With the constant changing of technology, it has become so important for us to provide access to the best resources to help keep your skills current as technology evolves. Having the right computer skills can be the answer to getting that new job/ promotion or bringing your ideas to life!
At lynda.com we’re very excited about the release of Office for Mac 2011, particularly about the new Outlook for Mac and enhanced tools for working and collaborating across platforms. We’re also very proud to say that within a week of launch, we released comprehensive training — more than 20 hours worth — on the suite’s four main apps by four Office experts. These authors all share a passion for teaching and for these applications, and these four courses offer a wealth of in-depth information for anyone interested in Office 2011, whether brand new to Office for Mac, upgrading from Office for Mac 2008, or migrating from a Windows version of Office:
In Excel for Mac 2011 Essential Training, Curt Frye covers the ins and outs of Excel for the Mac, including detailed tutorials on managing data, formatting, and Excel formulas and functions. He also demonstrates new features like Sparklines for easy data visualization, enhanced Pivot Table reports, and the ability to automate workbooks with macros.
In Outlook for Mac 2011 Essential Training, Alicia Katz Pollock offers complete coverage of the long-awaited Entourage replacement, including migrating from other email applications, setting up IMAP, POP, and Exchange accounts, syncing Address Book contacts, and taking advantage of organizational features like Conversation View and My Day.
In PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training, David Rivers gives in-depth tutorials on making visually compelling presentations, from using built-in and custom themes and formatting text to adding charts and SmartArt drawings to incorporating animation. The course covers new features like the new Ribbon interface, photo editing within PowerPoint, and the ability to broadcast presentations over the web.
And in Word for Mac 2011 Essential Training, Maria Langer shows how to create documents from start to finish — how to build outlines, format text and pages, work with headers and footers, use themes and styles, add multimedia, and more. She also shows how to customize and automate Word 2011, including how to record macros.
You can sample tutorials from these courses at www.lynda.com. Members of the lynda.com Online Training Library have full access to the videos in these courses, as well as more than 53,000 video tutorials on tools and skills for business, web and graphic design, photography, video, and more.
We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about Office for Mac 2011 and let us know what you think.
Bonnie Bills, content manager, Lynda.com