Basic Microsoft Word Training (level 1)

Versions: 2016 / 2019 / 365

This course will teach you the Microsoft Word skills necessary to create common business documents professionally, efficiently, and fast.


  •  The Microsoft Word screen 
  •  Customise the Quick Access toolbar
  •  The Ribbon – tabs, groups and contextual tabs
  •  The File Menu
  •  Using different views
  •  Change the size of the document screen (zoom)
  •  Display non-printing characters (show/hide)
  •  Customise the status bar
  •  The mini-toolbar
  •  How to get help in Word
  • Type text in a blank document
  • Use the automatic spell and grammar checker
  • Move through the document
  • Selection techniques and shortcuts
  • File management: save, close and open a file
  • Set defaults: font, Language, line spacing
  • Delete  text
  • Use Undo
  • Move and copy text
  • Use the clipboard to collect and paste text
  • Insert special characters
  • Manual text formatting: Bold, typeface, size, convert case, italic, underline, colour, superscript/subscript
  • Alignment/Justification
  • Find and replace 
  • Set tabs to align text
  • Understand indenting
  • Line spacing
  • Apply bulleted and numbered lists
  • Paragraph borders and shading
  • Apply quick styles
  • Insert a page break
  • Adjust margins
  • Change paper size and orientation
  • Add page numbering 
  • Add a header or footer
  • Spell-check the document
  • Use the thesaurus
  • Select a printer
  • Preview and print the document
  • Cancel printing

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We offer the full spectrum of Microsoft Word training at our head office in Westville, Durban. Our trainers are Microsoft Certified and constantly stay updated on software enhancements and changes so you get the highest and most current Microsoft Office training.

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Meet Keshnie, our certified Microsoft Trainer with over 10 years of qualified experience.

Customised and personal training of over 1000 people. Training is held at our offices in Westville, client offices or online.

What you can expect from our Word beginners course

Learning needs to be fun so we always ensure we create an environment that is relaxed and friendly so that learners don’t feel intimidated or nervous.

We cater for lunch, teas & coffees so learners stay hydrated and are able to focus throughout the training!

Our training is offered in groups or if preferred on a one-on-one basis.

You are able to choose to receive either an Attendance Certificate or a Certificate of Competency. Choosing the latter will require you to be tested on what we cover in the Microsoft Word Level 1 Course.

Our  courseware is aligned to SAQA Unit Standards. 

Our training centre is designed to let in lots of natural light which helps make the learning experience more comfortable. 

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