Microsoft® Office Word 2003: Level 2

Course Specifications

Course number: MSW-L2-084361
Software: Microsoft® Office Word 2003
Course length: 1 day
Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft® Office Word 2003

Course Description

In the first course in this series, Microsoft Word 2003 : Level 1, you gained all the basic skills that you need to create a wide range of standardized business documents. If you use Microsoft® Office Word 2003 on a regular basis, then once you have mastered the basic skills, the next step is to improve your proficiency. To do so, you can customize and automate the way Microsoft® Word 2003 works for you, and you can improve the quality of your work by enhancing your documents with customized Microsoft® Word 2003 elements. In this course, you will increase the complexity of your Microsoft® Word 2003 documents by adding components such as customized lists, tables, charts, and graphics. You will also create personalized Microsoft® Word 2003 efficiency tools.

Course Objective: You will add complexity to Microsoft® Office Word 2003 documents and create personalized efficiency tools in Microsoft® Word 2003.

Target Student: This course was designed for persons who can create and modify standard business documents in Microsoft® Word 2003, and who need to learn how to use Microsoft® Word 2003 to create or modify complex business documents as well as customized Word efficiency tools. It will be helpful for persons preparing for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams for Microsoft® Word 2003.

Prerequisites: Students should be able to use Microsoft® Word 2003 to create, edit, format, save, and print basic business documents that contain text, basic tables, and simple graphics. Students can obtain this level of skill by taking the following course:

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


Microsoft Word 2003 : Level 2 is one of a series of courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Office Specialist (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: Managing Lists

Topic 1A: Sort a List

Topic 1B: Restart a List

Topic 1C: Create an Outline Numbered List

Topic 1D: Customize List Appearance


Lesson 2: Customizing Tables and Charts

Topic 2A: Sort a Table

Topic 2B: Modify Table Structure

Topic 2C: Merge or Split Cells

Topic 2D: Position Text in a Table Cell

Topic 2E: Apply Borders and Shading

Topic 2F: Perform Calculations in a Table

Topic 2G: Create a Chart from a Word Table

Topic 2H: Modify a Chart


Lesson 3: Customizing Formatting

Topic 3A: Modify Character Spacing

Topic 3B: Add Text Effects

Topic 3C: Control Paragraph Flow


Lesson 4: Working with Custom Styles

Topic 4A: Create a Character or Paragraph Style

Topic 4B: Modify an Existing Style

Topic 4C: Create a List Style

Topic 4D: Create a Table Style


Lesson 5: Modifying Pictures

Topic 5A: Set Picture Contrast or Brightness

Topic 5B: Crop a Picture

Topic 5C: Wrap Text Around a Picture


Lesson 6: Creating Customized Graphic Elements

Topic 6A: Draw Shapes and Lines

Topic 6B: Insert WordArt

Topic 6C: Insert Text Boxes

Topic 6D: Create Diagrams


Lesson 7: Controlling Text Flow

Topic 7A: Insert Section Breaks

Topic 7B: Insert Columns

Topic 7C: Link Text Boxes


Lesson 8: Automating Common Tasks

Topic 8A: Run a Macro

Topic 8B: Create a Macro

Topic 8C: Modify a Macro

Topic 8D: Customize Toolbars and Buttons

Topic 8E: Add Menu Items


Lesson 9: Automating Document Creation

Topic 9A: Create a Document Based on a Template

Topic 9B: Create a Document by Using a Wizard

Topic 9C: Create or Modify a Template

Topic 9D: Change the Default Template Location

Topic 9E: Insert a MacroButton Field in a Template


Lesson 10: Performing Mail Merges

Topic 10A: The Mail Merge Process

Topic 10B: Perform a Merge on Existing Documents

Topic 10C: Merge Envelopes and Labels

Topic 10D: Use Word to Create a Data Source


Appendix A: Microsoft Office Specialist Program