IT & Software

Microsoft Word 2016 For Beginners

Course Fee R799.00

What is this course about?

Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing application on the market and is available on platforms such as Windows, Apple MAC and Android. The Microsoft Word application comes bundled in the Microsoft Office Suite (which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint amongst others) or the stand-alone version can be purchased on its own. For most people the stand-alone Microsoft Word is not a cost effective purchase as it is only marginally less than the Office suite. The main purpose of Microsoft Word is to allow users to type and save documents in a versatile yet easy to use application. Microsoft word has many features and can be used to produce letters, bulk mail, books, leaflets, business cards and several other document related items. This application can produce professional results with little time and effort spent by its users and because of its popularity documents can be shared and opened by almost all other word processing applications such as OpenOffice and AbiWord. The available templates, both built into the package and downloadable, makes creating specific documents quick and effortless. These templates include professional letters, resumes (Curriculum Vita), package labels, budgets and many more.

Who should be doing this course?

This course intends to introduce Microsoft Word 2016 to the novice. It provides a step-by-step guide from starting your Word application, beginning a document and editing the document, up until the point of saving, printing and sharing. It also covers various often used features such as creating tables, inserting pictures and using creative text effects.

Learning outcomes

Once completed the learner will be able to create, edit, print and share documents. The learner will have a working knowledge of not only Microsoft Word 2016 but also how word processing applications work in general and should be competent enough to easily orientate themselves to use any one of the word processing packages available.

How is your course mark calculated? 

Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!

In the 4 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Starting Microsoft Word And Introducing The Interface
CHAPTER 2 How To Create And Manage Text In The Document
CHAPTER 3 Tools To Improve Your Document
CHAPTER 4 Create Tables And Mail Merge Documents

Luigi McLeod


Luigi has been extensively involved the the technologies industry for 20 years. His specialisation areas include sales, training, desktop support and network management. His work as a senior technician in the Commerce faculty at one of South Africa’s top universities cements his qualifications as an experts in practical IT matters.

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