I envisioned most users of this site to know something about Word or Excel or PowerPoint, and a lot of the stuff that appears here is meant to enhance your skill set with those applications.
I also wanted to make this site applicable to those who are beginning to learn how to use those programs, so I realize the need to make it easy to navigate and show how to do things. Toward those ends, I’m including a combination of screen-by-screen tutorials and on-screen video tutorials so you can see exactly what the keystrokes and tips look like as they are being executed. The video tutorials will be links (to YouTube) that you’ll click on and for the most part, they’ll be short and to the point and under 5 minutes max in length. The exceptions will be the tutorials designed for those who are novice users of the programs and I’ll take a little more time with the beginning usage videos. I’ll also tag the user-level experience indicated for each tutorial. N for novices, I for intermediate users, and A for advanced users.
Over the years, I’ve learned what I needed these programs to do in my career as a division sales manager, a marketing manager, and providing tech help in education. I am by no means finished learning about all that these programs can do, so I’m open to your suggestions, tips, and tricks. My favorite quote is all about learning and applicable to this site’s intentions.
“Nothing more can be attempted than to establish the beginning and direction of an infinitely long road. The pretention of any systematic or definitive completeness would be, at least, a self-illusion. Perfection can here be obtained by the student in the individual sense that he communicates all he has been able to see.” — Carlos Casteñeda
So I’m still on that infinitely long road and will attempt to communicate what I’ve been able to see. Join me on the trip!
Thanks for stopping.