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Microsoft Office Upgrades

Is your business upgrading it’s Microsoft Office systems? Don’t forget the end users by booking your upgrade training today.

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Training methods available:

Training available for Microsoft Office versions:
2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Overview

Optimum has been offering Microsoft Office Upgrade training for nearly 20 years now, having started with large financial institutions in London moving from Microsoft Office 97 to Office 2000.

Our experienced trainers will show your users how to transfer their skills, and how to make the most of new ones offered in your upgraded Microsoft Office system. This will save your end-users time in searching for “how to do…” queries online, increasing the efficiency of your staff.

We design these courses to cater for each individual client – delivering the training at a time, date and location to suit your needs. It can be offered when upgrading from any version of Office to any version – as we tailor the course content to suit your specific requirements. To give you an idea of the course content offered, the three tabs above show generic offerings for upgrades to Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 & 2013.

 

Upgrade to Office 2007

Overview:

Office 2007 is significantly different – and, although it’s intended to be intuitive, task based, and fluent, the new interface might be a bit daunting for inexperienced users.

The first thing you will ask is: Where is …? or how do I…? It is confusing for users who have developed short cuts and quick ways of doing things to suddenly find that the commands (seem to) have completely disappeared!

You might be so busy finding out how to do everyday tasks (having built up expertise in the ‘old’ version) that you might not make the most of the new features.

This course will show you how to transfer your skills, and how make the most of new ones.

Duration:

1 Day

Requirements:

This course assumes that you are an experienced user of Office 2003 or earlier.

Objectives:

  • Navigate and manage the new user interface
  • Locate familiar commands and explore new ones
  • Know and use the significant enhancements in Office 2007 are and how you might use them
  • Work more quickly with Office 2007
  • Share data with colleagues safely and effectively

Content:

Excel 2007:
Excel tables – what they are and how to use them; enhanced PivotTables and charts; changes to formulas and functions, including new functions: formatting and presentation made simple; a new look for charts; better printing.

Word 2007:
More effective formatting, including Quick Styles and document themes; safer sharing of documents; making the most of the task-based interface including AutoText, AutoCorrect and Mailmerge improvements.

PowerPoint 2007:
Themes and Quick Styles; custom slide layouts; designer-quality presentations; sharing information effectively; protect and manage presentations.

Upgrade to Office 2010

Overview:

This workshop is designed for users who are changing from Office 2003 or Office 2007 to Office 2010. Office 2010 is significantly different – and, although intended to be intuitive, task based, and ‘fluent’ – the new interface might be daunting at first.

The first thing you will ask is “Where is …?” or “How do I…?” It is confusing for users who have developed short cuts and quick ways of doing things to suddenly find that the commands (seem to) have completely disappeared!

You might be so busy finding out how to do everyday tasks that you might not make the most of the new features. This workshop will help you to transfer your skills, and make the most of the new interface.

Duration:

1 Day

Requirements:

This course assumes that you are an experienced user of Office 2007 or earlier.

Objectives:

  • Navigate and manage the new user interface
  • Locate familiar commands and explore new ones
  • Understand and confidently use the significant enhancements in Office 2010
  • Work more effectively with Office 2010 applications, including Outlook 2010
  • Share data with colleagues safely and effectively

Content:

Exploring the new user interface:
Getting to grips with the task oriented approach; understanding ribbons and command groups; using the quick access toolbar; locating familiar commands quickly; discovering the new save options.

Excel 2010:
Excel tables – what they are and how to use them; enhanced PivotTables and charts; changes to and additional formulas and functions; formatting and presentation made simple; chart formatting; additional print options.

Word 2010:
More effective formatting, including Quick Styles and document themes; safer sharing of documents; making the most of the task-based interface including AutoText, AutoCorrect and Mail-merge improvements.

PowerPoint 2010:
Themes and Quick Styles; custom slide layouts; designer-quality presentations; sharing information effectively; protecting and managing presentations.

Outlook 2010:
Understanding your inbox; responding to incoming mail; sending messages; adding attachments and links; maintaining a contacts list; making the most of your calendar; sharing calendars; organising folders and notes; delegating actions using task assignment; keeping track of tasks with the To Do bar.

Upgrade to Office 2013

Overview:

This workshop is designed for users who are changing from an earlier version of Microsoft Office to Office 2013. Office 2013 is significantly different – and, although intended to be intuitive, task based, and ‘fluent’ – the new interface might be daunting at first.

The first thing you will ask is “Where is …?” or “How do I…?” It is confusing for users who suddenly find that their favourite commands have changed or been moved. This workshop will help you to transfer your skills, make the most of the new interface and be amazed by some of the new features.

Duration:

1 Day

Requirements:

The course assumes that you are an experienced user of Office 2007 or earlier.

Objectives:

  • Navigate and manage the new user interface
  • Locate familiar commands and explore new ones
  • Understand and confidently use the significant enhancements in Office 2013
  • Work more effectively with Office 2013 applications, including Outlook 2013
  • Share data with colleagues safely and effectively

Content:

Exploring the new user interface:
Getting to grips with the task oriented approach; understanding Ribbons and command groups; using the Quick Access toolbar; locating familiar commands quickly; discovering how to work with the new start screen; saving and sharing files in the cloud.

Excel 2013:
Using the Flash Fill tool to separate data; simplifying choices by using the Recommended Charts and Recommended PivotTables features; working with smart Chart tools; exploring Quick Analysis tools to format selected data; creating Excel tables – what they are and how to use them; making reports with the new Power View.

Word 2013:
Using the Reading mode and Resume Reading tool; inserting online videos into documents; collapsing or expanding parts of a document; working with live layout and alignment guides; formatting using the Quick Styles gallery; an overview of how to work with Quick Parts; setting default fonts and colours; using the new Simple Markup revision view and replying to comments; opening and editing PDFs.

PowerPoint 2013:
Using wide screen friendly Themes and colour variations; exploring Slide Master modifications and custom slide layouts; aligning and arranging objects using live drawing guides; merging common shapes and working with the Eye Dropper colour tool; applying new motion paths; understanding the new comments pane; working with great new presenter tools.

Outlook 2013:
Previewing messages and inline replies; using the quick action tools in the message list and the quick preview; creating Quick Steps to help manage your mailbox; prioritising items with the To-Do-Bar; using the Search tab; using the People Card to view a contact’s details; creating site Mailboxes for all your project team’s items; adding the Weather bar to your calendar view; working in scheduling view; sharing and viewing multiple calendars.