How many of you would like to become more efficient in how you use Word? How about learning how to save time, reduce steps, and get your work done faster like mastering mail merge or keyboard shortcuts? You may want to try taking a look at the Microsoft Word 2007 Training Roadmap, which is a collection of online Word 2007 training courses to walk you through many of the basics. Here’s a look at what the Microsoft Word 2007 Training Roadmap includes:
1. Get familiar with Word
- Get to know Word 2007 I: Create your first document – How to do the basics: type where you want to on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing and page margins, and save your work
- Get to know Word 2007 II: Edit text and revise your documents – How to get from one place to another in a document so that you can make changes anywhere on the page, how to add and delete text, and move text around
- Get to know Word 2007 III: Make documents look great – Emphasize text, make lists, and use style, a tool that helps you format a document
2. Get up to speed with the new version
- Up to speed with Word 2007 – The layout of the new design, how to accomplish everyday tasks in Word 2007, and a bit about the new XML file formats
- Up to speed with the 2007 Office system – How to work with the new look of familiar programs in the 2007 Microsoft Office system
3. Let Word do the work with templates and Quick Styles
- Save time with templates – How to create documents by using existing templates on Microsoft Office Online, and how to turn your own documents into templates
- Format your document with styles – Apply formatting with a click of a button, and apply it in multiple places at once.
4. Display information effectively
- Bullets, numbers, and lists – The ins and outs of bullets, numbers, and multilevel lists in Word 2007
- Decorate documents with backgrounds, borders, and text effects – How to apply borders, backgrounds, shading, watermarks, table and shape styles, text enhancements, and WordArt
- Reuse text and other document parts: Introducing building blocks – How to use building blocks galleries to add the final touches to create a professional-looking document.
5. Insert comments and track your revisions
- Revise documents with Track Changes and Comments in Word 2007 – How to turn Track Changes on and off, how to see changes and comments the way you like, and how to accept or reject or delete them
6. Add finishing touches to your document
- Header and footer basics – How to work easily with the header and footer feature — how to add page numbers or other headers and footers that Word has designed for you; add your own text; the date and time; and the document name and file location.
- Headers and footers for document sections – How to tailor your headers and footers to fit the various sections of your document, such as a cover page, front matter, and chapter pages.
- Table of Contents I: Create an automatic TOC – How to quickly build a table of contents for your document and then keep it up-to-date.
- Table of Contents II: Customize your TOC – How to change the appearance of your TOC and include the document’s custom styled titles and headings in the TOC. Also, how to use the outlining capability of Word to set up your TOC.
- Table of Contents III: Use fields to create a TOC and create multiple TOCs – Learn about the fields that are behind the scenes in an automatic TOC and learn how to create more than one TOC in a document.
7. Use mail merge
- Mail merge I: Use mail merge for mass mailings – How to use the Mail Merge Wizard to produce letters and envelopes for mass mailings
- Mail merge II: Use the Ribbon and perform a complex mail merge – How to use the Ribbon to do a mail merge, and also about some advanced features to use in your merge
8. Learn general Office skills
- Keyboard shortcuts in the 2007 Office system – The brand-new look of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, with new and easier ways to use the keyboard
- Security I: How the 2007 Office system helps you to stay safer – How to help protect your data, your computer, and yourself from risk
Plus, you can take this to the next level by downloading shorter PowerPoint versions of some Word 2007 training courses and use them as training for yourself or a group. And the learning does not stop with Microsoft Word! We have training roadmaps for all of the Microsoft Office products, including the 2003 versions. Be sure to check them out today!
Also, for all of you with Software Assurance on your Microsoft Office applications, remember that you have access to a much larger set of training available to your through your e-Learning benefits included in your Software Assurance benefits.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
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