Lawyers - Secretaries - Document specialists

This is the second, intermediate course from a three-session MS Word tables masterclass

Professional looking Word tables

MS Word tables will be a necessary part of most common professional documents across industries, but not knowing how to format them for that purpose can be detrimental to the overall impression of the document. Word tables ought to show consistency in style and alignment to go beyond simply holding your text but rather telling something about your work. Well presented tables in Word show attention to detail and care for the high quality of your work. This online course will show you how to take your knowledge of MS Word tables to the next level, by aligning tables and formatting cells like the best document specialists do globally.

  • Establish a quick menu setup where you can find your most commonly used tools that allow you professional formatting

  • Give your tables a professional appearance by fitting them from side to side, or your preferred measures, even when you keep adding text

  • Let your MS Word tables speak for themselves by cells that are formatted for purpose, be that through an aesthetic adjustment or merging cells

  • Guide the attention of your reader by appropriately set up grid lines and borders that are indicative of the content at first sight

  • Create the perfect signature block with Word tables that will never fall apart even if you need to duplicate it


  1. 1
    • Make tables perfectly fit your page

  2. 2
    • Merging, grid lines, borders and more

  3. 3
    • Create the perfect signature block on repeat with tables

  4. 4
    • Left hand column numbering correctly

Why stop half way?

Explore the full masterclass courses and work with Microsoft Word tables with confidence

  • Free

    FreeBack to basics: Setting up tables in MS Word

    [FOUNDATIONAL COURSE] Creating tables in Word that are robust is easier said than done. Knowing how to set up the basic foundations is where MS Word table skills start and can advance from rapidly.
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  • $57.30

    $57.30Rising to Word table mastery

    [ADVANCED COURSE] From calculations all the way to powerful data-organising, tables can be the most meaningful section of your documents. Stand out by letting the value of your Word tables speak of your attention to detail.
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What our students have to say...

Practical learning for lawyers

Fiona Canty

"I loved how you brought together the key components that a lawyer should know to work effectively and to be self-sufficient! I can't wait to go back to the team to share what I've learnt and look how we can apply to our existing courses. Thank you very much!"

Practical and easy to follow Word training

Jennifer Butler

"Having completed two of the courses on improving Word skills, I can highly recommend them. The sessions are informative, practical and easy to follow … and if you do miss something (they move along at a pace!), you can refer to their very helpful and well set out handouts."

Highly relevant online training courses

Michael Astle

"The content covered was highly relevant to the legal context and the skills will be welcome, especially when I'm working on long and complex documents."

Meet the expert ...

Bluebird Operations Director and Microsoft Specialist

Leanne Bentley

Leanne's expertise is built on 35 years of legal secretarial experience at some of the largest law firms in Sydney and London, with 25 of those years spent as a Microsoft Word specialist. Now Operations Director of Bluebird Support Services, Leanne uses her expertise and coalface experience in law firms to provide an invaluable extension to firms’ teams through a range of business support services. As an expert of the entire Microsoft Office suite, Leanne makes lawyers’ days less stressful and law firms more profitable. Leanne says “With a little help, lawyers and their secretaries can easily be more efficient and far less stressed. They are always amazed when I show them how very easy it can be when you know how”.

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