Microsoft Office for Professionals Training

Course Description

Only offered by HSG, this course was developed for the business professional in need of developing highly organized documentation and the supporting graphics and data analysis to effectively communicate their ideas. Even seasoned Microsoft Office professionals are encouraged to attend. Why? Because of the depth and breadth of knowledge transfer. For those of you intending on signing up for this course, know this: this is a very intensive two day training exercise. No sleepers accepted!
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $450 (US)


At least one year of experience with Microsoft Office tools.

Course Outline

Day 1 Microsoft Word 2013 
1. Formatting Text and Paragraphs 
Topic A: Control Paragraph Flow
Topic B: Insert Section and Column Breaks
Topic C: Insert Columns
Topic D: Link Text Boxes to Control Text Flow
Topic E: Copy and paste dos and don’ts 
2. Mastering Styles and Document Themes
Topic A: Create and Modify Text Styles
Topic B: Create Custom List or Table Styles
Topic C: Apply Document Themes
3. Proofing and Securing a Document
Topic A: Check Spelling and Grammar
Topic B: Other Proofing Tools
Topic C: Check Accessibility
Topic D: Suppress Information
Topic E: Set Formatting and Editing Restrictions
Topic F: Add a Digital Signature to a Document
Topic G: Restrict Document Access
4. Inserting Content Using Quick Parts
Topic A: Insert Building Blocks
Topic B: Create and Modify Building Blocks
Topic C: Insert Fields Using Quick Parts
5. Simplifying and Managing Long Documents
Topic A: Insert Blank and Cover Pages
Topic B: Insert an Index
Topic C: Insert a Table of Contents
Topic D: Insert an Ancillary Table
Topic E: Manage Outlines
Topic F: Create a Master Document
6. Managing Lists
Topic A: Sort a List
Topic B: Renumber a List
Topic C: Customize a List
7. Using Mail Merge
Topic A: The Mail Merge Features
Topic B: Merge Envelopes and Labels
Topic C: Create a Data Source Using Word
8. Connecting MW Word 2013 with other applications 
Topic A: Editing PDF documents in Microsoft Word 
Topic B: Link data tables with MS Excel 
Topic C: Link an Excel workbook to a SharePoint list 
Day 2 Micosoft Excel and PowerPoint 
1. Customizing the Excel Environment
Topic A: Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
2. Modifying a Worksheet
Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows
Topic B: Search for and Replace Data
Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools
Topic D: Flash-fill data
3. Formatting a Worksheet
Topic A: Modify Fonts
Topic B: Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets
Topic C: Apply Number Formats
Topic D: Align Cell Contents
Topic E: Apply Styles and Themes
Topic F: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
Topic G: Create and Use Templates
4. Performing Calculations and Creating Advanced Formulas
Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas
Topic B: Insert Functions
Topic C: Reuse Formulas
Topic D: Use Range Names in Formulas
Topic E: Use Specialized Functions
Topic F: Use Array Formulas
5. Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting
Topic A: Analyze Data by Using Text and Logical Functions
Topic B: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting
6.  Applying Conditional Logic
Topic A: Use Lookup Functions
Topic B: Combine Functions
Topic C: Use Formulas and Functions to Apply Conditional Formatting
7. Auditing Worksheets
Topic A: Trace Cells
Topic B: Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors
Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas
8. Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables
Topic A: Create and Modify Tables
Topic B: Sort Data
Topic C: Filter Data
Topic D: Use SUBTOTAL and Database Functions
9. Visualizing Data with Basic Charts
Topic A: Create Charts
Topic B: Modify and Format Charts
10. Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts
Topic A: Create a PivotTable
Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data
Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts
Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers
11. Printing Workbooks
Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
Topic B: Define the Page Layout
12. Importing and Exporting data
Topic A: Import and sort data from the web 
Topic B: Connect Spreadsheets to MS SharePoint lists 
13. MS PowerPoint 2013
Topic A: Mastering Styles and Document Themes
Topic B: Inserting Online Videos in PowerPoint Presentations
Topic C: Using slide Master 
Topic D: Using the Align Tool 
Topic E: Creating a Table of Contents
14. Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 with Other Programs 
Topic A: Send handouts to MS Word 

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