ADVANCED DOCUMENTS

(Previsouly Word Processing)

The Documents (Advanced) module covers the concepts and skills needed to produce complex documents. It looks at areas such as creating long reports, formatting documents so they are attractive and easy to read, structuring information, and creating templates, as well as improving productivity.

Employers expect professional workers to be able to produce complex written documents that communicate effectively no matter the topic. Word processing software has become very sophisticated, so it is vital to have the skills that take advantage of the features available to produce well-structured and attractive documents efficiently.

This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to go beyond basic word processing skills and produce sophisticated documents. The skills developed in this module are applicable in any work or academic setting. Candidates will also see an improvement in productivity and learn to collaborate with others on documents.

ON COMPLETION OF THIS MODULE THE CANDIDATE WILL BE ABLE TO:
 

  • Apply advanced text, paragraph, column and table formatting.

  • Convert text to a table and vice versa. 

  • Work with referencing features like footnotes, endnotes and captions.

  • Create tables of contents, indexes and cross-references. 

  • Enhance productivity by using fields, forms and templates. 

  • Apply advanced mail merge techniques and work with automation features like macros. 

  • Use linking and embedding features to integrate data. 

  • Collaborate on and review documents, Work with master documents and subdocuments.

  • Apply document security features. 

  • Work with watermarks, sections, and headers and footers in a document.
     

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS MODULE?

 

  • Allows users to become more confident, efficient and effective in using a word processing application.

  • Proves mastery of the application. 

  • Enables users to produce and manage large, complex word processing outputs. 

  • Improves user’s productivity and saves time.

  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.
     

SYLLABUS

 

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

 

Download the Advanced Word Processing Module Syllabus 3 (PDF)

Download the Overview of changes from Syllabus 2 to 3 (PDF)

 

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

CATEGORY

SKILL SET

Formatting

  • Text

 Referencing 

  • Captions, Footnotes and Endnotes

  • Reference Tables and Indexes

  • Bookmarks and Cross-References

Enhancing Productivity

  • Using Fields

  • Forms, Templates

  • Mail Merge

  • Linking, Embedding

  • Automation

 Collaborative Editing 

  • Tracking and Reviewing

  • Master Documents

  • Security

 Prepare Outputs 

  • Sections

  • Documents Setup

SAMPLE TESTS:

 

ICDL provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand Advanced Word Processing in more depth and prepare for testing.

 

Download the Sample Test for Advanced Word Processing Syllabus 3  - Office 2013 & 2016 (.zip)


Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ICDL training materials for information on practical tasks.

PREVIOUS SYLLABUS VERSION

Syllabus Version 2 is still in use during a period of transition to Syllabus Version 3.

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