Word 2016 Advanced

Document and word processing application for PC8 H 56 M

Learn about the more advanced features of Microsoft Word for Windows. This course takes a deeper dive into automation with templates, macros, mail merge and more.

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  • Graphical Elements
    • Overview
    • Images Basics
    • Images: Format
    • Images: Format Part 2
    • Shapes: Add and Format
    • Multiple Shapes and Icons
    • Smart Art
    • Tables: Introduction
    • Tables: Create and Layout
    • Tables: Create and Layout Part 2
    • Tables: Format and Design
    • Charts
    • Charts Part 2
    • Graphical Text Objects
  • Automation
    • Templates
    • Quick Parts
    • Macros
    • Linked Objects
    • Mail Merge
    • Labels and Envelopes


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  • Episode Description
  • Transcript

Word 2016 advanced explores ways to enhance Word documents with graphical elements that include images, shapes, tables, and charts. The series also demonstrates different techniques for users to automate tasks by using QuickParts, templates, macros, and mail merge. While Word 2016 Advanced is a continuation from the Word 2016 Essentials series, it can be viewed as a standalone show for users looking to go beyond just adding and formatting text. This series is specifically for locally installed Word 2016 on Windows operating system.

[MUSIC] Hello everyone, and welcome to Microsoft Word 2016 Advanced. My name is Vonne Smith, and I will be your host for this this course overview. And what we're going to be covering in this course overview is, well, exactly what we're gonna be talking about throughout these episodes. Who is this target audience? Who should be the ones that are watching these shows in this series? And do I need to know anything before we get started? And any extra tidbits that I might have for you as we go through everything. This series is broken up into two main sections, we have our graphical elements and we have automation. In our graphical elements section, we're going to be going over how to insert images in to our Word document. We'll also be covering shapes and SmartArt. We'll also be creating and inserting tables and charts. For all of these different graphical objects, we'll be learning how to format them, make them really pretty, maybe throw some pink in there and some purple. We'll also talk about how to actually position and word warp these in our document. So we know exactly where we want to have them placed in relationship to the words on the page. In the automation section, we're gonna be talking about creating templates. And exactly what is a template, which I feel is a misconstrued word sometimes if we're talking about the technical, correct way of using a template within Word. So definitely stay tuned for that episode, so we can know that the right way to be using it. We're also be talking about adding quick parts, and how the building blocks within word can be really hardy to make us a more efficient user of Word. We're also gonna be reporting macros, all those steps that you have to do all the time, record a macro, hit the play button and make your life a lot easier. We'll also be inserting linked objects in from Excel into our Word documents to be able to pull that information and generate the content automatically. And the all important mail merge, which is a lot of fun, and once you have figured out how to do those step by steps it becomes a lot easier for you. The target audience, any Office user would be the perfect person to watch these episodes. Now, when I say Office, notice that here it is capitalized meaning that Office as Microsoft Office. You use Word on a daily basis to create documents for anything that you use in your office work. Which might be a home office, could be a large office, could be a large university, all the different levels of where your physical office might be. But again, in relationship to the Office products from Microsoft. And this is for, I would say, upper basics, to where you understand how to insert text into a Word document. So you're comfortable with inserting text, you really just wanna kinda fancy up your documents, and add some of those different elements that will kind of add a little bit of flair to your document. And as well making some of those tasks that you do to be repeatable, and make it easier for you in that automation section. So this would be more towards, I would say, your advance users. This is a continuation from our Word Essentials series so I will be referring to that series as well throughout these different episodes. So make sure you go check that out in our course library. What do you need to know about before we get started? A foundational knowledge of Word, such as, do you know how to format your text? Are you familiar with styles? Cuz I love styles, and I'll be talking about them all the time. So make sure you have a foundational knowledge of how to create styles, and how to use styles effectively. As well as page layout elements, such as section breaks, page breaks, how to create columns, and those are again, covered in that Word Essential shows. Basic knowledge of how to use your Windows operating system, how to go to your file explorer, how to open files, how to save files and when to print. And of course, some familiarity with other Office products will be helpful here as well. If you know how to use Excel pretty well, then that will help you in Word, or say you know how to use Outlook or PowerPoint that could be helpful as well. There's a lot of things that crossover between the products, so if you know a little bit about one, you know a little bit about the other. And the last parts I like to talk about are these extra tidbits. There's always more than one way to do something in Word. So if I might be explaining ways one and two, there might be ways three and four, that you might know about that I didn't cover. That's just the way it works within these Office products, there's always different ways. And it's one I still learn about it too, where like, I didn't know you could right-click and use that option or I didn't know this shortcut did that. So just know that there will be multiple ways that I might not cover. Updates happen, yes, it does. So as an Office 365 subscriber, the product is always updating. And at the time of the recording, I am on a specific version of whatever the update was at in the Office 365 subscription. So you might see different buttons or different options, or things might have changed a little bit from the time that I recorded these episodes to the time that you're watching it. And that also being said, the way that your network is organized, let's say, if you are in a large organization, you might not get updates as frequently, or maybe they've turned them off altogether. So things might be a little bit different, so if there's some slight variations or I'm showing you something that you see in your documents, it's like, I don't have this available to me. That is most of the reasons why it won't be is cuz of the updates and what version you're on. Or your network settings to where maybe they've put a group policy on to where you're not allowed to do this particular function, because they have locked that down. So those things happen. Searching for answers, the oracle of the Internet is out there. There's a lot of great information that you can search through whatever search engine you feel like to say, hey, I wanna learn how to do x, y, z in Word. You will have a ton of different websites that will be able to guide you in the right direction, and the Microsoft help files are always really helpful. That's probably one of the first places I would start, and then go on to other places. And most importantly, have fun. I know that this can get really frustrating sometimes, especially if you're fighting and like why won't it just move over? I've been there, I understand. But that's where you need to just take a breath, turn it off, go do something else, come back and then it's poof, it magically works. So just try to keep that attitude of hey, if I don't get it right the first time I'll try it again. Especially when you're watching these episodes, just have a good time. We like to cut up here and there and keep it light, and just keep it fun for all of you. So I hope you enjoy, and I hope to see you soon in some episodes soon. [LAUGH] Have a good time. [MUSIC]