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How to Use Word

Learn to use a computer with Open Office

Learn to use a computer with MS Office

MS Word 2007 version

MS Word 2003/XP version

Are you embarrassed by your inability to use a computer or Word?

Do you feel left behind by the computer age?

Do you miss out on communicating with your friends/relatives because you can’t use a computer?

Are you stuck in a dead end job because you can’t use a computer or use Word?

Would you like to learn to use a computer but are afraid to try?

Stop worrying.  This course will allow you to learn computing using Word at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

I am an experienced IT teacher.  I have been teaching mature beginners for 12 years.  Iwrote this tried and tested course for use with my own classes.  I have developed it to meet the needs of mature students.

It is specially written so that YOU can learn to use a computer and learn to use Word.

It is written in an easy to follow style and includes full, step by step instructions to enable you to study in your own home at your own pace.

This course is suitable for COMPLETE BEGINNERS and IMPROVERS.

Here is a selection of what you will learn with this course.

  • How to use the mouse
    Begin Computing with Office 2007 and Windows Vista

    Begin Computing with MS Office (Office 2007 and Windows Vista/7 version)

  • Dragging and dropping
  • Single and double clicking
  • What you can see on the screen
  • Basic Windows terminology
  • How to turn the computer on/off
  • How to open a program
  • How to save your work
  • How to print your work
  • How to edit your text to correct mistakes
  • How to make your text bold/italic/underlined
  • How to change the alignment of your text
  • How to print your work
  • How to change the margins
  • How to highlight text
  • How to “undo” your mistakes
  • How to use all those keys on the keyboard – page up/down, home, end, delete, backspace
  • How to change the font style, size and colour
  • What the arrow keys on the keyboard are for
  • How to change the page from portrait to landscape
  • How to use the spelling and grammar checkers
  • How to cut, copy and paste
  • How to insert clipart
  • How to use WordArt
  • How to use columns
  • How to insert column/page breaks
  • How to design a leaflet
  • How to design a poster
  • How to design and use a document template
  • How to print envelopes
  • How to print labels
  • How to use find and replace
  • This 6 modules course will give you the confidence to use a computer and use Word.

    It teaches you all the basics of computing and using Word.
    The techniques that you learn in this course will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to progress to learning other areas of computing.

    Scroll down this page for some screen shots from the course you will download.  (These screenshots are from the Word 2007 version of the course)


    How do you know what all those icons on the screen do?

    There are a confusing number of icons (pictures) on the screen.  How do you tell what each one does?

    Basic Keyboard Keys

    Basic Keyboard Keys

    When you are editing text, there  are a lot of keys on the keyboard that can help you.

    Use Word Art to live up posters and flyers

    Use Word Art to live up posters and flyers

    How to use WordArt to liven up your work.

    Beginning Computing with Office 2007 and Windows Vista/7 or Beginning Computing with Office XP/2003 costs just £8 ($11.67 at the time of writing this)

    Please make sure you order the CORRECT version of the course.

    This is an ebook – you WON’T be sent a hard copy.  You (or a friend) just download the ebook and save it onto your computer.  You can print it out.  You will need Adobe Reader or another pdf reader to read the ebook.

    MS Word 2007 version

    MS Word 2003/XP version

    If you are in doubt about which version to order, email me for help.