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Microsoft Office Overview IT Training Course

Duration:1 day
Locations:Glasgow, Edinburgh
Glasgow Dates:
Edinburgh Dates:

One day Course - held on demand - ask for dates - above is an example date.

Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 are software suites containing MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook along with other possibly familiar or not so familiar additions. Compared to earlier versions of software, the common interfaces have  changed, now organising commands around specific scenarios or objects. The course is intended to allow delegates to become familiar and comfortable with the component applications of Microsoft Office and have a basic understanding their of capabilities.

Who will the course benefit?

The course is intended for people who need to know a little about Microsoft Office applications - and covers Excel, Word and PowerPoint mainly on an overview basis.

Course Objectives

The course covers the common interface and introduces purposes, context-based tools, formatting  and ways of achieving integration between applications. This course will focus on Word, Excel and can touch on PowerPoint and perhaps Outlook.

Course Content

User Interface

  • Menu-based Approach
  • Ribbon and Commands
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Dialog Launchers

Application Basics

  • Opening, Closing
  • Multiple Applications
  • Saving and Organising

Production Features

  • Basic Formatting
  • Basic Documents
  • Interface Confidence

Workplace Knowledge

  • Outlook (if required)
  • Searches and Tips
  • Checking Tools
  • Document Versioning and Security

Application Specific Workloads

  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint

Follow-on Courses

Courses for specific applications like Excel, Word.

Requirements before booking this course:

This course is designed for people who are recent users of Office or have migrated from an earlier version.


This course does not cover the following applications: Access, Project, Publisher, Visio, OneNote, InfoPath and SharePoint. Please contact us for information about courses which focus on these applications, or to tailor content to specific requirements.