Module 9: Working With Themes And Macros

In this module, we’ll introduce you to some advanced tools to automate repetitive tasks and how to use and create custom themes to give documents a unique look.

What will you learn?

  • Understanding macros: using macros to autofit tables to margins and update all document tables
  • Themes: applying unique colours and fonts, and modifying effects

It is useful for:

  • Customising the formatting work process to suit your specific needs
  • Applying themes to quickly change the overall appearance of your document
  • Automating repetitive tasks, using macros to increase efficiency

Formatting In Microsoft Word

  • Suitable for Windows and Mac
  • Learn to format documents professionally
  • Become fully proficient with Microsoft Word
  • Enhance the readability and design of documents
  • Develop your skill set and further your career
  • Increase your range of services as a freelancer

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  • Module 1: Introduction To Formatting In MS Word

    We will introduce the course and what formatting is. We will also provide an overview of how to navigate the course, along with a quick refresher on Word’s user interface.
  • Module 2: Basic Text Formatting

    We will review the most frequently used formatting features found in Word. We’ll look at formatting tools from fonts and paragraph editing to page-display settings as well as some other features, including how to replicate formatting or clear it when necessary.
  • Module 3: Using Styles

    Styles are pre-set combinations of formatting characteristics that allow you to quickly change how text appears in the document. They are an essential tool for efficiency in the formatting workflow process and for ensuring consistency throughout an entire document.
  • Module 4: Page And Section Breaks

    We cover the use of page and section break tools, a key aspect of document layout. The proper application of page and section breaks ensures that text appears where you want it. Breaks also impact the application of numbering for both pages and headings. We include a lesson on columns here as well because section breaks are key to the smooth flow of text in columns.
  • Module 5: Headers, Footers, And Page Numbering

    Adding page numbers to a document is quite easy! In this module, we’ll go over the basics as well as options. We’ll also prepare you for more advanced numbering by diving into creating headers and footers and adding chapter numbers that also appear in the header.
  • Module 6: Creating Lists And Working With Tables

    In this module, we show you how to create bulleted, numbered, and multilevel lists. You’ll also learn about working with tables in Word, including how to customise table designs, insert formulas, and resolve common display issues related to lists and tables.
  • Module 7: Working With Graphic Tools And Labels

    This module shows you how to insert images into documents and make them play nicely with each other and the text. We’ll also go through the process of adding captions and labels to images, figures and tables, including section or chapter numbers. These skills can help you create visually appealing and professional documents.
  • Module 8: Creating A Table Of Contents And A List Of Tables And/Or Figures

    This module explains how to create a table of contents and lists of tables and figures using the built-in functionality of Word. You’ll learn how to format headings correctly so they appear in the table of contents and how to update these lists as your document changes.
  • Module 9: Working With Themes And Macros

    In this module, we’ll introduce you to some advanced tools to automate repetitive tasks and how to use and create custom themes to give documents a unique look.
  • Module 10: Referencing

    Citations, references, and bibliographies can be daunting tasks. This module breaks them down into manageable pieces. You’ll learn how to insert and format citations and references for popular referencing styles, as well as how to add endnotes, footnotes, cross-references, and indexes.
  • Module 11: Final Formatting Project

    In this module, you’ll apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout the course to complete a final formatting project. This project will let you combine the skills presented throughout the course as you test your proficiency in formatting a professional document in a self-assessment task.

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