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Can you recommend online tutorials for Excel, Word, and MS Access?
February 10, 2010 3:28 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend online tutorials for Excel, Word, and MS Access?

I know a similar question was asked here a few years ago. I was wondering if the hive mind had any updated suggestions for an individual who was trained in these programs four years ago in college, but has only used them on a nominal level since.
posted by helios410 to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try www.mvps.org. I learned 90% of what I know of Access from Dev Ashish's MVP site; the other sites are nearly as good.
posted by Pragmatica at 3:37 PM on February 10, 2010


John Walkenbach is known as an Excel expert and has written many books on it. Lots of tips and links on his site, but not necessarily a tutorial per se. He does link to lots of other Excel pages and blogs, so you could potentially find anything you ever wanted to know about Excel in there somewhere.
posted by CathyG at 5:18 PM on February 10, 2010


This might sound obvious, but a lot of people don't come across it (and it wasn't mentioned in that last answer), but Microsoft has free online training for all of its products:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/
posted by beyond_pink at 6:16 PM on February 10, 2010


I would buy John Walkenbach's Excel book.
posted by dfriedman at 7:06 PM on February 10, 2010


For Excel, check out ExcelIsFun on youtube. Michael Girvin has over 1,000 Excel videos, organized into playlists, and you can download workbooks to play along at home if you like.
posted by Snerd at 7:13 PM on February 10, 2010


Microsoft is releasing a new 'game', called 'Ribbon Hero' that's aimed to get people familiar with Office features.
Disclaimer: I know of it because I work at MS, but I haven't tried the game.
posted by jacalata at 9:08 PM on February 10, 2010


The forum at Mr. Excel saved my ass many times, and helped me through a tempestuous period of teaching myself Excel VBA. They also have tutorials and a bookstore that includes e-books.
posted by bingo at 11:22 PM on February 10, 2010


Great Excel Resources posted here on metafilter

http://www.metafilter.com/63944/Oh-Noes-The-dreaded-REF-error

posted by MechEng at 9:59 AM on March 2, 2010


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