Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video What you'll need for this course, part of Word 2013: Templates in Depth.
- There are three things that you need to be successful in this course. You need some software, you need some knowledge, and you need some sense of adventure. The software you need is Microsoft Word for the desktop, so you need Word 2013 or Word as part of an Office 2013 installation or an Office 365 install. Word with a ribbon like you see here. The second thing you need is some skills with this particular piece of software. This is not a beginning Word class, so I'm assuming you know how to create a new file, how to save files, how to insert and format text.
I'm hoping that you feel comfortable with using Styles as apposed to simply doing all your formatting at the character or paragraph level. I'm assuming you know something about inserting tables and about DESIGN elements that are used in Microsoft Word, as well as information about PAGE LAYOUTS. We'll be touching on all of these topics and when we get to one if you find you'd like a little bit of a review, then jump over to the Word 2013 Essential Training Course in the lynda.com training library.
Watch a couple of movies to pick up the things that you don't use every day and then come on back to this course. The third thing you need is you do need a sense of adventure. Because you need to be able to create something for a future use. Often we find ourselves creating the document that we need right now and we never take the time to boldly go where that document will need to go, which is the next time that we'll use it, which is the next instance of it's use.
So you need to have some sense of adventure and some sense of paying it forward for your own work practice. If you're part of a group at work, this is a great way to be a leader. Because by creating and sharing templates, by embedding your expertise into your work, you make your job easier, but you also make your colleagues' jobs easier as well. So some software, some skills, and a great sense of adventure will get you through this course. So if you have those three things, software, some skills, and a sense of adventure you're going to do just fine in this course.
- Opening, customizing, and saving templates
- Converting an existing document to a template
- Best practices for template creation
- Styling your templates
- Restricting editing to certain areas
- Modifying the Normal template
- Sharing templates via email and SharePoint
- Using building blocks
- Using content controls
- Using field codes
- Creating and attaching add-ins