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Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by press4mess, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. press4mess

    press4mess New Member

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    Hi. I am new and I want to learn these Microsoft applications from scratch;

    Word
    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Access
    Outlook

    Can you recommend any good books for a beginner for each category? I am a decent learner but haven't used office regularly for about 8 years and out of touch now. Actually can you recommend all books that will enable me to pass an exam but starting from beginner.
     
  2. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I've found that generally the MS Press Step by Step and the Inside Out series of books are very good.
     
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  3. press4mess

    press4mess New Member

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    Thx. Would I need to invest in office 2010 or is 2007 good enough to work on?
     
  4. press4mess

    press4mess New Member

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    No reply to this? Surely can't be that hard to answer. How much difference is there between the two?
     
  5. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Kilobyte Poster

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    The thread probably just got pushed down the Active Topics page on a busy day. I haven't used office 2010 but I would guess the differences between Office 2003 and 2007 are more drastic than between 2007 & 2010. I think one of the main differences between 2007 & 2010 is that they expanded the ribbon into Outlook. So you can most likely transfer office 2007 skills over to office 2010 pretty easily. The hop from office 2003 to office 2007 was a much bigger leap with the introduction of the ribbon.

    Microsoft has pretty good free tutorials to get you up to speed http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx
     
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  6. press4mess

    press4mess New Member

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    Thx for the help.
     
  7. press4mess

    press4mess New Member

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    Seems very easy up now. All coming back to me rather quick. I can't believe I nearly paid £5k to re learn this stuff! I'm very glad I found this forum.
     

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