Experience the 2013 Microsoft Office System

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Since you use Office in your job, you'll want to learn the new features of Office 2013 that will help you to streamline your work. In this course, you'll learn the key new features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You'll also take a look at the general changes that are familiar to all of the core applications, such as the new look and feel of the interface and the new file formats. Further detailed training is available at various levels on all Office 2013 applications, including: Access, InfoPath, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and Visio.

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Lesson 1: Using the Office 2013 Environment (26 topics)

  • General Environment
  • The Ribbon
  • Tabs, Groups and Commands
  • Dialog Box Launchers
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Personalise the Ribbon
  • Office 2013 and 'The Cloud'
  • Live Previews
  • Apps for Office
  • Developer Tab
  • Office Backstage View
  • Compatibility
  • File Formats
  • Document Inspector
  • Integration
  • Views and Zooming
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Formatting
  • Mini Toolbar
  • Themes
  • Screenshot Tool
  • Screen Clipping Tool
  • SmartArt Graphics
  • Charting

Lesson 2: Using the New Features of Word 2013 (24 topics)

  • New Formatting Features
  • Inline Text Effects
  • Paste Special
  • Quick Styles
  • Typography
  • New Content Features
  • Quick Parts and Building Blocks
  • Search and Navigation
  • New Easy Table Features
  • Inserting Content from the Web
  • Expand and Collapse Paragraphs
  • Equation Builder
  • Citations and References
  • New Proofing Features
  • PDF Reflow
  • Zooming
  • Reading Mode and Resume Reading
  • Live Layout
  • Improved Commenting and Track Changes
  • Word Count
  • Contextual Spell Checking
  • Word Definition Checker

Lesson 3: Using the New Features of Excel 2013 (25 topics)

  • New General Features
  • Increased Capacity
  • File Types
  • New Formatting Features
  • Galleries
  • Conditional Formatting
  • New Formula Features
  • Resizable Formula Bar
  • Function AutoComplete
  • Name Manager
  • New Analysis Features
  • Excel Tables
  • Filtering and Sorting
  • Sparklines
  • PivotTable Enhancements
  • Slicers and Timelines
  • Recommended Charts and Pivot Tables
  • Quick Data Analysis
  • New Proofing Features
  • Flash Fill Data
  • Page Layout View

Lesson 4: Using the New Features of PowerPoint 2013 (22 topics)

  • New General Features
  • Viewing Presentations
  • Wide Screen Support
  • Contextual Tabs
  • Presenter View
  • Reading View
  • Presentation Sharing
  • New Formatting Features
  • Eyedropper Tool
  • Merge Shapes
  • Custom Slide Layouts
  • Slide Sections
  • Graphics Effects
  • Themes and Variants
  • Smart Guides
  • New Content Features
  • Online Content
  • Convert Bullets to SmartArt Graphics
  • Embedding and Editing Video
  • Enhanced Animations and Transitions

Lesson 5: Using the New Features of Outlook 2013 (29 topics)

  • New General Features
  • File Tab (Backstage View)
  • Navigation Bar
  • To-Do Bar
  • Color Categorize
  • Instant Search
  • Weather Bar
  • New Email Features
  • Mail Icons
  • Message Notification Window
  • Attachment Reminder
  • Instant Inbox Filters
  • Inline Reply
  • Calendar Snapshots
  • Out of Office
  • Quick Steps
  • Folder Tab and Pane
  • People Cards and Pane
  • New Calendar Features
  • Enhanced Views
  • Tasks Area
  • Overlay Calendars
  • Meeting Recommendations
  • New Task Features
  • Task Area


Before attending this course, delegates should be existing Microsoft Office users who will be required to use Microsoft Office 2013. They should have basic knowledge of the core applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Delegates should be able to use a keyboard and mouse and be able to navigate the Windows operating system including using Windows Explorer. It should be noted that little or no time can be allocated during the course to demonstrate or provide training on existing features of Office, that are not deemed to be improved or new features of the product. For example, time cannot be given to demonstrate creating formulas in Excel, merely showing any new or improved features that impact on formula creation.

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