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  • Published:
    03 September 2013
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  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Office 2013 suites
  • Credit towards certification:

Word 2013 Expert Part Two

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.

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Manage and share documents (25–30%)
  • Manage multiple documents
    • Modify existing templates, merge multiple documents, manage versions of documents, copy styles from template to template, use the style organiser, copy macros from document to document, link to external data, move building blocks between documents
  • Manage document changes
    • Track changes, manage comments, use mark-up options, resolve multi-document style conflicts, display all changes

Preparation resources

Design advanced documents (25–30%)
  • Apply advanced ordering and grouping
    • Create outlines, promote sections in outlines, create master documents, insert sub-documents, link document elements

Preparation resources

Create advanced references (25–30%)
  • Create and manage indexes
    • Create indexes, update indexes, mark index entries, use index auto-mark files
  • Create and manage reference tables
    • Create a table of contents, create a table of figures, format a table of contents, update a table of authorities, set advanced reference options (captions, footnotes, citations)

Preparation resources

Create custom Word elements (20–25%)
  • Prepare a document for internationalisation and accessibility
    • Configure language options in documents, add alt-text to document elements, create documents for use with accessibility tools, manage multiple options for +Body and +Heading fonts, utilise global content standards, modify tab order in document elements and objects

Preparation resources

Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for expert-level candidates who have an advanced understanding of the Word environment and have the ability to guide others in the proper use of features in Word 2013. They should know and demonstrate the use of advanced and specialised features within the application. Candidates should be able to create, manage and distribute professional documents for a variety of specialised purposes and situations and should be able to customise their Word environments to meet needs and enhance productivity. Document examples include business plans, legal documents, advertising brochures and mass mailings. Candidate roles might include editors, project managers, instructors, graduate students, technical writers and others.

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