Microsoft Word - The Next Step

Follow-on from the beginners course. Take the next step and pick up more functions and shortcuts and become a Word whiz.

Recommend course:


Must have basic knowledge of Word.  The following is covered in 2 classes:

  • Footnotes and Endnotes with practice exercise
  • Section Breaks
  • Column work – ie newsletters
  • Inserting section breaks within column work
  • More clip art and text wrapping – if I find that the student need extra practice of this
  • Creating autotext with exercise
  • Tables – more complex if I find the students need the practice as revision from the Word Beginners class
  • Drop capitals
  • Mail merge – this generally takes at least one hour of the 4 hour time allocation


"I would encourage anybody who does the beginners MS Word course to do the extension course as it follows on with a much greater amount of detail of a more technical nature". Stephen S April 2014

"A good opportunity to expand your skills if you have been using Word for years but don't know all the theory behind it". Julie G April 2014

"Love the course, lots of laughs, great people.  Very patient and informative tutor.  Easy to understand". Leanne W April 2014

"Lesley has a lovely way of teaching. I really enjoyed her teaching style and encouragement and easy manner."
Course - MS Word Extension
Tutor - Lesley Lee


Basic Word skills.  You will already have familiarity with most of the following:

  • Formatting text
  • Spellcheck
  • Cut, Copy and Paste commands
  • Alignment, margins, spacing and indentation
  • Finding and replacing text
  • Headers and Footers
  • Basic Clip Art and borders
  • Tabs
  • Decimals tabs
  • Leader Dots
  • Tables – merging, splitting, inserting/deleting, sorting and using sumtotal formula
  • Beginners correction signs and manuscript correction signs
  • Subscript,superscript and strike through
  • Page breaks
  • Bullets or numbering
  • Watermarks
  • Layout of letters – fully blocked and open punctuation