Learning roadmap for Word 2011
Follow this roadmap of training and Help topics to learn how to use Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 in a systematic, step-by-step approach.
1. Become familiar with Word
Whether you're new to Word for Mac 2011 or just need a refresher, this video provides an overview to help you become productive quickly.
This step-by-step tutorial covers the same concepts as in the Word basics video, only using text and images.
Get familiar with the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 ribbon, which combines the Formatting Palette and Elements Gallery from previous versions of Office, giving you quick and convenient access to the features and tools that you use the most.
Learn how to find templates for resumes, business cards, and more by using the Word Document Gallery.
2. Create and format documents
Learn the differences between templates, themes and styles.
Use predesigned Office themes to apply a coordinated set of fonts, colors, and visual effects to your documents.
Watch this short video for an overview of using the new Visual Styles to quickly see and apply styles to text.
Learn how to use dozens of built-in styles that make it easy to format characters, paragraphs, or multiple pages in just a few clicks.
Use the Format Painter to quickly copy formatting from one section of text to another.
3. Add lists, tables, pictures, and other objects
Use bullets or numbering to make lists easier to read.
Insert a table in a document.
Add a picture or clip art to a document from the Media Browser and other locations.
Use a SmartArt graphic to visually represent information to help you more effectively communicate your message.
Create charts to illustrate data graphically.
Watch this short video for an overview of using the new Dynamic Reordering tool to arrange document objects and layers.
4. Go beyond a basic document
Watch this short video for an overview of using new typography features to enhance the look of your documents.
Use notebook layout view to capture text or audio notes for your meeting or class.
Use the Mail Merge Manager to create mailing labels.
Add a table of contents to give longer documents a more professional look and make them easier to read.
Automatically generate a bibliography from sources for the citations in the document.
Use footnotes and endnotes to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document.
Learn how to create an index.
5. Share and collaborate
Use the Track Changes feature to view and respond to the changes and comments that you and other authors add to a document.
See the differences between two versions of the same document.
Become familiar with the different formats that you can use to share documents with other Office users.
Learn to use passwords to prevent unauthorized users from opening or changing a document.
Watch this short video for an overview of using Word for Mac 2011 to open and edit files that are located on Windows Live SkyDrive.
Watch this short video for an overview of collaborating on SkyDrive or SharePoint documents.
Learn how to collaborate on SkyDrive or SharePoint documents.
6. Explore other useful resources
Use this visual, interactive guide to find where Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac commands are located in Word 2011.
See the full list of keyboard shortcuts, organized into logical categories.
Rearrange, show, and hide tabs on the ribbon.
See a list of known issues as well as potential workarounds.