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What's New in Microsoft Office 2013

In this course, you'll learn how to use the exciting new features of Microsoft Office 2013, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, OneNote, and Publisher, using step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions. With this latest version of the Microsoft Office, you'll be able to store and share your work "in the cloud" on Microsoft SkyDrive, a great, free online location that lets you access your files from any computer.  

You'll explore Word, where you'll get experience using the new Start screen, templates, and Ribbon commands. You'll master new features in graphics, movies, and tables as well as the new Reviewing features and Office apps (some great mini-programs you can add to Office), and learn how you can work with PDFs in Word.   

In Excel, you'll learn to speed up your work using the Quick Analysis tool, Flash Fill, and some great new chart features. You'll also get an orientation to PivotTables and explore a few new PivotTable tricks.  

In PowerPoint, you'll discover new ways to make your presentations look better than ever, including themes, graphics, shapes, colors, and animation. You'll also learn how to use the new Presenter view and commenting features, and how to present your slide show in an online meeting. 

In Access, you'll get acquainted with WebApps, which are Access databases you can put online and share with others who can use it with their Web browsers—they don't even need Access to use it! We'll also take a quick spin through the new features of the Office email program, Outlook.  

In addition, we'll explore often-overlooked but really valuable note-taking program, OneNote, as well as the easy-to-use page layout program, Publisher. And we'll top everything off with a bonus lesson on how to use some of the Office programs together, a skill known as integration. Before you know it, you'll be using each MS Office 2013 program with ease, and working more efficiently with cloud computing!

 

About The Instructor

Barbara Clemens has been a software product manager, editor, writer, and teacher since 1984. She has worked with educational publishers Addison-Wesley and Course Technology to create software textbooks for colleges and universities. She has edited, revised, and written many Microsoft Office texts and has co-authored two textbooks on new versions of Office: Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007 and Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010. She holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English as a Second Language, and a Masters in Business Administration. She has worked as a university English instructor, computer trainer, and consultant, and is known for teaching computer software using careful, clear, and understandable instructions.

 
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  • Learn a new skill or enhance existing skills for professional development or personal enrichment.
  • New sessions starting monthly with lessons and assignments released weekly.
  • 2-4 hours a week in a convenient six-week format.
  • Interactive learning environment. Classroom built around discussion areas where you can engage with classmates and instructors.
  • Expert instructors develop, lead, and interact with students in each course.
  • Award of completion from your learning institution with passing score.
  • Gain the knowledge needed to move forward with your education.
  • Start anytime. Access Granted upon registration.
  • Courses are designed to be completed within 6-12 weeks.
  • Interactive multi-media instruction with integrated assessment, allowing you to work at your own pace.
  • Professional instructors support you throughout your learning experience.
  • Confirmation of successful course completion.
  • Build industry skills or earn continuing education credits in a variety of fields.
  • Start Anytime. Access to all course material and assessments from day one.
  • Many tutorials can be completed in just a few hours.
  • Quick independent study. Learn something new or expand your knowledge while working at your own pace.
  • Material developed by industry leaders and student support offered.
  • Certificate of completion awarded with passing score.

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