Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word courses available

Bring your own laptop loaded with Microsoft Word or have one-on-one or small group training.

Catch-Up Training offer a variety of ‘task focused’ short courses.. The courses are suitable for people who use MS Office on a regular basis but who

You will receive a course manual, practical exercises and examples, plus you will go away having already put into practice what you have learnt.

Word

Word training with Catch-Up TrainingMicrosoft Word has become the de facto tool for creating a wide variety of documents in many organisations.  Most Word users gradually learn how to use the tool by trial and error and may remain blissfully unaware of the enormous range of capabilities of this ubiquitous product.  

The courses offered by Catch-Up Training are designed to extend your Word knowledge so that you can use it more effectively for a wider range of tasks. Microsoft Word courses offered:

Tables & Tabs

Course Dates:  to be confirmed.

Tabs (tabulation) and tables are great for displaying information effectively.  Learning how to make the most of these two functions will save you many hours of fiddling and frustration. 

 By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • use tabs to perfectly align your text
  • use tabs within a table
  • use all the great features of tables (drawing, merging cells, splitting tables, inserting a nested table, changing text direction, converting text to a table, and much, much more)
  • customize your own quick table(s)
  • create or modify table styles
  • inserting simple formulas into a table

 For more information email Heather Wickham.

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Mail Merge

Course dates:  to be confirmed

Microsoft Word’s mail merge feature enables you to generate mass customized mailings to a variety of people either by letter or email; along with printing of labels, or just about anything that combines fixed text with variable text. 

 By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • create mail merges using a variety of different data sources (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook)
  • customise fields
  • create mailing labels
  • use and apply filters
  • set up conditions with an IF…Then…Else Field

 for more information email Heather Wickham.

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Styles

Course dates:  to be confirmed.

This course is highly recommended for people about to write a book, a thesis or any indexed, multipaged document.

The use of Word’s styles is fantastic for not only standardising document formatting but also to control the organisation of outlines, tables of contents, indexes and master documents.  Using styles ensures consistency and a professional look and feel to your documents.  If a style needs to be changed, it’s done in a matter of seconds: no more manual formatting! 

This course is perfect for people about to embark on writing a book, academic thesis, or any indexed, multi-paged document.   Set up your document styles first, and I can guarantee it will save you hours and hours of unnecessary manual formatting.   

If you are a document writer, also attend my OneNote course, which will introduce you to one stop storage for everything.    

 By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • create and modify styles
  • create your own style set
  • apply quick styles
  • prevent users from switching style sets in a document
  • restrict style usage
  • apply outline numbering
  • insert footnotes
  • create and insert an index

 For more information email Heather Wickham.

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Templates & Forms

Course date:  to be confirmed.

To ensure a consistent look and feel across all your business documentation, you need templates

 By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • create your own template
  • create your own outline numbering template
  • identify the difference between personal or custom template (Word 2013 only)
  • modify existing templates
  • create an end user input form using Content Controls

For more information email Heather Wickham.

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Making the most of Word

Course date: to be confirmed.

This course is for people who use Word every day and want to improve their knowledge and productivity. 

 By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • insert a first or last page only footer , e.g. file name in last page footer.
  • design and apply Quick Parts (a function that lets you re-use text, images, phrases or code)
  • create AutoText entries (useful for things like standard contract clauses, logos and long distribution lists)
  • create your own tab and ribbon commands
  • back up your own autocorrect entries
  • create your own short-cut keys
  • insert the StyleRef field (It is a specialized reference field designed to let you add information to a document, especially in the header or footer, automatically
  • apply and customise the filler text: =lorem() and =rand()

 For more information email Heather Wickham.

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