Microsoft® Word 2016 enables you to do far more than simple word processing. Word includes advanced image manipulation tools, collaboration features, cross-referencing and linking tools, entry forms and data collection, security features, and tools to automate document production.

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:

  • Use images in a document.
  • Create custom graphic elements.
  • Collaborate on documents.
  • Add reference marks and notes.
  • Secure a document.
  • Create and manipulate forms.
  • Create macros to automate tasks.


This course is intended for students who want to use advanced capabilities in Word, including image manipulation, collaboration and revision tracking, cross-referencing and linking, document security, forms, and process automation through macros.


To ensure success, you should be comfortable in the Windows® 10 environment, and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on your computer. Specific tasks you should be able to perform include opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. The following Logical Operations courses would prepare you for this course:

  • Microsoft® Office Word 2016: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Word 2016: Part 2


Lesson 1: Securing a Document

Topic A: Suppress Information

– Suppress Sensitive Information

– Hidden Text

– How to Work with Hidden Text

– Hiding Text

– Remove Personal Information from a Document

– The Document Inspector Dialog Box

– How to Deal with Private Information in a Document

– Removing Personal Information

Topic B: Set Formatting and Editing Restrictions

– The Developer Tab

– The Restrict Editing Task Pane

– Editing Restrictions

– Protected View

– Mark as Final

– How to Set Formatting and Editing Restrictions

– Setting Formatting and Editing Restrictions

Topic C: Restrict Document Access

– Document Password

– How to Work with a Document Password

– Setting a Password for a Document

Topic D: Add a Digital Signature to a Document

– Digital Certificates

– Digital Signature

– The Signature Line

– The Signatures Task Pane

– Requested Signatures

– Valid Signatures

– How to Add a Digital Signature and Sign a Document

– Preparing a Document to Be Signed

– Digitally Signing a Document

Lesson 2: Using Forms to Manage Content

Topic A: Create Forms

– Forms

– Plan a Form

– Form Fields

– The Controls Group

– Content Controls

– Design Mode

– Legacy Tools

– Form Fields

– Form Field Options

– How to Work with Content Controls

– How to Add Legacy Form Fields to a Document

– Using the Controls Group

– Form Protection

– How to Protect a Form

– How to Remove Password Protection from a Locked Form

– Locking and Saving a Form

Topic B: Modify Forms

– Content Control Title Tab

– Extracting Data from Forms

– How to Remove Form Fields and Content Controls

– Removing Controls from a Form

Lesson 3: Automating Repetitive Tasks with Macros

Topic A: Automate Tasks by Using Macros

– Macros

– The Macros Dialog Box

– How to Automate Tasks Using Macros

– Automating Tasks by Using Macros

– Sources of Word Macros

– Macro Security

– Macro Security Components

– File Validation

– Trust Center

– Identifying Word Macro Uses and Concerns

Topic B: Create a Macro

– The Developer Tab for Macros


– Macro Project Components

– How to View a VBA Macro Project

– Viewing the Code for an Existing Macro

– Macro Creation

– The Record Macro Dialog Box

– How to Create a Macro

– Recording a Macro

– Adding Custom Code to a Recorded Macro