Word 2010 – Part II Advanced Concepts

Word 2010 is Microsoft’s dynamic word processing tool and it offers features that allow you to create attractive and engaging documents. This course explores the advanced features and concepts of the software.

This is a self-paced, online course that is presented in seven modules with approximately seven hours of content. The course includes access to course content and digital book library for one year.

Benefits of taking a self-paced online course:

  • Self-paced course allows you to learn at your own speed
  • Online access to the course means you can learn from any computer, at work or home
  • Ability to instantly search and access a vast collection of books and other content from the world’s leading authorities
  • Course and materials library serves as a resource when needing information on Word 2010
  • Course content can be accessed for one full year

Who Should Attend

Individual and business users with basic computer literacy who want to learn the advanced word processing features offered in Microsoft Word 2010.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Use layout tools and features that enhance the visual appearance, apply themes and create polished, professional-looking documents
  • Use the Quick Parts Gallery, apply AutoText and Document Properties while exploring tools that help protect your intellectual property
  • Insert navigation and reference materials into a document
  • Understand the table of contents, footnotes and endnotes features and how to prepare files for sharing
  • Create forms, link forms to external data sources and explore security features for protecting forms
  • Understand the various mail merge capabilities
  • Learn options for securing, protecting, recovering and repairing documents
  • Create, style and format tables
  • Use various table and charting tools that allow for manipulation of data and display it in an attractive, understandable manner
  • Understand the role of Excel in Word 2010 table creation and manipulation

Course Outline/Topics

Course Module 1 – Using Themes, Backgrounds, Watermarks and Quick Parts

This course shows you how to apply themes, including theme colors, fonts and effects, to create polished, professional-looking documents. It also guides you through using the Quick Parts Gallery to save commonly-used text and images as reusable items. Learn to apply AutoText, Document Properties and other building blocks to a page quickly and easily. Plus, explore tools that help protect your intellectual property by adding watermarks and backgrounds.

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • Apply, modify and save a theme
  • Create theme colors and fonts
  • Add a custom text or picture watermark to a document
  • Add a picture background to a document
  • Add an item to the Quick Parts Gallery
  • Create Auto Text in a document


Course Module 2 – Adding Tables of Contents, Footnotes, Hyperlinks and Bookmarks

Learn to insert navigation and reference materials into your documents. With heading styles applied, you can easily construct a table of contents. You can also insert footnotes and endnotes and quickly link to web pages, shared files or other sections of a document using bookmarks. This course explores all of these topics and discusses how to use each feature to improve the readability of your documents.

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • Create and update a custom table of contents
  • Add and customize footnotes and endnotes
  • Create a hyperlink or a bookmark


Course Module 3 – Forms, Fields and Mail Merge

Create forms quickly and easily so that they can be accessed by other users. Forms contain editable form controls that you can link to external data sources. Word 2010 contains security features to protect forms from being tampered with by unauthorized users. Fields are another method for capturing document information. You can use fields to add information about a file into the document. For example, use an Author field to insert the author’s name, or use a Last Saved By field to enter the name of the person who last saved the document. Word 2010’s mail merge feature enables users to merge content such as address blocks into letters, e-mail messages, envelopes and labels very easily. This course demonstrates how to add, modify and update forms and fields and also illustrates the various mail merge capabilities.

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • Add content controls to a form and apply protection
  • Add and modify a field in a document
  • Start a mail merge and specify a data source
  • Add and modify mail merge fields in a document
  • Perform a mail merge


Course Module 4 – Managing, Inspecting and Recovering Word 2010 Documents

There are several options for securing, protecting, recovering and repairing Word documents. This course demonstrates how to use Word 2010 document security, which includes viewing document properties such as presence information on author contact cards, locking document formatting, password protecting documents, using the Document Inspector and working with digital signatures. The course also explores recovering unsaved drafts and damaged Word 2010 documents.

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • Restrict editing in a document
  • Create your own digital ID for documents
  • Modify the properties of a document
  • Prepare a document for sharing
  • Recover a document that was closed before saving and use the Document Recovery pane to save it
  • Access the Word tools that can repair damaged files
  • Recover a document, modify its properties and restrict its editing


Course Module 5 – Creating and Formatting Tables

Word has a robust set of tools that allow you to create, style and format tables in your documents. This course explores the various methods of inserting tables, including selecting a layout from a list of pre-formatted tables, choosing a table size by selecting a layout from a dynamic grid, and configuring table settings to match the number of columns and rows that you require. It also discusses using table styles and changing layouts to enhance appearance.

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • Create tables in Word
  • Apply and modify a style to a table
  • Select table elements and manipulate their alignment


Course Module 6 – Manipulating Tables in Word 2010

Use features for designing tables and manipulating your table data. A variety of layout tools allow you to merge and split cells, split tables, autofit cell sizes to match the size of contents and insert and delete cells. You can also easily insert columns and rows and then adjust their layouts and distribution. This course explores these methods and also walks you through the tools that allow you to easily sort your data, making critical information easier to locate. The course also covers the use of formulas in Word tables, so you can quickly perform calculations or insert other pre-built mathematical functions.

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • Insert and delete table elements
  • Split cells within a table
  • Manipulate cell size in a table
  • Add a formula to a table
  • Modify and sort a table


Course Module 7 – Embedding Charts and Tables

Manipulate and display your data in an attractive, understandable manner. This course shows you that by following a few simple steps you can easily paste Excel data into Word and either embed the values directly in the document or link back to the original Excel workbook. The course also discusses the role of Excel 2010 in Word 2010 table creation and manipulation – exploring methods of inserting and then designing and altering the layout of bar charts, pie charts, bubble charts and more.

Expected Duration (hours): 1.0

Lesson Objectives

  • Add tables from Excel to Word documents
  • Add a chart to a document
  • Change a chart’s type, layout and style
  • Change individual elements of a chart’s layout
  • Change the style of a chart element
  • Add a chart and Excel worksheet to a Word document


Basic computer literacy and some experience using Microsoft Word.


This is an online, self-paced course. For convenience, students have access to the course for one year and may use it as a resource for continued learning.

Dates and locations to be announced.