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Course: Introduction to Office


This course will get you started on Word, Excel and Outlook. You will learn how to get produce documents, create spreadsheets, and manage time and communications.

If you've never used Microsoft Office, or want to expand your current experience of documents and spreadsheets, this course is for you.

Course Content

  • Week 1 - Introduction

    Looking at the possibilities of the Microsoft Office suite of programs; common functions; opening and closing files, editing.

  • Week 2 - Word

    Creating a document; working with texts and fonts; headings and margins; adding pictures and graphics; sizing, editing and printing your finished work.

  • Week 3 - Excel

    Working with data; potential uses for an Excel document; looking at worksheets; entering data; using formulas; formatting and printing.

  • Week 4 - Other Applications

    A brief introduction to Access, Publisher and PowerPoint; what they do and how you can use them.

  • Week 5 - Outlook

    Using this tool for communication and personal information management; investigating the main features - email, calendar, contacts; ways of printing and linking to other programs.

  • Week 6 - Consolidation

    Time to review aspects of the course; answering any questions; revising and resolving any issues relating to Microsoft Office.


You should have a basic knowledge of using a computer such as opening programs and using files and folders.

We use the Microsoft Office Suite of programs on this course, so it may be advantageous to have them installed on your own machine. However, you will be able to do many of the tasks we teach using the tools built into Windows together with free downloads from the Intenet.


It is not necessary to purchase or read any books to attend this course. However, we will be able to recommend magazine and book titles that may be of interest.

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