Microsoft Word Course  (Intermediate/Advanced) | Online or in Toronto

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Microsoft Word Course (Intermediate/Advanced) | Online or in Toronto

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

By Avantix Learning Inc.

When and where

Date and time

March 10, 2016 · 9am - May 17 · 9am EST


Avantix Learning | Online Virtual Classroom or Toronto Classroom 250 Yonge Street Suite 2700 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Canada

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About this event

Microsoft® Word®: Intermediate/Advanced Course (Instructor-led)

Upcoming Dates: March 15/16, 2023 (Virtual classroom or In-person) | May 16/17, 2023 (Virtual classroom) | Check for more dates >

Duration: 2 days - 9 am - 4 pm (ET)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): In-person (live classroom) training or virtual classroom training

Word Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 2021 | 365 (Windows)

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

Virtual Classroom: Virtual classroom courses are led by a live instructor and run from 9 am to 4 pm (Eastern Time) with a 15 minute break in the morning and in the afternoon and a 1 hour break for lunch.

In-person (Live Classroom) Course Location: Our live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Eaton Centre or at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some Avantix Learning courses may be held at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Location will be confirmed when you register.

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.

Note: Public scheduled courses are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training or virtual classroom training (as indicated). Bring your own device rates apply to live classroom courses.

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

Saving Time 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

Saving and Reusing Repetitive Text and Images

  • 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 Themes and Character Formatting

  • Applying themes to change colors and fonts throughout a document
  • Using advanced character formats such as double underline and extended spacing
  • Converting case
  • Inserting special characters such as trademarks and accents

Formatting Paragraphs Efficiently

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

Applying Custom Bullets and Numbering

  • Applying custom bullets to paragraphs
  • Applying numbering
  • Restarting or continuing numbering
  • Controlling the spacing between bulleted or numbered paragraphs

Inserting Lines and Boxes

  • 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

Applying Multi-level List Numbering

  • Using multi-level list or outline numbering to number documents automatically
  • Linking styles to numbering levels
  • Changing multi-level list numbering
  • Using chapter or section numbering

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

Tracking Changes

  • Turning Track Changes off or on
  • Displaying tracked changes
  • Accepting or rejecting changes

Generating a Mail Merge for Bulk Mailings

  • Setting up a main document such as a form letter or mailing labels
  • 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 the Microsoft 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 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


More resources

How to Convert a PDF to Microsoft Word >

How to Clear Formatting in Word (with Shortcuts) >

5 Ways to Insert or Type the Square Root Symbol in Word (√)

How to Delete a Page in Word (Remove Blank or Unwanted Pages) >

How to Insert the Not Equal Sign in Word (5 Ways to Type or Insert ≠) >

About Avantix Learning courses

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom courses and virtual classroom courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 10 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio.

Live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some courses may also be offered at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Virtual classroom courses are delivered online by a live instructor in a virtual classroom environment.

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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About the organizer

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom courses in downtown Toronto or online in virtual classroom format. We specialize in small classes with top-notch instructors. Public courses are offered in our virtual classroom or at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada or at alternate downtown Toronto locations. Contact us at for more information about any of our courses.

From CA$559.35