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Basic Level Course Curriculum
Microsoft Office Specialist Course Curriculum

The basic level Microsoft course covers the following content areas: Word 2003, Excel 2003, Power Point 2003

Word 2003:

Creating Content -

  • Inserting symbols and special characters,
  • Editing and deleting text,
  • Moving and copying text,
  • Checking spelling ad grammar,
  • Using the thesaurus to find the best word,
  • Inserting frequently used and predefined text,
  • Using AutoCorrect,
  • Using AutoText,
  • Inserting the date and time,
  • Navigating to specific content,
  • Finding and replacing text,
  • Jumping to a specific item,
  • Inserting, positioning and sizing graphics, text boxes and shapes,
  • Inserting and formatting diagrams and organizational charts,
  • Using the Research Service to locate and insert information.

Organizing Content -

  • Inserting tables,
  • Converting text to tables,
  • Changing table structure,
  • Formatting tables manually,
  • Applying predefined formats to tables,
  • Creating and customizing bulleted lists, numbered lists, and outlines,
  • Inserting hyperlinks to documents, web pages, and e-mail addresses,
  • Editing and removing hyperlinks.

Formatting Content -

  • Applying common character formatting,
  • Finding and replacing character formatting,
  • Working with styles,
  • Highlighting text,
  • Applying text effects,
  • Modifying character spacing,
  • Indenting, spacing and aligning paragraphs,
  • Applying borders and shading to paragraphs,
  • Setting, removing and modifying tab stops,
  • Setting up multiple columns,
  • Formatting columns,
  • Creating and modifying content in headers and footers,
  • Inserting and formatting page numbers,
  • inserting and deleting breaks,
  • modifying page margins and page orientation.

Collaborating -

  • Sending a document for review,
  • sending a document as an e-mail attachment,
  • Comparing and merging documents,
  • Viewing changes in a merged document,
  • Inserting and reviewing comments,
  • Editing comments,
  • Tracking changes to a document,
  • Locating and managing document changes.

Formatting and Managing Documents -

  • Creating a new document based on a template,
  • Reviewing and modifying summary information,
  • Checking word, paragraph, and character counts,
  • Creating a folder in which to store a document,
  • Renaming or deleting a document or folder,
  • Saving a document for use in another program,
  • Saving a document as a web page,
  • Printing a document,
  • Printing an envelope or label,
  • Previewing a document before printing,
  • Previewing a web page for publication,
  • Switching views,
  • Working in Print Layout View,
  • Working in Reading Layout View,
  • Arranging and splitting windows.

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Excel 2003:

Creating Data and Content -

  • Entering text, numbers and symbols,
  • Entering cell content by using the fill handle,
  • Editing and clearing cell contents,
  • Finding cell content of formatting,
  • Navigating by using the Go To command,
  • Using the thesaurus to find the best word,
  • Using the Research Tool to locate and insert supporting information,
  • Inserting and positioning graphics,
  • Sizing graphics.

Analyzing Data -

  • Displaying rows with a specific entry in a specific columns,
  • Displaying rows that match certain criteria,
  • Sorting on one column,
  • Sorting on Two or Three columns,
  • Doing simple arithmetic,
  • Using a function in a formula,
  • Using cell and range references in a formula,
  • Using statistical functions in formulas,
  • Using date and time functions in formulas,
  • Using financial functions in formulas,
  • Using logical functions in formulas,
  • Creating, modifying, and positioning diagrams and charts.

Formatting Data and Content -

  • Changing the look of cells and cell entries,
  • Changing cell alignment,
  • Applying an AutoFormat,
  • Changing the format of cell entries,
  • Copying formatting,
  • Applying and modifying a style,
  • Adjusting column widths and row heights,
  • Hiding and revealing columns and rows,
  • Inserting and deleting columns and rows,
  • Changing a worksheet's name, tab, and background,
  • Hiding and revealing a worksheet.

Collaborating -

  • Attaching a comment to a worksheet cell,
  • Editing or deleting a comment.

Managing Workbooks -

  • Creating a workbook based on a template,
  • Inserting and deleting cells,
  • Copying and moving entries,
  • Controlling for Excel pastes,
  • Inserting a hyperlink,
  • Editing a hyperlink,
  • Inserting and deleting worksheets,
  • Moving a worksheet,
  • Previewing a worksheet that will be printed,
  • Previewing a web workbook,
  • Splitting a window,
  • Freezing a column or row,
  • Arranging windows,
  • Hiding and revealing workbooks,
  • Specifying a print area,Controlling what appears on each page,
  • Adding a header or a footer,
  • Printing selections, worksheets, and workbooks,
  • Creating a folder in which to store a workbook,
  • Renaming or deleting a workbook or folder,
  • Saving a workbook for use in another program,
  • Saving a selection, worksheet, or workbook as a web page.

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Power Point 2003:

Creating Content -

  • Creating  a presentation by using the AutoContent Wizard or a Design Template,
  • Adding and editing text,
  • Changing the hierarchical level of text,
  • Importing text from other sources,
  • Checking spelling and style,
  • Using the thesaurus to find the best word,
  • Creating tables, charts, and diagrams,
  • Adding clip art, pictures, shapes, and WordArt,
  • Inserting a Word table, Excel worksheet, or media clip.

Formatting Content -

  • Changing the font, size, and font style of text,
  • Modifying text colors,
  • Changing text alignment,
  • Finding and replacing fonts,
  • Sizing and cropping graphics, Adjusting the color of graphics,
  • Aligning, connecting, and rotating graphics,
  • Adding effects to shapes,
  • Coloring and shading a slide background,
  • Modifying the slide layout,
  • Using a design template to make a presentation look consistent,
  • Setting the slide size and orientation,
  • Animating slides,
  • Applying transition effects,
  • Saving a presentation as a template,
  • Changing a presentation's masters,
  • Adding, Deleting, and modifying placeholders,
  • Inserting content in headers and footers.

Collaborating -

  • Viewing tracked changes,
  • Accepting and rejecting changes,
  • Adding comments,
  • Working with comments,
  • Comparing and merging presentations.

Managing and Delivering Presentations -

  • Working with different views,
  • Organizing and deleting slides,
  • Adding and viewing notes,
  • Adding Hyperlinks,
  • Creating a custom slide show,
  • Working with action buttons,
  • Working with hidden slides,
  • Setting slide timings,
  • Rehearsing a presentation,
  • Delivering a slide show,
  • Using tools for emphasis,
  • Packaging a presentation for CD storage,
  • Saving an entire publication or a single slide,
  • Saving and publishing a presentation as a web page,
  • Previewing and printing a presentation,
  • Sending a presentation to Microsoft Word.

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