Microsoft Word for Content Creation
This course is still being developed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
In this course, you learn how to use Microsoft Word for basic formatting; use and modify Microsoft Word styles, templates and master pages; automate chapter, figure, table, and page numbering; create and build fully functional standard hardcopy books.
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- use basic tasks such as creating and saving files, making text italics or bold, changing fonts, changing tabs and margins, applying standard styles (such as for headings or numbered lists)
- apply styles and modify them as necessary
- use existing styles to format text so that it looks exactly like a PDF document (developed originally in Microsoft Word)
- create comon types of tables
- apply templates, and create your own
- use graphics and unformatted text supplied by your instructor to create a well-designed technical document using styles that you have created.
- create and incorporate graphics into Microsoft Word documents (with anchored frames); create simple drawings in Microsoft Word
- document a simple computer hardware or software task using Microsoft Word styles that you have designed
- create various styles of cross-references—both within the same document and between documents
- automate any numbering stream in a Microsoft Word book; enable versions of the same documents, and create variables for rapid updating
- use reference pages to store frequently used graphics that must be positioned consistently throughout a document, to hold boilerplate material or clip art that you can copy and paste on body pages (for example, symbols for cautions and notes), and to maintain hypertext commands, formatting information for generated lists and indexes, definitions of custom math elements, and mappings for converting to XML and HTML
- "build" books using Microsoft Word: bring multiple documents into a book structure and automate tables of contents, cross-references, indexes, and numbering streams
You use links, videos and transcripts of those videos to learn these tasks, e-mail your instructor when you have questions, and send your work to the instructor for review.
Example units from this course:
MS Word Character and Paragraph Styles
MS Word AutoText
Course cost: McMurrey Associates $175 U.S., plus purchase of a one-year license to Microsoft Office 365, which includes Word. See Microsoft 365. Personal–family 2 to 6 users: $9.99 US per month, $99.99 US per year. For business-user rates, click For business
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Here are the policies for this course:
- You have 124 days to complete the units of this course. If you want to do fewer units, contact your instructor.
- You are welcome to work ahead of the schedule you see on your schedule page for this course. If you foresee needing extra time, contact email@example.com
- You can choose whether to take this course for a letter grade or pass–fail.
- No refunds will be granted after the third day that you have access to this course.
- Unless results are automatic, your instructor will review, comment on, and return your work within three days of receipt. Expect an e-mail confirmation that your instructor has received your work.
- Your instructor is available many hours per week to answer your questions and provide other help. Setting up an appointment works best.
- The topics in this course are the most important at beginning and intermediate levels. You can request units on other topics; your instructor will consider adding them.
- Your instructor will gladly provide you with a letter describing the quality of your work in this course.
- Your instructor will make reasonable efforts to ensure your success in this course but can make no guarantees concerning your writing or career success outside of this course.
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