Microsoft® Office Word® 2008: Level 1 (Macintosh)

Course Specifications

Course number: 084029
Software: Microsoft® Office Word® 2008
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Word processing is the use of computer programs to create, revise, and save documents for printing and future retrieval. These programs come with a slew of features that assist in document creation tasks. In this course, you will explore the basic concepts of creating standard business documents in Microsoft® Office Word® 2008.

Course Objective: You will create, edit, and format standard documents in Microsoft® Office Word® 2008.

Target Student: This course is designed for persons with a basic understanding of the Macintosh environment. It is meant for those who need to know how to use Microsoft® Office Word® 2008 for Macintosh to create, edit, format, layout, and print standard business documents with tables and graphics.

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with using personal computers. They should be comfortable with the Windows environment and use it to manage information on their computer. Specifically, they should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. Students should have completed the following courses: Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

For this course, you will need one Macintosh computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer should have the following minimum hardware configuration:

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating a Basic Document
Topic 1A: Explore the User Interface
Topic 1B: Open and View a Document
Topic 1C: Customize the Word Environment
Topic 1D: Obtain Help
Topic 1E: Enter Text
Topic 1F: Save a Document
Topic 1G: Preview and Print a Document

Lesson 2: Editing a Document
Topic 2A: Navigate and Select Text in a Document
Topic 2B: Insert, Delete, or Rearrange Text
Topic 2C: Undo Changes
Topic 2D: Search and Replace Text

Lesson 3: Formatting Text
Topic 3A: Change Font Appearance
Topic 3B: Highlight Text

Lesson 4: Formatting Paragraphs
Topic 4A: Set Tabs to Align Text
Topic 4B: Control Paragraph Layout
Topic 4C: Add Borders and Shading
Topic 4D: Apply Styles
Topic 4E: Create Lists
Topic 4F: Manage Formatting

Lesson 5: Adding Tables
Topic 5A: Create a Table
Topic 5B: Modify the Table Structure
Topic 5C: Format a Table
Topic 5D: Convert Text to Table

Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects
Topic 6A: Add Visual Effects Using Symbols and Special Characters
Topic 6B: Insert Illustrations

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance
Topic 7A: Control Page Layout
Topic 7B: Apply a Page Border and Color
Topic 7C: Add Watermarks
Topic 7D: Add Headers and Footers

Lesson 8: Proofing a Document
Topic 8A: Check Spelling, Grammar, and Word Count
Topic 8B: Enhance Textual Meaning Using the Thesaurus
Topic 8C: Customize the AutoCorrect Options