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Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate Short Course

Microsoft Word 2013 is a word-processing program designed to help you create professional-quality documents. Word helps you organise and write your documents more efficiently. The full power of Microsoft Word 2013 is revealed in this course. Topics covered include using templates; commenting and reviewing documents; configuring reviewer settings; working with multiple documents; performing a mail merge; creating an index, outline, table of contents, and references; and using macros.

What does the Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate Course include?
  • A comprehensive training manual
  • Exercise files
  • Case studies
  • Skill sharpener exercises
  • Assessments
The course is delivered via self paced flexible distance learning which means we provide you with everything you need to study the course via our online training system and there is no classroom attendance required. Students are able to work through the short course at their own pace.

This course aims to enhance existing skills by covering more specific documentation creation aspects such as working with multiple documents, formatting tables, tabs, lists, merging, section breaks, templates and more.

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Work with document techniques
  • Use a range of formatting techniques
  • Work with a PDF document
  • Work with Word options and document properties
  • Create and apply styles
  • Create and work effectively with themes
  • Create and use templates
  • Learn how to work with section breaks
  • Insert and work with headers and footers in a document
  • Perform various merging tasks
  • Creating Indexes         
  • Insert and work with text boxes
  • Use table features to improve the layout and format of tables
  • Using Macros         

This course assumes a basic understanding of the software. It would also be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

Course Information

  • Learning Outcomes

    Creating Templates - This module teaches students how to create, save, use, and edit templates, as well as how to attach a template to a document.

    Working with Styles - In this module, students will learn how to create styles, apply styles to existing text, modify existing styles, delete styles, and save style sets.
    Commenting Documents - Comments are a useful tool for dealing with documents and that’s the focus here. The topics of this module include inserting comments, editing and replying to comments, deleting comments, navigating through comments, and showing and hiding comments.
    Reviewing Documents - This module takes a look at tracking changes to a document, navigating through tracked changes, accepting and rejecting changes, and showing and hiding markup.
    Configuring Reviewer Settings - In this module, students are shown how to change the reviewer name and initials, modify track changes options, lock track changes on, and use the Reviewing pane.
    Working with Multiple Documents - Next, students will learn about working with versions, comparing and combining documents, recovering unsaved files, restricting document editing, and password protecting documents.
    Performing a Mail Merge - Mail merge is a handy tool that allows you to personalise bulk mailings. This topic covers how to start the Mail Merge wizard, select a starting document, select recipients for the merge, create and preview a mail merge document, and complete the mail merge.
    Creating Outlines - Outlines are the focus here with a look at how to use Outline view, create an outline, expand and collapse headings, promote and demote headings, and move headings.
    Creating a Table of Contents - This module covers how to mark headings, insert a pre-built or custom table of contents, update a table of contents, and remove a table of contents.
    Creating an Index - An index makes searching through a document so much easier, and working with them is the focus of this module. Students will learn how to mark index entries, insert an index, update an index, customise an index with styles, and remove an index.
    Creating References in a Document - During this module, students are shown how to insert footnotes and endnotes, captions, bookmarks, cross-references, citations, and bibliographies.
    Using Macros - Macros are a wonderful time-saving device in Word 2013. This concluding module teaches students how to record a macro, write a macro using the Visual Basic Editor, edit a macro, and run a macro.
  • Pricing

    Microsoft Online Short Courses 

    Course Price -  $195 Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

    Payment Options - Invoice. Direct Deposit, Visa MasterCard and American Express.

    Please note that Visa & MasterCard attract a 1.5% surcharge & American Express attracts a 2.5% surcharge

    Multiple courses can be enrolled into.

  • Assessments

    You work through the Training Manual at your own pace and complete the quizzes when you are ready. This allows you to progress through the course at a pace that suits your needs. You have 12 months in which to submit your assessments for marking.

  • Requirements

    Students engage in and complete their short course training via our TBST Learning Management System - LMS 

    Our online Learning Management System - LMS - provides students with a more streamlined method of working through their courses by allowing students to login and access all current course files in the one universal location. The LMS has been designed so that students can work through course units in chronological order. Students will always have access to the most up-to-date course content and all updates to course content will be distributed to all students immediately via the LMS.

    The LMS includes:
    • TBST Administration Documents
    • A comprehensive training manual
    • Exercise files
    • Case studies
    • Skill sharpener exercises
    • Assessments
    Students are able to work through the short course at their own pace.


  • Prerequisites

    This course assumes a basic understanding of the software. It would also be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Access to the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs (either PC or Macintosh).
    • A basic calculator and stationery
    • PC or Mac – minimum system requirements & loaded with current versions of: Quicktime, Adobe Reader & access to the internet & email programs.
    • Please read and understand the TBST Student Handbook
    • Please read and understand the Policies and Procedures contained in the TBST Student Handbook


  • Recommended follow up / prior courses

    Microsoft Excel 2013 Short Courses
    Excel 2013 Foundation
    Excel 2013 Intermediate
    Microsoft Word 2013 Short Courses
    Word 2013 Foundation
    Word 2013 Intermediate
    Word 2013 Advanced
    Microsoft Excel 2016 Short Courses
    Excel 2016 Foundation
    Excel 2016 Intermediate
    Microsoft Word 2016 Short Courses
    Word 2016 Foundation
    Word 2016 Intermediate
    Word 2016 Advanced
    MYOB Training Courses
    MYOB Fundamentals
    MYOB Payroll
    MYOB Advanced

  • Units of Study
    Module 1: Creating Templates
    Creating a Template
    Saving a Template
    Using a Template
    Editing a Template
    Attaching a Template to a Document
    Module 2: Working with Styles
    Creating Styles
    Applying Styles to Text
    Modifying Styles
    Deleting Styles
    Saving Style Sets
    Module 3: Commenting Documents
    Inserting Comments
    Editing and Replying to Comments
    Deleting Comments
    Navigating Through Comments
    Showing and Hiding Comments
    Module 4: Reviewing Documents
    Tracking Changes
    Navigating Through Tracked Changes
    Accepting and Rejecting Changes
    Showing and Hiding Markup
    Module 5: Configuring Reviewer Settings
    Changing Your User Name and Initials
    Modifying Track Changes Options
    Locking Track Changes On
    Using the Reviewing Pane
    Module 6: Working with Multiple Documents
    Working with Versions
    Comparing Documents
    Combining Documents
    Recovering Unsaved Files
    Restricting Editing
    Password Protecting Documents
    Module 7: Performing a Mail Merge
    Starting the Wizard
    Choosing a Document
    Selecting a Starting Document
    Selecting Recipients
    Creating Your Document
    Previewing Your Document
    Completing the Merge
    Module 8: Creating Outlines
    Using Outline View
    Creating an Outline
    Expanding and Collapsing Headings
    Promoting and Demoting Headings
    Moving Headings
    Module 9: Creating a Table of Contents
    Marking Headings
    Inserting a Pre-Built Table of Contents
    Inserting a Custom Table of Contents
    Updating a Table of Contents
    Removing a Table of Contents
    Module 10: Creating an Index
    Marking Index Entries
    Inserting an Index
    Updating an Index
    Customising the Index with Styles
    Removing an Index
    Module 11: Creating References in a Document
    Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes
    Inserting Captions
    Inserting Bookmarks
    Creating Cross-References
    Inserting Citations
    Inserting a Bibliography
    Module 12: Using Macros
    Recording a Macro
    Writing a Macro using the Visual Basic Editor
    Editing a Macro
    Running a Macro
  • Course Commencement

    Course enrolments can commence at any time after the enrolment process is completed.

    This course is a self paced distance learning training course. Students have 12 months to complete the training. Students work through the workbook, practice the material learnt and then complete the assessments.
    Due to the flexibility there is a lower drop out rate thus saving students time and money invested in their desired outcomes. In addition, flexible adult learning encourages students to continue the course at their own pace without restrictions as to when and how they complete the course. Therefore, students are able to continue their life roles and incorporate their study into time slots that suit their lifestyles. This also allows those that are working either as an employee, subcontractor or owner/operator to continue to earn money or charge for billable hours, which further serve to reduce the ʻrealʼ course costs. Students have 12 months in which to complete all of their assessments.

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