Best crash course for general office software?
October 6, 2012 4:41 PM Subscribe
After a year off after graduating from art school, my friend needs to find a job and is contemplating a temp agency to look for general office work. I know that agencies typically run prospective hires through computer based proficiency evaluators, and we're wondering the best/quickest way to polish up these skills before hand.
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She knows her way around Word and Excel 2007 (casual use, not power user stuff), but has been using OpenOffice/LibreOffice for the last few years and is completely unfamiliar with Office 2010.
So, my questions:
1. What's the best online tutorial for Office that's focused on basic proficiency, not necessarily mastery? Bonus points for free (or cheap).
2. Is it worth the time to train with both 2007 and 2010, or would someone that's used to the 2007 interface be able to translate their 2010 training backwards?
3. Aside from Word, Excel, and general typing and 10-key, are there any other computer skills that temp agencies typically test for an entry level office job? My friend uses web-based Outlook for email, and hasn't used a business-style email program in several years.