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ITS Training

Word: Getting Started

Type: Professional development.

Delivery method:  Hands-on training Hands-on icon.

Experience level:  Beginner; for those with little or no experience Beginner icon.

Length: Two hours.

Description:  Microsoft Word is the word processing program used most at CWU.  Learn the basics of Word: navigating the screen, creating and saving documents from scratch or from templates; editing and formatting, using graphics to enhance your document, and printing options. This class will be taught in the latest version of Word for both the Mac and PC (separate sessions).

Prerequisites:  Understand the basics of Windows or the Mac OS.

Online options: Microsoft also 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.


Page last updated 05/05/14.