Microsoft Office Basics

Below are Microsoft links for each Microsoft product. The link provides basic tasks that are done in each program.

Basic tasks in Outlook:

Microsoft Outlook organizes your emails, calendars, contacts, tasks, and to-do lists, all in one place. It all starts with your email account. From there you can start working with emails, turning them into tasks or appointments, and storing the people you interact with in your contacts, so you never have to remember an email address or phone number. Let’s take a quick walk-through of those basic steps.


Basic tasks in Word:

Microsoft Word is a word-processing program designed to help you create professional-quality documents. Word helps you organize and write your documents more efficiently.


Basic tasks in Excel:

Excel is an incredibly powerful tool for getting meaning out of vast amounts of data. But it also works really well for simple calculations and tracking almost any kind of information. The key for unlocking all that potential is the grid of cells. Cells can contain numbers, text or formulas. You put data in your cells and group them in rows and columns. That allows you to add up your data, sort and filter it, put it in tables, and build great-looking charts. Let’s go through the basic steps to get you started.


Basic tasks in PowerPoint:

PowerPoint presentations work like slide shows. To convey a message or a story, you break it down into slides. Think of each slide as a blank canvas for the pictures, words, and shapes that will help you build your story.


Basic tasks in Access:

Access databases can help you store and track just about any kind of information, such as inventory, contacts, or business processes. Let’s take a walk through the paths you can take to create an Access desktop database, add data to it, and then learn about next steps towards customizing and using your new database.


Basic tasks in Visio:

Visio gets you started making flow charts, floor plans, timelines, network diagrams, and many other kinds of drawings. Each type has templates to get you going quickly, each with its own set of pre-made shapes. Just drag the shapes onto the drawing page and connect them together to make professional-looking diagrams.


Basic tasks in Publisher:

Microsoft Publisher 2013 lets you create visually rich, professional-looking publications without investing lots of money and time in a complicated desktop publishing application.


Basic tasks in Project:

A blank project file can be daunting, especially if you’re new to project management. But with a few clicks, you can tap the power of Project 2013 to convert your to-do list into a full-fledged project for you to manage and share with your team and stakeholders.


Basic tasks in OneNote:

OneNote is a digital notebook that provides a single place for all of your notes and information—everything you need to remember and manage in your life at home, at work, or at school.


Basic tasks in OneDrive:

Keep all your files and photos in OneDrive. Access and share them from your phone, tablet, and computer.


Basic tasks in Teams:

Provides a true chat-based hub for teamwork and gives customers the opportunity to create a more open, fluid, and digital environment.


Related links:

Microsoft Office Training Courses, Videos, and Tutorials
Getting started with Office 365

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