Microsoft Word is a word processing tool for creating documents and newsletters. With free templates, add-ins, design and editing features, it can be challenging to unlock the full potential of Word.
Microsoft have helpful online resources; from absolute beginners to advanced features for experts.
In partnership with LinkedIn Learning, they have created the Microsoft Philanthropies Digital Literacy curriculum of short videos covering basic concepts. We recommend the following videos for those just starting out using Word:
Get Started with Word - https://www.linkedin.com/learning/working-with-computers-and-devices/create-and-save-documents-in-word?autoplay=true&trk=learning-course_table-of-contents_video&upsellOrderOrigin=default_guest_learning
Collaborate Online with Word - https://www.linkedin.com/learning/working-and-collaborating-online/collaborate-on-word-documents?autoplay=true&trk=learning-course_table-of-contents_video&upsellOrderOrigin=default_guest_learning
If you prefer hands-on learning and a more comprehensive course, we recommend the Word for Nonprofits – Document Management course by our partners at TechSoup. With funding from Microsoft, this course is free! It runs for 4 hours, but you can pause and come back to it whenever you like. You'll also complete exercises to gain hands-on experience.
Follow the link below to sign up for a free TechSoup courses account and get started.