Enhance your document design and layout using Word

Course specifications

Course number: DLW-L0-058-302

Software: Microsoft® Office Word 2003
Course length: 1/2 day

Course description

Course Overview: Students will learn general design and layout concepts, and then use Word to apply those concepts.

Prerequisites: Students should first take the following course: Word Level 1, or have equivalent knowledge, before completing this Lab.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Benefits: Students will become familiar with essential principles of design and layout and learn what choices they have when creating documents. Students will explore theories of type (fonts) and apply advanced formatting to fonts, create drop caps, and use special symbols for bulleted lists. Students will improve the layout of Word documents using line spacing, section breaks, and the ruler. Students will add a pull-quote enclosed in a text box, and create a watermark.

Target student: Students enrolling in this course should be familiar with the following skills:

Performance-based objectives

Objectives help students become comfortable with the lab, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Lab content

Lab Activity 1: Grasp the essentials of graphic design

Lab Activity 2: Set your style with the right type

Lab Activity 3: Prepare effective layouts like a pro

Lab Activity 4: Make a statement with text boxes and graphics