Microsoft® Word Stage 1 for Beginners course

Fast track from Absolute Beginner to a Confident, Super Productive user of Microsoft Word

Duration: 3 hours

Word Essentials for Beginners - Stage 1

About this course

This course has been designed as an introduction to creating Microsoft® Word documents. The aim is to ensure you gain a good grounding in all skills needed to create documents that are both professional in look and design.

Is this course suitable for you or your team?

This course will suit anybody who will be creating or modifying Word documents in a business environment. The course content is designed for the non-technical user. This course is for you if:

  • You have never used Word before and would like to
  • You would like to feel confident opening and making minor modifications to existing documents
  • You haven’t used Word for a while and need a refresher
  • You need to create simple documents from scratch

Learning outcomes

This hands-on course guides you through the fundamental skills required to be able to create, modify, format and print Word documents.

Course pre-requisites

This course is designed for users who are proficient at using the Microsoft® Windows environment, a mouse and keyboard.

What you will learn...

Introducing Word

Word can be a little overwhelming and bit intimidating when you first get into the application. In this module you will learn how to start Word and work with only the areas you need at this stage of your learning journey.


Introducing Word

Starting Word

Word screen components

The tabs you will need at this level of your learning

Controlling the Show/Hide and Ruler options

Document Creation

Document creation is easy when you know how.  Trying to work it out yourself can cause all kinds of problems. In this module you will learn the tips and tricks of creating a new doucment, entering and updating text, and how to avoid text entry frustrations.


Create a new blank document

Entering text & Autocorrect

Use the Undo and Redo commands

Control Spelling & Grammar

Adjust the paragraph alignment

Save and Save to PDF

Formatting Content

Learn how to give your document a professional edge using formatting tools.


Modify paragraph and line spacing

Number and bullet paragraphs

Change the Font settings

Use the Format Painter tool

Remove formatting from paragraphs

Insert Images

Learn how to insert images into your document, resize and place them exactly where you want them, and a super simple way to take screen snips and place them into any document.


Insert picture files, e.g. png, jpg

Anchor and wrap text around images

Insert images using Snipping tools

Create basic Tables

Tables are used to organise and align information into columns and rows. They are brilliant for organising information into a grid type layout. You can further enhance your Table using pre-set formats to add borders and shading


Insert and format a basic Table

Insert and adjust columns and rows

View Table gridlines

Align Table text

Modify an existing document

Learn the quickest and easiest ways to open and make minor edits to an existing document.


Open an existing file and make minor updates/edits

Use ‘Save As’ to create a new document based on an existing one

Find and Replace text

Cut, Copy and Paste blocks of text

Adjust margin and page orientation settings

Insert and delete page breaks

Insert automatic Page Numbering


You have your document laid out beautifully, your paragraphs are all 'on-point'. It's now time to print and share. Learn how to print your masterpiece with ease!


Previewing your work before printing

Setting up the document for printing

Print a single page, a range of pages or an entire document

What you will get...

A copy of our super popular step-by-step workbook along with file downloads for every exercise we cover together. Perfect to follow along with during the training, and to refer to after the training. 

Capped class size to ensure you have the hands-on time required and your questions answered.

Need proof of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? On completion of the workshop, by request, we will send you a “Certificate of Attendance” confirming your participation and the duration of the training session.

For onsite workshops only

Please note: we are currently running onsite workshops in the Christchurch region only.

The exercise files used during the onsite session will be emailed to our onsite contact prior to the session. Each participant receives a printed copy of the workbook for this course.

If required we can bring along training laptops, for a small rental fee. We have 5 to share. Please let us know how many you will require when you make your booking. All are thoroughly sanitised before and after use.

$ Prices for Onsite Workshops

For online sessions only

We use the latest version of Zoom or Microsoft Teams to deliver this course live online. If you would like to follow along with your trainer please ensure you have the desktop version of Microsoft Word available. Having a webcam and headphones available ensures you can enjoy interacting with your trainer and fellow participants. Please ensure your browser software is up to date too. For the best experience we would recommend using Microsoft Chromium Edge or Google Chrome as your browser.

Details on how to connect to the session, along with your workbook and exercise files will be emailed to you prior to your session. Having a printed copy of the workbook handy during your learning will be extremely beneficial to your learning.

$ Prices for Online Live Workshops

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Onsite training for your team

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Available in Christchurch only

This training is for the Windows version of Word and may not be suitable for Mac users

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"Thanks again for the training"

I feel so much more at ease now with the application and I'm ready to start playing around with the tools more!

Robyn Garry

Personal Assistant

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Many thanks for the time and effort you put into teaching us! Your easy-going attitude and simple straight forward examples make it much more fun to learn.

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