“Everybody has it – but hardly anyone is trained to use it”
Most corporations have standardized on one version or another of Microsoft Office, from Office 4.2 through Office 95, 97, 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007 (and 2010 Beta). One thing in common with many of them is the comment above. Because it is provided to employees as standard with the PC and the workstation, all too often the business of training staff is forgotten or simply not rated highly enough.
The fact is, the tools within Microsoft Office are fairly sophisticated and, used properly, can be powerful tools for the benefit of the business. CHL has spent considerable time and effort on behalf of its clients training individuals on a tutorial basis (one-to-one or one-to-two typically). Naturally the products are the elements of the Office Suites: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Visio. For example, individual topics for Word have included:
- Creating Word templates for complex forms
- Structuring documents for producing ‘clean’ Acrobat files for electronic distribution
- Including (and controlling) images
- Tables of contents and inserting indexes and cross-references
- Using Word in conjunction with Help or HTML development tools to produce Help, Intranet or Internet systems
Other examples include:
- Templates and presentations in PowerPoint
- Setting up tables in Access and so on.
- Use of Excel
To discuss your training needs contact Chelverton House