Office 365 Desktop Apps

Is your team changing to Office 365 Desktop Apps from a previous version of Office? Get familiar with the new Desktop Apps for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word in this half-day course.

The new Office 365 Desktop Apps have a new, cleaner look. Many of the new changes are 'under the hood', making the Office suite more powerful, rather than changing how you use each program. We will go through all of the essential things you need to know to get started, including saving files on OneDrive and sharing them with others.

Course Overview

What you will learn

By the end of this half-day course, you will feel confident using the new functionality and features of the Office 365 Desktop Apps for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

Please note, this course is designed to show you how to use features you are already familiar with from previous versions.

This is not an Office 365 and working in the Cloud course (although it does mention working in the Cloud). If you would like to learn how to use Office 365 features such as SharePoint, OneNote, Skype for Business and Yammer, please see our Office 365 Conversion course or contact us for details.

Course timetable

Session 1 — What's new in Office 365 Desktop Apps

  • What has changed?
  • Working in the Desktop Applications

Session 2 — Word 365 Desktop App

  • New file Navigation – Saving and Sharing
  • The Design Tab and Themes
  • Editing a PDF file
  • Co Authoring
  • Immersive Reader
  • Sharing documents
  • How to collaborate on documents in Word

Session 3 — Excel 365 Desktop App

  • Excel Ribbon
  • Flash Fill
  • Quick analysis tools
  • Recommended Charts
  • New chart tools
  • Recommended Pivot tables
  • Switching between Views

Session 4 — PowerPoint 365 Desktop App

  • Online images (replacing ClipArt)
  • Adding diagrams using SmartArt
  • Alignment Guides
  • Screen Recording
  • PowerPoint Morph transition
  • How to collaborate on slides in PowerPoint

Session 5 — Outlook 365 Desktop App

  • Creating folders
  • Navigation Options
  • Benefits of using @Mentions
  • Attaching a file to a Message
  • Open, View and Save Attachments
  • People (Outlook Contacts)

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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
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The Small Print

The course will run from 10am to 1pm. Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your post-course support package

  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course
  • Included in the price of our training sessions

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