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Word 2016 Advanced for Mac

Document and word processing application for Mac9 H 30 M

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

Episodes
Episodes
  • Graphical Elements
    • Overview
    • Images: Basic
    • Images: Add
    • Images: Format
    • Images: Format Part 2
    • Shapes: Add and Format
    • Shapes: Align, Arrange and Group
    • Smart Art
    • Tables: Introduction
    • Tables: Create and Layout
    • Tables: Create and Layout Part 2
    • Tables: Format and Design
    • Charts: Introduction
    • Charts: Create and Layout
    • Charts: Design and Format
    • Graphical Text Objects
  • Automation
    • Templates
    • Macros
    • Linked Objects
    • Mail Merge
    • Labels and Envelopes

Overview

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  • Episode Description
  • Transcript

Word 2016 Advanced for Mac 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 templates, macros, and mail merge. While Word 2016 Advanced for Mac is a continuation from the Word 2016 Essentials for Mac series, it can be viewed as a standalone course for users looking to go beyond just adding and formatting text. This series is specifically for locally installed Word 2016 on Mac OS.

[MUSIC] Hello everyone, my name is Vonne Smith and this is Microsoft 2016 Advanced for Mac. In this course overview, we're going to be covering exactly what is in this particular course. Who is the target audience, who is this made for? What do we need to know about before we get started, and any tip bits of information that we have extra? In this course, there are two main topics. There is the graphical elements and automation. So this is where we're going to be focusing on those elements that, well are graphics, things like images. We're gonna talk about how you can put images into your document, all about the important textwrap, and even a little bit of document and image resolutions and how you should kind of be aware of the sizes of your images when you go ahead and place them into your Word files. We're also going to be getting into shapes and how to format them, how to make them, how to make them different colors, and talk about all the fun stuff you can do with the styles. We're going to talk about SmartArt as well. I love me some SmartArt. It's a nice way to be able to display your information in a graphical manner. Give a little bit more oomph to that information within your Word documents and your different reports where things like org charts and different ways that you want to demonstrate cycles or diagrams. That would be what we have for SmartArt. We're also going to be getting into tables. Tables is where you go ahead and organize information into rows and columns. You might think, hm tables don't seem like images and graphics, but it is that graphical element of a different way of representing that information. And how it works differently in a table format and how that table interacts like a graphical element within the rest of your document. We'll also be getting into charts where we will be making some clustered column charts. We'll be making some pie charts and just understanding the foundations of charts because there's a lot of terminology that is associated with charts that it kind of throws people off. So we really kind of start at a foundational level and then go ahead and insert as another graphical element. Let me get into automation. These are things to help make your working in Word faster and more efficient. I'm going to start with templates. Everybody loves templates but I feel that people kinda use the terminology a little bit, well, not exactly how you're suppose to use it in Word. So we clarify what exactly is a template and how to correctly use a template in Word. We also get into macros. How you can record your steps and be able to play them back. That can really take the time that it would do for multiple steps just kinda put it all into one little clickable button and be able to run that anyways. But of course, there are some down sides, some security issues that we need to cover within those episodes and we do a good job of letting you know how to be safe with your macros in using Word. Get into some linked objects about putting in some Excel data into your Word document, how you can link back to that particular file, and all the nuances that are with that. And then we get into the ever popular mail merge. We go into making some different letters and we do labels and envelopes and lots of fun. So who is this for? All Office users with a capital O, meaning that this is for the Office 365 users. It doesn't matter if you're in a physical office or if you're at a home office or just, you know, you're in your living room. So that's why we have that capital O there. And I call this the upper basics to advanced level. So this is where, kind of going into that prerequisites, you're gonna need to have a little bit of a foundational knowledge of Word. We have the Word Essentials series, so that is more like a precursor to this particular course. So things like you need to know about like what is a style. You need to know about page layout, how to select text, how to format text. All of those kind of foundations of Word would be very helpful for this particular series. Then you do need to know a little bit about your Macintosh operating system, understanding what the Finder is. We do get into a little bit more of a keyboard shortcuts in this particular series, so just having familiarity with that. And, of course, being familiar with other Office products. We will be talking a little bit about Excel. If you've never used Excel, you might wanna watch a show that we have in our course library about that. But knowing one helps with other Office products, so that's always a good thing. We do have exercise files and episode notes that accompany every single one of these particular videos that you're going to be watching, so definitely check that out. They should all be available to you right here within this course overview. Meaning, all of the exercise files for every episode within this show, so check that out. And if they're ever missing or if I'm referring to a file that's not in that, let us know. We need to know and make sure that we have all of our ducks in a row for you guys to be able to follow along with me and have lots of fun. And talking about fun, we have some extras. This is always something I talk about in all of my course overviews, is there's always other options. There's a whole bunch of ways to do things in Word, so if I haven't covered all of them, there's a lot of them. Updates do happen and different versions, being that this is an Office 365 product and is always updating, you might be on an older version or a younger version than the one that I'm using. So definitely check that out, you can always see if you need to have updates from your Help menu. And you can always check out what version of a product that you're using through your account settings in the home tab or the backstage view when you go into the file menu, you should have some options there to show exactly what version you're on. Because that may make a difference as to what you're seeing on your screen versus what I'm showing on my screen. Always searching for answers. The internet is a wealth of information out there. I do reference a lot of the Microsoft help files within the notes. That should be a good place to start. But do some searches on your own to get those answers that you might need. Everybody uses these products differently. So maybe you're really interested in mail merge, well we have some episodes on that. Maybe you don't really use charts but it's always good to know that it's available and you never know down the road when you might need that. And always have fun. I know it can be frustrating sometimes when you're trying to figure out like why doesn't this chart wanna move around. Well, we got that wordwrap on it. But just remember to just kinda, while we're learning, have some fun in here. We like to have fun and I hope you do too. And I will see you in some future episodes. [MUSIC]

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