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Microsoft Office: Streamlining Tasks



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Improve your efficiency and productivity by leveraging the power of Microsoft Office applications. With this training, you gain the knowledge to use the extensive features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint — including integration techniques. The hands-on exercises in this course are designed to maximize your contribution to organizational decision-making capabilities and competitiveness.

You Will Learn How To

  • Leverage the extensive features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Streamline Office functionality by customizing the user interface
  • Build professional documents in Word with enhanced functionality
  • Quickly present and summarize data with Excel using PivotTables and PivotCharts
  • Create visually dynamic and effective presentations in PowerPoint

Important Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • Experience with Office applications at an introductory level
  • Software

    • This course is based on Office 2013, but is applicable to earlier versions of Office

Course Outline

  • Introducing Microsoft Office
  • Comparing differences between Office versions
  • Integrating Office with the cloud
  • Retrieving documents using SkyDrive
  • Developing documents in Microsoft Word

Preparing the document

  • Formatting legacy documents quickly
  • Maintaining consistency with Themes
  • Navigating and globally formatting text using Styles

Controlling the document setup

  • Managing documents with Sections
  • Creating custom Section headers and footers

Speeding up document creation

  • Applying reusable content with AutoText
  • Maintaining content with the Building Block Organizer
  • Finishing Documents with Microsoft Word

Managing graphics within a document

  • Inserting images using Guides
  • Manipulating images with graphic tools

Adding hyperlinks, references and tables of contents (TOC)

  • Creating hyperlinks to internal and external documents
  • Adding and modifying an automatic TOC
  • Navigating the document using the TOC and hyperlinks

Proofing and protecting the final document

  • Avoiding mistakes with AutoCorrect
  • Preparing the document for multiple devices
  • Managing document versions
  • Storing the document on SkyDrive
  • Configuring Microsoft Excel

Customizing the user interface

  • Navigating the worksheet with shortcut keys
  • Personalizing the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

Patterning data with AutoFill and Flash Fill

  • Filling list-based information with AutoFill
  • Interpreting data with Flash Fill

Refining data with functions and formulas

  • Applying cell references and Named Ranges
  • Implementing conditional logic using the IF function
  • Presenting Data with Microsoft Excel

Filtering data with conditional formatting

  • Displaying data via text or cell formatting and Filter Search
  • Interpreting data using data bars, color scales and Icon sets

Graphing and charting data

  • Analyzing data rapidly with advanced charting tools
  • Changing chart displays via data selection

Collaborating with Mail Merge in Word

  • Preparing requirements for variable data documents
  • Creating a Mail Merge
  • Setting up a PowerPoint Presentation

Customizing the work area

  • Leveraging views to maximize PowerPoint effectiveness
  • Implementing good presentation design with Slide Master, Master Layouts and Notes Master

Developing a presentation

  • Managing large presentations with Sections
  • Reusing slides from external files
  • Editing content quickly using outlines from Word

Presenting multimedia options

  • Formatting default text boxes
  • Facilitating presentation creation with Alignment guides
  • Turning bulleted lists into graphics via SmartArt
  • Inserting video, audio and tables
  • Finishing a PowerPoint Presentation

Drawing attention to graphics

  • Intensifying a presentation with Transitions, Animations and Motion paths
  • Emphasizing graphics with dynamic custom Motion paths
  • Timing the Slide Show with transitions and animations

Packaging the presentation

  • Protecting the presentation
  • Sharing the presentation via SkyDrive
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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