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Starting MS Office Class - Need help please

By Catadmin ·
Greetings, All.

Over the past few years at my current job, I have spent some time teaching individual users how to do minor things in Outlook & MS Office. "Here's how you add a signature", "This is what you do to wrap text", etc. Now, however, the district manager has asked me to teach a formal class of about 6 or 7 students how to get the best out of Excel, Word and Outlook (2000 mainly, but some have 97).

As a fairly strong intermediate user (and probably one of the most knowledgeable people in our district), I know a good deal, but suddenly I find myself at a loss as to how to approach this situation. Usually, I am responding to "help me do this!" types of queries instead of setting up any type of formal or official class.

So, I'm asking for help. Does anyone know where I can go to get some decent un-technical resources to help me structure this class? Any suggestions as to what YOUR most commonly asked Office/Outlook questions are that I could include? Unfortunately, I don't think the boss is going to give me more than 3 or 4 hours to cover these topics and truthfully, most of these people don't use the really advanced options in these programs (such as merging mail lists, setting up web pages/public folders, or linking objects into documents & spreadsheets).

Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, All!

Catadmin
MCP,MCSA

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Posted in Q&A for 1000 Points

by Catadmin In reply to Starting MS Office Class ...

I've posted this question in the Office 2000 Q&A for 1000 points.

Thanks, All!

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Office training

by NLee In reply to Posted in Q&A for 1000 Po ...

Congrats! I taught office for a number of years and found people mostly want to know things to make their jobs easier. Shortcuts like Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, and repeat with F5, tabs and margins, and mailing labels. Try to keep it basic and I think you will have a lot of success. I've attached a website that offers a lot of free training information and don't hesitate to go to Microsoft's site for Office (MOUS) as they offer a ton of good information.

Hope this helps. If interested, let me know and I'll be happy to provide more info and send you the books that I used for your evaluation, if you're interested.

http://www.educationonlineforcomputers.com/

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More info

by NLee In reply to Office training

After posting, I found this on Tech Republic would be worth your time, also.

Tips for writing effective training material for beginners
October 2, 2003 | Jeff Dray

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