Formatting Documents in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows

Word Microsoft 365 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Learners can explore how to personalize a document by using Word for Office 365's formatting tools in this 20-video course. Learn how to change the font, change its size, and how to bold, underline and italicize words. You will learn an easy way to change case with the case tool, how to use alignment options, and change paragraph spacing in Word. Next, you will learn how to use Word's text effects, including how to add shadows, reflections, and glow effects. The course demonstrates how to use the bullet points tool, how to use the default bullet point and numbers style, and how to create a custom multilevel list style. You will learn how to organize text in columns, and how to insert a table in a document. The course continues by demonstrating how to use tools to visualize formatting and style settings, and how to use different styles in a document. Learners will observe how to use preset styles in WordArt and SmartArt tools. Finally, observe how to use Themes in Word.


  • change your document text's font and size
    use colors and highlighting tools in your document
    use upper and lower case tools in your document
    align your document's text
    add text effects in your document
    modify your document's paragraph spacing
    insert bullet points in your document
    create your own list style for your document
    organize your text into columns in your document
    use tab stops in your document
  • use the document's hyphenation tool
    use text styles in your document
    create your own text style for your document
    create style sets for your document
    inspect your document's text formatting
    import styles from another document into your document
    create a title with WordArt in your document
    use different WordArt effects in your document
    change the fill style of a shape in your document
    change your document's theme


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    1.  Changing your text's font & size in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 34s
    Once you have entered some text, you can begin to personalize its properties. Word allows you to change the font, size and format qualities, such as bold, italic and underline options. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  Using colors & highlighting tools in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 24s
    If you want a word or a phrase to stand out in your document, you will find Word's color options very useful! In Word, you can change the color of your text and even highlight certain entries. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Using upper & lower case tools in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 47s
    Word's case tools allow you to quickly and easily modify the case of your text. You can automatically insert capital letters at the start of sentences and also use them to toggle between upper and lower case letters. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Aligning your text in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 33s
    If you want to improve the appearance of your document, you can use the align options. These options include aligning your text to the left margin, aligning it to the right margin and centering your text. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Adding text effects in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 42s
    Word's text effects can help you to make your text stand out. You can add shadow, reflection and glow effects to your text. These effects can even be customized. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Modifying your paragraph spacing in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 52s
    Changing the paragraph spacing settings can improve your document's structure and make it easier to read. It is therefore important to know how to change these settings. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Inserting bullet points in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    2m 56s
    Do you want to give some structure to your text? If you do, you may find the bullet point tools useful. In Word, you can create more than one type of bullet point list. This list can also be modified manually. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Creating your own list style in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 35s
    If the default bullet and number list styles available in Word are not to your liking, you can create your own multi-level list style. You can specify the formatting styles, the characters used for each bullet point, and… FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Organizing your text into columns in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 13s
    In Word, you can organize your text into columns. This can be particularly useful if your page contains a lot of text and is laid out in landscape format, or if you are creating a magazine or newspaper document. You can… FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Using tab stops in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 9s
    Tab stops can be used to adjust the layout of your text items, and even structure them as if in a table. This can help to improve the presentation of your document. In Word, you can use the ruler to manually insert,… FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Using the hyphenation tool in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    2m 45s
    If a word is too long for a particular line, Word will normally move it to the next line. If however you would rather hyphenate your words and save some space on your page, then you can do that instead. The hyphenation… FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Using text styles in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 38s
    With Word's text styles, you can quickly customize the appearance and format of your text. Using text styles means that you no longer have to manually edit multiple text strings in your document if you want to change… FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Creating your own text style in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 37s
    If you want to be able to reuse a particular combination of text formats, you can save your settings as a custom style. Once you have created a style, you can modify it and make changes to the saved values. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Creating style sets in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    2m 27s
    If you have customized a number of different text styles in your Word document, then you may want to use them to create a style set that can be used to apply those text formats to a completely different file. These style… FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Inspecting your text formatting in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 35s
    In Word, you can visualize the formatting and style settings that have been applied to your document's text items. The format inspection tools can even be used to select all the text in your document that has been… FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Importing styles from another document in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 43s
    If you often use the same text and paragraph styles in Word, you may find it useful to know how to export your styles and apply them to text items in a completely different document. In Word, you can extract text and… FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Creating a title with WordArt in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    2m 51s
    Your document's title is the first thing that the reader will see. It's therefore important to get it right. A good way of creating an attractive and interesting title is to use Word's WordArt tools. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Using different WordArt effects in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 27s
    One way of customizing your titles in Word is to change the fill and outline effects that have been applied. You can, for example, choose from a number of predefined colors and styles, or even create your own style using… FREE ACCESS
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    19.  Changing the fill style of a shape in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 46s
    Once you have inserted a shape into your document, it is possible to use fill effects on it. In Word, there are several possible fill effects, including textures, patterns and even images. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Changing your document's theme in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 5s
    Changing a document's theme allows you to change the overall appearance for your entire document. The Word themes are therefore extremely useful for changing the overall appearance of your document. Once you have… FREE ACCESS


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