Using Microsoft Office Online (2016)

Microsoft Office Online allows you to create, edit, share, and even collaborate on files with more ease than ever before. In this course, you'll learn how to take advantage of the many features offered online in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Course info
Rating
(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 23, 2016
Duration
2h 8m
Table of contents
Accessing and Creating Files Anywhere with Office Online
Managing Word Documents
Managing Excel Workbooks and Spreadsheets in Excel Online
Managing Presentations in PowerPoint Online
Getting Organized with OneNote Online
Description
Course info
Rating
(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 23, 2016
Duration
2h 8m
Description

If you're an Office 365 subscriber or have a Microsoft account, you have access to the Office Online applications, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. These applications allow you to access your files anywhere online--all you need is access to the Internet! In this course, Using Microsoft Office Online (2016), you'll start with Word. You'll learn how to create and access files, as well as many management techniques from editing text to adding graphics and tables. Next, you'll move on to Excel, where you discover how to sort and filter data, use formulas and equations, and work with references. You'll then move onto PowerPoint, where you will learn how to create great presentations using transitions, themes, and SmartArt. Finally, you'll learn how to create, edit, and share notebooks in OneNote. By the end of this course, you'll be able to use Microsoft Office Online's programs and powerful features with confidence.

About the author
About the author

Heather Ackmann is an accomplished instructor with a decade of teaching experience, helping students at the high school, college, and adult levels in a variety of topics. Specializing in Microsoft Office computer applications, she is a Microsoft Office Certified Master and holds a degree in English and Secondary Education.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Accessing and Creating Files Anywhere with Office Online
Whether you are an Office 365 business, enterprise, education, or home subscriber, or even not a subscriber at all, maybe you just have a free Microsoft account, no matter the case, everyone has access to the free Office Online applications, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. These applications allow you to access your files anywhere online. All you need is access to the internet via any popular browser. With Office Online, you can create new files, open existing files, or even share or collaborate in real time with your colleagues or friends. All you need is a Microsoft account to log in and get started.

Managing Word Documents
If your goal is to make a simple and quick edit to your Word document while on the go, Word Online is a great option for quickly accessing, formatting, and updating a document anywhere. Word Online, although it doesn't have as many features as the desktop version, allows you to quickly update a font, format simple paragraph options, apply styles, insert hyperlinks, or even add a table, picture, or just a documents margins, headers, and footers.

Managing Excel Workbooks and Spreadsheets in Excel Online
Excel Online has a surprising amount of features that you can use to view, find, calculate, and manipulate data, all freely available to anyone with a Microsoft account. There are some limits, however, depending on your subscription plan. If you just have a free Microsoft account, for example, you will be limited in the total size file you'll be able to open in Excel Online, that limit being 5 MB. I believe I received this error message when I attempted to open a simple contacts spreadsheet containing 50, 000 rows of names and addresses. Now that might seem like a lot, but considering what Excel is capable of holding, it's really not a lot. So do keep that in mind. If you don't have a paid Office 365 subscription, you will be severely limited in the size file you can open in Excel Online. Now feature wise, no matter your subscription, Excel Online does sport some of the most important features you'd need to quickly view or update spreadsheets while on the go, and for that reason Excel Online does make for one handy little tool for successful business professionals.

Managing Presentations in PowerPoint Online
PowerPoint Online has a variety of simple tools to help you create those last-minute changes to your presentation while on the go. In the next section, we will learn how to create a new presentation, add slides, and adjust the layout, change the presentation theme, or format simple things like font or the background. We'll also briefly discuss how to work with objects such as images and illustrations, how to insert pictures, shapes, and work with SmartArt, and finally we'll talk about how to incorporate slide transitions, animations, and how to view your slideshow, all from the convenience of your web browser.

Getting Organized with OneNote Online
No matter what kind of account you have, be it a free Microsoft Account, or a home or business Office 365 account, you have the ability to create your own OneNote notebooks to organize just about anything you like, and by the way, if you haven't used OneNote in the last oh, five years or so, you haven't used OneNote. It's been updated quite a bit in terms of what you can do with notebooks. This course won't even scratch the surface, and in fact if I'm being honest, I never really paid much attention to OneNote as an application until this app came out, Office Lens. This app is a phone app available for iPhones, Android phones, and of course Windows phones, and with it you can take a picture of just about anything, a piece of paper, a whiteboard, a projector screen at a conference, and Office Lens trims, enhances, and rotates pictures, making them readable, and what's more is that it automatically saves these pictures and notes, you guessed it, to OneNote. So why am I telling you about this app in a OneNote video? Because if you use OneNote, this app is an absolute must have, but I digress, there are many other uses for OneNote besides its integration with other programs and apps like Office Lens and even Outlook. OneNote makes collaboration with others quite easy. Think of it like a shared group binder where you can add sections, and pages, notes, links, files, even tags to content to make it easier to find. All of that and more, we'll be covering next.