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. It’s impossible to avoid word-processing software in many areas of the business world. 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 and outs of electronic word processing.

Microsoft® 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; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.

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


In this course, you will learn fundamental Word 2016 skills.

You will:

  • Navigate and perform common tasks in Word, such as opening, viewing, editing, saving, and printing documents, and configuring the application.
  • Format text and paragraphs.
  • Perform repetitive operations efficiently using tools such as Find and Replace, Format Painter, and Styles.
  • Enhance lists by sorting, renumbering, and customizing list styles.
  • Create and format tables.
  • Insert graphic objects into a document, including symbols, special characters, illustrations, pictures, and clip art.
  • Format the overall appearance of a page through page borders and colors, watermarks, headers and footers, and page layout.
  • Use Word features to help identify and correct problems with spelling, grammar, readability, and accessibility.


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, and access websites using a web browser. For example, you can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following Logical Operations courses, or any similar courses in general Microsoft Windows skills:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7


Lesson 1: Managing Lists

Topic A: Sort a List

– Sort Types

– Sort Fields

– Field Separators

– Headings

– How to Sort Paragraphs

– Sorting a List

Topic B: Format a List

– Renumbering

– Multilevel Lists

– List Styles

– The Multilevel List Gallery

– List Appearance Customization Options

– How to Format Lists

– Formatting Lists

– Resequencing Lists

Lesson 2: Adding Tables

Topic A: Insert a Table

– Tables

– Page Layout through Tables

– Table Creation Options

– Table Navigation Methods

– Quick Tables

– How to Insert a Table in a Document

– Inserting a Table in a Document

Topic B: Modify a Table

– Table Selection Methods

– The Table Tools Layout Contextual Tab

– The Table Properties Dialog Box

– How to Modify Table Rows and Columns

– Inserting a New Row in a Table

– Moving and Resizing Rows and Columns

Topic C: Format a Table

– Table Styles

– The Table Tools Design Contextual Tab

– How to Format a Table

– Formatting a Table

Topic D: Convert Text to a Table

– The Convert Text to Table Dialog Box

– The Convert Table To Text Dialog Box

– Draw Table

– How to Convert Between Delimited Text and a Table

– Converting Text to a Table

Lesson 3: Inserting Graphic Objects

Topic A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters

– Symbols

– Special Characters

– How to Insert Symbols and Special Characters

– Inserting Symbols and Special Characters

Topic B: Add Images to a Document

– Illustrations

– Pictures

– Clip Art

– The Picture Tools Format Contextual Tab

– Image Layout

– How to Add Images to a Document

– Adding Images to a Document

Lesson 4: Controlling Page Appearance

Topic A: Apply a Page Border and Color

– Page Borders

– Border Options

– Page Color Options

– How to Apply Page Borders and Colors

– Applying a Page Border

Topic B: Add Headers and Footers

– Headers and Footers

– The Header & Footer Tools Design Contextual Tab

– How to Create Headers and Footers

– Creating Headers and Footers

Topic C: Control Page Layout

– Margin Options

– Page Orientation

– Vertical Alignment Options

– The Paper Size Option

– Page Breaks

– The Page Setup Dialog Box

– How to Control Page Layout

– Controlling Page Layout

Topic D: Add a Watermark

– Watermarks

– The Printed Watermark Dialog Box

– How to Add a Watermark

– Adding a Watermark to a Document

Lesson 5: Preparing to Publish a Document

Topic A: Check Spelling, Grammar, and Readability

– Spelling and Grammar Check Options

– What the Grammar Check Looks For

– The Dictionary

– The Readability Statistics Dialog Box

– The Word Count Dialog Box

– How to Enable Readability Statistics

– How to Check the Number of Words in a Document

– How to Check Spelling and Grammar in a Document

– Checking Spelling, Grammar, and Readability

Topic B: Use Research Tools

– The Thesaurus

– How to Use the Thesaurus

– Using the Thesaurus

– The Translation Feature

– The Research Task Pane

– The Research Options Dialog Box

– Insights for Office

– How to Use the Research Task Pane

– Looking Up Information on the Web

Topic C: Check Accessibility

– Accessibility

– Section 508

– Accessibility Checker

– How to Create Accessible Word Documents

– Checking Accessibility

Topic D: Save a Document to Other Formats

– Other Document Formats

– File Format Options

– How to Save a Document to a Different File Format

– Saving in a Different File Format