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  • view course page for Excel Tips

    Excel Tips with Dennis Taylor

    Get a new productivity-boosting tip every Tuesday from Excel expert Dennis Taylor.

    3h 15m
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  • view course page for The 5-Day Excel Challenge

    The 5-Day Excel Challenge with Dennis Taylor

    Take this fun and fast 5-day Excel challenge to test your Excel skills.

    40m 9s
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  • view course page for Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text

    Learn how to strike the right tone in emails, text messages, and phone calls; include the right information; and understand what communication method to use when.

    59m 3s
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  • view course page for Using Office Shapes and SmartArt to Enhance Business Documents

    Use Office shapes and SmartArt to spice up such business docs as presentations, fliers, conceptual graphics, and even Venn diagrams, org charts, and more.

    1h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs

    Discover how to work with charts and graphs in Excel, and visualize your data in a new way.

    1h 29m
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  • view course page for Weekly Office Workshop

    Weekly Office Workshop with David Rivers

    Get a new Microsoft Office tip every Tuesday. Take a five-minute break to improve your productivity and efficiency.

    4h 11m
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  • view course page for Going Paperless: Start to Finish

    Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye helps businesses and individuals go paperless.

    2h 17m
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  • view course page for Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents

    Ensure that everyone can access, use, and benefit from your Microsoft Office documents by implementing these accessibility best practices from David Rivers.

    1h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Using Office 2013 Themes and Templates for Branding

    Learn how to create themes that can be used in all Office 2013 apps, and build the themes into templates that lock down content.

    3h 41m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Office for iPad and iPhone Essential Training

    Take the rich features and productivity power of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the go with Office for iPad and iPhone.

    1h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Securing Microsoft Office Files

    Keep your Microsoft Office documents secure and private with these tutorials for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and even Office 365.

    1h 21m
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  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2010

    Upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010? Get used to the new interface, and explore the latest features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 10m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2010 to Office 2013

    Upgrading from Office 2010 to Office 2013? Get used to the new interface and touch controls, and explore the latest features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 4m
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  • view course page for Office Online Essential Training

    Learn how to create, edit, and share Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents with Office Online.

    3h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks

    Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks with Dennis Taylor

    Discover the best tips and tricks in Excel 2013, and unleash the real power of this popular, powerful software.

    4h 34m
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  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2013

    Upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2013? Get used to the new interface and touch controls, and explore the new features in each of the major application: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 6m
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  • view course page for Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data

    Learn how to clean up your Excel data with a few simple and easy-to-understand functions, commands, and techniques.

    1h 59m
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  • view course page for Financial Literacy: Reading Financial Reports

    Learn how to read income statements, cash flow statements, and balance sheets and assess the financial health of your business and your competition.

    1h 25m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Excel 2010

    Teaches you the fundamental skills you need to work with Excel.

    3h 52m
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  • view course page for Office 2013 New Features

    Office 2013 New Features with David Rivers

    Take a look at suite-wide enhancements like cloud integration, Touch Mode, PDF editing, and Ribbon customization, as well as individual app improvements added to Office 2013.

    2h 31m
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  • view course page for Excel 2013 Essential Training

    Teaches you the basics of using Excel 2013 to enter and organize data, use functions, and build charts and PivotTables.

    6h 32m
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  • view course page for Cleaning Up Your Excel 2010 Data

    Explores the functions, commands, and techniques in Excel that quickly restructure data, remove unwanted characters, convert date data into the desired format, and prepare data for efficient analysis.

    1h 26m
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  • view course page for Managing and Analyzing Data in Excel 2010

    These Excel tutorials offer easy-to-use database commands and methods for maintaining an Excel database.

    1h 32m
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  • view course page for Setting Up a Database in Excel 2010

    Spells out the design considerations and tools needed for creating a database in Excel.

    43m 27s
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  • view course page for Migrating from Excel 2008 for Mac to Excel 2011

    Shows Excel 2008 for Mac users how to make the transition to Excel 2011.

    1h 10m
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  • view course page for Excel for Mac 2011 Essential Training

    A comprehensive overview of Excel spreadsheet software for the Mac.

    6h 32m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Excel 2003 to Excel 2010

    Walks through the transition from Excel 2003 to Excel 2010.

    1h 10m
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  • view course page for Excel 2010 Essential Training

    Excel tutorials that use real-world examples to teach the core features and tools in Excel 2010.

    6h 21m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2010 New Features

    Excel 2010 New Features with Bob Flisser

    Demonstrates the powerful new features and enhancements to Excel 2010.

    1h 51m
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  • view course page for Excel 2010: Real-World Projects

    Shows how Excel 2010 will be a beneficial upgrade for all users.

    25m 0s
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  • view course page for Migrating from Excel 2003 to Excel 2007

    Explains the benefits of upgrading from Excel 2003 to 2007 and shows how to make the switch and overcome compatibility issues.

    41m 29s
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  • view course page for Excel 2008 for Mac Essential Training

    Fully explores the intricacies of working with this information management software.

    8h 27m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2007 Essential Training

    A detailed look at the features and uses of Excel 2007, including how and why to use spreadsheets.

    5h 13m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2003 Essential Training

    Learn useful formulas, functions, and techniques for enhancing spreadsheets and charts.

    4h 8m
    Beginner
     
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