Microsoft Word Course: Level 2 - Sydney Short Courses

Microsoft Word Course: Level 2

What you'll learn

Learn to use advanced Microsoft Word course features with our Microsoft Office training courses online & in Sydney.

This Microsoft Word course aims to enhance existing skills by covering more specific documentation creation aspects such as working with multiple documents, styles, headers and footers, table techniques, tabs, lists, merging, section breaks, templates and more.

This Microsoft Word course will build upon your knowledge established in our Microsoft Word Course: Level 1. This course takes you beyond the beginner and into more advanced operations and functions of the program. Strengthen your knowledge of the basics and continue to build your Word skillset with our Microsoft Word Course: Level 2 in Sydney.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Microsoft Word course, you should be able to:

  • Create and work with new documents and page sizes
  • Cut and copy information within and between documents
  • Use a range of font formatting techniques
  • Insert and work with pictures in a Word document
  • Use the Mail Merge Wizard to perform mail merges

Course content

What will be covered in this Microsoft Word course?

View Multiple Documents

  • Open multiple documents and switch between them
  • View documents side by side
  • Use synchronised scrolling


  • Understand and create newspaper-style columns
  • Edit column widths and spacing
  • Insert column breaks

Formatting Techniques

  • Apply various indents using multiple techniques
  • Understand and control Word’s pagination
  • Insert and remove page breaks
  • Understand return types and insert hard and soft returns
  • Remove returns
  • Apply formats such as hide text and drop cap
  • Troubleshoot using reveal formatting

Understand Word Options

  • Personalise Word by setting save and display options
  • Understand save options and set file locations

Work with a Document

  • Understand, view and insert document properties
  • Delete document property data

Styles and Style Techniques

  • Understand styles
  • Apply paragraph and character styles
  • Create and apply a custom style
  • Update styles using various methods
  • Understand the style dialogue box
  • Import and export styles between documents


  • Understand themes
  • Apply and modify a theme
  • Create a custom theme
  • Apply a theme to a template
  • Reset a theme


  • Understand templates
  • Use an in-built template
  • Download an online template
  • Create and edit a custom template
  • Use a custom template to create a new document
  • Attach a template to an existing document
  • Copy styles between templates
  • Create a template from a template
  • Tips for developing templates

Section Breaks

  • Understand section breaks
  • Understand and use different section break types
  • Insert a section break to easily structure portrait and landscape pages in a document

Headers and Footers

  • Understand headers and footers
  • Insert headers and footers using various techniques
  • Navigate and edit headers and footers
  • Insert page numbers and date information in headers and footers
  • Understand headers and footers in long documents
  • Insert first page headers and footers
  • Insert different odd and even pages
  • Create and manage headers and footers in a sectioned document

Mail Merge

  • Understand mail merge
  • Create, customise and save a recipient list
  • Create a mail merge document
  • Perform a mail merge combining a mail merge document and fields from a recipient list
  • Use rules such as if then else and fill in to customise your merge result
  • Preview and complete the merge
  • Merge to labels
  • Run a saved merge

Create and Enhance Shapes

  • Understand shapes
  • Draw, resize, move, align, rotate, group, arrange and delete shapes
  • Apply colour, gradient, outline, shadow and bevel effects to shapes
  • Understand and use the drawing canvas

Text Boxes

  • Understand text boxes
  • Draw pre-formed and custom text boxes
  • Type into a text box
  • Position and resize a text box
  • Apply effects to text boxes and change text direction
  • Link text boxes

Table Features

  • Convert text to a table
  • Insert and update formulas in a table
  • Sort table data
  • Merge and split table cells
  • Align data in cells and align tables
  • Understand table properties
  • Change the direction of text
  • Use the long table tool - repeat header rows
  • Convert a table to text

Enhancing Pictures

  • Edit a picture by changing its brightness, contrast, sharpness and colour
  • Remove a picture background
  • Apply shadows, bevels and artistic effects
  • Apply picture styles to frame your images
  • Use the format picture pane
  • Crop pictures
  • Change the picture layout

Who is this Microsoft Word course for?

This course is designed for those who have completed the Microsoft Word Course: Level 1 or similar. Students should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system including using a mouse and keyboard, copying and pasting, creating folders, opening files, saving files and know how to navigate a web browser.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • A USB to save your work and handouts

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • We have 8 Windows and 6 Apple Mac computers available in this class. We do not reserve computers for students so arrive slightly early if using a certain type of machine is important to you.

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