Microsoft Office Word 2003: Expert Level

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This course is based on Windows Operating System (XP or 2003)

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 Contents: 

Part 1

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

Part 2

Lesson 1: Using Microsoft Office Word 2003 with Other Programs

Topic 1A: Link to a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Worksheet

Topic 1B: Link a Chart to Excel Data

Topic 1C: Send a Document Outline to PowerPoint

Topic 1D: Extract Text from a Fax

Topic 1E: Save a Document as a Different File Format

Topic 1F: Look Up Information Using Research Sites

Topic 1G: Send a Document as an Email Attachment

Lesson 2: Collaborating on Documents

Topic 2A: Modify User Information

Topic 2B: Create a New Version of a Document

Topic 2C: Delete Old Versions

Topic 2D: Send a Document for Review

Topic 2E: Use Comments

Topic 2F: Compare Document Changes

Topic 2G: Merge Document Changes

Topic 2H: Review a Document

Lesson 3: Adding Reference Marks and Notes

Topic 3A: Insert Bookmarks

Topic 3B: Insert Footnotes and Endnotes

Topic 3C: Add Captions

Topic 3D: Insert Cross-references

Lesson 4: Making Long Documents Easier to Use

Topic 4A: Mark Text for Indexing

Topic 4B: Insert an Index

Topic 4C: Insert a Table of Figures

Topic 4D: Mark Text for a Table of Authorities

Topic 4E: Insert a Table of Authorities

Topic 4F: Insert a Table of Contents

Topic 4G: Create a Master Document

Topic 4H: Automatically Summarize a Document

Lesson 5: Securing a Document

Topic 5A: Update a Document's Properties

Topic 5B: Save a Document without Personal Information

Topic 5C: Hide Text

Topic 5D: Limit Formatting Choices in a Document

Topic 5E: Select Regions of a Document that Can Be Modified

Topic 5F: Add a Digital Signature to a Document

Topic 5G: Require a Password to Open a Document

Lesson 6: Creating Web Pages

Topic 6A: Create a Web Page

Topic 6B: Insert Hyperlinks

Topic 6C: Insert a Movie Clip into a Web Page

Topic 6D: Apply a Theme to a Web Page

Topic 6E: Create a Framed Web Page

Topic 6F: Save a Web Page to a Web Server

Lesson 7: Creating Forms

Topic 7A: Add Form Fields to a Document

Topic 7B: Protect a Form

Topic 7C: Save Form Data as Plain Text

Topic 7D: Automate a Form

Lesson 8: Using XML in Word

Topic 8A: Tag an Existing Document

Topic 8B: Save a Document as XML

Topic 8C: Transform an XML Document


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

manage data in lists.
customize tables and charts.
customize formatting.
work with custom styles.
modify pictures in a document.
create customized graphic elements.
control text flow.
automate common tasks.
automate document creation.
perform mail merges.
Use Word with other programs.
Collaborate on documents.
Add reference marks and notes to a document.
Make long documents easier to use.
Secure documents and document information.
Create Web pages.
Create a form.
Use XML in Word.


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 Element K course:

Microsoft Word 2003: Level 1


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.

Materials Available: 
12 hours
For more information on Microsoft Office Word 2003: Expert Level please feel free to contact us online or call us at 416-513-1535.