This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to work with tables and charts to organize and summarize data, use styles and themes to customize the look of documents, add images and custom graphic elements to graphically show information, control how text flows, use templates to maintain consistency between documents, use the mail merge feature, and create and use macros to automate tasks in Microsoft® Office Word® 2013. 


This course helps individuals prepare for the Word 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Work with tables and charts.
  • Customize formats using styles and themes.
  • Use images in a document.
  • Create custom graphic elements.
  • Insert content using Quick Parts.
  • Control text flow.
  • Use templates.
  • Use mail merge.
  • User macros.

To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge:

  • Microsoft® Windows® experience.
  • Microsoft® Office Word® 2013 Beginning. 
Suggested Class SizeMinimum 3
Maximum 12
Course LengthFull day
Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Working with Tables and Charts

Topic A: Sort Table Data

Topic B: Control Cell Layout

Topic C: Perform Calculations in a Table

Topic D: Create a Chart


Lesson 2: Customizing Formats Using Styles and Themes

Topic A: Create and Modify Text Styles

Topic B: Create Custom List or Table Styles

Topic C: Apply Document Themes


Lesson 3: Using Images in a Document

Topic A: Resize an Image

Topic B: Adjust Image Appearance

Topic C: Integrate Pictures and Text

Topic D: Insert and Format Screenshots

Topic E: Insert Video


Lesson 4: Creating Custom Graphic Elements

Topic A: Create Text Boxes and Pull Quotes

Topic B: Draw Shapes

Topic C: Add WordArt and Other Text Effects

Topic D: Create Complex Illustrations with SmartArt


Lesson 5: Inserting Content Using Quick Parts

Topic A: Insert Building Blocks

Topic B: Create and Modify Building Blocks

Topic C: Insert Fields Using Quick Parts


Lesson 6: Controlling Text Flow

Topic A: Control Paragraph Flow

Topic B: Insert Section Breaks

Topic C: Insert Columns

Topic D: Link Text Boxes to Control Text Flow


Lesson 7: Using Templates

Topic A: Create a Document Using a Template

Topic B: Create a Template


Lesson 8: Using Mail Merge

Topic A: The Mail Merge Features

Topic B: Merge Envelopes and Labels

Topic C: Create a Data Source Using Word


Lesson 9: Using Macros

Topic A: Automate Tasks Using Macros

Topic B: Create a Macro