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MSW-101: Microsoft Word Level 1

This one-day course provides students with the basic skills necessary to begin using Microsoft Word.

Prior to attending this class, students should have the following experience:

  • Understanding of the basic concepts involved in working with a personal computer (PC)
  • Familiarity with the Windows interface

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify the components of the application window and adjust some default settings.
  • Create, save, and close a document; open an existing document.
  • Use simple editing techniques and search for help.
  • Navigate in a large document by using the mouse and keyboard.
  • Locate specific places and words in a document by using the Find, Replace, and Go To commands and the Select Browse Object button.
  • Edit a document by using more sophisticated techniques, including moving and copying text within a document and between documents.
  • Apply and remove character and paragraph formatting.
  • Use tabs and create and modify a table and its structure.
  • Adjust margins, add and delete page breaks, and create headers and footers.
  • Use Word's proofing tools, such as the spelling checker and thesaurus, and print a document, envelope, and labels.
  • Save an existing document as a Web page, add visual appeal to it, and preview it in a browser.


  1. Word Basics
  2. Navigating in a Document
  3. Additional Editing Techniques
  4. Character and Paragraph Formatting
  5. Introduction to Tabs and Tables
  6. Controlling Page Appearance
  7. Tools and Printing
  8. Creating a Web Page