Develop the skills needed to create complex documents that are attractive and easy to read.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Formatting
  • Text
  • Paragraphs
  • Styles
  • Columns
  • Tables
Referencing
  • Captions, footnotes and endnotes
  • Citations and bibliography
  • Reference tables and indexes
  • Bookmarks and cross-references
Enhancing productivity
  • Using fields
  • Forms, templates
  • Mail merge
  • Linking, embedding
  • Automation
Collaborative editing
  • Tracking and reviewing
  • Security
Preparing outputs
  • Sections
  • Documents setup
  • Spelling, thesaurus

Main learning outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to create long and complex documents that could include advanced elements such as reference tables, graphs, links, or forms. After passing this module, candidates will also feel confident managing and collaborating on documents with others. They will be able to:

  • work collaboratively with others to securely create and review documents
  • recognise good practice in design and the importance of consistent formatting and styling
  • know how to create a structure and apply the correct formatting to the elements on the page
  • understand the importance of referencing and how to include it
  • know how to enhance documents with automation and dynamic information.

Why certify with ICDL?

  • ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
  • ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising professionals from all over the world.
  • The regularly updated syllabus content reflects day-to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of job roles.
  • ICDL modules focus on skills acquisition as well as an understanding of concepts.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor-independent so that skills and knowledge are transferable.
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally.

The detailed syllabus for the Documents (Advanced) module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

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