Lawyers - Secretaries - Document specialists

This is the third, advanced course from a three-session MS Word tables masterclass

Jaw-dropping Word tables

Working with Microsoft Word tables is a given necessity in any professional role and though we can all do it to an extent few of us are in full command of the diverse functionalities of Word tables. From calculations all the way to powerful data-organising, tables can easily become the most meaningful section of your professional documents. Stand out in the digital working environment and let the value structured in your Word tables speak of your attention to detail. Creating tables that are easy to navigate and meaningfully arranged will go a longer way than you might think in a professional environment. Become the person in the office who is renowned for exceptional documents that both clients and internal teams read through with ease and respect.

  • Turn what was originally running text into a Word table for better organisation and ease of navigation

  • Organise the information within your tables, so you can draw meaningful conclusions quicker and spot trends

  • Troubleshoot MS Word tables by arranging information so that mistakes and typos become easier to find

  • Make fundamental calculations within your Word tables the same way you might have only done in Excel so far

  • Let your tables speak the language of your branding by matching it to your house-style colour schemes and layout


  1. 1
    • Relocate tables correctly and transfer text into Word tables

    • Transfer tables into text

  2. 2
    • Correctly using the 'sort' function

    • Sorting numbers

  3. 3
    • Applying formulas to Word table values

  4. 4
    • Borders to fit your Word document's purpose

    • Table styles to match your branding

Why settle for less?

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

    $57.30Presentation leveled up: Formatting tables in MS Word

    [INTERMEDIATE COURSE] 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.
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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”.

Manage your documents like a pro!

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