Microsoft OneNote Training Courses

Onsite OneNote training courses at your own offices anywhere in the UK

OneNote was designed by Microsoft as a handy tool for note taking, information gathering and multi-user collaboration. Yet despite the versatility of the application, relatively few people are using it regularly. This is perhaps down to a misunderstanding of the software and our new OneNote course has been designed to make it easy to get get the most from this useful business application.

What is OneNote?

OneNote is essentially an electronic notebook where you can write down notes, thoughts, ideas, scribbles, reminders and all kinds of other information. Unlike traditional document page formats, OneNote offers a free-form canvas where you can type, write or draw notes in the form of text graphics and images, wherever and however you want them. You may be wondering why you need to bother with another program when you can take perfectly adequate notes in Word, Outlook, even Notepad — or on paper. But imagine the convenience of having all your notes together in one place, with no need to remember file names or locations — and of being able to create a task in Outlook directly from your notes.

How Does OneNote Work?

OneNote uses ‘containers’ which can include  a variety of different data types:

  • Typed notes – just click and type
  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • images such as photos, clipart etc.
  • Ink notes for use with Tablets, smart phones etc.
  • Screenshots from PC or Internet
  • information copied and pasted from other sources e.g. Internet or other applications
  • File attachments

Once created, notes can be moved around simply by clicking and dragging.  Press the Shift key while dragging if you want to merge note containers.  Containers can be moved to different pages, pages can be moved to different sections, sections can be moved to different notebooks.  Sections can also be grouped together to create a multi-level hierarchy. For extra space on a page, simply click the Insert Extra Writing Space button to extend the page.

For further information on OneNote training courses delivered at your own offices anywhere in the UK, please use the quick contact form at the top of the page. If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of our advisers, please call 0800 2922842. Calls are free from a UK landline.

Microsoft Project Training Courses in Doncaster

Microsoft Project Training Courses Onsite at Your Doncaster Premises

MS Project remains the application of choice for most project managers, however successive versions have not made the software any easier to learn. To get the best from Microsoft Project it’s necessary to understand a few basic principles on which the software is based.

One frequent mistake made by new users is that of inserting Start and Finish dates into the Task Sheet. One would be forgiven for doing this as the layout of the interface suggests that this is what is required. However, in order to get the most out of the software’s ability to reschedule tasks, we should never do this. Instead, the task start and finish dates are usually arrived at by creating task linkages (or dependencies). When set-up correctly, the project plan can be updated much more easily should there be any variance in the future.

MS Project is characterised by such ‘quirks’, earning it the reputation of being the most difficult of all Microsoft applications to learn. This is where a structured training course can save both time and money. In just one day, we can show you how to set up your project plan correctly in order to gain the most from the software’s time-saving features. We will visit you at your own premises and can train up to 10 staff members together, maximising your time and investment.

Our onsite Microsoft Project training courses start conveniently at 10am and finish around 4pm. We can supply laptops if required with MS project pre-installed and our trainers carry projectors and screens, so that virtually any office can be used as a training room. Please call free on 0800 2922842 to discuss your requirements, or alternatively use the Quick Form at the top of this page.

Onsite Specialists for Microsoft Project Training Courses in Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield and throughout Yorkshire

Microsoft Excel Training Brought to Your Offices in Liverpool

Microsoft Excel has become the most trusted and effective spreadsheet application in use across the globe today, being used by companies for everything from basic data processing to applying complex mathematical formulas.

Many people have a rudimentary understanding of what Excel can do, though their knowledge is often self-learnt and only scratches the surface of Excel’s capabilities. Did you know, for example, that in Microsoft Excel 2010, PowerPivot enables you to import countless rows of data from numerous data sources into one Excel workbook? From here, you can construct PivotTables and PivotCharts, enabling you to carry out further analysis of your data, so that you can easily make important decisions about your business without seeking outside IT support. Another useful but under-utilised tool allows you to select unique records only, such as specific names or numbers, from a large quantity of data. And there are many, many more tips and shortcuts which can make your use of Excel more efficient, more cost effective and deliver quantifiable improvements to your business.

Our Excel training can be tailor-made for any size of group and level of ability, and will be delivered onsite in your own office. We employ highly experienced tutors, whose expertise has been gained after years of practical, first-hand involvement in all aspects of using Excel in the work place. This gives them a unique insight into how to get the best out of Excel and your staff, and inspire and encourage your employees to develop their own skills. As a result, you will benefit by having a better informed and more motivated work-force who will appreciate the investment you make in their professional development.

All equipment required to deliver your training course, including laptops if required, is supplied by us, making our onsite training flexible and simple to facilitate, wherever your office is located.

For more information about Microsoft Excel training courses in Liverpool, call free on 0800 2922842 or use the enquiry form located at the top right of this page.

Microsoft Office 2016 Has Arrived!

Microsoft have released their latest version of the Office suite of applications and on first inspection it would appear that little of any major significance has changed. There are some cosmetic differences which are quickly apparent and anyone who subscribes to the Office 365 service may see similarities between Office 2016 and the current online applications. However, the changes are more than just cosmetic and here are a few of what we feel are the more useful functions:

One new tool which is sure to become popular is the shortcut for attaching recently opened documents to emails. When the ‘Attach File’ button is clicked the full list of recently accesses documents is displayed first, including all Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. This is a very handy time-saving feature and already we’re wondering how we ever did without it!

Another potentially handy feature is the ability to search the Internet directly from inside of a Word document, email or even Excel spreadsheet. Simply highlight a word or phrase which you wish to research, then right-click and choose ‘Smart Lookup’. A pane named ‘Insights’ will open on the right with text clips and links to Internet-based resources such as websites, blog posts etc. Perhaps a downside to this feature is that it unsurprisingly uses Microsoft’s own search engine Bing, which  might not yield as comprehensive a search as perhaps using Google would.

If you’re unsure how to go about a particular task in any Office 2016 application, you can now use the new search box facility called ‘Tell Me’. Situated on the Home tab of the Ribbon menu, simply type an instruction into the search box and a list of options will be presented. In Excel for instance, typing in the word Functions enables direct access to the functions menu, including shortcuts to the most recently used.

In conclusion, whilst there is nothing of major significance in this latest version of Microsoft Office which would cause users any issues, there are a number of productivity enhancing tools which do deserve closer inspection.  If you would like to know more about the training options available for Microsoft Office 2016, please call free on 0800 2922842. Alternatively you can email using the Quick Form situated at the top of this page.

MS Office Excel Training Courses in Oxfordshire

Excel training courses delivered onsite in Oxfordshire

The Microsoft Office suite is the world’s most widely used collection of applications for producing documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, yet without specific training in each individual discipline, the full capability of the software can often go undiscovered.

Microsoft Excel is the first choice for businesses across the globe when a spreadsheet application is required, whether it is used to perform simple calculations or to create a database, or for more sophisticated uses such as performing complex mathematical formulas. An understanding of the basic concepts of Excel is often all a user has, either from being shown how to produce a table or graph and then simply repeating the process, or through the trial and error of teaching oneself.

We specialise in providing in-house training which can open up Excel and help your staff to use the software to its full potential. Working with any level of ability, our highly-experienced tutors can help beginners learn how to input data and carry out basic functions, while more competent Excel users can benefit from understanding macros and creating and using pivot tables. Excel has over 400 features designed to make office spreadsheet tasks easier.

Onsite training is a cost effective way of developing your employees’ skills, saving time by eliminating the need to travel to remote training centres. We bring with us all the training equipment needed, including laptops when required.

We offer in-house training throughout Oxfordshire, in all aspects of Microsoft Excel at foundation, intermediate and advanced levels, from as little as £55 per person. For more information about Microsoft Excel training courses throughout the county & UK, call free on 0800 2922842 or email using the quick form at the top of the page.

Excel Training Courses Northamptonshire

In-house Microsoft Excel Training delivered to companies throughout Northamptonshire

Employers today have an expectation that their employees are not just computer literate, but also well versed in the Microsoft Office suite of programmes. More and more businesses expect staff to have a level of competency which will ensure the efficient operation of their enterprise, and key to this is a well-trained and motivated work force.  Companies invest heavily in software licenses and in order to receive a good return on that investment, it is essential that staff take full advantage of the software’s functions. At the same time, employees feel valued if a company invests time and money in training its staff to perform to their best ability.

We specialise in tailor-made training for individuals or groups, delivered by very experienced professionals in your company’s own offices. Our tutors will identify the level of training required for each individual and will teach them the skills they need to maximise Excel’s effectiveness, whether users have only a rudimentary understanding of what Excel can offer, or have a higher level of competence. By conducting our training sessions in your own premises, valuable time can be saved by our tutors bringing any equipment required and planning the training sessions around your normal working day.

Many Excel users know only what they have been shown to do for a specific task or role, without realising the programme’s potential to do much more. From simple calculations and spreadsheet creation to using pivot tables and performing complex mathematical procedures, there are more than 400 functions in Excel which, when properly utilised, can make your business more efficient.

Our course prices start from £55 per person. An overview of our course content is available on the Microsoft Excel page. To find out more about onsite Excel training in Northamptonshire, call free on 0800 2922842 or use the Quick Enquiry Form at the top of the page.

Microsoft Excel Training Courses Cornwall

Excel training courses delivered at your own offices throughout Cornwall from £55 / person

Due to the appointment of further trainers, we are now delivering Microsoft Office training right across Cornwall. Our competitive group rates mean that you can now increase your employees’ Excel and Word skills from as little as £55 per person. Please see our Onsite Training page for our full pricing structure.

We provide Microsoft Office training at 3 levels for each application: Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced. Each level is a 1 day course and focuses on the essential skills needed to become proficient in a wide range of office tasks. Our Foundation course is ideal for individuals who have either never used Excel before, or only  refer to data provided by other users. The Intermediate course is aimed at employees who use Excel regularly, but who need to develop their skills with formulas and functions. This is our most popular course and can greatly increase productivity in the office, due to the wide range of topics covered during the day. The Advanced course is aimed at individuals who know their way around the more popular Excel functions, but wish to improve their knowledge further by increasing their range.

If you would like assistance in choosing the correct level for your employees, we can provide you with a free Training Needs Analysis. This consists of a simple tick-box form which we email to you and takes just a few minutes to complete. We will then analyse the results and advice on the most appropriate course for your Company needs.

We make it as easy as possible to arrange a Microsoft Excel or Word training course on your own premises. We bring the necessary projector and screen (or can utilise your own equipment if you prefer, including flat panel TV monitors.) We can also provide laptops for each delegate, so you don’t need a dedicated IT training room for any of our courses.

For more information about Microsoft Excel training courses in Cornwall please call 0800 2922842 or use our Quick Enquiry Form at the top of this page.

Microsoft Project Training Courses London

Microsoft Project training onsite at your own offices anywhere in London from £55 / person

To get the most out of Microsoft Project a properly structured training course can be invaluable. Trying to teach one’s self how to use the application is fraught with difficulties as the interface can be misleading.

A classic example of this is the practise which some project managers adopt of entering start and finish dates for tasks. One glance at the task sheet would indeed suggest that this is what is required, however doing so actually removes much of the software’s flexibility should it become necessary to reschedule tasks. When the plan is correctly scheduled in MS Project, subsequent changes will be easy to apply – at least as far as the software is concerned!

Observing a proper sequence in Microsoft Project when scheduling the plan will also pay dividends. In our 1 day Foundation Microsoft Project training course we show you how the software was designed to be used. Our belief is that when it comes to software, ‘we learn best by doing’. During the courses of the day on our Foundation course, delegates build a working  project together with the trainer. Staring from basics, we cover all of the vital skills necessary for delegates to be able to schedule any project of their own. Here is a brief overview of the topics covered:

  • Creating a new project
  • Defining project working times
  • Entering tasks
  • Setting milestones
  • Breaking the project into phases
  • Linking tasks to create dependencies
  • Setting lead & lag time
  • Entering deadlines
  • Creating a resource sheet
  • Allocating resources to tasks
  • Editing resource calendars
  • Dealing with resource over allocation
  • Understanding effort driven scheduling

A 1 day Foundation Microsoft Project course delivered at your own offices in London can cost as little as £55 per delegate (based upon 10 people in a group). Please see our Onsite Training page for full details including pricing.

Microsoft Office 365 training courses across the UK from £55 per person

MS Office 365 training delivered onsite at your own offices anywhere in the UK

Microsoft’s flagship Cloud based subscription service has become the choice for many organisations, however migration can be an issue. For a start, there appears to be confusion over the roles and differences between One Drive (formerly SkyDrive) and SharePoint services. Then there is the Microsoft Office 2013 software itself, designed specifically to work with the Office 365 subscription service. Getting to grips with this new system can be a challenge both for IT professionals and end users alike. We can help with both.

For professionals we offer a number of IT technical courses designed to get your technicians up to speed as quickly as possible. These include installing & configuring SharePoint, One Drive and the Office 2013 software suite. Courses are run at training centres in most of the major cities.

For the end user we find the best approach to be onsite group training, delivered at your own offices. This method is more cost effective and enables groups of employees to be trained in the use of Office 365 more quickly than attending public courses individually. Our 1 day onsite course covers the following main topics:

  • Overview of the new Office 2103 features
  • Working with SharePoint and saving files to the Cloud
  • Working with One Drive
  • Understanding file synchronisation
  • Accessing Office 365 services online

Through our extensive network of tutors we can deliver Microsoft Office 365 training onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Our group prices are as follows:

  •  1 – 3 employees: £450
  • 4 – 6 employees: £500
  • 7 – 10 employees: £550
  • 10+ employees: £550 + £50 / extra employee

For further details regarding Microsoft Office 365 training courses please use our Quick Enquiry form at the top of the page or call 0800 2922842.

Microsoft Excel Training Courses Hampshire

Onsite Microsoft Excel Training throughout locations in Hampshire

Companies increasingly rely on a sound knowledge and use of IT to ensure the smooth and efficient running of their businesses. In order to achieve this, it is essential that employees working within a company are fully trained on the use of the software packages in which their firm has invested. With software licences costing hundreds of pounds, it is imperative that a return on that investment is realised through fully utilising the software’s capabilities.

Microsoft Excel is the most widely used spreadsheet application in use today, though unless you have received specific training in all of its functions, it would be easy to miss using it to its full potential. Excel is more than just a method of performing simple calculations and keeping records, it can be used to analyse data and perform complicated mathematical formulas. As the majority of Excel users are self-taught, there are many of Excel’s 400 functions which are being underutilised, and knowledge of its full capabilities could make a significant improvement to a company’s bottom line.

We have delivered Excel training for a wide range of organisations at their own offices throughout the UK. The major benefit of onsite training is that it is flexible and cost-effective, as all the necessary equipment – including laptops, if required – is supplied by us and the training is delivered at a time to suit you. A training room can easily be set-up within your own facility, with the additional benefit of saving time and expense which would otherwise be lost through travelling to another venue.

Tailored training not only gives staff new skills but also helps to increase the contribution made to your business, as employees with greater knowledge will improve productivity. In a single day, a novice can be taught the fundamentals of Excel which will enable them to carry out most office spreadsheet tasks quickly and efficiently, while more experienced Excel users can refine and add to their skills, learning how to achieve more in less time.

Our course prices start from £55 per person. An overview of our Excel course content is available on the Onsite Training page. To find out more about onsite Microsoft Excel training across Hampshire, call free on 0800 2922842 or email us using our contact page.