Courseware 3240-1    Exam # 77-881

Course Description

Microsoft Word 2010 Core teaches the information worker how to work with different types of documents using a variety of core and intermediate features to create and edit professional-looking documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Some topics may appear to be basic skill sets but are discussed in more detail, exploring at a higher level different options that can be chosen or applied for that skill set.
Students who complete this course will have reviewed all of the exam objectives and be on their way to preparing for Microsoft Word 2010 Core Exam #77-881

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Course Series

This Microsoft Word 2010 Core coursewareis one of nine courses in CCI’s Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 series. Other courses available in the series include:


Excel 2010 Core
Access 2010
PowerPoint 2010
Outlook 2010
Word 2010 Expert
Excel 2010 Expert
SharePoint 2010

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Course Prerequisites

This course is designed for students who are familiar with personal computers, using a keyboard and using a mouse. The course assumes that students have completed the Microsoft Windows course or have equivalent Microsoft Windows knowledge and experience.


start and run Windows
use the taskbar
use the Start button
use the Help feature
use Minimize, Restore Down/Maximize, or Close
use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
understand file management techniques
navigate between files, folders, or drives


Course Objectives

This course book teaches the skills you will need to successfully complete the Word 2010 Core exam. These skill sets are introduced using a fictional company named Tolano Adventures, a travel service that is a department within Tolano Environmental Consulting. Tolano Adventures offers tours to the public that are friendly to the environment.
You will use Word to create a variety of business documents, including letters, memos, and proposals. As you begin to build your skills, you will then create a variety of flyers and other promotional materials as well as explore different ways to share the information with internal and external customers.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use the Word interface to access commands and features to complete specific tasks
  • Use Backstage to save, open, close or switch between documents
  • Manipulate the document by selecting text to perform editing tasks such as copy and paste, or find and replace
  • Apply simple formatting to characters and paragraphs
  • Set tabs to align text in columns
  • Apply bullets or numbers to simple lists
  • Apply multi-level bullets or numbers for longer lists
  • Create and manipulate outlines to draft topic flow
  • Apply page formatting such as changing the margins, paper size, or orientation for a document
  • Use specific types of breaks to apply different page formats in a document
  • Apply headers or footers to a document
  • Apply backgrounds or themes for online documents
  • Proof your documents for spelling or grammar errors, as well as recognize contextual errors
  • Use AutoCorrect to store common spelling errors you make, or to store items Word will complete for you
  • Use comments as reminders or to share information in a document with others
  • Use Backstage to preview or print a document
  • Create or draw a table, then manipulate the appearance of the table using formatting or table options
  • Insert, format, or arrange pictures, shapes, text boxes, WordArt, or SmartArt illustrations
  • Use documents to merge information for mass mailings
  • Use QuickParts to assist with frequent-use items such as salutations or inserting and formatting footers
  • Navigate in a document using hyperlinks, bookmarks or a table of contents using footnotes or endnotes to reference items in a document
  • Manage versions of a shared document
  • Protect your document through passwords or restricting access to change parts of the document


About This Courseware
Courseware Description
Course Design
Course Objectives
Conventions and Graphics

Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson Objectives
Looking at the Screen
Working with Text
Working with Documents
Sharing Documents
Review Questions
Lesson Summary

Lesson 2: Manipulating Text
Lesson Objectives
Changing the View
Adjusting the Zoom
Working with Multiple Windows
Selecting Text
Editing Text
Review Questions
Lesson Summary

Lesson 3: Formatting Content
Lesson Objectives
Formatting Characters
Formatting Paragraphs
Using the Format Painter
Review Questions
Lesson Summary

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Lesson 4: Working with Tabs
Lesson Objectives
Setting Tab Stops
Organizing List Information
Review Questions
Lesson Summary

Lesson 5: Formatting Documents
Lesson Objectives
Setting up the Document
Using Headers and Footers
Working with Document Backgrounds
Using Themes
Review Questions
Lesson Summary

Lesson 6: Getting Ready to Print
Lesson Objectives
Proofing Your Document
Preparing to Print
Review Questions
Lesson Summary

Lesson 7: Using Tables
Lesson Objectives
Working with Tables
Inserting a Table
Manipulating Tables
Sorting Lists of Data
Review Questions
Lesson Summary

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Lesson 8: Working with Illustrations
Lesson Objectives
Inserting Pictures
Working with Shape Objects
Using SmartArt
Adding Captions
Using Screenshots
Review Questions
Lesson Summary

Lesson 9: Creating Mass Mailing Documents
Lesson Objectives
Creating Simple Mailing Documents
Review Questions
Lesson Summary
Lesson 10: Sharing Documents
Lesson Objectives
Understanding Building Blocks
Navigating with References
Protecting Documents
Recovering Document Versions
Review Questions

Lesson Summary
Appendix A: Courseware Mapping
Appendix B: Glossary of Terms
Appendix C: Index