Topic outline

  • Day 1: The basics

    • Page layout and display (margins, setup, paper size).
    • Basic formatting principles (font, font style, paragraph spacing, etc.); format painter
    • Paragraph management: indentation (normal, first line, hanging indent), spacing, alignment, line and page breaks (widow & orphan control)
    • Use of tabs: structuring of data and tex
    • Dealing with lists: bulleted and numbered (simple vs. outlined)
    • Change bullet indents
    • Use of tables: convert text into table, sort, split, merge. The “spill” option and use of table headings on multiple pages


  • Day 2: More advanced features

    • Dealing with graphics. Insert pictures. 
    • Use of Excel charts in Word. 
    • Managing and formatting charts
    • Styles and style galleries (create, edit and customize you own formatting style)
    • Use the CEU template Styles

  • Day 3: Word for your thesis

    • Breaks: page, column and section
    • Insert menu: footnotes and endnotes (move, copy - CTR&drag, change/remove note separators (view menu-footnotes), cross-referencing; page numbers and controlling pagination
    • Headers and footers
    • Bookmarks and hyperlinks
    • Create and manage indexes (key-words and phrases) as well as table of contents for your thesis