Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 (Online Course)


Learn to use the basic features of Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) to type, edit, format, spell check, and print professional-looking documents, letters, and reports.


Course Details

One of the most basic skills needed in any job is writing reports and letters using Microsoft Word 2016, now available through Office 365. In this course, you will gain the foundational skills you need to make the most of this powerful program.

Through hands-on instructions, you will learn how to add and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; and format your text. You will also see how to save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents.

You will learn dozens of ways to modify the appearance and content of your documents by adjusting page margins, paragraph tab settings, and line spacing to create great-looking documents quickly and easily. If you need to type foreign language characters or symbols, you can do that in Word too.

By using Word’s spell and grammar checker, you can catch typos and grammatical mistakes before you print or share your document with others. You will also explore the program’s thesaurus feature, which can help you find exactly the right word. By the time you’re done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you will be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.


Lesson 1

Get to know the Word 2016 interface.

Lesson 2

Create Word 2016 documents, and use the mouse and keyboard to navigate through a document.

Lesson 3

Learn the fundamentals of file management in Word 2016.

Lesson 4

Discover how to correct just about any mistake you can make in a Word 2016 document.

Lesson 5

Learn how to cut, copy and paste, and work with two or more documents in Word 2016.

Lesson 6

Master the principles behind text formatting.

Lesson 7

Discover how to print Word 2016 documents.

Lesson 8

Practice adjusting margins, setting tabs, and working with page numbers.

Lesson 9

Become proficient with paragraph formatting in Word 2016.

Lesson 10

Learn how to use the dictionary, thesaurus, Track Changes tool, hyphenation tool, and grammar check tool.

Lesson 11

Discover how to create characters and symbols that don’t appear on a typical keyboard.

Lesson 12

Give your Word documents some flair by adding cover pages, using drop caps, creating styles, adding themes, and designing outlines.



Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Macintosh users.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 8 or newer.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word 2016 (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Course Information

Course Hours: 24.00

How It Works


Take the online course at your convenience.


Fully complete the course to access your certificate.

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