Word Processing: Creating Documents

Word Processing: Creating Documents

Starting a New Document

  • Understand Microsoft Word interface basics, including the ribbon, status bar, quick access toolbar, and backstage view.
  • Learn to create a new document either from scratch or using a template.
  • Familiarisation with the ‘File’ tab options - especially ‘New’, ‘Open’, ‘Save’, ‘Print’, and ‘Export’.

Formatting Text

  • Understand basic text formatting techniques: bold, italic, underline, strikethrough and highlight.
  • Know how to change font types, sizes, and colours.
  • Learn how to use paragraph formatting options - alignment (left, right, centre, justified), line spacing, indentation, and bullets and numbering.
  • Understand how to use the style sets and themes for consistent formatting across a document.

Adding Visual Elements

  • Learn how to insert images and shapes into a document and format them.
  • Understand how to add and format text boxes and word arts.
  • Know how to use SmartArt to create diagrams such as flow charts and hierarchies.
  • Learn how to add headers, footers, page numbers, and watermarks.

Tools and Features

  • Understand how to use the spell check and grammar check tools.
  • Learn how to use the Find and Replace feature to find specific words or phrases and replace them with others.
  • Understand how to create a Table of Contents or index using headings.
  • Know how to track changes and add comments using the ‘Review’ tab.
  • Understand how to use Mail Merge to create personalised letters or emails.
  • Learn how to create tables and format them, and how to perform simple calculations in tables using the ‘Layout’ tab under ‘Tables’.

Saving and Sharing Documents

  • Understand different file types such as .docx, .pdf, and .rtf and when to use each.
  • Learn how to save a document in a specific folder or on the cloud.
  • Understand how to bring together multiple documents into a master document.
  • Learn how to share a document via email or by saving it in a shared, accessible location.