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Word Tips

I know basic features of Word but would like learn more advanced features without having to sit through a lot of training. What do you recommend? UNMC ITS recommends their short mini-sessions which are often available, as well as videos, demos and tutorials that Microsoft offers free of charge. Click here to see a variety of excellent short videos on:  opening Word really fast, using office.com templates, convert a list into a table, make bulleted list more interesting, cropping pictures to shapes, zooming with your… Continue Reading

Excel add-ins and online tools for charting

I wanted to share some excellent tools that I’ve recently learned about. One is a free statistical analysis add-in program for Excel. Greg McFadden from Internal Medicine shared his knowledge with us in a mini-session a couple of weeks ago. To use this add-in: Select Excel Options (available from the Office button in Excel 2007 or File menu in Excel 2010). Click Add-ins and select Go (toward bottom of add-ins window) Place a check on the Analysis ToolPak and click OK. You may get a prompt… Continue Reading

Question of the week of 7/4/11 – Mac training

Question: I just changed departments and will be working on a Mac.  It’s brand new and is supposed to be set up this Tuesday.  I haven’t used one regularly for a very long time.  Do you have any training available for the basics and/or advanced Mac info? Answer: We don’t offer hands-on training on Macs since we don’t have Macs in our training room, however there are several self-study resources available: www.apple.com and select support www.microsoft.com/mac and select “How To” tv.adobe.com provides training on products… Continue Reading

Question of the week of 4/25/11 – Quick tips to improve my PC skills

Question: I don’t have time during the semester to attend 3 hr classes. Do you ever offer short sessions at the end of the semester? Answer: We certainly do! In fact this May we are offering a marathon of 30-minute mini-sessions on a variety of topics. They will be 30 minute sessions followed with Questions and Answers. You can bring in questions unrelated to the topic too, if time allows. We are offering these sessions so that faculty and students, in particular, can enhance their… Continue Reading

Question of the week of April 19 – Training for Mac Office?

Question: Do you ever provide training for Mac Office users? Answer:  Unfortunately, we seldom offer classes for Mac users, primarily because we do not have Macs in our training room. We will consider offering some future demonstration sessions for Mac users, however. In the meantime, check out this Microsoft website for Mac Office 2008 resources http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/default.mspx . It is a great “secret.”  We also have staff at our Helpdesk 559-7700 or helpdesk@unmc.edu who have access to a Mac and are eager to help you.