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Microsoft Word Tutorial Course Overview

This Microsoft Word Tutorial – Business Documents course covers the most important functions, tools, tips, and best practices for document structure and design. This course is designed specifically for financial analysts or professionals working in the area of corporate finance who need to create Word documents at work.

This course will walk through the process of creating a Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), which is a document used in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to convey important information about a business to a potential buyer. We’ll demonstrate the use of various functions and tools in Word to format the document in a clean, simple, and easy-to-follow way. 

Course Learning Objectives

This Microsoft Word Tutorial course will show you the most useful functions and techniques in structuring, formatting, and auditing a Word document intended for business purposes.

 Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the design principles you should apply to different types of business documents
  • Use features such as line spacing, headings, indentation, table of contents, footnotes and endnotes to enhance the readability of your document
  • Utilize built-in tools in Microsoft Word to audit the final product
  • Create a professional-looking confidential information memorandum (CIM) by following along in the course

Why Take This Microsoft Word Tutorial Course?

As a financial analyst, you often need to create polished business documents. These documents can be:

  • Financial reports presented to internal and external stakeholders at a company
  • Transaction documents for deals such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and leveraged buyout (LBO)
  • Pitches to potential investors or buyers of a company which convey important financial, operational, and other information
  • Work reports summarizing past and current projects for managers’ review

This course covers the basic and advanced techniques one could apply in creating a structured, informative, and easy-to-read business document in Microsoft Word. You’ll learn the key functions, tools, and tips & tricks in Word. At the end of this course, you should feel comfortable producing a unique business document that could be presented to management, investors, peers, and other audience in a professional manner.

Who Should Take This Course?

This Word tutorial is perfect for beginners who are new to Microsoft Word, or intermediate and advanced users who aim to learn how to create more professional business documents. This course is designed specifically for financial analysts or professionals working in the area of corporate finance who produce transaction documents such as the CIM.

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Microsoft Word Tutorial - Business Documents

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Learner Reviews

An In-depth Look at Microsoft Word
I would recommend everyone to take the Business Essentials Specialization. There were pieces of information that I did not know before taking the course despite considering myself an expert in Word. It's simple, quick to the point and relatively short.

Edem Klogo

It was educative
This is a must-try course


Microsoft word fundamental is important in business daily work routine
Microsoft word fundamental is important in business daily work routine, happy to learn the tips and tricks of using microsoft word from CFI

Arvin winatha

Informative instructive Word tutorial
This course is a short, yet instructive tutorial on Microsoft Word and document authoring and structuring. Providing a good coverage of Word functionalities and document building techniques that are necessary for almost any professional to whome writing documents (reports, memoranda, etc.) is his/her everday bread and butter. I gave it 4 stars, as I believe that it was the instructions were imprecise or vague at certain points, but almost anyone can get through it, though.

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