Microsoft Office common features

Learn about the features that are found in all the components of Microsoft's Office suite.

To find out about one of the separate apps, look in the relevant category. For Word, look under word-processing; for Excel look under spreadsheets; for Access look under databases; for PowerPoint, look under presentations; for Outlook at Oxford University, look under Nexus.

  • playlist activity | Oxford only

    Some clips to help you prepare for the Managing Your Thesis workshop

  • learning pathway | Publicly viewable

    Word is a powerful word-processor with many features that will save you time and frustration. Our academic-documents teacher suggests pathways to lead you through the resources you need.

  • course pack | Publicly viewable

    Nexus365 offers a variety of tools and apps to help you work efficiently - try a taste of how you could use them

  • article | Oxford only

    email at Oxford is known as Nexus365

  • playlist activity | Oxford only

    If you are new to Microsoft Office, here is an opportunity to get your skills started in Word, Excel, and Office. With a series of videos, you can follow the simple step-by-step instructions, working at your own pace.

  • course pack | Publicly viewable

    Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching (or any interest!) to a global audience and is now essential in promoting yourself professionally to the outside world

  • course pack | Publicly viewable

    Learn the basics of PHP in the context of research at the University

  • course pack | Publicly viewable

    This session provides a non-technical introduction to the basic principles and mechanics underlying work in any computer language and gives general guidance in what to look for when evaluating project proposals and coding progress.

  • course pack | Publicly viewable

    This module is for those with no programming experience who either want/need to take one of our programming courses, or who are just curious about some of the concepts involved in programming.

  • hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Try out the snip tool to take a quick screen capture, for example so as to report an error message that has appeared

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Use Word to carry out a mail merge - sending a standard letter to many recipients, with personalised content. A hands-on course for administrative support staff.

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Using Word, Excel and Outlook together, to send personalised emails to a list of recipients

  • article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Learn where to save your custom templates, and where to look to find the important Normal template (separate guide for using Word with Windows7 or with Mac Mountain Lion OS7).

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