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.

  • video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Access 2013 from earlier versions of Access.

  • playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    Some clips to show the wordprocessor's functionality in a formal document setting

  • video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Excel 2013 from earlier versions of Excel.

  • software | Publicly viewable

    View the IT Learning Programme web page for information about the learning resources available for different Microsoft Office versions.

  • software | Oxford only

    Microsoft Office 365 for Students: student copies of Office 365 Pro Plus are now available free of charge for Oxford University members

  • website | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    The Office 2010 ribbon, common to all of the Office 2010 applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook, is quite different from the menus available in previous Office versions. Discover some interactive guides that will help you track down your most-used menu options in the new ribbon.

  • website | Publicly viewable

    View the IT Services webpage for information about getting started with Nexus at Oxford.

  • video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch these videos to make the switch to Office 2013 from earlier versions of Office.

  • playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    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.

  • video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Outlook 2013 from earlier versions of Outlook.

  • course pack | Oxford only

    PHP is a widely used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

  • video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to PowerPoint 2013 from earlier versions of PowerPoint.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This course is an introduction to using VBA in Access. VBA is a powerful programming language that can be used to add functionaility to your databases.

  • playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This course is an introduction to using VBA in Excel. VBA is a powerful programming language that can be used to add functionaility to your spreadsheets.

  • 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

  • playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    Essential Excel skills to be comfortable with before attending this course.

  • video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Word 2013 from earlier versions of Word.

  • 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.

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