Welcome to our free Intermediate Microsoft Word tutorial. This tutorial is based on Webucator's Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019 Training course.
In this lesson, you will learn how to adjust your page layout.
The default page orientation for Microsoft Word documents is portrait. To change the orientation of your document to landscape:
The paper size in Microsoft Word documents can be set for the whole document and for individual sections of documents.
To change the paper size for a section of your document:
To change the paper size for your whole document:
When you click a graphic,image, or SmartArt, you will see an icon to the right, which is the Layout Options button. Click it to view options to format your images.
You can select from a number of options, including text wrapping option, which allow you to wrap text around the image in a variety of ways.
When you have an image with text wrapping, you can use the Live Layout feature. To use Live Layout:
You will notice an anchor icon as you drag the image. The anchor shows the location of the image and the text that it is with.
Another new feature that was introduced in Word 2013 are alignment guides, which help you place images. To use alignment guides:
To split your text into columns:
Note that by default, changes to columns effect only the section in which you are working. To apply column changes to a whole document, you must click More Columns and then Apply to: Whole document
In this exercise, you will change the orientation of a document from portrait to landscape, change the paper size for the whole document, and split the text into two columns.
To set character space options:
To set advanced character attributes:
You can link text boxes in Word, which is useful if you expect changes to the text.
To link text boxes:
To add a custom field in Word:
To modify a field's properties:
When working with fields, you can customize them as you would other Word elements.
To customize field formats:
When adding fields to forms, you can add controls to each field to further customize your form.
Before you can add field controls, you must have the Developer tab of the Ribbon active. To do so, right-click the Ribbon and in the Customize the Ribbon section, check the Developer check box and then click OK.
To add field controls:
To modify a field control's properties:
You can add a link in your document to external data.
To link to external data:
Page and section breaks make it easy to layout and format different parts of your documents in different ways. For example, use page or section breaks when you want to:
The following table list page and section breaks available in Microsoft Word:
|Types of Breaks||Use|
Use when you want the following text to start at the beginning of the next page, and you want the same format and layout settings to apply on either side of the break.
Use when you want the following text to start at the top of the next column.
Use to separate text around objects on web pages.
Use when you want the following text to start at the beginning of the next page, and you want different format and layout settings to apply on either side of the break.
Use when you want the following text to start on the same page, but you want different format and layout settings to apply on either side of the break.
Use when you want the following text to start at the beginning of the next even page.
Use when you want the following text to start at the beginning of the next odd page.
To prevent orphans in text (where one line appears by itself on a second page, away from the main text), from the Home tab of the Ribbon, in the Paragraph group, select the Dialog Box Launcher. and then in the Paragraph dialog box, select the Line and Page Breaks tab and check the Widow/Orphan control check box.
To add a page break or section break to a Microsoft Word document:
When using headers and footers in sections, you can create and break links to the header and/or footer used in the previous section by selecting the header or footer, and then from the Header & Footer Tools Design tab, selecting or deselecting Link to Previous in the Navigation group.
In this exercise, you will add page breaks and section breaks to a document and take a short quiz.