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Free Microsoft Office Online Training

My friend Seren3 indicated a couple of days she is migrating from Open Office to Microsoft Office and stated she needs to become proficient in MS Office .

Even though, as an advanced user of Open Office this transition should not be traumatic for her, I think she can probably take a lookat a couple of link to free resources on the Internet that might help shorten the learning curve.

1. First of all here is the link to the official Microsoft Office Training Site at

It offers Office2013 Office365 courses and tutorials in form of short videos for specific subjects for each of the applications, please note that it is not a step-by-step course . There are also some links to training for previous Office versions such as Office2007 and Office2010.

2. The Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) site also offers free Microsoft Offcie tutorials. You can check access them at

Those are very detailed and easy to follow lessons that allow anyone to learn the basics of each Office application. I beleive even advanced users can benefit from these tutorials.

Hope these resources are useful for anyone interested in Microsoft Office .

Are you a power user of Microsoft Office applications? Do you know any other training resources worth sharing?

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Koalemos wrote on February 10, 2015, 2:02 PM

There is not a vast difference and she should have no problem adjusting by trial and error, although some Excel formulas will be slightly different.

valmnz wrote on February 10, 2015, 2:22 PM

That is such good advice. I do have Microsoft Office, but use it in a miniml way. Maybe I should make the time to look at the tutorials and aquaint myself better with it.

nbaquero wrote on February 10, 2015, 3:14 PM

Yes Koalemos exactly, there are some minor differences but for the most part both suites work the same.

nbaquero wrote on February 10, 2015, 3:15 PM

valmnz Thanks, I hope it proves useful in case you decide to take some time and look at these training resources.

Koalemos wrote on February 10, 2015, 3:17 PM

I always use Microsoft Office myself, but I do like the Scenarios feature in Open Office Calc. The same can be created in Excel, but only with a great deal of nested IF formulas.

nbaquero wrote on February 10, 2015, 3:47 PM

Well Koalemos you are talking about a somewhat advanced feature there, I know Excel has the What-If tool, but I have not really compared them both (Scenarios vs What-If).

bestwriter wrote on February 10, 2015, 7:55 PM

I have never felt the need to make any changes to putting my thoughts in writing here emoticon :smile:

nbaquero wrote on February 11, 2015, 7:41 AM

OK bestwriter you got me here, I don't understand you comment.

bestwriter wrote on February 11, 2015, 7:45 AM

What I meant to say was that my needs are limited.

nbaquero wrote on February 11, 2015, 9:57 AM

OK bestwriter , but still I don't see how is this related with MS Office training, sorry again.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 11, 2015, 11:50 AM

When it comes to anything computer related, I wait till I am hopelessly tangled and then I yell for my husband to rescue me out of my troubles. Tutorials make me even more confused but thank you for pointing out these resources.

nbaquero wrote on February 11, 2015, 4:51 PM

Dawnwriter Ha Ha Ha that is a good way of putting it, but computers and software are very user friendly these days, when I first started with computers it was a real pain.

cheri wrote on February 11, 2015, 10:57 PM

I have also read Seren's post about it. This is a good update and follow up. Thanks

rosepetal wrote on February 12, 2015, 12:06 PM

Boy, I wish I had access to those tutorials. I used books to get me up and running.

nbaquero wrote on February 12, 2015, 3:00 PM

cheri Are you using MS Office as well?

nbaquero wrote on February 12, 2015, 3:01 PM

rosepetal Well ,now you know, hope that information is useful to you, although it seems to me you are an expert already.

seren3 wrote on February 12, 2015, 3:39 PM

&nbquero Thank you! emoticon :smile: ! I have run into one glitch formatting the doc for a novel and maybe I'll find a clue in one of those videos. I really appreciate the links! I will send this to Bodiemor as well.

nbaquero wrote on February 12, 2015, 4:25 PM

Seren3 Glad it helps, and hope you can find the reason for the formatting glitch in your document.

BodieMor wrote on February 14, 2015, 2:26 PM

Great info and should help us a lot!

Kasman wrote on February 22, 2015, 12:24 PM

I'm an advocate of Google Drive myself. I find that it covers my modest needs very well.

nbaquero wrote on February 25, 2015, 10:48 AM

No problem BodieMor I hope you guys make good progress.

nbaquero wrote on February 25, 2015, 10:49 AM

Kasman I am using Google Drive lately, and I agree for simple tasks is very efficient and convenient. For full fledged project the MS Office is stil lthe leader.