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Intermediate Word: Books and Reports Online Course

Alicia Katz Pollock
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Learn to format Microsoft Word business documents and school reports in this intermediate tutorial. Font styles, page layout, headers & footers, TOC, and index.

Intermediate Word: Books and Reports Online Course Description

Learn how to format business and school documents quickly and efficiently in this class! We’ll guide you from the cover page to the index, and everything in between.

This class will save you hours of time with every report you write. We’ll teach you all about page numbering, cover pages, headers & footers, sizing margin gutters for binders, formatting images, working with styles, and creating an automatic table of contents. Your documents will look great, and take less time!

You’ll receive an A+ in appearance (but the grade you get on the content is up to you, lol)!


Instructional Level

Intermediate through Advanced

Course Length

2 hours 

Course Credits

2 CPE, Certificate of Completion


  • Experience using Microsoft Word
  • A copy of Microsoft Word on your computer (any version, Mac or PC)

Who should take this class?

  •   Business owners and employees who write reports
  •   Students who write research papers
  •   Job-seekers wishing to boost their employment marketability
  •   Seasoned users are guaranteed to glean essential nuggets of information to make using Word easier and faster than before 

What You’ll Learn in this Microsoft Word course

  • Cover pages
  • Page breaks
  • Section breaks
  • Page numbering
  • Headers & footers
  • Sizing margins for binders
  • Font styles
  • Headings
  • Page Break Before
  • Tabs
  • Tables
  • Figures and Captions
  • Footnotes
  • Table of contents 
  • Plus, you’ll learn valuable tips and tricks to shave time off your daily tasks.


Here is the course outline:

1. Download the Handout

Download the handout that goes with the course.

pageText Download the handout here

2. Introduction to Word

Word is one of those applications where everyone thinks they know how to use it because you can just open it up and go, but the truth is there are actually a wealth of techniques and features that will make your documents sparkle.

pageText Introduction to Word

3. Page Layout

Working with page layouts can be tricky, if you don't know what you're doing. These videos will show you all the ins and outs of page breaks, manual page breaks, and cover pages. Be sure to watch these videos again, if you need to brush up, and also you the "Ask Questions" forum in the left navigation plane.

pageText Manual Page Breaks
pageText Cover Pages
pageText Section Breaks

4. Publishing Elements

This section includes lessons on setting margins for binders, page numbering, and headers and footers. Remember, you can watch these videos over and over again until the material is memorized!

pageText Setting Margins for Binders
pageText Page Numbering
pageText Headers and Footers

5. Working with Graphics

Word is not just for text anymore. Check out the coolest ways to use the built in features to add graphics to your publication, document, or essay.

pageText Adding Pictures
pageText Creating Tables
pageText Creating Smart Art

6. Reference Tools

When publishing a book, or a document, it is important to use the reference tools that are built in to Word. You can build figures and captions, footnotes, bibliographies, and tables of contents.

pageText Figures and Captions
pageText Cross References
pageText Footnotes
pageText Bibliography
pageText Index
pageText Table of Contents

7. Printing and Sharing

When you are ready to show your hard work or share your publication with collaborators, watch these videos for all the tips on assuring your document prints properly.

pageText Proofreading
pageText Printing
pageText Saving as a PDF
pageText Conclusion

8. Take the Quiz

Take this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the material. Pass the quiz with an 80% or higher to complete the Course, earn your Certificate, and win points!

folderUp Submit your finished report for assessment


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise Credit Certificate
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