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Documents: Formatting for Reports (IT Training)



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About the Course

When writing professional or academic reports, both Microsoft Word and Google Docs contain helpful tools and features. From using styles to create a table of contents to correctly aligning images, the following pages will show you how to create attractive documents that are accessible to all. 

This course will cover formatting reports in both the desktop version of Microsoft Word and Google Docs. While most of these features are available in both programs, there are slight variations in interface and terminology. These differences will be described as necessary throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Work with styles
  • Place an image in a document
  • Link elements from other programs (Excel or Sheets)
  • Align text
  • Create and modify a list
  • Create a table of contents
  • Use page and section breaks
  • Add page numbers
  • Insert footnotes
  • Create a list of figures (Word only)

Prerequisite Skills

  • Open and save files
  • Switch between windows
  • Add and delete text in a document

Meet the Instructor

This course is created and maintained by IT Training, a department of University Information Technology Services of Indiana University (IU). IT Training provides educational opportunities around technologies and software made available by IU. In an effort to expand the reach of IT Training's award-winning, high-quality content, this online series has been available to members of the IU community—and beyond. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.



Length: 1-3 hours


UITS IT Training


Credit: Certificate of completion


Audience: Public


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