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Microsoft Office Suite Subject Guide: Home

A pathfinder designed to educate people about using the various programs within Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, and Access).

Electronic Resource

Couldn't make it to one of our workshops?  Worry not!  We offer our library members access to thousands of online, on-demand video training tutorials on the most popular software and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, iPad and more.

To access the training module:

1. Go to
2. Click on the "Browse Tutorials" button.
3. Enter your username and password.  If you have not created an account yet, click on "Create New Account".
4. From the main dashboard you can search for software that you are interested in, or you can browse the menu on the left hand side of the page.

Web Resources

Excel Tutorial
This site walks beginners through the basics of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. Covers basics terms, types of data, formulas, functions, formatting, charts and graphing, and more.

ExcelTips Online
Stop here to check out easy-to use articles supplying tips and tricks for using Microsoft Excel. Information from over a thousand articles and tips covers all version of Excel, with tips clearly marked for the version where they will apply.

Microsoft -- Support and Services
"Use Support Online to access Microsoft Technical Support's entire collection of problem-solving tools and technical information, including the Knowledge Base, Troubleshooting Wizards, and downloads." This is the same searchable database used by Microsoft support technicians to answer most questions.

WordTips Online
Having trouble with Microsoft Word? This site has 1600 free tips and tricks to help Word work better, faster, and more easily for you. Tips cover many different versions of Word for the PC with tips clearly marked for the versions to which they apply.


Informational DVDs

Print Resources