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Word 365: Dissertations, Theses and Long Documents (In Person Face to Face)


This course is mainly aimed at undergraduate students writing their first thesis, but is also suitable for staff who need to write a long document. It is designed to give an insight and hands on practice into the more advanced features of Microsoft Word that are relevant to producing substantial reports.

  • This is the In Person Face to Face version of the Live Online Word Dissertations, Theses and Long Documents course.

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Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Use formatting techniques to position text and paragraphs
  • Understand and use the Track Changes feature in Word
  • Create and apply Styles
  • Understand and work with the Navigation pane
  • Insert and edit Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Understand and work with Captions
  • Insert a Table of Figures
  • Create and delete Cross References
  • Create and work with Headers and Footers in long and complex documents
  • Create and work with a Table of Contents
  • Indexing
  • Access, navigate and save to OneDrive
  • Presentation, demonstration and practical activities
Taught using
  • Word 365
  • The course will be taught using Word 365 on PCs but will also be suitable for Word 2016/2019 users. Apple Mac users of Outlook should also find it useful.
  • Course files can be downloaded here
  • One half day session
  • Termly
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