Introductory Word 2016 training – Provisional Course Outline

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Introductory Word 2016 training

All Introductory Word 2016 training course outlines can be tailored to meet the needs of the individuals or organisation.

Aims of the course

This course aims to introduce delegates with little or no understanding of the Microsoft Word software to the basic features of the package.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£315 + VAT
2 - 4 people£495 + VAT
5 - 8 people£645 + VAT

Course Objectives

On completion of the course delegates should understand and be able to accomplish basic operations associated with creating, formatting and finishing a word processing document ready for distribution. They should also be able to use some of the more advanced Microsoft Word applications including:

  • Creating standard tables
  • Using pictures within a document
  • Importing objects
  • Using mail merge tools

The course is of one day’s duration.

How the course is run – This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.

Pre-requisites – Delegates attending the Introductory Word 2016 training course should preferably have a basic understanding of the Windows environment and use of the keyboard and mouse.

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • First Steps with Microsoft Word – opening, creating a new document, saving, closing, using Help functions
  • Adjusting Basic Settings
  • Document Exchange – saving documents in different formats, and in a format appropriate for posting to a Web site

Basic Operations

  • Inserting Data
  • Selecting Data
  • Copying, Moving, Deleting
  • Finding and Replacing


  • Text Formatting – font size, font type, italics, emboldening, underlining, applying colours to text, alignment, justification, hyphenation, indenting, changing line spacing, format copying
  • General Formatting – using and setting tabs, adding borders to a document, bulleted and numbered lists
  • Templates

Finishing a Document

  • Styles and Pagination – applying existing styles to a document, inserting page numbering
  • Headers and Footers
  • Spelling and Grammar
  • Document Setup – page orientation, page size, margins, etc


  • Preparing to Print – previewing a document, using basic print options, printing a document from an installed printer

More Advanced Features

  • Tables – creating standard tables, changing cell attributes, inserting and deleting columns and rows, adding borders to a table, using the automatic formatting tool
  • Pictures and Images – adding an image or graphics file to a document, adding autoshapes to a document, changing line colours, changing autoshape fill colours, moving images or drawn objects within a document, resizing a graphic
  • Importing Objects – importing a spreadsheet into a document, importing an image file, chart or graph into a document
  • Mail Merge – creating a mailing list, merging a mailing list with a letter document or a label document

To request further details of any of our courses, or to make a booking, please contact us by ringing 07477 578417 or by sending an email to or filling in our contact form.

Call us to discuss your Word training requirements. We train companies in Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset .

Word training Dorset locations include:

Bournemouth Poole Sherborne Shaftesbury
Gillingham Christchurch Ferndown Wimborne
Blandford Forum Dorchester Weymouth Verwood
Merley Wareham Bridport Lulworth
St Leonards

Word training Wiltshire locations include:

Salisbury Swindon Trowbridge Chippenham
Devizes Marlborough Warminster Tisbury
Melksham Westbury Corsham Amesbury
Tidworth Bradford-on-Avon Bulford Camp Porton
Calne Highworth Wootton Bassett Wroughton

Word training Hampshire locations include:

TottonHedge EndStubbingtonBishop’s Waltham

Word training Somerset locations include:

Bath Yeovil Wincanton Frome
Taunton Weston-Super-Mare Midsomer Norton Shepton Mallet
Radstock Paulton Bridgwater Burnham-on-Sea
Chard Cheddar Clevedon Crewkerne

We have also trained home-based businesses and users in some of the Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire villages, so please do get in touch.

Clients who have benefitted from our Microsoft Introductory Word training include: