Advanced (Level 3) Word Course

This advanced Word course will show you how to use the top-end features in Microsoft Word to develop efficiency, consistency and a high degree of automation

Word Mastery

Course Description

If you are an experienced Word user who creates or maintains large documents, and you want to master top-end features like table of contents, styles, indexes, bookmarks, cross referencing and fields, then this advanced Word course is perfectly suited to you.

The course will fill in your knowledge gaps and arm you with a fistful of new tools that will add the final polish and efficiency to your documents.

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Corporate group training: 1 day.
Private 1-on-1 training: 3-4 hours.


This course is for experienced Word users who have used Word regularly for at least 12 months. 

As a rough guide you should be comfortable with at least 80% of the intermediate? Word course.

Versions Taught

Our computers are always installed with the latest version of Office. The current version is  Word 365 (desktop).

If you have an earlier or Word such as Word 2016 or Word 2013 we will explain any key differences during the training.

Still using Word 2010 or earlier? It's time to say goodbye to an old friend and upgrade! Microsoft don't support this version any more.

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what you get

Here's what you'll learn in this course

Advanced Text Effects

  • Superscript and Subscript text
  • Stretching and spacing text
  • Kerning
  • Ligatures (2010 onwards)
  • Inserting graphic separators and watermarks
  • Adding a side banner

Segmenting Large Documents

  • Creating different headers for odd and even pages.
  • Creating a different header for the first page
  • Splitting a document into sections
  • Different types of section break
  • Removing a section break

Bookmarks and Cross-Referencing

  • Creating a bookmark
  • Cross-referencing a bookmark
  • Navigating a document using bookmarks

Footnotes & Endnotes

  • Creating, editing and deleting a note
  • Browsing, locating, moving & copying a note

Table of Contents & Table of Figures

  • Creating a TOC using in-built heading styles or your own styles
  • Using the TOC to navigate the document
  • Updating the TOC
  • Modifying the TOC options
  • Customising the TOC Design
  • Creating a Table of Contents to view on the web
  • Using field codes to create a TOC
  • Creating a Table of Figures or Authorities

Creating an  Index for the End of a Large Doc

  • Creating an index
  • Marking entries and subentries
  • Cross-referencing another indexed item
  • Compiling the index
  • Creating an index using a concordance file

Links (formerly known as Hyperlinks)

  • What are hyperlinks?
  • Creating a hyperlink
  • Hyperlinking to another file
  • Hyperlinking to a web page
  • Hyperlinking to a different place in the document
  • Inserting a hyperlink to open up a new e-mail message
  • Creating a screen tip
  • Hyperlinking from a graphic
  • Editing an existing hyperlink
  • Removing a hyperlink

Field Codes

  • What is a field?
  • What does a field look like?
  • Different types of field code
  • Inserting a field code into a document using the menu
  • Inserting a field code into a document manually
  • Viewing field codes within a document
  • Updating field information
  • Using field codes to create a TOC
  • Using field switches
  • FILL-IN and ASK fields
  • Conditional field codes


  • What is a macro?
  • Recording a macro
  • Working with VBA
  • Running a macro using the macro menu
  • Running a macro by clicking a toolbar icon
  • Running a macro by selecting a custom menu item
  • Creating a new menu
  • Running a macro by clicking a graphic

Master and Sub-Documents

  • What are they and why would you use them?
  • Creating and editing a sub-document
  • Expanding and collapsing sub-documents
  • Things you should know about sub-documents
  • Integrating a sub-document into the master document

Reviewing, Trackining & Versioning

  • Simple highlighting
  • Inserting, browsing, editing, deleting and printing comments
  • Switching tracking on and off
  • Handling a reviewed document
  • Accepting or rejecting changes

Interactive Forms

  • Creating a form
  • Adding text boxes, drop-down lists and checkboxes (tick boxes)
  • Adding mathematical calculations to a form
  • Creating help messages
  • Protecting or un-protecting a form
  • Saving a form as a template
  • Using a templated form
  • Printing a form