We all use Microsoft Office in our daily life. If you are an MS office user, you know how hard it is to function without it. We use MS word to create professional looking documents such as resume, letters, brochures, templates, business cards, etc. We use MS Excel to enter, calculate and analyze the company data such as sales figures, sales taxes or commissions. We use MS PowerPoint to prepare presentations. Likewise, all the Microsoft Office packages have become an integral part of our life. No wonder, why there are 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users worldwide.
But, unfortunately, most of us might not be so fluent in MS Office or in any of the programs in the suite. Microsoft Office 2016 also introduced a few new productivity features, and if you decide to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016, the learning curve isn’t very steep.
Microsoft Office 2016 isn’t all that different from its previous version. The fresh features are built for more productive collaboration. To help users get quickly up to speed on the new Office releases, the company has put together a set of handy ‘Quick Start Guides’ that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. They cover the basic features of each app, as well as a quick guide to getting started.
“Whether you’re coming from previous versions of your favorite apps and want a quick orientation about where to find familiar basics or you’re entirely new to Office and want an overview of how to get to some of the most important things, each of our Quick Start Guides provides helpful information that you can read, print out and share,” Microsoft says.
Quick Start Guides are available for Office 2016 for Windows, Office Mobile for Windows 10 and Office 2016 for Mac.
Office 2016 for Windows Quick Start Guides: This includes separate guides for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote 2016.
Office Mobile for Windows 10 Quick Start Guides: Office Mobile Quick Start Guides. This includes guides for the mobile versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for Windows 10 tablets and devices.
Office 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guides: This includes guides for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote 2016 for Mac.
Each of the Quick Start Guides is available in both PDF and Sway versions (the light content-creation app that Microsoft also launched as part of Office 2016). They are beautifully designed with clean visuals that take you through the process of creating and saving your first file. The useful tips, shortcuts, and screenshots will help you find your way around.
While viewing any guide, you can save a copy of it to your computer, zoom in to get a closer look at a screenshot, or search for feature names or keywords to quickly find something in the text.
If you want to learn more, there is also an official ‘Office Training Center’. Enjoy!