Microsoft Word End User Training Options

When it comes to free and low cost user training for MS Word, you're spoiled for choice.
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If you or colleagues require additional training in how to use Microsoft Word, there are lots of options to choose from... and they’re all either free or discounted for not-for-profit organisations. We’ve listed below our favorite Microsoft Word resources to help you find what you need:

Our favourite Word timesavers include creating, formatting and saving documents to OneDrive through to collaborating, editing, reviewing and printing – and you can find training on all these elements below. 

Microsoft content includes: 

  1. Getting started: 5 lessons of free content that helps you to create a document, save your document to OneDrive, design, edit and collaborate.
  2. Collaboration: 6 lessons of free content that provides top skills to enable you to share and co-author your work - from sharing documents to working with tracked changes within Word.
  3. Formatting text: 5 lessons of free content to help you become a Word guru with text formatting and working with styles and themes.
  4. Pages, layouts and pictures: 16 lessons of free content to work with pictures, icons and WordArt ensuring that your pages are set out for success. 
  5. Saving and printing: 6 lessons of free content to help you gain confidence with saving a document or converting it to PDF and working with mail merge and envelope printing.

Other content:

  1. TechSoup's Word course: 4 hours of low cost content covering the basics through to editing tools, creating tables and lists and using references.
  2. Kevin Stratvert's Word playlist: 44 free videos that show you how to use Microsoft Word including styles, table of contents, working with images, printing and saving.
  3. Teacher's Tech playlist: 18 free videos that will help you learn Word from the ground up. From starting to use Word through to formatting, reviewing to printing and saving either as a Word document or a PDF this playlist covers it all.
  4. GCF Global Word tutorials: 47 free videos to help you work with Word - from the basics of how to create documents, format, print and save to more advanced topics.


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