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Microsoft 365 Word: Online


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Microsoft Word Online is a cloud-based version of the word processing program, and is part of Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based office software suite.

This course is intended to help all users quickly learn the basics about Word Online. Topics covered include getting started with the app, formatting text, working with images and objects, and finalizing a document.

By the end of the course students should be comfortable using Word Online to create a professional document with a variety of features.

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About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How to Use This Book

Lesson 1: Getting Started

TOPIC A: Getting Started with Word Online

Logging into Office 365

Launching Word Online

The Word Online Interface

Creating a New Document

Closing Word Online

Activity 1-1: Getting Started with Word Online

TOPIC B: Managing Documents

Opening a Document

Editing Your Document in Word Desktop

Accessing Save Options

Printing a Document

Sharing a Document

Activity 1-2: Managing Documents

TOPIC C: Working with Text

Scroll Bars

Keyboard Navigation

Text Selection

Text Editing Options

Undo and Redo Commands

Creating Links

Activity 1-3: Working with Text

TOPIC D: Finding and Replacing Text

The Navigation Pane

Using the Find Tab

Using the Replace Tab

Setting Find Options

Activity 1-4: Finding and Replacing Text

TOPIC E: Changing View Options

Using the Document Views Group

Zoom Options

Showing and Hiding Document Elements

Activity 1-5: Changing View Options

TOPIC F: Getting Help in Word Online

Using the Help Tab

Getting Accessibility Help

Activity 1-6: Getting Help in Word Online


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

TOPIC A: Applying Character Formatting


The Mini Toolbar

Font Options

The Format Painter

Activity 2-1: Applying Character Formatting

TOPIC B: Creating Lists

Types of Lists

Creating a Bulleted List

Creating a Numbered List

Creating a Multi-Level List

Renumbering Options

Customizing Bullets

List Appearance Formatting Options

Activity 2-2: Creating Lists

TOPIC C: Controlling Paragraph Layout

Paragraph Alignment


Spacing Options

Changing Text Direction

Activity 2-3: Controlling Paragraph Layout

TOPIC D: Using Styles

Applying Styles

Using the Apply Styles Dialog Box

Clearing Formatting

Activity 2-4: Using Styles


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Working with Images

TOPIC A: Inserting Images

Inserting Symbols

Inserting Emojis

Inserting Local Pictures

Inserting Online Pictures

The Picture Contextual Tab

Activity 3-1: Inserting Images

TOPIC B: Resizing Images

Rotating Images

Resizing Images

Using Grow and Shrink

Cropping Images

Activity 3-2: Resizing Images

TOPIC C: Adjusting Image Appearance

Applying Picture Styles

Text Wrapping Styles

Adding Alternative Text

Activity 3-3: Adjusting Image Appearance


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Inserting Objects

TOPIC A: Adding Headers and Footers

Adding Headers and Footers

Editing Headers and Footers

Setting Header and Footer Options

Inserting Page Numbers

Activity 4-1: Adding Headers and Footers

TOPIC B: Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes

Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes

Viewing Footnotes and Endnotes

Navigating Through Footnotes and Endnotes

The Format Options Dialog Box

Activity 4-2: Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes

TOPIC C: Inserting Tables

What is a Table?

Inserting a Table

The Table Design Contextual Tab

The Table Layout Contextual Tab

Table Navigation Methods

Activity 4-3: Inserting Tables

TOPIC D: Modifying Tables

Table Selection Methods

Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns

Moving and Resizing Rows and Columns

Customizing Cell Alignment

Adding Alternative Text to the Table

Activity 4-4: Modifying Tables

TOPIC E: Formatting Tables

Applying a Table Style

Changing Table Colors

Customizing the Table Style

Applying Cell Shading

Activity 4-5: Formatting Tables


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Finalizing Your Document

TOPIC A: Controlling Page Layout

Inserting Page Breaks

Customizing Margins

Changing Page Orientation

Changing Paper Size

Activity 5-1: Controlling Page Layout

TOPIC B: Using Language Tools

Automatic Spelling and Grammar Check

The Editor Tool

Changing the Proofing Language

Setting AutoCorrect Options

Performing a Word Count

Using the Translator

Activity 5-2: Using Language Tools

TOPIC C: Checking Accessibility

About Accessibility

Section 508

Accessibility Checker

Adding Alternative Text to Objects

Activity 5-3: Checking Accessibility

TOPIC D: Working with Comments

Inserting Comments

Showing and Hiding the Comments Pane

Replying to Comments

Marking Comments Resolved

Navigating Through Comments

Deleting Comments

Activity 5-4: Working with Comments

TOPIC E: Co-authoring Documents

Getting Started

Collaborating on Shared Documents

Activity 5-5: Co-authoring Documents


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 1-2

Lesson Lab 1-3

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 4-2

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson Lab 5-2

Lesson Lab 5-3

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet



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