Word 2016 Level 1



COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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These days, most people take electronic word processing for granted. While we may still write out our grocery lists with pen and paper, we expect to use a computer to create the majority of our documents.Managers, lawyers, clerks, reporters, and editors rely on this software to do their jobs. Whether you are an executive secretary or a website designer, you'll need to know the ins & outs of electronic word processing.
Word 2016 is designed to help you move smoothly through the task of creating professional-looking documents. Its rich features and powerful tools can make your work easy and even fun.

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Use Word 2016 to create and edit simple documents
  • Format documents.
  • Tables and lists.
  • Add design elements and layout options.
  • Proof documents.

This course covers MS Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Word 2016 Exam & the Word 2016 Expert Exam.


This course is intended for students who want to learn basic Word 2016 skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.

To ensure your success in this course, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows® Including:

  • Being able to start programs
  • Switch between programs
  • Locate saved files
  • Close programs
  • Access websites using a web browser.


*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Please contact us at learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions.


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word
Navigate in Microsoft Word
Create and Save Word Documents
Manage Your Workspace
Edit Documents
Preview and Print Documents
Customize the Word Environment

Lesson 2: Formatting Text and Paragraphs
Apply Character Formatting
Control Paragraph Layout
Align Text Using Tabs
Display Text in Bulleted or Numbered Lists
Apply Borders and Shading

Lesson 3: Working More Efficiently
Make Repetitive Edits
Apply Repetitive Formatting
Use Styles to Streamline Repetitive Formatting Tasks

Lesson 4: Managing Lists
Sort a List
Format a List

Lesson 5: Adding Tables
Insert a Table
Modify a Table
Format a Table
Convert Text to a Table

Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects
Insert Symbols and Special Characters
Add Images to a Document

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance
Apply a Page Border and Color
Add Headers and Footers
Control Page Layout
Add a Watermark

Lesson 8: Preparing to Publish a Document
Check Spelling, Grammar, and Readability
Use Research Tools
Check Accessibility
Save a Document to Other Formats