Beginner's training for Office 2007

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Sometimes it feels as if computers can do anything — except tell you how to use them. And there’s so much to learn: new programs, new versions of programs, and new uses for programs that people expect you to know already.

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Many times, you’re on your own. Would it help if somebody explained? At your desk? Slowly, with pictures? And with exercises you could do at your own speed? For free?

Use the links in this article to get free Training courses on Office Online that will clue you in. There are more than 150 courses at Office Online, but these are good ones to start with if you’re starting from scratch. We've also included demos in these listings. Each demo is a short movie that shows you how to do something using an Office program.

Using Office 2003?     Check out Beginner's training for Office 2003.

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Access 2007

Courses

Up to speed with Access 2007
Choose between Access and Excel

Demos

Meet the Navigation Pane
Up to speed with Access 2007 (demo)

Excel 2007

Courses

Create your first Excel spreadsheet
Create your first Excel chart
Start using Excel formulas
Up to speed with Excel 2007

Demos

Create charts in Excel 2007
Insert and delete rows, columns, and worksheets
Hide or unhide rows and columns
Organize your data by using an Excel table
Freeze or unfreeze rows and columns
Up to speed with Excel 2007 (demo)

Office 2007

Courses

Work faster in Office with keyboard shortcuts
Learn security basics for Office
Up to speed with Office 2007

Demos

Apply your brand to Office documents with themes
Spice up your text with SmartArt graphics

Office Communicator 2007

Courses

Get familiar with Office Communicator

OneNote 2007

Courses

Get to know OneNote

Demos

What is OneNote?
Set up a OneNote notebook
Organize, search, and find information in a OneNote notebook

Outlook 2007

Courses

Start organizing your Outlook Inbox
Get familiar with your Outlook calendar
Create great-looking signatures for your e-mail
Up to speed with Outlook 2007
Reduce spam! Get your Junk E-mail Filter in top condition

Demos

Create and use an e-mail signature
Customize your calendar
Add creativity to your e-mail
Stay on top of things with Outlook flags
Find needles in a haystack with Instant Search
Take inches off (your workspace) with the updated Navigation Pane
Up to speed with Outlook 2007 (demo)

PowerPoint 2007

Courses

Create your first PowerPoint slide show
Up to speed with PowerPoint 2007

Demos

Create a basic presentation quickly
Add colors, fonts, and effects with PowerPoint 2007 themes
Add a background to your presentation
Add slide transitions to your presentation
Add animation and sound to text and objects in a presentation
Preview and review a presentation
Up to speed with PowerPoint 2007 (demo)

Project 2007

Demos

Add, hide, and show columns in Project

Publisher 2007

Courses

Start designing your own professional publications

SharePoint 2007

Courses

Start sharing files with SharePoint document libraries
Start sharing slides with SharePoint slide libraries

Demos

Simplify collaboration with a SharePoint team site
Search for information on a SharePoint site
Connect people to information with portals

Visio 2007

Courses

Start working with Visio shapes

Demos

Create your organization chart by using the Organization Chart Wizard
Show it like it is: Connect data to your Visio diagram
Build your Visio flowchart in no time with AutoConnect
Get a new perspective on data with PivotDiagrams
Give your diagram a makeover by applying a theme
Let data tell its story with data graphics

Word 2007

Courses

Create your first Word document
Add backgrounds, borders, and text effects
Up to speed with Word 2007

Demos

Work with documents created in earlier versions
Share Word 2007 documents with people who are using previous versions of Word
Work with tables in a document, presentation, or message
Up to speed with Word 2007 (demo)

How to get more training

You can see all the courses available at the Training home page. Whether you’re trying to catch up or keep up, there’s plenty of help close at hand. And if you don’t see what you want, please ask for it. “Send Us Your Comments” — it’s under Support and Feedback on the left side of that page.

Office Online requires Internet access. How do you know whether you have Internet access? If you’re reading this, you do. For times when you aren't connected to the Internet, you can download shorter Microsoft PowerPoint versions of training courses to study on your own computer.

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Applies To: Visio 2007 Standard, OneNote 2007, Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, SharePoint Server, Word 2007, Visio 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Access 2007, Publisher 2007



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