Up to speed with the 2007 Office system

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Get an introduction to the new look in familiar programs of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Then try out the changes with a hands-on test drive.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • Two practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require the 2007 Office system.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • See how Microsoft Office has changed, and why.

  • Use the Ribbon to do what you're used to doing.

  • See what the new file formats mean to you.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. The new Office: Made for you

  2. What's on the Ribbon?

  3. How commands are organized

  4. More commands, but only when you need them

  5. More options if you need them

  6. Preview before you select

  7. Put commands on your own toolbar

  8. Different screen resolutions can change what you see

  9. Practice

  1. Answers to critical questions

  2. What happened to the File menu?

  3. Where do I start a blank document?

  4. What about my favorite keyboard shortcuts?

  5. What if I can't find the command I'm looking for?

  6. What about the new file formats?

  7. How do I work with people who don't have the 2007 Office system?

  8. What about the new file format in Access?

  9. Practice

  10. Quick reference card

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