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Microsoft Word 2013 Level 3 (with Challenge Exercises)

Self-taught course


Microsoft Word 2013 - Level 3 is designed for Microsoft Word users who are keen to extend their understanding and knowledge of the software beyond basic document creation.

Target audience

Anyone who wants to know more about the functionality of Word 2013.


Microsoft Word 2013 - Level 3 assumes an intermediate understanding of Microsoft Word and the creation of documents. It would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

Topics covered


  • Understanding SmartArt
  • Inserting A SmartArt Graphic
  • Inserting Text
  • Indenting Text
  • Changing The SmartArt Style
  • Changing SmartArt Colours
  • Changing A SmartArt Layout
  • Adding More Shapes To SmartArt
  • Resizing SmartArt
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Longer Documents

  • Understanding Tables Of Contents
  • Inserting A Table Of Contents
  • Navigating With A Table Of Contents
  • Updating Page Numbers
  • Updating A Table Of Contents
  • Customising A Table Of Contents
  • Formatting A Table Of Contents
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample
  • Understanding Indexing
  • Marking Index Entries
  • Creating An AutoMark File
  • Marking Index Entries With An AutoMark File
  • Removing Marked Entries
  • Generating An Index
  • Modifying The Index Format
  • Updating An Index
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Master Documents

  • Understanding Master Documents
  • Understanding Subdocuments
  • Creating A Master Document
  • Creating Subdocuments
  • Working With Master Document Views
  • Inserting Subdocuments
  • Formatting A Master Document
  • Editing Subdocuments
  • Merging Subdocuments
  • Splitting Subdocuments
  • Deleting Subdocuments
  • Building A Table Of Contents
  • Printing A Master Document
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Footnotes and Endnotes

  • Understanding Footnotes And Endnotes
  • Inserting Footnotes
  • Inserting Endnotes
  • Locating Footnotes And Endnotes
  • The Footnote And Endnote Dialog Box
  • Changing The Number Format
  • Converting Footnotes And Endnotes
  • Deleting Footnotes And Endnotes
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Bookmarks and Cross References

  • Creating Bookmarks
  • Navigating With Bookmarks
  • Deleting Bookmarks
  • Creating Cross-References
  • Deleting Cross-References
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample


  • Understanding AutoCorrect
  • Using AutoCorrect
  • Adding AutoCorrect Entries
  • Using Math AutoCorrect
  • Understanding AutoFormat
  • Using AutoFormat
  • Using AutoFormat As You Type
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Building Blocks

  • Understanding Building Blocks
  • AutoText Versus Quick Parts
  • Inserting A Building Block
  • Creating Quick Parts
  • Saving Building Blocks
  • Inserting Quick Parts
  • Editing Building Blocks
  • Deleting Building Blocks
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Data

Document Proofing Features

  • Proofreading Your Document
  • Using Proofreading Marks
  • Disabling The Spelling & Grammar Checker
  • Customising The Spelling Checker
  • Customising The Grammar Checker
  • Using The Thesaurus
  • Setting A Different Proofing Language
  • Translating Selected Text
  • Setting The Default Language
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Data
  • Understanding Custom Dictionaries
  • Adding Words To The Custom Dictionary
  • Adding Words To The Custom Dictionary File
  • Deleting Words From The Custom Dictionary
  • Creating A Custom Dictionary
  • Changing The Default Custom Dictionary
  • Disabling And Enabling A Custom Dictionary
  • Removing A Custom Dictionary
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working Collaboratively

  • Co-Authoring Documents
  • Saving To SkyDrive
  • Sharing Documents
  • Opening Shared Documents
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Tracking Changes

  • Understanding Tracking Changes
  • Enabling And Disabling Tracked Changes
  • Switching Between Simple Markup And All Markup
  • Using Comments In Tracked Changes
  • Showing And Hiding Markup
  • Showing Revisions Inline And In Balloons
  • Advanced Tracking Options
  • Accepting And Rejecting Changes
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Comparing Documents

  • Understanding Document Comparisons
  • Selecting Documents To Compare
  • Accepting And Rejecting Changes
  • Saving The Revised Document
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Protecting Documents

  • Understanding Document Protection
  • Making A Document Read-Only
  • Working With A Read-Only Document
  • Restricting Formatting
  • Working With Formatting Restrictions
  • Restricting Editing
  • Making Exceptions
  • Stopping Document Protection
  • Applying An Open Document Password
  • Applying A Modify Document Password
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample


  • Understanding Fields
  • The Field Dialog Box
  • Inserting A Document Information Field
  • Setting Field Properties
  • Showing And Hiding Field Codes
  • Showing And Hiding Field Shading
  • Inserting Formula Fields
  • Inserting A Date And Time Field
  • Updating Fields Automatically When Printing
  • Locking And Unlocking Fields
  • Applying A Number Format
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample
  • Understanding Interactive Fields
  • Inserting A FILLIN Field
  • Typing Field Codes Into A Document
  • Activating Interactive Fields
  • Inserting An ASK Field
  • Using REF To Display Bookmarks
  • Activating Fields Automatically
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Electronic Forms

  • Understanding Electronic Forms In Word
  • Creating The Form Layout
  • Understanding Content Controls
  • Displaying The Developer Tab
  • Inserting Text Controls
  • Setting Content Control Properties
  • Inserting The Date Picker Control
  • Inserting Prompt Text
  • Inserting Formulas
  • Inserting A Combo Box Control
  • Inserting A Drop-Down List Control
  • Protecting And Saving The Form
  • Using An Electronic Form
  • Editing A Protected Form
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Data


  • Understanding Macros In Word
  • Setting Macro Security
  • Saving A Document As Macro-Enabled
  • Recording A Macro
  • Running A Macro
  • Assigning A Macro To The Toolbar
  • Assigning A Keyboard Shortcut To A Macro
  • Editing A Macro
  • Creating A MacroButton Field
  • Copying A Macro
  • Deleting A Macro
  • Tips For Developing Macros
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Data

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • create and work with SmartArt
  • create and work with tables of contents and indexes in long documents
  • create and work with master documents
  • insert and edit footnotes and endnotes
  • create and work with bookmarks and cross-references
  • use AutoCorrect to automatically correct words and phrases
  • create and use building blocks
  • use a range of document proofing features
  • use the features of Word to work collaboratively with others
  • understand and use the tracking feature in Word
  • compare multiple versions of the same document
  • create and remove protection for your document
  • understand, insert and work with fields in a document
  • create and work with electronic forms in Word
  • create and work with macros

Watsonia workbook with 188 topics. Files for the exercises are provided on a CD or can be downloaded here


Approximately 20 hours

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