Microsoft Word 2010: Unit 2

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Microsoft Word is a word processing program that is commonly used to create professional-looking documents (reports, resumes, letters, memos, etc.). This second installment of Drive's Microsoft Word series is designed to help learners gain a better understanding of numerous basic functional and operational aspects of Word 2010. These include enhanced features like text editing tools, character and paragraph formatting options, design capabilities, and more.

Each lesson is constructed to assist learners with a range of word processing experience and to help them explore and become familiar with many of Word 2010's capabilities through visual references and hands-on exercises. Additionally, Word users will learn how to utilize available tools to effectively and efficiently create unique and professional projects.

Note: The content material for this section of the course was developed by a trainer based in Australia. Consequently, there are instances throughout the lessons where spelling differences can be identified.

Course Goals/Objectives

Unit 2 Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn different methods of navigating through a text document
  • Introduce text editing, inserting and deleting text, and methods for selecting portions of a text
  • Discuss numerous text tools that are available to assist users when working with documents
  • Explore various forms of character and paragraph formatting, as well as different methods for changing the appearance of text in a document
  • Learn how to create a variety of lists using tab spaces, columns, etc.
  • Discover how to create and arrange information in a table, as well as how to modify table appearance


Unit 2 Learning Outcomes:

For each of the lessons for this course, simply click on the corresponding link to access the lesson material. Review the content and work through the lesson exercises as outlined. Some of the exercises utilize external documents that serve as templates and practice worksheets. The links for each of these documents are provided below and are arranged in order based on the lesson that they appear in. Once you have completed a lesson, simply select the green "I'm Done" button at the top right-hand corner of the screen to return to the course menu and proceed to the next lesson. 

Lesson Resources -

Lesson 1: Text Editing

a.    Microsoft Word 2010 Overview (Lesson 3; Exercise 1)

b.    Copying and Moving Practice (Lesson 3; Exercise 12)

Lesson 2: Text Tools

a.     The Man from Snowy River (Lesson 4; Exercise 1)

Lesson 3: Character Formatting

a.     Introduction to Character Formatting (Lesson 5; Exercise 1)

b.    Character Formatting Exercise (Lesson 5; Exercise 7)

Lesson 4: Paragraph Formatting

a.     Paragraphs Exercise (Lesson 6; Exercise 8)

Lesson 5: Tabs & Lists

a.    Tab Leaders (Lesson 7; Exercise 4)

b.     Australian States and Territories (Lesson 7; Exercise 6)

Lesson 6: Tables

a.     Tables Practice (Lesson 8; Exercise 3 "Table Editing")

b.     School Timetable (Lesson 8; Exercise 7) 

Lesson 7: Styles and Content

 a.   Cottage Pie Recipes (Lesson 11; Exercise 1)

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