Beginner Courses

Beginner Courses

  1. On the off-chance that you’re new to Word, you can outsmart the learning curve by joining a few ord tutorials. Start with Saylor Academy’s Word Processing Using Microsoft Word course and you’re sure to cover all the basics you need to know from the ground up. This beginner course is specifically designed to help adult learners develop word processing skills for the workplace.


    Course instructor Warren Dym will teach you Word essentials such as the ribbon, the Office application’s main control interface.

  2. ALISON’s Making the Switch to Word 2010 will teach you how to use Word 2010 for the first time and doubles as a primer on Microsoft’s word processing software.

  3. Another free starter course is Learning GG’s Word 2010 : Beginner, which is aimed at  getting you familiar with Word essentials such as its user interface and most used features.

  4. You can also check out Udemy’s crash course, Word 2010: The Key Ingredients, to get a fast but packed intro or refresher on the world’s most popular word processing software.

  5. O’Reilly Media has a channel on YouTube that offers video tutorials on information technology topics, including their Microsoft Word 2010 Step by Step Series that kicks off with a 20-minute introductory lesson.

  6. Finally, you can join Microsoft’s own training courses for Word 2013, which include several tutorials on basic topics such as creating a document and a table of contents.


    Microsoft offers a walkthrough of Word 2013.

  7. At Microsoft’s site, you can also find a rich trove of learning resources for the older versions of Word. For example, there’s a set of useful PDF’s and videos on Word for Mac 2011.

  8. Microsoft also has beginner and intermediate training courses for Word 2010.

  9. Electric Teacher is a free tutorial site that provides an easy-to-use, text-based reference for Word users. From creating a document to formatting tables, you’ll get a step-by-step guide on how to use different Word features efficiently.

  10. GCF also provides free training modules for just about any Word task. Each module sets the learning expectations and explains how to perform a task in a step-by-step manner. They have learning modules for Word versions 2003 to 2013.

  11.’s Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial is a robust guide on the world’s standard word processor, giving you a comprehensive walkthrough of Word’s user interface.

  12. UK-based Home & Learn offers a complete beginner-level Word tutorial on its site

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