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ECDL v4: Module 3 Word Processing 

Aims and Objectives

To enable students to take the ECDL Word Processing modular test

Know how to use Word in order to sit the ECDL modular test

The flexibility and value of self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

Target Audience

Those who wish to learn how to use this popular word processing package to the ECDL syllabus


Knowledge of Windows and using a mouse

Course Content

Chapter 1 Introduction to Word Processing: First step with Microsoft Word, Opening a document, Closing a document, Opening more than one document, Creating a new document, How to save a document, Help Features

Chapter 2 Core Skills: More about Toolbars, Viewing Documents, Customising Word, Text Cursor, Magnifying the View, Paragraph Marks, Text Selection, Cut and Paste and Spacing, Undo and Redo, Deleting, Spelling and Grammar

Chapter 3 Editing and Formatting: Finding and Replacing Text, Carriage Returns, Applying Formatting, Symbols and Special Characters, Headers and Footers, Saving As a Template, Page Breaks, Setting Defaults and Preferences

Chapter 4 Document Layout: Working with Tables, Borders, Cell Shading, Tabs, Spacing Indents and Bullets, Paragraph Borders, Images, Superscript and Subscript, Case Change, Automatic Hyphenation

Chapter 5 Document Output: Page Orientation, Page Size, Margins, Proofing, Mail Merge, Saving as a Different File Type, Printing

Chapter 6: Aligning Paragraphs, Line Spacing, Paragraph Spacing, Indenting Text, Setting Tabs, Bullets and Numbers, Applying Borders, Applying Styles

Course Duration: 20 hours

Course Code: 1010190720