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Microsoft Word: Intermediate/Advanced course delivered online as virtual classroom or live Toronto classroom training.

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Microsoft® Word®: Intermediate/Advanced Course (2 Day Course)

Upcoming Dates:  January 7/8, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | March 4/5, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | Check for more dates >

Duration: 2 days (9 am - 4 pm)

Word Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Course Fee: $495 CDN per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $545 CDN per person + HST (Bring your own device) or $595 CDN person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)

Virtual Classroom: Instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered online from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time) with a 15 minute break in the morning and in the afternoon and a 1 hour break for lunch.

Classroom Course Location: Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Our live classroom courses are offered at the Toronto Eaton Centre or at the Toronto Star Building (some Avantix Learning courses may be held at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Location will be confirmed when you register.

Delivery Method: Instructor-led classroom training or virtual classrom training

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word: Introduction or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Learning Path: Level 2

Next Course in Series: Microsoft Word: Power User

Custom training: Available on request. Contact us to arrange a date. As our clients and colleagues continue to practice social distancing in response to COVID-19, we are offering some of our public courses in live, instructor-led virtual classroom format. If you'd like to arrange custom virtual training, contact us at for more information.

During this instructor-led course, students will work with some of Word’s most powerful features including Autocorrect, Quick Parts and automatic formatting using styles. In order to save time and eliminate repetitive entry, Autocorrect and Quick Part items will be created and participants will also write their own keyboard shortcuts. Essential character and paragraph formatting concepts will be reviewed and then built into styles to speed up formatting. Graphics, hyperlinks, headers, footers and sections will be inserted and managed in Word documents. Students will also create and format tables, set up forms and generate tables of contents. Mail merge documents will be created to generate form letters and labels for multiple contacts. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Key takeaways include a full course manual, Quick Reference Guide with keyboard shortcuts as well as sample and exercise files.

Course topics

Customizing Word Options and the Quick Access Toolbar

  • Changing key Word options
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar to include frequently-used buttons

Using Navigation and Selection Shortcuts

  • Navigating quickly through a document
  • Selecting characters, words, paragraphs and an entire document using keyboard shortcuts

Inserting and Manipulating Images

  • Inserting images into a document
  • Resizing an image
  • Applying formatting to an image
  • Changing wrap options for an image

Inserting Reusable Text Snippets and Images Automatically

  • Adding and editing custom AutoCorrect entries to quickly enter repetitive text and / or images such as logos
  • Saving repetitive text or images as Quick Parts and inserting into any document to save time
  • Editing and deleting Quick Parts

Applying Character Formats

  • Applying fonts and colors to an entire document using themes
  • Using the Font dialog box to apply other character formats
  • Converting case
  • Inserting special characters such as trademarks and accents

Formatting Paragraphs Efficiently

  • Using best practices for paragraph spacing, alignment, indents and line spacing
  • Applying bullets and numbering to paragraphs
  • Setting, changing and deleting left, centre, right and decimal tabs.
  • Adding leaders to tabs

Inserting Lines and Boxes Using Borders

  • Adding lines to paragraphs
  • Applying border boxes with or without shading
  • Changing border and fill colors
  • Removing border lines and boxes
  • Using borders vs drawing lines and boxes

Inserting and Formatting Tables

  • Creating tables to format data in columns and rows
  • Formatting tables using table styles or borders and shading
  • Designating a header row
  • Inserting and deleting columns and rows
  • Changing column width and row height
  • Creating and updating formulas in tables
  • Keeping rows together
  • Saving and reusing frequently-used tables

Working with Sections

  • Understanding sections
  • Breaking links between headers and footers in different sections
  • Creating sections with different headers and footers, page numbering, margins and page orientation
  • Restarting numbering for different sections

Cleaning Up Documents

  • Quickly removing unnecessary characters in a document
  • Replacing formatting in long documents

Using Styles to Automate Formatting

  • Applying styles to paragraphs
  • Using recommended styles
  • Viewing the Styles task pane
  • Modifying styles in different ways
  • Creating and applying a new style
  • Copying styles between documents

Creating, Applying and Editing Table Styles

  • Applying built-in table styles
  • Creating a custom table style
  • Applying custom table styles to multiple tables
  • Modifying custom table styles
  • Combining paragraph styles and custom table styles

Generating Tables of Contents

  • Overview of tables of contents
  • Picking up paragraphs using specific styles in tables of contents
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Updating tables of contents
  • Formatting tables of contents

Creating Templates

  • Overview of templates
  • Understand the Normal template
  • Creating a new template
  • Saving a new template
  • Creating a new document based on a template
  • Attaching templates

Inserting Hyperlinks

  • Inserting, editing and removing hyperlinks
  • Formatting hyperlinks
  • Testing hyperlinks
  • Hyperlinking to a bookmark

Assigning Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Assigning custom keyboard shortcuts to common Word commands
  • Recommendations for keyboard shortcut combinations

Generating a Mail Merge

  • Setting up a main document such as a form letter
  • Linking to a data source
  • Inserting merge fields
  • Generating a merge for letters or labels


Who will benefit

This course has been designed for Microsoft Word users who have completed iMicrosoft Word: Introduction or have basic Microsoft Word skills.

Can I bring my own device?

Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful.

What's included

Included in this course:

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Related Microsoft Office training

Microsoft Word: Styles, Templates and Tables of Contents

Microsoft PowerPoint: Introduction

Microsoft PowerPoint: Design for Non-Designers

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Project: Introduction

Microsoft Access: Introduction


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About Avantix Learning courses

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom and virtual classroom courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 8 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio.

Live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building), Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request.


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