Using Microsoft Office 2016


Using Microsoft Office 2016

Authors: Heather Fitzpatrick, Patricia Ciszek, J. Peter Bruzzese, Alan Wright, Diane McSorley, Heather Ackmann, Shari Oswald

Microsoft Office is a suite of cross-compatible applications and services that include programs for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, information management,... Read more

What will you learn

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Project
  • Publisher
  • Visio
  • Sway
  • Delve
  • Skype for Business


No prerequisites are necessary for this path.


In this section, you’ll get a glimpse of the interface, and learn all about the new features in Microsoft Office 2016.

What's New in Office 2016

by Heather Fitzpatrick

Dec 18, 2015 / 1h 35m

1h 35m

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Get up to speed and learn what's new in Office 2016 in this short course. This course covers all the new features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Visio, Project, Publisher, Skype for Business, Outlook on the Web, Delve, and Sway.

Table of contents
  1. The Difference between Office 2016 and Office 365
  2. What's New in Word 2016
  3. What's New in Excel 2016
  4. What's New in PowerPoint 2016
  5. What's New in OneNote 2016
  6. What's New in Outlook 2016
  7. What's New in Access 2016
  8. What's New in Visio 2016
  9. What's New in Project 2016
  10. What's New in Publisher 2016
  11. What's New in Skype for Business
  12. What's New in Outlook on the Web
  13. What's New in Delve
  14. What's New in Sway


In this section, you will learn the fundamentals of each of the different Microsoft Office applications and begin using them in a variety ways.

Microsoft Word (2016): Essentials

by Heather Ackmann

May 4, 2016 / 1h 31m

1h 31m

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Interested in learning how to use Microsoft Word for your job or daily personal use? This course is the one for you! In this course, you will learn how to get started in Word 2016 by exploring the toolbar, ribbon, and changes from previous versions. Next you will learn about all the different things you can do when working with a document in Word 2016. Finally, this course will teach you important information about formatting and working with text and paragraphs to create the perfect finished document. By the end of this course, you'll know your way around Microsoft Word and you'll be able to use its many features for a variety of projects.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started
  2. Working with Documents
  3. Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Excel 2016 for Windows and Mac: Essentials

by Pluralsight

Dec 21, 2015 / 2h 53m

2h 53m

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Learn the fundamentals of using and creating Excel spreadsheets, including entering and editing data, managing lists, writing formulas and using functions, formatting sheets, and printing your work.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Acquainted with Excel
  2. Data Entry Techniques
  3. Managing Lists with Excel 2016
  4. Calculating with Formulas and Functions
  5. Formatting Worksheets
  6. Printing Worksheets

Using Office PowerPoint (2016)

by Heather Ackmann

Apr 13, 2016 / 2h 59m

2h 59m

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PowerPoint is one of the best and most popular tools today for creating great presentations. Whether you are an IT Pro or just casual Office PowerPoint user, this course, Using Office PowerPoint 2016, will teach you the latest additions and features of PowerPoint 2016. First, you will learn how to set up your PowerPoint presentation. Next, you'll learn all about features and functions you can integrate into the presentation for a rich and dynamic experience. Finally, you'll learn about the different ways to present, publish, and share a finished PowerPoint presentation. By the end of this course, you'll be able to use PowerPoint like a pro and give fantastic presentations every time.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started
  2. Working with Presentations
  3. Working with Text, Tables, and Formatting Options
  4. Working with Pictures, Shapes, Objects, Charts, and SmartArt
  5. Transitions, Animations, Hyperlinks, and Actions
  6. Working with Video and Audio in PowerPoint 2016
  7. Setting up and Running a SlideShow

Using Outlook (2016)

by Shari Oswald

Apr 6, 2016 / 3h 20m

3h 20m

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This course introduces the new and improved features of Microsoft Outlook 2016. You'll become familiar with the layout of the Outlook environment, learn best practices for working with and managing email, and how to use the calendar, contacts, and tasks.

Table of contents
  1. The Basics of Outlook 2016
  2. Working with Email
  3. Managing Mail
  4. Working with the Calendar
  5. Working with Contacts
  6. Working with Tasks
  7. Other Items

OneNote 2016

by Heather Fitzpatrick

Dec 21, 2016 / 1h 8m

1h 8m

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If you are someone who uses OneNote and wants to maximize the use, this course OneNote 2016 is for you. First, you'll look at creating and adding to a notebook. Then, you'll look at writing notes, sending messages, and merging notes and sections. Finally, you'll explore how to tag, track changes, and share your notebooks with others on your team.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started
  2. Better Using Tools in OneNote
  3. Sharing OneNote

Microsoft Access (2016)

by Patricia Ciszek

Jun 27, 2016 / 4h 26m

4h 26m

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Do you have to create a desktop database? Microsoft Access 2016 is the tool for you. You will start with a brief introduction to Access 2016, before you get into tables, fields, queries, and form building. This course will teach you how to create browser-based databases with scalable and usable data. Software required: Microsoft Access (2016).

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started with Access 2016
  2. Working with Tables
  3. Fields and Queries
  4. Advanced Queries and Form Building
  5. Formatting and Printing
  6. Working with Data

Project 2016 for Business Professionals

by Diane McSorley

Apr 25, 2016 / 4h 25m

4h 25m

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Microsoft Project 2016 is a great tool to help any business professional manage their projects from beginning to end. In this course, Project 2016 for Business Professionals, you will learn how to use Project 2016 to organize and complete your projects more efficiently than ever. First, you'll learn how to create a plan, work with tasks, and set deadlines to make management easier down the road. Next, you'll work with resources and the resource calendar and you'll also cover managing your budget and timeline. Finally, you'll explore how to find and view information, how to create reports that you can present, and learn about master projects. By the end of this course, you'll have a better management system for your projects and you'll be able to increase the efficiency and quality of your work.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started with Project 2016
  2. Creating a Plan
  3. Working with Resources
  4. Managing Your Budget and Timeline
  5. Finding and Viewing Information
  6. Introduction to Reporting
  7. Creating Custom Reports, Tables, Fields, and Templates
  8. Master Projects

Using Publisher 2016

by Shari Oswald

Dec 21, 2016 / 1h 2m

1h 2m

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If you have a project that you want to integrate with Publisher 2016 this course, Using Publisher 2016, is the course for you. First, you will do a quick tour of Publisher and help get your projects organized. Then, you will cover different editing tips and tricks to fully utilize Publisher 2016. Finally, you will do a final check and edit before publishing your project. By the end of this course, you'll have a strong foundation of knowledge in order to use Publisher 2016 to to help enhance your projects.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started with Publisher
  2. Editing Tips and Tricks
  3. Save and Publish Your Project

Using Visio (2016)

by Alan Wright

Apr 6, 2016 / 2h 48m

2h 48m

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This course will introduce you to Visio 2016, Microsoft's application for creating visual diagrams, including flowcharts, process maps, network diagrams, organization charts, and more. You'll become familiar with shapes, stencils, templates, connectors, glue, themes, styles, containers, callouts, layers, embellishments, and working with text. You'll also learn best practices for printing and sharing, plus tips for creating diagrams and charts.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started with Visio 2016
  2. Shapes, Stencils, and Templates
  3. Tools
  4. Text
  5. Printing
  6. Sharing
  7. Tips

Using Office Sway (2016)

by Heather Fitzpatrick

Jun 17, 2016 / 38m


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If you want to learn a new, interactive way to give presentations, reports, and tell stories, then this course is for you! In Using Office Sway (2016), you'll learn the new features of Sway, how to create a Sway from scratch, how to grab attention with your content, and how to publish your storyline.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started
  2. Sway: Create Something New
  3. Sway: Grab Attention with Content
  4. Sway: Polish and Publish Your Storyline

Using Office Delve 365 (2016)

by Heather Fitzpatrick

Jun 22, 2016 / 33m


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Get up and running with Microsoft Office Delve 2016 in this short course! In this course, you'll learn the new features, how to work with the content card, how to make authoring easy, and tips on searching for content and people.

Table of contents
  1. Getting Started
  2. Working with the Content Card
  3. All About Me
  4. Authoring Made Easy
  5. Search for Content and People

Using Skype for Business

by Pluralsight

Jan 28, 2016 / 1h 7m

1h 7m

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The Skype for Business platform can be used for calls, conferencing, video, and sharing. Whether you are new to Skype for Business or if you're coming from Lync, this course will get you up and running with everything you need to know to simplify communication. This course covers new features, contacts, groups, change alerts, instant messaging, meetings, calls, and sharing content.

Table of contents
  1. New Features
  2. Getting Started
  3. Adding Contacts and Creating Groups
  4. Tagging for Status Change Alerts
  5. Communicating with Instant Messaging
  6. Connecting from Outlook
  7. Starting an Unscheduled Online Meeting or Conference Call
  8. Scheduling and Starting a Meeting
  9. Transferring a File in a Meeting
  10. Sharing Presentable Content
  11. Making an Audio Call
  12. Making a Video Call
  13. Recording and Publishing a Meeting


This section focuses on two of the most popular Microsoft Office applications: Word and Excel. You’ll take your foundational skills to the next level by learning more about styles, advanced formatting and tools, and functions.

Word 2016 for Power Users

by Heather Ackmann

Dec 21, 2016 / 2h 23m

2h 23m

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Go beyond the basics with this Word 2016 for Power Users course. If you are someone who uses Word in your day to day operations then this course will help you maximize your usage. First, you'll learn about advanced formatting options before customizing and editing configuration settings. Then, you'll move onto what makes your Word experience pop, the art, pictures, tables, symbols, and other advanced tools.

Table of contents
  1. Styles
  2. Advanced Formatting
  3. Word Tools

Excel 2016 for Power Users

by Diane McSorley

Dec 18, 2015 / 3h 18m

3h 18m

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Go beyond the basics in this Excel 2016 for Power Users course. Busy business professionals will learn how to advance their Excel 2016 skills by learning conditional formatting, functions, tables, graphics, and printing.

Table of contents
  1. Conditional Formatting
  2. Functions
  3. Tables
  4. Graphics
  5. Printing
  6. Review
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Using Microsoft Office 2016

  • Number of Courses15 courses
  • Duration34 hours
  • Skill IQ available Skill IQ

Microsoft Office is a suite of cross-compatible applications and services that include programs for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, information management, note-taking, project management, diagrams, and more. Being well-versed in Microsoft Office is a must for many business environments. This path will cover the essential information needed to be proficient in each one of the applications, as well as some advanced techniques in the more popular applications.

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