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Course Samples

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  • Microsoft Word AutoForms & Beginning VBA
    Available Formats: video or online with eBook

       View video Samples: Word Options lesson, Macro lesson

       Download eBook Sample: VBA eBook Sample [1.2 meg]

       Download Full* eBook: VBA eBook [2.7 meg]

       Read online lesson Sample: VBA Online lesson


  • Microsoft Word Advanced Techniques
    Available Formats: online with eBook

       Download eBook Sample: WAT eBook Sample [1.6 meg]

       Download Full* eBook: WAT eBook [9.1 meg]

       View online lesson Sample: WAT Oline lesson


  • Microsoft Word Advanced Document Design
    Available Formats: online only

       View online lesson Sample: ADD Online lesson

Course Prices

Word AutoForms & Beginning VBA Course

Online version w/eBook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00 US
Video CD with enhanced information . . . . . .  $59.95 US

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Word Advanced Techniques Course

Online version w/eBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00 US

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Word Advanced Document Design Course

Online only (no ebook available) . . . . . . . . .  $25.00 US

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Course Details

Word AutoForms & Beginning VBA Course

Save time! Become a Word automation developer. Find out how easy it is to create sophisticated automation to make your documents work FOR YOU. You'll create an automated invoice and see how you can use this skill to create different types of forms and automate documents.

Lesson One: Form Layout Choices

Dian has been creating Word forms since 1995. She will show you what works, what doesn't and why. Learn tricks to make fast forms that look sophisticated and WORK the way you want them to work!

Lesson Two: Field Options

You will learn to properly add form fields to a document and which ones to use, when. Then you will learn to easily write VBA code to automate your form.

Lesson Three: VBA and Bookmarks

Learn how to use the VBA help files to get the answers you need. You will create your own custom message, input and dialog boxes to obtain user information to pass into your form. And you will learn how to properly use bookmarks to control the flow of your automation.

Lesson Four: More VBA

Learn some of the more advanced codes that allow you to add sophisticated decisions into your form. Users will be able to make choices and you will control the flow depending on what your user needs from the form.

Lesson Five: ActiveX Controls vs Form Fields

Take advantage of ActiveX controls to add even more sophistication and automation to your form. Add buttons right into your documents to allow users to easily click to do what they need to do.

Lesson Six: Links, Tips and Test

In this last lesson, you will learn tons of additional tips and tricks that will make you a better developer. Learn how to handle errors, create automation menus, create your own digital signature to protect your code, create a code library to make coding faster...and MUCH more!

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Word Advanced Techniques Course

This course will move intermediate Word users into the ranks of experts. Many students who thought they were experts are amazed to discover how much they didn't know!

Lesson One: Organizing

You will learn to master the features that help you organize information. Learn to organize your documents and your thoughts to make the preparation of more complex document projects...easier.

Lesson Two: Time Saving Features

Master features such as autotext, formatting, fields and make document creation faster. Find out about many features you probably have never even heard of before!

Lesson Three: Special Documentation

Create better project documentation and find out how easy it can be and why it is important.

Lesson Four: Special Projects

Get a taste of desktop publishing and design. Learn to handle special projects, such as newsletters, long, multi-file documents, mail merges and you will even get a lesson in professional typography. If you enjoy this lesson...Dian's Doc Design course will show you how to do even more!

Lesson Five: VBA Basics

Have you ever created macros? How about writing raw VBA code to create your own custom message boxes, which you can use to inform users. This lesson will give you a taste of VBA. If you find it helpful...Dian's AutoForms/VBA course will take you further.

Lesson Six: Links, Tips and Test

In this last lesson, you will get even more cool tips and tricks, as well as links to many sites where you can learn more.

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Word Advanced Document Design Course

If you are often charged with the responsibilities of creating more complex documents in Word, such as newsletters, books, or manuals, or enjoy creating more unusual documents, this course is for you.

Lesson One: Design Basics

Learn typography. Learn how fonts work together. Find out what makes a good design—and what doesn't. You will learn to develop an eye for good design layout.

Lesson Two: Newsletters

Create professional looking newsletters. Learn Word's layout tools to get the look you want. Discover advanced ways to handle images and other graphic objects to enhance your design. Learn tricks like linking text boxes to control content flow.

Lesson Three: Long Documents

Discover how to code individual chapter files so you can link them together to create one, uniform document. You will learn advanced tricks to have page numbers, table of contents and indices paginate across separate files.

Lesson Four: Labels and Business Cards

Find out how to handle mail merges and envelopes. Create customized labels. Discover formatting tricks to create your own professional looking business cards and more!

Lesson Five: Special Enhancements

This is the fun stuff! Learn useful ways to add special enhancements to your documents to create serious or fun documents. From project reports to fun invitations...even personalized photo albums.

Lesson Six: Links, Tips and Test

This lesson is loaded with additional tips and tricks, as well as useful links for more information.

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About the Instructor

Dian Chapman has been using computers since 1986. She's been working on the Internet since 1993. She was recruited by Microsoft to become a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in 1995. Dian is also a certified MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist). She's been teaching people how to use technology, particularly Microsoft applications, since 1990.

Dian is a Technical Consultant. One of her specialties is designing training courses. She currently offers three prepared courses: Word Advanced Techniques, Word AutoForms & Beginning VBA, and Word Advanced Document Design. View her sample lessons. If you have read any of her TechTrax articles, you know that she is very good at explaining complex technology in an easy to understand manner.

Businesses looking to reduce costs and increase productivity by properly training their staff to work more efficiently should consider having customized training courses created for them. See Dian's Consulting page for details.

And to see what Dian can do to save businesses lots of money with her automated solution, see her Solutions page.

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