Getting started with Word styles and templates (July 2022)

(for PC users – Mac version coming soon)

Styles and templates are powerful tools that can help you to work more efficiently and effectively in Microsoft Word. But in trying to make these tools more accessible, Microsoft has actually made them more complex! If you struggle to make sense of styles and templates, you're not alone.

This course takes you step by step through the process of using styles and templates. On completion you will be competent and confident in using these features of Word. The course starts on 1 July 2022 and runs over 3 weeks, taking about 1–1.5 hours each week to complete. You then have lifetime access to the course. There is also a discussion group where you can ask questions and chat about your progress on the course.

Getting started with Word styles and templates covers:

  • What styles and templates are and the benefits of using them
  • How to work faster and create more effective documents for your clients
  • How to easily navigate long documents
  • Becoming confident in formatting documents for clients.

Members of ACES, CIEP and IPEd are eligible for a 25% discount on the price. To find the discount code, go to 'Member benefits' (ACES), 'Training > Promoted courses (CIEP) or 'Resources for editors > Member discounts' (IPEd).


Your Instructor


Hilary Cadman
Hilary Cadman

Hi, I'm Hilary. I have been a technical editor since 1999, and a trainer since 2005. I am passionate about helping fellow editors to save time and improve the quality of their work by becoming confident with technology.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Module A2: Quiz and exercises
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  Module A5: Final quiz for Part A
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  Module B3: Quiz and exercises
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  Part B: Find out more
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  Module C4: Quiz and exercise
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  Part C: Find out more
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  Feedback
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on 1 July 2022 and runs for 3 weeks, with new material released each week. Once the course is finished, you have lifelong access to the materials.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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