Microsoft® Word® 2013 Getting Started with Word - H. Albert Napier, PhD & Ollie N. Rivers

Microsoft® Word® 2013 Getting Started with Word

By H. Albert Napier, PhD & Ollie N. Rivers

  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Computers


Microsoft® Word® 2013: Getting Started With Word
H. Albert Napier, Ph.D. and Ollie N. Rivers

Course Description
Microsoft® Word® 2013: Getting Started with Word is a three-lesson basic level course that guides you through opening, creating, formatting, previewing, printing and saving text documents.

In Lesson 1 you learn how to use Word to create or open, save, print and close text documents. You review the new Start screen and the elements of the Word window; then you key a text paragraph into a blank document; insert and remove text; and then save, close and reopen the document. You learn how to switch between multiple open documents and view documents in different reviewing or editing views. You learn different ways to position the insertion point in a document and how to modify Word interface options, use KeyTips and get help while working in Word.

In Lesson 2 you learn how to select document text in a variety of ways in order to format, move, copy or delete it. You also learn how to format text characters by changing the font, font size, font color, font style and case. You learn to apply highlighting and special character effects to text and insert symbols and special characters. You also learn how to cut, copy and paste text; find and replace text; and use three proofing tools: Spelling and Grammar Check, Thesaurus and AutoCorrect.

In Lesson 3 you learn how to change page orientation from landscape to portrait and vice versa. You learn how to change a document’s layout by changing margins, setting line spacing and aligning and indenting paragraphs. You learn how to create a bulleted and numbered list; add headers, footers and page numbers; and change the document’s pagination. You also learn how to save time while enhancing the appearance and readability of a document by applying styles and a document theme.

Although this is a basic level course, experienced Word users switching to Word 2013 will benefit from this course, which can help them become more familiar with the Word 2013 user interface, the new Start screen and various task panes. Note that this course emphasizes using the traditional keyboard and mouse actions to perform tasks in Word 2013. Some relevant tips for working with Word 2013 with a Windows 8 touch-screen device are also provided.
Course Prerequisite
There are no word processing prerequisites for this course; however, some experience working with software in a Windows operating system environment is a plus.
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Learning Objectives
After completing this course you will be able to:
• identify Word 2013 window elements, • key text at the position of the insertion point, • create, open, save, preview, and print documents, • navigate and select in a document, • apply character formatting, • cut, copy, paste, find and replace text, • use the proofing tools, • apply paragraph formatting,  • set page orientation and margins, • insert page numbers, headers, footers, and page breaks, and • apply styles and a document theme. Lesson Summary
Lesson 1: In this lesson, you learn to:
• start Word; review the Start screen; create a new Word document; add and remove text, • save, close and reopen a document • work with multiple documents; change the document view, • navigate in a document, • preview and print a document, and • modify Word options; use KeyTips; get help in Word
Lessons 2: In this lesson, you learn to:
• select text, • format text characters, • cut, copy and paste text, • find and replace text and formatting, and • use the proofing tools.
Lesson 3: In this lesson, you learn to:
• change page orientation and margins, • set line spacing, paragraph alignment and paragraph indentation, • create bulleted and numbered lists • insert page numbers, headers and footers and page breaks, and • apply styles; change the document theme and style set.
Throughout the course, tip boxes provide additional information:

NOTE tips provide general information about course content.

Word also provides an extensive selection of document templates for creating reports, letters, memorandums, faxes, lists, contracts, labels and so forth. Using one of these templates instead of creating a document from scratch will probably save you a great deal of time. Check out the different templates available.

KEYBOARD TIP tips offer quick alternatives to performing tasks using the keyboard instead of the mouse.

You can quickly close the Start screen and create a new blank document by pressing the ESC key. Try it!

TIME-SAVER tips offer creative suggestions for ways to use Word features to enhance your documents or easy-to-use shortcuts to save time.

You can quickly add a button from a Ribbon button group to the Quick Access Toolbar using a shortcut menu. Right-click a button on the Ribbon and then click Add to Quick Access Toolbar. To remove the button from the Quick Access Toolbar, right-click the button and then click Remove from Quick Access Toolbar.

WARNING! tips provide tips on ways to avoid specific problems while working in Excel.

If you have a single document open, closing the document also closes Word.

TOUCH TIP tips provide tips on using touch-screen gestures while working in Excel in Windows 8 with a touch-screen tablet or laptop.

You can tap in a document with your finger or a stylus to position the insertion point.
Author Biographies
H. Albert Napier, Ph.D.

H. Albert Napier is a Professor of Management in the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, where he has taught graduate level courses related to entrepreneurship, information technology, and e-business. Dr. Napier also makes numerous management development program presentations on various topics of business and information technology topics. Additionally, he was a principal of Napier & Judd, Inc., a company engaged in computer training and consulting for 20 years.

Dr. Napier has trained thousands of CPAs and others to use various software packages in classroom and online environments. Dr. Napier is on the board of directors of three e-business companies. He is the author of more than 20 articles related to management information systems and application of computer-based decision processes in business and is the co-author of more than 60 textbooks. Dr. Napier holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, an M.B.A., and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, all from The University of Texas at Austin.

Ollie N. Rivers

Ollie N. Rivers has more than 20 years' business experience in financial and administrative management and more than 10 years’ experience as a corporate trainer. She is a co-author of two e-business textbooks, an Internet textbook and a Web design textbook, and is a contributing author on more than 15 software package textbooks. Ms. Rivers has also developed and delivered numerous classroom and online continuing education seminars for CPAs. Ms. Rivers holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting and Management from Houston Baptist University.

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