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About Microsoft Office training
Microsoft Office contains a suite of applications that are each designed to fulfil a specific purpose. These can be deployed to fulfil both domestic and corporate requirements, making the software extremely versatile, enabling users to compose and edit documents, create powerful presentations, manage their accounts and much more.
We can also tailor your Microsoft Office training to your needs (click the button on the right) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Related CoursesYou will find related training courses in our Microsoft Software section.
Feedback from delegates on our Microsoft Office coursesAverage Review 4.7/5 based on 7 reviews.
"The tutor Jibunnessa was excellent in teaching the course and communicated the topics well." Jonathan Miller Nov 25 2014
"The training provided by Activia has always been extremely well received. Your bespoke and flexible approach to providing training to best suit the needs of the customer is greatly appreciated." Joanne Coulson Sep 29 2014
"The training provided by Activia has always been extremely well received. Your bespoke and flexible approach to providing training to best suit the needs of the customer is greatly appreciated. The feedback received on Jibunessa was very positive. "She was very proactive, 'clued up', helped no end and ensured we all made good use of her skills"" Joanne Coulson Sep 16 2014
"Caroline is a very lovely lady. She helped to make excel more understanding and easy for me to use." Catherine MacQuarrie Jun 3 2014
"Trainer did a great job, i also enjoyed that is was one on one training. I felt i had lots of support and it made learning alot easier. " Emma Woolford Nov 14 2013
"Training was an excellent." Mark Hamilton Jan 8 2013
"Thank you - great course." Darren Middleton Jan 8 2013
Windows 7: Getting Started
• The Basics of Windows 7 • Basic Windows 7 Tasks • Exiting Windows 7 • Working with Files and Folders • The Basics of Help
Windows 7 Accessories
• WordPad Basics • The Windows Calculator • Paint
Outlook 2010: Starting Out
• Getting Started • Interacting with Outlook • Working with The Outlook Interface
Outlook 2010: Sending & Receiving E-Mail
• Receiving E-Mail • Working with E-Mail Messages • Answering Mail • Composing E-Mail
Word 2010: Starting Out
• Meeting Microsoft Office Word 2010 • Creating a Document • Navigating in Your Document
Word 2010: Working With Documents
• Creating a New Document • Selecting Text • Moving Text • Applying Advanced Text Effects
Word 2010: Doing More with Your Document
• Working with Your Document • Getting Help in Word
Word 2010: Doing More with Text
• Fonts on the Home Tab • The Font Dialog • Using Tabs • Paragraph Options
Excel 2010: Starting Out
• Starting Out • About Workbooks • Exploring your Workbook • Getting Help with Excel
Excel 2010: Basics & Formatting
• Working with Excel • Basic Excel Features • Moving your Data • Modifying Cells and Data • Cell Formatting • Enhancing a Worksheet’s Appearance
Excel 2010: Printing and Viewing your Workbook
• Using the View Tab • Managing Multiple Windows • Printing your Workbook
Powerpoint 2010: Starting Out
• About Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2010 • Creating a Presentation • Working with Your Presentation • Arranging Slides
Powerpoint 2010: Creating Presentations
• Working with Text Boxes • Basic Editing Tools • Formatting Text • Advanced Text Tools • The Design Tab • The Transitions Tab
Powerpoint 2010: Printing and Viewing Your Presentation
• Using Layouts and Views • Viewing a Slide Show • Preparing Your Presentation • Printing Your Presentation
Understanding and Customizing the Interface
• Getting Acquainted • The Quick Access Toolbar • Tabs and Groups • Contextual Tabs • Customizing the Ribbon
Outlook 2010: Working with the Outlook Interface
• Working with the Outlook Ribbon • Using the Outlook Panes • Managing E-Mail Messages
Word 2010: Creating Documents
• The Home Tab • The Insert Tab • Creating Basic Headers and Footers • Making Your Document Consistent • Using the Navigation Pane
Word 2010: Managing Your Documents
• Saving Your Files • Making Word Work Backwards
PowerPoint 2010: Managing PowerPoint Files
• File Management Tools • Using Presentation Tools, Part One • Using Presentation Tools, Part Two
PowerPoint 2010: Adding the Finishing Touches
• Using Themes and Backgrounds • Creating Slide Transitions • Creating Basic Animations
Excel 2010: Working with Excel
• Working with Tables • Conditional Formatting • Working with Charts; Part 1 • Working with Charts; Part 2
Excel 2010: Showing Data as a Graphic
• Inserting SmartArt • Sparklines • Editing Sparklines
Prices for Microsoft Office training
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Course Summaries for Office Training Courses
Office 2010 Intro: Windows, Word & Outlook
This intensive, hands-on one-day training course is designed to teach delegates the fundamentals of using Microsoft Windows, Word and Outlook to gain basic familiarity with essential skills within Microsoft Office 2010. The course has been designed to go hand in hand with our Office 2010 Introduction: Excel and PowerPoint course.
Delegates who attend should be: Anyone who needs instruction in the basics of using Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010, either as a starting point or as a refresher course.
Office 2010 Intro: Excel & PowerPoint
This intensive, hands-on one-day training course is designed to teach delegates the fundamentals of using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint 2010 to gain basic familiarity with essential skills within Microsoft Office 2010. The course has been designed to go hand in hand with our Office 2010 Introduction: Windows, Word and Outlook course.
Delegates who attend should be: Anyone who needs instruction in the basics of using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint 2010, either as a starting point or as a refresher course.
Office 2010 New Features
This intensive, hands-on one-day training course is designed to teach delegates the main changes introduced with Microsoft Office 2010, with comprehensive coverage of the new Ribbon interface that was introduced with Office 2007.
Delegates who attend should be: Anyone who wishes to gain a working knowledge of how to use Office 2010 in the shortest possible time. NOTE: delegates must be existing users of Office 2000, XP, 2003 or 2007 and be proficient at least to Intermediate level.
Quality Assured Training
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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