Advanced Microsoft Word 2011 for Editors (Mac)

with Emma Koch

Date: Saturday, 8 June 2013
Time: 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Venue: Centre for Adult Education (CAE), 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD
Cost: $145.00 (members of Editors Victoria, Societies of Editors, Writers Victoria, ASTC, ANZSI), $205.00 (non-members). 

Refreshments: Afternoon refreshments will be provided.

Bookings close: 12.00 pm (noon), Monday, 3 June 2013

Much of an editor's job involves repetitive work, especially as the technological requirements of the role continue to become more complex. Utilising features available in Microsoft Word 2010 to automate tasks improves both efficiency and accuracy. This course focuses on the ways in which templates, styles and formatting, and macros can assist editors to reduce repetitive tasks. At the end of the course, editors should be able to create their own templates, styles and customised macros.

Note: This is an advanced course and assumes a reasonable proficiency in MS Word for Macs. The course is aimed at editors who are looking to further develop their Word 2011 skills or who are experienced with Word but are new to Word 2011. This course is very similar to the Advanced Word (PC) course that was run in March. So if participants wish to do this course in addition to the March course, they will notice that there is a considerable overlap of information.

Topics covered


  • What is a template?
  • Creating templates
  • Attaching existing templates

    Styles and formatting

  • What is the difference between styles and formatting?
  • Viewing styles
  • Creating styles


  • What is a macro?
  • Creating and editing macros
  • Some useful macros for editors

About the trainer

Emma Koch developed an interest in technical support for editors through her various roles at Lonely Planet. She supported the languages unit, developing templates and macros to suit the requirements of working with scripts and special fonts. She has continued to use this knowledge in her various roles at the University of Melbourne and has a particular interest in improving efficiency through reducing the need for repetitive tasks when using Microsoft Word.


 Please note:
  • No refunds or transfers to other courses are permitted. 
  • Editors Victoria members who wish to obtain the member price must log into the website with their username and password before beginning the booking process.
  • Those wishing to make corporate/group bookings must download and complete the group booking form and email it to the Training Officers before the booking deadline date.