Word - Reports and Long Documents

Working with long documents in Microsoft Word can be a challenge. We will show you how to format documents quickly and consistently, how to add numbered headings, create a table of contents, an index, table or figure captions and cross-references. 


1 Day



This course assists you to efficiently create, modify and manage long documents in Microsoft Word and shows how to develop consistency of layout in complex documents.

Learn how to avoid formatting problems when copying text between different documents.

To benefit from this course, you should have a sound knowledge of Word.


  • Create and use styles
  • Heading numbering
  • Work with outline view
  • Headers and footers in complex documents (revision)
  • Insert a Table of Contents
  • Create an alphabetical Index
  • Save standard documents as templates
  • Insert footnotes or endnotes
  • Insert cross-references and captions
  • Link multiple documents
  • Track changes.

Learning Outcomes

Participants should be able to:

  • Create templates
  • Create headers and footers in complex documents
  • Use styles to format headings and paragraphs
  • Create a Table of Contents and insert an Index
  • Link various documents
  • Insert footnotes or endnotes
  • Cross-reference information within a document
  • Add captions to tables and graphics
  • Track and manage changes made to a document.
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