Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013: Making the Transition

Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013: Making the Transition Training
Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013: Making the Transition
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013: Making the Transition

    1 Days Course
    Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1
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    Course Details


    Mobile devices are widely used. As a result, many business professionals find themselves performing a greater number of work-related tasks, from a variety of devices, regularly. You may find yourself included in this group of multiple-device users, although you might still perform a significant amount of your work from a desktop or a laptop computer. Being able to access your work from nearly anywhere is a matter of convenience and efficiency, but it also has its drawbacks. Some devices simply don’t have the ability to run many of the applications you use in an office setting. You have likely experienced the frustration of trying to review a document from a mobile device only to encounter an error message.


    With the release of Windows 8 and Office 2013, Microsoft has made strides in bridging the gap between your laptop or desktop PC, and a variety of mobile devices. While this may bring us one step closer to the ability to work anywhere, any time, from any device, it can present some challenges. How can an operating system designed to work on mobile devices also function on a PC? How can you make a smooth transition from one type of device to another? And, how compatible can these vastly different environments really be?


    Lesson 1: Navigating the Windows 8 Environment

    • Topic A: Log in to Windows 8
    • Topic B: Navigate the Start Screen
    • Topic C: Navigate the Desktop

    Lesson 2: Working with Common Features

    • Topic A: Use Modern Apps
    • Topic B: Use the Charms
    • Topic C: Use File Explorer
    • Topic D: Use the Control Panel and the Task Manager

    Lesson 3: Customizing the Windows 8 Environment

    • Topic A: Customize the Start Screen
    • Topic B: Customize the Desktop

    Lesson 4: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013

    • Topic A: Common Features
    • Topic B: Office 2013 and the Cloud

    Lesson 5: Working with Microsoft Word 2013

    • Topic A: Edit a PDF
    • Topic B: Work with Tables
    • Topic C: Edit Documents
    • Topic D: Read Documents

    Lesson 6: Working with Microsoft Excel 2013

    • Topic A: Streamline Workflow with Templates
    • Topic B: Accelerate Data Insertion with Flash Fill
    • Topic C: Incorporate Charts
    • Topic D: Analyze Data

    Lesson 7: Working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

    • Topic A: Apply a Theme from the Start Screen
    • Topic B: Leverage the Enhanced Presenter View
    • Topic C: Incorporate Objects

    Lesson 8: Working with Microsoft Outlook 2013

    • Topic A: Navigate Through Mail, Calendars, Contacts, and Tasks
    • Topic B: Connect to Social Networks


    Appendix A: Using Internet Explorer 10

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for students who wish to make a switch from using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system with foundational knowledge and skills in Office 2007 or 2010 to using a PC running on the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system with Office 2013 in a business or work-related environment.


    To ensure success, students should have a prior working knowledge of the Windows 7 operating system and Office 2007 or 2010. Students should be proficient in the general use of personal computers and related peripheral devices and should have experience using either Office 2007 or 2010. To meet these prerequisites, you can take the following Logical Operations courses:

    Windows® 7: Transition from Windows® XP

    Microsoft® Office Windows® 7: Level 1

    Microsoft® Office Word 2010: Part 1

    Microsoft® Office Excel 2010: Part 1

    Microsoft® Office PowerPoint 2010: Part 1

    Microsoft® Office Outlook 2010: Part 1

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