MS Word Training in San Diego

Microsoft Word still reigns as the world's most popular word processor. Our MS Word classes have been designed to help you build skill and proficiency in the essential features of Word. The training also covers tips and tricks, efficiency hacks, and real-world techniques you'll see in the office.

Getting Started in MS Word

Right off the bat, you'll learn where to find all the tools and features of MS Word. By practicing using the program's ribbon groups and tabs, and galleries and themes, you'll learn how to create, edit, format and print documents in the new environment. This section of the Word introductory training will enable you to:

  • Create documents from scratch or use Word's templates
  • Learn the diffrences between Word documents with .doc, .docx, .xps, or .dotx extensions
  • Convert documents in older Word formats to the latest version of Word

Navigation and Selection Shortcuts

Continue your voyage of discovery by exploring Word's navigation system. Your AcademyX trainer will show you the most effective ways to find your way around Word documents and select text. After taking this Intro Word training class, you'll know how to:

  • Quickly navigate a document
  • Easily highlight any amount of text
  • Add your favorites to the Quick Access Toolbar

Editing Text in MS Word

MS Word makes it easy to change or enhance text after you've written it. This portion of your AcademyX course will let you practice using Word's convenient editing tools to:

  • Insert and delete text
  • Use the Undo and Redo commands to compare or correct various versions of what you have written - even after your have saved a specific version
  • Rearrange any sections of text in the document using shortcuts for Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Use Clipboard to cut, copy, and paste text in any order you choose - More flexible than the traditional Cut & Paste method
  • Insert the date and time, symbols, and special characters

Formatting Text in MS Word

Word's choices of character formats and styles are virtually endless. You can experiment with different fonts, sizes, and colors, and apply many attractive stylistic devices to give your text pizzazz. In this part of the AcademyX's Word Introductory training, you'll learn how to:

  • Apply character formatting
  • Change justification and line spacing of text
  • Use Format Painter to copy formatting to multiple locations
  • Add Dropped Capitals to paragraphs
  • Add Borders and Fill Colors to paragraphs and pages

Bullets and Numbers

Bullets and numbers can be frustrating to use until you learn a few simple tricks to make them behave. In this part of the AcademyX's Word Introductory training, you'll learn how to:

  • Add numbers and bullets to a document
  • Format Bullets and Numbers
  • Combine numbers and bullets

Find, Replace, and Select Features

Word's Find and Replace feature allows you to navigate to any place in a document and find and replace specific text. In this part of the AcademyX's Word Introductory training, you'll learn how to:

  • Locate a word or phrase and view it in content
  • Find and/or replace text on case, formatting, and other criteria

Page Layout in Word

After this part of the training, you will be able to take advantage of Word's handy page layout features to:

  • Set page margins manually or use one of Word's many preset margin options
  • Define your document's orientation (portrait or landscape)

Proofing and Printing Documents in Word

MS Word lets you finalize and polish your documents before you print them. You can spell-check your documents, use a thesaurus to find just the right word, and preview what your documents will look like printed out. Then you can make last-minute changes to make sure that your documents are error- free and formatted just the way you want them.

  • Check spelling and grammar as you type and use different MS Word dictionaries
  • Add words to the dictionary
  • Let MS Word's Thesaurus find appropriate synonmyms and antonyms
  • Use the Research feature to find related information online
  • Preview a document and set print options before you send it to the printer


Graphics add visual flair to text-heavy documents. They're great for illustrating ideas in your text as well as holding your audience's attention. Whether it's a drawing, a photo, clip art, a diagram, or a calendar, MS Word makes it easy to insert graphics into your documents. In this last section of the Word training class, complete your mastery of Word basics by learning how to:

  • Insert graphics and clip art from a file on your computer
  • Resize, rotate and crop graphics to fit in well with the rest of your content
  • Adding Picture from a file
  • Inserting online images
  • Adding shapes
  • Formatting drawing objects
  • Resizing and moving objects
  • Adjusting graphics
  • Making text flow around a graphic
  • Cropping images
  • Applying image effects
  • Inserting WordArt

Using Drawing Tools

  • Creating Drawing Objects
  • Formatting Drawing Objects
  • Aligning Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Ordering Objects
  • Grouping Objects

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