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ITS Training

Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks

Type: Professional development.

Delivery method:  Demonstration or Workshop Demonstration icon.

Experience Level:  Intermediate; for those with some experience Intermediate iconIntermediate icon.

Length: 30 minutes.

Description:  Microsoft Word is a very powerful word processing program.  Have you often felt that there was probably a shortcut, or a trick, to make using it easier? We will demonstrate such features as the Format Painter, turning on non-printing symbols, using tables and other page layout options. This class will be taught in the latest versions of Word (2010 on the PC and 2011 for the Mac).

Prerequisites: Understand the basics of Word.

Online options: View the recorded training from a previous online class taught by the CWU Professional Development & Training team.

Microsoft provides free online training for Word 2010 (PC) here: and Word 2011 (Mac) here: with videos and courses. For Word 2013 (PC) go to You can view the new features of Word 2013 with hands-on examples by opening the program and then clicking on the Take a tour icon in the right-hand pane of the window. You can also get free training for Microsoft Office programs for the PC (limited Mac classes) via the Microsoft IT Academy. Instructions for setting up an account, logging on to the Microsoft IT Academy and a class list are available via the My CWU Links menu in MyCWU.

If you are interested in this class but don't see it on the HR Calendar, please fill out the wait list form and we'll contact you as soon as we can get the class scheduled.


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