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Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills

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Word 2016: Introduction (Self-paced)


Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

This self-paced practical course covers the most commonly used features of Microsoft Word and is suited to complete beginners or those with limited experience of using a word processor.

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
  • Basic computer skills i.e. familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse
  • The course is aimed at beginners - no previous knowledge or experience of wordprocessing is assumed
Topics covered
  • Getting to know Word
  • Text formatting techniques
  • Paragraph formatting techniques
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Page layout
  • Tables

Self-paced hands-on working from a workbook

Taught using

Word 2016 on MCS Windows

  • The course will be taught using Word 2016 on PCs but will also be suitable for Word 2010/2013 users. Apple Mac users of Word 2011/2016 should also find it useful.
  • Participants work at their own pace using a workbook containing notes and exercises
  • Course files can be downloaded here
  • Please note that this self-paced course is generally run alongside the Excel 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) course as the instructor can assist in both courses

Two sessions of three hours

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