Advanced Word

 

Word Processing applications have evolved considerably further than the functionality offered by

the humble typewriter. While today's word processor still fulfils this role, tools such as macros,

auto text and drop down fields can significantly reduce the effort and time required in

document production.  

 

  

ECDL Advanced

Word Processing reflects the knowledge of these tools that improve ease of use as well as the effectiveness of the user. 

 

  

Who is it for?

ECDL Advanced - Word Processing is for the individual who uses a word processing application to

prepare reports, news letters and forms, and who wishes to prove that their level of skill is

beyond that of a basic user. 

  


What is covered?

ECDL Advanced - Word Processing qualified staff can prove their ability to use many of the

advanced tools available on standard word processing applications, including:- 

 

Using section breaks, and multiple formats within a document:-

Sections allow different layouts to be used within the same document - some pages can be landscape and others portrait, some sections have more than one column.

  

Creating macros and auto text functions:-

These features automate the use of recurring items thus speeding and improving productivity as well as ensuring greater consistency. 

  

Using forms with drop-down fields and check boxes:-

This means forms can be locked down so people can fill in certain options and prevents random tailoring of the document.

 

  

What else is covered?

ECDL Advanced - Word Processing also covers: 

  • Editing
  • Layout
  • Document Organisation
  • Document Elements
  • Special Tools
  • Printing

  

  

Duration:

One evening or afternoon per week (3 hrs) for 5 weeks – including examinations. Courses are available in both Banagher or Birr.