Basic Microsoft Office Training Basic

Course Description

Microsoft Office Basics

icon_officeAre you new to Microsoft Office? Learn the basics of the 4 key office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook) in this intensive 2 day Basic Microsoft Office training workshop.

Training Goal

Students exiting this class will have a basic knowledge of the primary Microsoft Office applications and a strong foundation for future training and skill growth.


Students should have the ability to use a mouse (click, double-click, right-click, click-and-drag) and the ability to type on a keyboard.

Topics Covered

Word Topics

  • Navigating
  • Undo and redo
  • Automated tasks
  • Editing text
  • Moving and copying text
  • Finding and replacing text
  • Character and paragraph formatting
  • Using tabs
  • Basic tables
  • Spelling and grammar
  • Previewing and printing
  • Margins
  • Page breaks
  • Tabs

Excel Topics

  • Navigating to accomplish tasks
  • Sorting data
  • Hiding columns and rows
  • Entering data
  • Date and time formatting
  • Spell check
  • Undo and redo
  • Inserting and deleting rows and columns
  • Basic formulas
  • Simple cell references
  • Functions
  • AutoSum and AutoCalculate
  • Cutting, copying, and pasting data
  • Pasting values and formulas
  • Filling series
  • AutoFill
  • Copying
  • Formatting spreadsheets
  • Margins, headers and footers
  • Print options, setting print areas
  • Repeating headings
  • Adjusting column widths
  • Number formatting with toolbar buttons
  • Working with text in spreadsheets (formatting, wrapping, aligning, paragraph returns, merging and centering)

PowerPoint Topics

  • Views, navigation
  • Using outline view
  • Changing indent levels
  • Adding and formatting text
  • Applying design styles
  • Setting font styles
  • Auto-layouts
  • Using the Slide Master
  • Adding and formatting pictures
  • Creating auto-shapes
  • Image layering
  • Creating organizational charts and formatting
  • Working with text placeholders
  • Drawing shapes
  • Using transitions and animation
  • Duplicating and rearranging slides
  • Viewing and navigating in the presentation
  • Tips for professional presentations.

Outlook Topics

  • Setting preferences
  • Customizing views
  • Signatures
  • Auto archiving
  • Out of office reply
  • Advanced toolbar
  • Viewing e-mails in groups
  • Custom views
  • Adding columns
  • Creating search folders
  • Follow up flags
  • Printing calendars and options
  • Using e-mail voting buttons & features
  • Deleting auto-complete e-mail addresses
  • Creating rules
  • Printing attachments
  • Organizing contacts with categories
  • Managing and tracking client interactions with Outlook activities
  • E-mailing contact cards
  • Using Tasks (creating, organizing, assigning and tracking)
  • Using Journaling
  • Setting additional preferences
  • Setting calendars and folders
  • Sharing permissions
  • Planning meetings
  • Using and creating Public Folders.

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