course

    Users of Microsoft Word who want to expertly enhance their documents and utilize the software’s built-in automatic features.

    Course Objectives

    Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

    1. Customise Word.
    2. Create and modify templates.
    3. Add bullets and numbering to a list.
    4. Use AutoCorrect, Building Blocks, and AutoFormat.
    5. Use symbols, special characters, and hyphens.
    6. Create, modify, and format tables.
    7. Create and modify columns.
    8. Use and modify styles to format a document.
    9. Insert shapes and images
    10. Wrap text around a graphic.
    11. Create envelope and label details

    Course Outline

    Customising Microsoft Word

    • Saving documents using different formats
    • View or hide the ruler, gridlines and navigation pane
    • Minimising the Ribbon
    • Setting screen display options
    • Modifying Word options
    • Opening and editing PDF documents in Word (Word 2013 and later)

    Microsoft Word Templates

    • Accessing templates from the Templates Gallery or online
    • Modifying the Normal template
    • Creating a template from an existing document
    • Modifying a template

    Text Editing

    • Deleting blocks of text
    • Copying and moving text (cut, copy and paste)
    • Copying multiple items

    Beyond Basic Text Formatting

    • Applying subscript and superscript text formatting
    • Inserting special characters and symbols
    • Animated text effects
    • Wrapping text around a graphic
    • Text wrapping options
    • Text orientation formatting options
    • Using WordArt

    Adding Bullets to a List

    • Creating a bulleted or numbered list
    • Creating a multilevel list from a List style gallery
    • Customising the bullets and numbering formatting
    • Assigning picture bullets
    • Restarting the numbering List

    Using Automatic Text Features

    • Using AutoCorrect
    • AutoCorrect using the spell checker
    • AutoFormat as you type
    • Using QuickParts

    Paragraph Editing

    • Apply shading and borders to paragraphs
    • Adjusting line spacing
    • Addressing widow and orphan paragraphs
    • Formatting text into columns
    • Applying and deleting column breaks
    • Inserting section breaks

    Styles Formatting

    • Applying styles
    • Modifying styles
    • Creating styles

    Inserting and Manipulating Tables

    • Creating a table
    • Sorting data within a table
    • Formulas and tables
    • Merging and splitting cells within a table


    • Inserting Shapes
    • Reordering graphics
    • Placing a graphic in front or behind text
    • Modifying image colours and borders
    • Grouping or ungrouping shapes
    • Inserting a watermark

    Envelopes and Labels

    • Creating envelopes
    • Creating labels

      Word Advanced

      Duration:  1.5 days | Book this course
      Cost: $620.00 + GST

      Course Description

      This intensive class covers all the advanced-end-user features of Microsoft Word. Participants will learn how to expertly manage advanced character and paragraph formatting; record, run, edit, delete, copy, and rename macros; create a mail merge; work with styles; and work with text boxes. In addition participants will learn how to create printed and online forms and understand word field codes.  Participants will also learn how to use a range of referencing options including bookmarks, footnotes, endnotes, cross-references, a table of contents, an index.  Participants will learn how to manage long documents using Master and Subdocuments.  This course will cover how to import and export files and paste, link, and embed information. Finally, in-class exercises will allow participants to share documents, track changes to documents, and work with different document versions. After completing Ardito’s Word Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced courses, students will have covered all the topics that map to the Microsoft Office User Specialist Expert certification exam.


      Participants should have completed the Word Intermediate course or have equivalent experience. If you are unsure, please complete a Training Needs Assessment form by clicking here, or feel free to phone our Booking Administrator on (07) 857 0776.

      Who Should Take This Course

      Intermediate users of Microsoft Word who want to learn about and work with the software’s more advanced features.

      Course Objectives

      Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

      1. Create and modify styles.
      2. Work with page breaks and section breaks to create unique headers and footers.
      3. Set paragraph text flow including hyphenation.
      4. Add References to a document including:
        • Table of Contents
        • Indexes
        • Bookmarks and Cross references
        • Footnotes and Endnotes
        • Captions
      5. Create fill-in forms using fields and content controls
      6. Password protect a document, add comments and track changes
      7. Create a Master document
      8. Create conditional mail merging documents
      9. Create and edit macros
      10. Understand the difference between linking and embedding
      11. Create and manipulate text boxes

      Course Outline

      Using Advanced Character and Paragraph Formatting

      • Create and edit Styles (including exporting and importing styles)
      • Setting Paragraph Text Flow and hyphenation
      • Page breaks versus section breaks
      • Inserting unique headers and footers
      • Using both landscape and portrait orientation in a document

      References Options

      • Add and format a Table of Contents
      • Create an index
      • Add Bookmarks and cross references
      • Add Footnotes and Endnotes
      • Add Captions

      Using the Navigation Pane

      Field Codes & Fill-in Forms

      • Create fill-in forms using field codes and content controls
      • Protecting a fill-in form

      Collaborative Editing and Security

      • Document password protection
      • Using comments within a document
      • Check documents for ‘hidden’ information
      • Use Track changes

      Master Documents

      • Create and edit Master documents using Subdocuments

      Conditional Mail Merging

      • Create a mail merge with specific criteria

      Recording and Running Macros

      • Create a macro to automate repetitive tasks

      Linking and Embedding

      • Linking and embedding objects
      • Embedding an Excel chart
      • Formatting an embedded chart within a document
      • Linking an Excel chart to a Microsoft Word document
      • Using the ‘Insert Chart’ command

      Creating and Manipulating Text boxes

      • Linking Text Boxes Together
      • Formatting Text Boxes
      • Control Text Wrapping