MCW170 - Introduction to Microsoft Word

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-09-24 01:06:32.207
Last review date 2018-11-07 14:38:54.492

Subject Title
Introduction to Microsoft Word

Subject Description
This introductory subject covers creating, editing and printing documents using Microsoft Word. Learn how to make format changes; create tables and insert graphics; move and copy text; enhance documents using tabs, indents and page numbering; headers and footers; and explore Word's proofing tools.

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of the scheduled class(es) receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Create a basic document using Microsoft Word.
2. Edit documents by locating and modifying test.
3. Format text.
4. Format paragraphs.
5. Add tables to a document.
6. Add graphic elements to a document.
7. Control a document's page setup and its overall appearance.
8. Proof documents to make them more accurate.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MCT100 or equivilant experience.

Topic Outline

Lesson 1: Creating a Basic Document

  • Explore the User Interface
  • Open and View a Document
  • Customize the Word Environments
  • Obtain Help        
  • Enter Text
  • Save a Document
  • Preview and Print a Document

Lesson 2: Editing a Document
  • Navigate and Select Text in a Document
  • Insert, Delete or Rearrange Text
  • Undo Changes
  • Search and Replace Text

Lesson 3: Formatting  Text
  • Change Font Appearance
  • Highlight Text

Lesson 4: Formatting Paragraphs
  • Set Tabs to Align Text
  • Control Paragraph Layout
  • Add Border and Shading
  • Apply Styles
  • Create Lists
  • Manage Formatting

Lesson 5: Adding Tables
  • Modify the Table Structure
  • Create a Table
  • Format a Table
  • Convert Text to a Table or Tables to Text

Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects
  • Add Visual Effects Using Symbols and Special Characters
  • Insert Illustrations

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance
  • Control Page Layout
  • Apply a Page Border and Color
  • Add Watermarks
  • Add Headers and Footers

Lesson 8: Proofing a Document
  • Check Spelling, Grammar and Word Count
  • Enhance Textual Meaning Using the Thesaurus
  • Customize AutoCorrect Options

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer.
Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion and question and answer period. 

Prescribed Texts
The following course materials will be provided:
Word 2013 - Level I + Data CD 
(Logical Operations)

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress. Students must attend 70% of the class(es) to receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle