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. 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.


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.


  • 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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