Microsoft Word Practical Test - Free Practice Questions
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MS Word Practical Exam

The Microsoft Word practical exam is used to measure your proficiency with MS Word and its many functions. The test format and difficulty depend on the position you are applying for, however most exams will aim to cover basic, intermediate, and advanced Word skills. 

For example, basic Microsoft Word practical questions might as you to perform small alterations to the page layout such as landscape orientation, justify alignment, create Word art, or change the font type. Advanced questions on the other hand could ask you to perform more uncommon and complicated tasks, such as creating a Word document that updates automatically based on the data found in a separate Excel sheet. 

*The Microsoft Word PrepPack supports older versions of the software too - including Microsoft Word 2016. 

Microsoft Word Practice Software

JobTestPrep's Microsoft Word PrepPack gives you access to the Gmetrix platform, which is specialized software that allows you to answer your tests directly in a MS Word document - giving you an authentic practice experience. While using this software, you will be able to toggle between two modes:

  • Practice Mode - here you can practice with no time limit, and with the option of revealing the answer.
  • Testing Mode - here you can experience the real pressure of a timed test, and if you don't know the answer, the software won't tell you. 

Through accurate and diverse Microsoft Word practice questions and in-depth answers and score reports which all combine in the specialized Gmetrix Word software, you will finish your preparation with more Microsoft Word skills and knowledge than ever before. 

MS Word Practical Questions

Let's answer a few MS Word practical questions to understand exactly what you can expect on the actual test. The answers to the questions appear on this PDF - however to get a good understanding of your current level, we recommend trying to answer the questions one time on your own first. 

To answer the Microsoft Word practical questions on this page, you must first copy and paste the text in the box below to a clean Word document (left click, hold and drag to mark the text, right click – choose "copy", at the Word document, right click – choose paste).

Once you've done this, implement the instructions in the questions below in the new Word document.


Attendance list


Zack Col
Sandra Cooper
Don Miller
Stacey Cobos
Dana Garsen


John Dennis
Linda Gross
Mellisa Little
Jeff Silano


MS Word Practice Questions - Basic

1. Change the page margins to narrow

2. Sort the students’ names alphabetically in ascending order

3. Add numbering to the “Students” and “Teachers” lists separately

4. Change the layout of the students list into two columns

5. Create an annual style header


MS Word Practice Questions - Advanced

1. Add a Developer tab to the Ribbon

2. Record a macro that will apply a yellow highlighting. Name the macro: “Approved” and assign it the shortcut ALT+k

3. Insert a bookmark next to the “Attendance list” title. Name it “Title”.

4. Add the word “Back” below the list and make it a Hyperlink to the “Attendance list” title

5. Change the document settings to show readability statistics


Done answering the questions? Click here to see how you did on our Microsoft Word practical test questions and answers PDF, and keep scrolling for more questions. 


MS Word exams measure much more than just the basic skills that the average user has, and will challenge you with tasks that may have never encountered before. 

JobTestPrep's accurate PrepPack gives you access to hundreds of MS Word practical questions with full answers, a specialized practice platform and smart score reports - making sure your Microsoft Word skills reach at their maximum.

 MS Word Practical Questions - Multiple Choice


1. Which of the following methods can't you use to zoom in?

Holding the Ctrl key and scrolling the mouse wheel
Using the zoom tool in the "view" tab
Using the zoom slider at the bottom right corner 
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Performing the actions specified in options (A), (B) and (D) will allow Zooming in on the document. The shortcut Ctrl+Shift+z, as specified in option (C), does not.


2. I want to create a second copy of an opened document under a different name. What should I do?


Copy and paste the text in a new document
Use "save as"
Press Ctrl+S
Open the file again
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Copying and pasting the text (option A) is a very inefficient way of completing the task. Ctrl+s (choice C) will save the document in its original name. Reopening the file (Choice D) will open it in Read-Only mode. Choice B is the only correct answer.


3. The following ribbon is the:

ms word practical questions 1
Insert Tab
References Tab
Review Tab
View Tab
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

(C) Is the correct answer. In the Review tab you will find features related to auditing and checking the document such as: Spelling & Grammar check, tracking changes, inserting comments etc.


4. What does a wavy blue underline under a word mean? 

The word is out of context
The word is misspelled
There is a grammar issue with the word
The word appears twice in succession
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

A blue wavy underline signifies a grammar issue such as using the wrong pronoun or failure to capitalize when it is required. Word cannot tell when a word is out of context and underlines in red “wavy” line misspelled words or a words appearing twice in succession.


5. The Thesaurus feature:

Suggests other words with a similar meaning
Enables you to edit text according to a similar template
Offers a translation to a second language
Counts the number of words in a sentence
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The thesaurus is a very useful tool to freshen up the vocabulary you use!

Prepare For Your Microsoft Word Exam

From straightforward tasks such as adding a page number, changing the font color or adding smart art to more complicated ones like building interactive organization charts - there is a lot to know about Microsoft Word. In a Microsoft Word assessment, you can be sure that the questions will touch subjects that you don't usually handle in your regular daily life. 

To be sure you arrive at the actual test with your Microsoft Word skills on point, preparation is key.  

With the Microsoft Word PrepPack you will gain access to specialized software on which you can practice with hundreds of Microsoft Word test questions and answers. The software allows you to practice in different modes and different levels. With each Microsoft Word practice test you answer, your abilities will grow giving you an edge over the other candidates. 

As a bonus, you will also have access to Microsoft Office software prep, including Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook practice tests. 



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