The Microsoft Office website
The Microsoft Office website provides a wealth of information on how to use its office products. There are a number of video tutorials on the website which provide step-by-step instructions on how to use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access. Each of the videos is a few minutes long and guides you through the stages of creating a spreadsheet or a leaflet for example.
In addition to the Microsoft Office website, there are also many other free sources on the internet which provide tutorials. These tutorials can be based upon learning Word or Excel and you have the choice to customise your learning to suit your requirements. Some online tutorials could be through a video, whilst others are delivered through a typed article or information to enable you to either print out or work with the instructions, while the Microsoft Office program is open on your computer.
Other sources of help
If you visit your local library, there will be a section of books about computers. Within this section, there will definitely be some self-help books, whereby you can work through at your own pace, focusing upon particular chapters or sections to build your knowledge and skills of a certain function of Microsoft Office.
Within the local community, the adult learning service or local college may offer Microsoft Office training, through computer classes, for free or a small cost. These courses generally last for approximately 12 weeks and cover all the basics of Microsoft Office. Furthermore, it will offer tuition on Excel, Word, and perhaps other Office programs. The course will cover the basics of the software and provide an overall introduction to how the software can be used as well as the types of documents that can be created.
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