Advanced Microsoft Word: Strategies to Plan and Create High Quality Documents
(ADVTW, Live Instructor-Led Training, 3 days)


Good technical writing is 1/3 art, 1/3 technique and 1/3 technology. This course discusses the fine art of making these into a whole. The advanced technical writing course equips the business professional with the necessary tools and strategies to plan and create documents that inspire, inform and motivate. Participants are shown how to use Microsoft Word to maximize their writing efforts. Participants are introduced to styles, macros and templates and are shown how to create the many word processing components that support document authors in their daily tasks.

Dates and Pricing

2 People for Delivery $1,675/person


Fundamentals of Business Writing
The Writing Process
Understanding your Writing Style
The Path to Clarity and the Elimination of Ambiguity
The Active and the Passive Voice
Wording: Precision versus Ambiguity
Effective Writing
Understanding Purpose, Goals and Target Audience
The Importance of the Target Audience
Beginning and Endings
Subject Headings
Directing the Message to the Reader
English Language Rules
Setting up a Template
Creating the Styles in Word
Ensuring the Integrity of Styles
Planning for Bulleting and Numbering
Planning for Tables and Cells
Planning the Reference Structure
Creating Macros
Automation Overview
Allocating Keyboard Shortcuts
Creating Formatting Macros
Creating Support Macros
Effective Topics
Topic Overviews
Using Images in Text
Using Graphs and Images
Ensuring Effective Intra-Topic Flow
Transitions and Flow
The Whole Document
Transition Words and their Impact on Flow
Using Headings and Sub-Headings
Using Numbered and Bulleted Lists
Using Parallel Structures
Using Paragraphs
Debrief – Reviewing the Process