Ramblings of a Digital Educator

December 1, 2006

Learn how to use OpenOffice or MS Office (online tutorials)

Filed under: General Blogging — dtrask @ 11:22 am

Training is often a word that I see crop up on many list that I belong to. As much as I dislike the use of the word “training” in this case, I do understand what folks are asking for. I have often recommended several websites that have online “training” available for free. These sites allow folks to work at their own pace and are always there to fall back on should you need additional help.

OpenOffice

OpenOffice is the popular Open Source Office Suite (http://www.openoffice.org). It is available cross-platform and it is free. OpenOffice is powerful and very useful…especially given that anyone can have a copy and run it on most any modern computer. Here are a few site that you can access to help you get started or polish your skills with OpenOffice!

LearnOpenOffice.org excellent site with HTML tutorials or Flash videos

e-learning for OpenOffice online flash-based tutorials (very nice)

Newsforge OpenOffice training videos scroll down to the bottom to access the videos

Tutorials for OpenOffice A lot of great tutorials. Be sure to check out the “links” page for more great stuff!

OpenOffice.org Check out the main site or check out support for links to more help


Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a popular commercial office suite. Unlike OpenOffice, it is not free, but can be purchased from many sources online or in retail stores. Do not pirate software! If you do not have the appropriate licenses, you cannot install it on your computer at home. Check with your IT department first. If you are a user of MS Office and wish to hone your skills, I have compiled a list of online training resources for you below. The list below is a small sample of free resources, however, there are a lot of CD’s, video’s, and other resources available online and at a various retail outlets.

Microsoft Sometimes the one of the best places is direct from the source! Training from MS.

EducationOnlineForComputers.com
Training in all aspects of MS Office available here (requires sign-up)

University of Wisconsin – Stout Site has info about training including tipsheets, tutorials and printable web pages

Tutor Via Computer
free tutorials on MS Office topics

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3 Comments »

  1. […] Ramblings of a Digital Educator blog has some great links to free online OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office […]

    Pingback by Carputers News and Computer Tips » Blog Archive » Configuring the OpenOffice.org suite for use in a Microsoft Office world… — January 28, 2007 @ 2:54 am | Reply

  2. […] Ramblings of a Digital Educator blog has some great links to free online OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office […]

    Pingback by Carputers News and Tips » Blog Archive » Configuring the OpenOffice.org suite for use in a Microsoft Office world… — August 17, 2007 @ 10:42 am | Reply

  3. I would like to suggest another good Microsoft Office resource:

    http://www.free-training-tutorial.com

    Comment by jackgopher — July 28, 2008 @ 6:23 am | Reply


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