Microsoft® Office Word 2003: Level 1

Course Specifications

Course number: MSW-L1-084360
Software: Microsoft® Office Word 2003
Course length: 1 day
Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft® Word 2003

Course Description

Word processing is the use of computers to create, revise, and save documents for printing and future retrieval. This course is the first in a series of three Microsoft® Office Word 2003 courses. It will provide you with the basic concepts required to produce basic business documents.

Course Objective: You will create, edit, and enhance standard business documents using Microsoft® Office Word 2003.

Target Student: Persons with a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows who need to learn how to use Microsoft® Word 2003 to create, edit, format, lay out, and print standard business documents complete with tables and graphics. This course is intended for persons interested in pursuing Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Microsoft® Word 2003.

Prerequisites: This course assumes that you are familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard (basic typing skills are recommended). You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. One of the following courses or equivalent knowledge is required:

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


Microsoft Word 2003: Level 1 is one of a series of courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Office Specialist skill sets. The Office Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft's business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more product proficiency exams in order to earn Office Specialist certification.

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating a Basic Document

Topic 1A: The Word Environment

Topic 1B: Get Help Using Word

Topic 1C: Enter Text

Topic 1D: Save a New Document

Topic 1E: Preview a Document

Topic 1F: Print a Document

Lesson 2: Editing a Document

Topic 2A: Navigate in a Document

Topic 2B: Insert Text

Topic 2C: Select Text

Topic 2D: Create an AutoText Entry

Topic 2E: Move and Copy Text

Topic 2F: Delete Blocks of Text

Topic 2G: Undo Changes

Topic 2H: Find and Replace Text

Lesson 3: Formatting Text

Topic 3A: Change Font and Size

Topic 3B: Apply Font Styles and Effects

Topic 3C: Change Text Color

Topic 3D: Highlight Text

Topic 3E: Copy Formats

Topic 3F: Clear Formatting

Topic 3G: Find and Replace Text Formatting

Lesson 4: Formatting Paragraphs

Topic 4A: Set Tabs

Topic 4B: Change Paragraph Alignment

Topic 4C: Indent Paragraphs

Topic 4D: Add Borders and Shading

Topic 4E: Apply Styles

Topic 4F: Create Lists

Topic 4G: Change Spacing Between Paragraphs and Lines

Lesson 5: Proofing a Document

Topic 5A: Use the Thesaurus

Topic 5B: Check Spelling and Grammar

Topic 5C: Create a New Default Dictionary

Topic 5D: Check Word Count

Topic 5E: Modify a Document in Print Preview

Lesson 6: Adding Tables

Topic 6A: Create a Table

Topic 6B: Enter Data in a Table

Topic 6C: AutoFormat a Table

Topic 6D: Convert Text into a Table

Lesson 7: Inserting Graphic Elements

Topic 7A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters

Topic 7B: Insert a Clip Art Picture

Topic 7C: Add a Watermark

Lesson 8: Controlling Page Appearance

Topic 8A: Set Page Orientation

Topic 8B: Change Page Margins

Topic 8C: Apply a Page Border

Topic 8D: Add Headers and Footers

Topic 8E: Insert a Page Break

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Specialist Program