Course information

Cursus Word Rotterdam, Amsterdam UtrechtThe Word Basic course in the Open Learning Center (OLC) is a combination of self-study and supervised study. Learn at your own pace through videos, audio clips and exercises. Our Office teacher will be present to guide you and answer your questions.  Read all about the Open Learning Center.

Het Opatel Leercentrum

The Open Learning Center in Rotterdam

What do you learn during this course?

Have you only occasionally or even never used a wordprocessing programme then this Word Basics course is a good choice. You will learn the basics of Word and in the end you will have a good working knowledge of the most important functions.

In the Open Learning Center (OLC) you study at your own pace. This means that you can take all the time you need to master the course material. You will finish the course with a certified test. The average duration of this Word Basic course is 14 hours.

Plan your own days

On the first day the trainer will give you access to an online calendar in which you can plan your following sessions.


There are no prerequisites for this course. Working knowledge of a computer is sufficient.

For whom is this course intended?

This course is the best choice if you want to learn Word basics as soon as possible. It is important that you like to work independently and at your own tempo.

Related courses

After completing this Word Basic course you will be ready to learn the more professional functions of the programme in the Word Advanced course.

Course content
    • Word Basics
    • Starting Word and taking a look at the program
    • The Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
    • Opening and closing files
    • Making a new, empty document
    • Entering text
    • Correcting typing errors
    • Saving a document
    • Using a template
    • Opening Recent documents
    • Formatting
    • Formatting text
    • Aligning text
    • Line spacing and spacing before or after a paragraph
    • Closing Word
    • The help function
    • Setting options
    • Saving files as a different type
    • Selecting, moving, copying
    • Selecting text
    • Contextmenu
    • Inserting Symbols and special letters
    • Showing hidden formatting symbols
    • Find and replace
    • Moving text
    • Copying text
    • Undo actions
    • Tabs, paragraphs
    • Setting tabs
    • Paragraph formatting
    • Bullets and numbering
    • Borders and shading
    • Using styles
    • Copying a format
    • Tables and pictures
    • Tables
    • Adjusting Tables
    • Inserting pictures
    • Working with pictures
    • Working with shapes
    • Making screenshots
    • Inserting a cover page
    • Page layout
    • Header and footer, language tools
    • Page numbers
    • Header and footer
    • Spelling check
    • Autocorrect
    • Language tools
    • Printing and sending by e-mail
    • Printing
    • Sending a document by e-mail
Dates and Locations

1Location and starting date

Choose your starting date. You can plan the next course dates with the trainer at the first course date.

2Data of the participant(s)

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If you would like to add more participants, you'll be able to refill in the forms again.

Billing information

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