Exam
77-887

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  • Published:
    February 22, 2011
  • Languages:
    English
  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Office 2010 suites
  • Credit toward certification:
    MOS: Microsoft Word 2010 Expert

Word 2010 Expert

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Skills measured

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Share and maintain documents (15–20%)
  • Configure Word options
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: change default program, spell and grammar check options
  • Apply protection to a document
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: restrict editing and apply controls or restrictions to document access
  • Apply a template to a document
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: modify an existing template, create a new template, apply a template to an existing document, and manage templates by using the Organizer

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Format content (25–30%)
  • Apply advanced font and paragraph attributes
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use character attributes and character-specific styles
  • Create tables and charts
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: insert tables by using Microsoft Excel data in tables, apply formulas or calculations on a table, modify chart data, save a chart as a template, and use the chart Layout tab
  • Construct reusable content in a document
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create customized building blocks, save a selection as a Quick Part, save Quick Parts after a document is saved, insert text as a Quick Part, and add content to a header or footer
  • Link sections
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: link text boxes, break links between text boxes, and link different sections

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Track and reference documents (20–25%)
  • Review, compare, and combine documents
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: apply tracking, merge different versions of a document, track changes in a combined document, and review comments in a combined document
  • Create a reference page
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: add citations, manage sources, compile a bibliography, and apply cross references
  • Create a Table of Authorities in a document
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: apply default formats, adjust alignment, apply a tab leader, modify styles, mark citations, and use passim (short form)
  • Create an index in a document
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: specify index type, columns, and language; modify an index; and mark index entries

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Perform mail merge operations (15–20%)
  • Execute mail merge
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: merge rules and send personalized email messages to multiple recipients
  • Create a mail merge by using other data sources
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use Microsoft Outlook, Access, Excel, or Word tables as data source for a mail merge operation
  • Create labels and forms
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: prepare data and create mailing labels, envelope forms, and label forms

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Manage macros and forms (25–30%)
  • Apply and manipulate macros
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: record a macro, run a macro, and apply macro security
  • Apply and manipulate macro options
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: run macros when a document is opened, run macros when a button is clicked, assign a macro to a command button, and create a custom macro button on the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Create forms
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use the Controls group, add Help content to form fields, link a form to a database, and lock a form
  • Manipulate forms
    • Unlock a form, add fields to a form, and remove fields from a form

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Who should take this exam?

Expert-level Microsoft Word 2010 users are able to proficiently and confidently use Word 2010 software at the feature and functionality levels. Expert users work with the advanced features of Word 2010 to enhance professional documents, create documents ready for publication, and collaborate effectively on group editing projects. Expert users manipulate Word options to customize their environment to meet varying needs and to enhance productivity.

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