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Where or what is the best and fastest way to learn Microsoft Office 2010? Some places I checked aren't very user friendly or take waaaaay too long.

Submitted by: Gloria von Gesslein

 

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Your email gives me concern, in the sense that the thorough way for your work may not be the fastest way to "cram" all of the features into your mental tool portfolio. Can you stand to learn the features for Office 2010 in two to four weeks, with 2 and a half hours a day at most, five days in a week? "Office 2010, The Missing Manual" is one of the more thorough books listed in Google, even covering Access. Use the book, and then as you do the exercises, cut out the keyboard shortcut illustrations after you have photocopied them from the book. If you can paste the keyboard shortcut paper keys over your own keyboard keys at home, then you can practice learning by doing, without glancing at the page. If you can read the tough parts of the book out loud to yourself, and tape yourself reading them with a digital recorder, which is cheap, then you can rewind the tape when you actually type and have a problem, and hear yourself on tape reading the right answer. That involves knowing what counter numbers on the recording pertain to what subject matter. That will take time. Emily Taussig on 3/17/2013 10:48:24 PM
Thanks for all the great resources! I'm still going through them. Signed up for 30SecondTraining.com. Great fast info. Easy to remember. Great info. Tim Owens of that site said he left the AEAP code up there a while longer in case anyone else wanted to join for the $24 annual fee instead of the usual $300 one. CODE is AEAP. Gloria von Gesslein on 3/13/2013 11:06:00 AM
I love the 30secondtraining.com website to learn Microsoft Office 2010. Very easy and user friendly. Any AEAP member can try 30secondtraining.com free through March 9, 2013. Step 1: go to 30secondtraining.com Step 2: Click login Step 3: email address to login: aeap Step 4: password to login: aeap One more thing: coupon code aeap gets one year of training for $24.00 Anonymous on 3/5/2013 3:08:50 PM
Assuming you are already familiar with Microsoft Office in an older form, mainly the buttons, highlighting, and click and paste that makes the programs work, open the applications and start pushing buttons. Discover and use the "undo" button. Click on the question mark button in the upper right corner if you have a specific question; simply type in the subject you want to explore. You will find that most of the functions have not changed, only where they are stored on the drop down menus. Have fun! Anonymous on 3/5/2013 8:51:44 AM
Hi, I see someone has already posted about Gini Courter with Triad. Check her website. She holds MS Bootcamp weekends, and she will be hosting the fall bootcamp in Edmonton, Alberta Canada in October 2013. It is based on Intermediate to senior level learning but, believe me, it is the best training in MS that you will ever receive. I am part of the planning committee, so if you want more information on this fabulous training, please send me a note. (hallbon@shaw.ca) Hilary Hilary A. on 3/4/2013 8:40:13 PM
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/microsoft-office-2010-plain-and-simple-chapter-excerpts-HA101967097.aspx?CTT=1 This is very helpful. good Luck to you Irene Stiehl on 3/4/2013 10:40:42 AM
Here are some links that I've collected over the years: •TRIAD founder Gini Courter is a business author for lynda.com. Gini created videos for the Office 2010 release and more titles have followed on Word, Outlook, and InfoPath. Visit Gini's author page (http://www.lynda.com/Gini-Courter/654116-1.html%20) and check out her titles for Office 2010 and 2007. Lynda.com is a fee-based site but you can take advantage of their 7-day free trial. •Microsoft Office Online - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx •Office Knowledge Base (http://www.officekb.com/) is a community for Microsoft Office users •New Horizons tips & tricks - http://www.newhorizonsetips.com/nhtips.asp - sign up for free weekly newsletters •Ellen Finklestein - http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/powerpoint.html - PowerPoint News and Features •The PowerPoint FAQ Help - http://pptfaq.com/index.html •Clif Atkinson's Beyond Bullet Points - http://www.beyondbulletpoints.com/ •Indezine - http://www.indezine.com/ - all things PowerPoint: articles, newsletters, free templates, etc. •HowToGeek.com - Shows You How To Do Everything in MS Office (from IAAP OfficePro Express Aug 27 2009) "There's not much to say about this how-to encyclopedia provided by HowToGeek.com, except that there are hundreds of Microsoft Office how-to guides to be perused, covering everything from making the MS Office 2007 Suite save as 2003 by default, to using MS Word as a blog publisher. You could spend weeks learning things about the Office Suite you never would have known." •eHow.com - Tagline: "Discover the expert in you" - "With more than 30 categories that cover just about everything, eHow is your one-stop online resource for life's challenges. Professionals in every field come together to offer expert advice, backed by the additional support of a can-do eHow community. Together, they've created a library of accomplishments online–and it's available to you anytime, anywhere." Good luck! Anonymous on 3/4/2013 9:29:44 AM
Try this website. Free and easy to follow http://www.gcflearnfree.org/word2010/10.3 Alice on 3/4/2013 9:24:05 AM
When my company switched us to Microsoft Office 2010, they provided the following link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/getting-started-with-office-2010-FX101822272.aspx This link enables you to pick whatever product you want to learn and provides valuable information. In addition, if you want to learn to do something in the 2010 version, it lets you do it in the older version then shows you how it is done in 2010. Hope this information helps you! Irene Camal on 3/4/2013 9:20:05 AM
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