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Microsoft Word: Working with Long Documents

For anyone already using Microsoft Word, this course highlights functionality incorporated into the word-processor that allows you to easily work with multiple page documents.  Most people use the simple formatting and manual editing that is appropriate for small documents, like letters and simple reports, for much larger documents but by doing so can make it difficult to easily edit such documents in the future.  Automated tools incorporated into Microsoft Word allow standardised documents to be created and whilst these tools can be used on all types of documents they are particularly designed to maintain control over the layout and formatting of larger documents.

Topics Covered

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • track changes made to documents by yourself and others
  • utilise styles to maintain standardise formatting within documents
  • include suitable headers and footers onto pages in different sections of a document
  • produce cross references within your documents
  • create reference lists, a table of contents, automatically from a structured document
  • combine multiple documents into a master document to simply the creation of a final version of a very large document, e.g. large reports or a thesis

For anyone looking to obtain IT certification, the course training materials provided correspond to the advanced objectives specified for the Microsoft Office Specialist: Using Microsoft Office Word certification. Additional study and practice in the use of Microsoft Word is required before taking this certification exam.

The topics taught also match to the advanced elements of the syllabus for ECDL module 3 (word-processing) and so may help you if you are working towards this module.  Additional practice after the course is recommended before taking this certification exam.


You must be familiar with the day-to-day use of Microsoft Word to create and format documents. It is advisable that you have attended the Microsoft Word: Creating and Printing Everyday Documents course to ensure you have the required knowledge but with word-processing being such a common task for most people nowadays, using Microsoft Word at the core level will be something many people will already be able to do.

Course Duration

2 x half-day (3 hours) sessions - length of course 6 hours.


£95 for members of staff and students of Cardiff University.

£125 for non-profit making organisations, e.g. other universities, charities, and government bodies, including Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

£150 for commercial organisations (profit-making) wishing to book anyone onto this course.