MS Word 2011 Tutorial Aims to Boost Mac Users' Business Productivity

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[] Toronto, Canada - A new video course for Microsoft Word 2011 offers to help Mac users master the latest edition of the world's leading word processing solution, with a special focus on business use. The introductory level training, which includes 75 tutorials, shows how to use the program to create basic documents, perform mail merges, create email campaigns, compose complex manuals and documentation and more. Other topics include generating templates, utilizing advanced formatting, produce electronically fillable forms.

"Almost every computer user has encountered Microsoft Word, but there's a wide range in the level of understanding," said Chris Johns, content specialist for Infinite Skills. "Word is often thought of as a basic word processor, and while it's definitely great for that purpose, there are also hidden features that make it a superb business tool. We've created these tutorials to help everyone - especially beginners - expand what they're able to do."

The Word 2011 tutorial video course is structured around a series of project-based examples, each highlighting a different area of Word functionality and gradually growing more complex as the training advances. The first project is Creating a Letter, in which viewers learn word processing tasks such as setting page sizes and margins, using spell check, saving in different file formats and printing. Next, the tutorials cover Carrying Out a Mail Merge and Generating an Email Campaign, showing how to produce customizable messages that also take advantage of Word's cross-compatibility with MS Outlook. The Greeting Card chapter demonstrates working with images and decorative formatting, and the Manual/Documentation Creation segment offers a comprehensive look at creating document maps, page styles and footnotes as well as adding watermarks and exporting to PDF.

The sections that follow go through Creating Templates that can function as letterhead and form business letters; Using Skydrive for cloud-based collaboration; and Using Formatting Extras such as tabs, columns and charts. Before concluding, Microsoft Word 2011 tutorials also devote time to the program's data gathering and management capabilities, with a special chapter on user-fillable forms that includes methods for collecting submitted information, and a separate look at strategies for working with Word tables and Excel spreadsheets, separately and linked.

"Some Word tutorials just offer an overview of features one by one, without ever looking at how they work together or how you might actually use them to get work done," said Colin Boyd, sales director of Infinite Skills. "We've already seen a swell in interest in our Office 2011 tutorials because of our practical focus on real world tasks."

Course author Guy Vaccaro is a professional technology trainer and consultant who has conducted training sessions for hundreds of small and large companies. He specializes in business productivity software and database optimization, and he has produced over a dozen other software training courses for Infinite Skills.

Pricing and Availability:
The Microsoft Word 2011 Training Video package can be ordered on DVD-ROM or as a direct download from the Infinite Skills website. Both versions retail for $49.95 (USD) and include usable sample files. A complete Microsoft Office 2011 Training Package with tutorials for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook may also be purchased for $149.95. More information about the Word 2011 training, including a full list of lessons and 17 free demos, can be found on the product page.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Infinite Skills is a leading provider of computer based training for individuals, businesses and educational institutions. Combining content delivery innovation with a strong emphasis on customer service, the provides cost effective training solutions for the world's most popular creative and productivity software platforms and programming languages. Infinite Skills continues to release new tutorials and expand the formats in which its training can be accessed, from DVDs to mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2011 Infinite Skills Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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