Word Boot Camp Training


Class Duration: 2 days

Our Microsoft Word Boot Camp covers all of our Word content in an action packed 2 days. This Word course includes the content from the Basic, intermediate, and advanced classes, plus throws in some extras and includes Workshop time. This is not an overview class; instead, it will give you a thorough understanding of all of the tools and tricks of Word. You will learn how to be a master at Word, and no longer have to be frustrated when you can’t get something to work just right, because you will know how to make it work for you. Our instructors will lead you through this intensive Word course, to take you from novice to master in just two days. Our Word Boot Camp gives you ample hands-on exercises to ensure you have a comfortable mastery of the course material.

Word Boot Camp Goal

Students exiting the Microsoft Word Boot Camp class will be comfortable using advanced features in to do a variety of tasks. They will understand how to create reference items like a Table of Contents that can be updated with the push of a button. Students will understand the use images and graphics in Word to create newsletters, as well as how to manage tabs and bullets with ease, and how to create macros to automate processes. Also students will learn the magic of Styles and all of their powerful uses.


Students enter this Word Boot Camp should be comfortable using a computer, mouse, and keyboard.

Topics Covered

Navigating in Microsoft Word

  • Typing into a document
  • Undo and redo
  • Editing text
  • Moving and copying text
  • Finding and replacing text

Formatting Text

  • Character formatting
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Shading
  • Indent settings
  • Using tabs
  • Spelling and grammar
  • Symbols
  • AutoText
  • Using Bullets

Page Layout and printing

  • Margins
  • Headers and footers
  • Page breaks
  • Inserting and editing graphics


  • Opening templates
  • Adding text into a template
  • Creating a new template
  • Editing templates

Tools to Save Time

  • Format Painter
  • Adding entries to AutoText
  • Using AutoText
  • Using the Status Bar
  • Tracking changes
  • Comments

Other Editing tools

  • Bullets and numbering
  • Creating bullets and numbered lists
  • Adjusting margins
  • Creating a title
  • Adding borders and shading
  • Symbols and special characters
  • Headers and footers


  • Applying styles
  • Modifying formatting
  • Saving the style
  • Working with sections
  • Inserting columns
  • Working with multiple sections


  • Importing graphics
  • Resizing graphics
  • Cropping graphics
  • Text wrapping
  • SmartArt


  • Setting up a table
  • Inserting cells
  • Adjusting column, row, and cell height
  • Merging cells

Mail Merge

  • Creating labels
  • Mail merge letters
  • Using data from external sources
  • Importing and formatting data

Creating Forms & Templates

  • Form layout
  • Drop down menus
  • Check boxes
  • Text form fields
  • Duplicating content controls

Tables of contents

  • Automating with headings
  • Updating
  • Linkage


  • Hyperlinks in a document
  • Bookmarking
  • Cross references

Additional Tools

  • Watermarks
  • Word count
  • Readability statistics
  • Translation


  • Recording a macro
  • Adding the macro to the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Pre-Creating Word Macros

Styles, Sections and Numbering

  • Creating and modifying styles
  • Determining where a style is available
  • Using your own styles in a Table of Contents
  • Cross-References
  • Creating custom Multi-level numbered lists
  • Using sections and displaying section numbers in lists
  • Adding text before a numbered item
  • Saving a custom list

Become a master of Word with AdvantEdge Training’s Microsoft Word Boot Camp course. We are based in Denver and Phoenix, but can travel to your company location anywhere in the country. Our courses are designed specifically for companies and their employees.