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Microsoft Word - Introduction

Microsoft Word - Introduction


This course provides an Introduction to Microsoft Word. Participants will learn about the features that make up Microsoft Word and will begin to understand how to make use of them.

The Introduction to Word course will enable participants to identify and describe the component features that collectively make up MS Word . This includes toolbar elements and Word document layouts. Participants will be taught the skills to create accurate text documents using a range of paragraph and character formats and alignments. If you are required to produce clear, well laid out documents such as letters and reports, this course shows you how to achieve the required results.

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn 2020.

  • January*
  • October*

*subject to sufficient numbers -

Please see the timetable section for next course dates

Course details
Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • What Is Word?
  • Create A New Document
  • Opening an Existing Document
  • Closing a Document
  • Saving a Document
  • Quitting Word
Word Interface
  • Using Word Menus
  • Working with the Toolbars
  • Using Word Dialog Boxes
Basic Editing
  • Entering Data
  • Using the Mouse and Editing
  • Selecting Text
  • Applying Text Formatting
  • Text Alignment
  • Fonts
  • Selecting a Font
  • Changing Margins
  • Changing Paper Size and Orientation
  • The Formatting Toolbar
  • The Format Painter
  • Case Conversion
Managing Paragraphs
  • Line Spacing
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Paragraph Dialogue Box
  • Removing Paragraph Formats
  • AutoCorrect
  • AutoText
  • Auto Formatting
  • Indenting Text
  • Automatic Bullets and Numbering
  • Applying Automatic Paragraph Numbers
  • Copying and Moving Text
  • Spell and Grammar Checking
  • Using the Thesaurus
Find Replace And Go To
  • Finding Text
  • Replacing Text
  • Searching Items
  • Go To
Preparing to Print & Printing
  • Print Preview
  • Setting Print Options
  • Printing the Document on the Screen
  • Printing from the Toolbar

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


Saturday 1 Day Course from 9:30am to 5pm

Year 2020

January: 18

This course is also available as customised training please contact [email protected] for further information about this option.

How to Apply

How to apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department


Study mode: Part time.

Fee: Available upon request.


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