Microsoft Word Matters – Most Popular Corporate Software

MS Word “After Web browsers Word is the most-used app on the planet; it’s still the platinum standard in word processing. Nothing else even comes close”(PCMag, March 2013).

Microsoft Word is a word processing program developed by Microsoft.”  It’s been in existence since 1983, and since that time has undergone 14 revisions, the most recent being Word 2013. It is the most widely used word processing program, with Word files being used as the “go-to” format for sharing documents (e.g. by email) because almost every computer user can access a Word document by using MS Word, a viewer or word processor that imports the Word format.

Its basic features include utilities for manipulating and editing text, as well as a spell checker, thesaurus, and dictionary. It appears as a deceptively simple program, but it has a high degree of functionality.

Some of MS Word’s features that can be assessed with tests include:

Working with Fields

  • Document Information Fields
  • Viewing Field Codes
  • Unlinking Fields
  • Locking Fields
  • Updating Fields when Printing

Longer Document Features

  • Bookmarks
  • Cross Referencing
  • Bookmarks
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Navigating a Table of Contents
  • Updating Page Numbering
  • Updating a Table of Contents

Managing Sections

  • Next Page
  • Section Breaks
  • Continuous Section Breaks
  • Controlling odd and even Section Breaks
  • Deleting Section Breaks

Advanced Headers and Footers

  • Formatting Headers and Footers
  • First Page Headers and Footers
  • Odd and Even Headers and Footers
  • Headers, Footers and Section Breaks
  • Page Numbering

Advanced Styles

  • Advanced Paragraph Formatting
  • Create List Styles
  • Document protection for Styles

Templates

  • Creating a New Template
  • Using a New Template
  • Modifying a Template
  • Understanding Template File Locations
  • The Developer Tab on the Ribbon Organizer Tool

Importing and Linking

  • Copy and Paste Linking
  • Pasting and Linking a Worksheet
  • Inserting a Document
  • Importing a Chart

Electronic Forms

  • Adding Content Controls
  • Content Controls Vs Legacy Controls
  • Adding Text Controls in a Form
  • Content Control Properties
  • Adding Date controls in a Form
  • Adding Numeric Controls
  • Adding Formula Fields
  • Creating Drop Lists
  • Creating Check Boxes
  • Protecting an Electronic Form
  • Form Protection and Section Breaks

Record and Write Macros

  • Macro Enabled File Formats
  • Macro Security Levels Setting
  • Trusted Locations
  • Preparing to Record Macros
  • Recording a Simple Macro
  • Running a Macro
  • Assigning a Macro to a Keyboard Shortcut
  • Assigning a Macro to the Toolbar
  • Assigning a Macro to the Ribbon
  • Editing a Macro Deleting a Macro

Tracking Changes

  • Turning on Track Changes
  • Making Changes
  • Tracking Options
  • Reviewing Changes
  • Turning off Track Changes
  • Comparing and Combining Tracked Changes
  • Document protection for Tracked changes

Inserting Smart Art

  • Adding a Smart Art Diagram
  • Entering Text
  • Adding Shapes
  • Formatting Smart Art
  • Changing Shapes

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  • Drawing Canvas
  • Drawing and formatting AutoShapes
  • Moving and Resizing Shapes
  • Aligning and Distributing Shapes
  • Drawing Grid
  • Applying Fills and Shadows
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Shape Stacking Order
  • Grouping Drawing
  • Objects Rotating And Flipping
  • Word Wrap Shape Effects Word Art

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