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Word 2013

The Microsoft Word 2013 training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Being confident in Microsoft Word is essential for anyone who either works or aspires to work in an office environment, and this course will equip you with all of the word processing skills needed to ensure you can take on any office role with confidence.

Course Duration: 24 hours

CPD Points: 24


Lesson One: Starting Word 2013, opening a document, keying in, selecting and editing text, navigating, backstage view, printing, hiding/minimising the ribbon, saving and closing a document, Word Help.

Lesson Two: creating/opening a document from a template, customising and saving the document, document views, showing formatting marks, deleting page breaks, formatting text including using text effects and typography, text alignment, repeat, clearing formatting; click and type.

Lesson Three: spelling and grammar, Word Options, thesaurus and research pane, translating text, showing/hiding rulers, margins, line and paragraph spacing, opening recently used documents, working in multiple windows, undo and redo, creating a folder, saving a file with a different name and format.

Lesson Four: Using AutoCorrect, building blocks, inserting date and time, modifying a field, tabulation, deleting building blocks and AutoCorrect entries.

Lesson Five:  Moving and copying text, format painter, using keyboard shortcuts, searching for text, finding and replacing text, finding and replacing formatting.

Lesson Six: Indenting text, bulleted lists, numbered lists, multilevel numbering, formatting numbering levels, defining new bullets, drag and drop, setting indents, copying text between documents.

Lesson Seven: The navigation pane, Resume Reading, page breaks, text flow options, page numbers, headers and footers, section breaks, page orientation, printing selected pages, restoring settings.

Lesson Eight: Creating a table, formatting contents, text direction, AutoFit, inserting and deleting rows and columns, resizing rows and columns, selecting parts of a table, applying borders/shading, using the border painter, show/hide gridlines, inserting space above a table, merging/splitting cells, calculations, repeating header rows, distributing rows and columns evenly, converting text into a table, applying number in a table sorting, table styles.

Lesson Nine: WordArt – formatting, aligning, moving and copying, shape styles and effects, text styles and effects; Text boxes – drawing and formatting, using preformatted text boxes; Shapes – drawing, formatting and grouping, adding text and effects; Pictures – online and saved pictures, correcting and adding artistic effects, text wrapping; Forms – creating a form, page background colour, columns, watermarks.

Lesson Ten: Applying, modifying and creating styles, navigating headings in the navigation pane, templates, themes, saving documents in different formats.

This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a secretarial or PA role, as well as those interested in academic report writing or a career within office administration or office management.

The aim of this course is to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment. You do not need any prior experience of Microsoft Word, but you will need to be familiar with using a computer and the Windows environment.

Microsoft Word 2013 is the most recently released version of this popular word processing program, and this course will give you the most up to date skills, as well as assisting you in taking the Microsoft Office Specialist test (MOS) exam.

Your studies will cover the basics – from starting Word and inputting text to formatting your text and documents using columns and advanced page layouts as well as WordArt, text boxes and tables. You will also learn how to use templates, themes and styles to produce consistent professional documents.

Familiarity with the Windows environment and basic keyboarding experience.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

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 A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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