How to Learn about Microsoft Basics
There are many resources on the internet detailing how to learn about Microsoft Basics. Some will be clear, others will not, so it is important to be specific when searching online for the type of information you would like to receive. When typing ‘Microsoft Office 2007 tutorials’ into Google free training material links are returned in the results.
Microsoft Office online holds the biggest library of learning materials for all of its products which are categorised by theme, and split up into manageable nuggets, so a user of any level will not be overwhelmed by a lot of unclear information.
These manageable nuggets are based on skill level and as with all Microsoft Online material delivers helpful forums, self-paced lessons, practice sessions for hands-on experience, short tests (which are not scored) and quick reference cards/guides that can be saved onto your PC for future reference or printed out.
Not neglecting the F1 command, when using a Microsoft application which will launch the Help menus, the fastest way to learn about Microsoft Office is to give it go and get to know the icons.
Everyone has a different way of learning and retaining information. Find out what each application and their icons do that may be helpful to your work. It is extremely difficult to damage a program by testing out what an icon’s function is.
The same principal can be applied when getting to know the different programs contained under the Start menu. By clicking on the Start button and going to programs hover your mouse over an application and a box will appear telling you what it does.
If you are interested in participating in formal courses and accreditation check the newspapers, consult libraries or even speak to your council who should be able to point you in the direction of accredited learning providers.
By Kelly Foxhall