Microsoft Word 2010 for Beginners 1: The Basics

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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4 Videos (23m)
    • An Overview of the Course

      3:13
    • Starting and Stopping Word

      4:47
    • Layout of the Word Screen Part 1

      7:32
    • Layout of the Word Screen Part 2: The Main Menu

      7:40

About This Class

Microsoft Word 2010 for Beginners 1: The Basics

Calling All Fiction Writers!

Do you use Microsoft Word every day of your life but never took the time to learn how to efficiently and effectively use the tool?

Are you new to Microsoft Word and don't know where to begin?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this is the course for you.

"The mechanic who would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools."
--Confucius

Learn to Use the Essential Features of Microsoft Word

This course focuses on all the features of Microsoft Word that are essential for writing fiction while ignoring the business and non-fiction authoring features. The result is a streamline fast-paced course that will have you up and running in no time. In this course you'll learn:

  • Screen and menu layouts
  • Typing assist
  • Basic editing
  • Saving and restoring work
  • Configuring Word
  • Using templates
  • Inserting lists, images, and tables
  • Formatting headers and footers
  • Tracking Changes

I even conclude the course with a glimpse at my personal Word environment.

Learn the Fundements to Assist You In Taking My Other Courses

I've created several courses for writers (e.g. self-publishing) on Udemy, all of which assume that the student possesses a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Word. In this course, I provide the fundamental understanding required to fully comprehend the topics presented in my other courses.

Have You Struggled with the Basics of Word?

I can bring you up to speed in around 2 hours!!! The basics of Microsoft Word aren't really that difficult to comprehend. Once all the business and non-fiction writer functions are ignored, you're left with a fundamental set of core features that you'll learn to use like a pro. I'm sure you'll be able to follow along easily on this gentle introduction into this powerful word processor.

"I loved this course. I wish I had been able to take this class early in my writing career instead of figuring things out as I went along. Even now, after twenty-four published novels, I learned valuable shortcuts and refinements in these lessons that I will apply to my work immediately. Thank you Brian Jackson, for a well-thought-out and effective course geared to authors (but useful for others as well.)"
-- Susan Squires, New York Times Bestselling Author of the "Magic" Series

Let's Have Some Fun Together

I try to avoid anything that wouldn't be enjoyable. Join me on what I think is a fun course of discovery that will lay the foundations for later work together.

---Brian

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I have been using Microsoft Word for many years and I still learned things from this class. Looking forward to the next series on Word.
Robin Harlow

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Brian Jackson

Author/Publisher/Educator

Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My last endeavor, begun in July of 2014, was to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal was to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I then expanded my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

My new goal is to begin recording custom material for distribution on SkillShare!!!

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.

---Brian