Microsoft Office
Introduction to Windows and Microsoft Office


Participants will learn the basic skills necessary to operate Windows 95/98/NT/200/XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and Send and Receive e-mail using Microsoft Outlook.


This session requires no previous computer skills.

What should you be familiar with?

This session has no prerequisites

Session Length

1 Day, 9:00am to 4:30pm


This session is conducted either on site, or at our training rooms.

Topics Covered in this session

          Starting Windows
          Logging into Windows

          Desktop Components
          The Windows Desktop
          The Taskbar
          Standard Desktop Icons

          Working With Windows
          Starting a program
          Parts of a Window
          Working with a Program Window
          Working with Multiple Windows

          Working with Documents and Folders
          Creating Documents
          Copying information between documents
          Creating Folders
          Organising Documents and Folders
          Storing and retrieving documents from floppy disks

          Orientation to E-mail with Outlook
          inbox, Outbox and Sent items
          Sending and Receiving Mail
          Using the Address Book
          Creating Mail Messages
          Replying to and Forwarding Mail
          Printing, Filing and Archiving Mail
          Orientation to Microsoft Word
          Create and save a document
          Open an existing document
          Use simple editing techniques.
          Navigate in a large document by using the mouse and keyboard.
          Edit a document by using more sophisticated techniques, including moving and copying text within a document and between documents.
          Apply and remove character and paragraph formatting.
          Adjust Page layout and Printing
          Use proofing tools (speller and thesaurus).

          Orientation to Microsoft Excel
          Entering data and navigating in a worksheet
          Entering and correcting data
          Saving a file
          Using formulas
          Opening a second file
          Navigation and movement techniques
          Formatting a worksheet
          Number formats and text alignment

          Checking spelling
          Using the Print Preview command
          Printing a large worksheet

Performance-based objectives
  • Navigate the Windows Environment
  • Manage Multiple Windows
  • Log-in, Shut Down and Deal with system faults
  • Create and Work with Outlook contacts
  • Creating, Sending and Managing Email with Outlook
  • Creating a Word-processing document
  • Character, Paragraph and Page Formatting
  • Preparing a Document for Printing
  • Navigate a Spreadsheet
  • Basic Formatting techniques
  • Creating simple formula's
  • Preparing a Spreadsheet for Printing

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