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Office Training Courses

Training courses for Office 2003 to 2013

Office training at our centres or your offices UK-wide
Office Training Courses from Activia

About Microsoft Office training

We can also tailor your Microsoft Office training to your needs, or to your company project requirements, taking you from first principles to whatever level you want to achieve.

Microsoft Office Courses With Activia

Office 2007 courses

Introduction: We offer two one-day courses. The first day covers Windows Vista, Word and Outlook 2007, and the second covers Excel and PowerPoint 2007. These courses can be run together as a two-day course, or customised for a bespoke one-day session.
New Features: Although we deliver one-day New Features courses on Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access 2007, for those who want a quick overview, our one-day Office 2007 New Features course covers the main changes in Excel, Word and PowerPoint 2007.

Office 2010 courses

Introduction: We offer two one-day courses. The first covers Windows 7, Word and Outlook 2010, and the second covers Excel and PowerPoint 2010. These courses can be run together as a two-day course, or customised to create a bespoke one-day course. New Features: Our one-day Office 2010 New Features course covers the main changes in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel 2010.

Our Approach

We are great believers in interactivity and promote the importance of it in every course we teach.  When you book with us you’ll be able to choose from one of our nationwide venues – or elect to have the training delivered at your place of work.

The History Of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office was initially released back in 1990, and the first version contained just three programmes: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  In the years since, it has grown to incorporate a wider range of applications, including Outlook, Access, Visio and Publisher.
During its lifespan it has also grown to incorporate new features, such as spell checking, Visual Basic Application scripting and OLE data integration. The latest update was released in 2013.

Office 2007

With the release of Office 2007 Microsoft made a globally sweeping change by replacing the familiar – and extremely popular – toolbar that had once been part of Office’s intrinsic chemistry with something called the ribbon. This separated functions in to individual groups, which depended on the use value they performed. The thinking behind this was that it would make it easier for users to locate the information they needed quickly.

Not all the changes made were on the same scale, although many of them were useful. The Live Preview function was just one such example, allowing a user to check formatting changes were suitable before applying them. Office 2007 also worked with XML files. This allowed people to import information from previously unsuitable programs.

Office 2010

Not every release of Office contains a ground breaking new feature.  But thankfully the 2010 version contained an extremely useful addition to its array of options: BackStage.  The purpose of it was to help users manage their documents more effectively, doing this not by adding new functions, but by putting them all in one place. How BackStage worked in Office 2010 depended on the program that was open – hence different features were available depending on whether you used Outlook, Word or Excel.

Office 2013

Technology has changed since the last version of Office was released.  This update caters tfor the tablet and SmartPhone market by building in functions suitable for fingers and thumbs.  This makes it an ideal choice for business or domestic users who access their apps through a tablet or smartphone. As expected, Office 2013 is fully compatible with SkyDrive and its interface is cleaner and crisper too.

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Office 2010 Intro: Windows, Word & Outlook
Office 2010 Intro: Excel & PowerPoint
Office 2010 New Features


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Office Training Courses from Activia

We can provide training courses for Microsoft Office at any of our sixteen centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices – if you have groups of staff, this is a particularly convenient, flexible and cost effective option.

We have been training since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and cost effective provision of training courses for Microsoft Office.   This means you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give all you need with courses for Microsoft Office.

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