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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Upgrading from Mac Word 2008 to Mac Word 2011 Video Tutorials

If you wish to upgrade from MS Office Word 2008 for the Mac to Word 2011 for the Mac, then the Migrating from Word 2008 for Mac to Word 2011 training course from lynda.com can help make the transition much easier for you. It's a series of video tutorials that teach you how to migrate from your old Mac Word 2008 workflow to Word 2011. I've posted a couple of video tutorials from the training series so you can get a better idea of what the course is like. Lynda.com is a great learning resource that has tons of tech-related tutorials ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Visitors of this site can get a 7-day FREE trial to lynda.com if you wish to find out more about their online training library of over 900 courses.

Migrating from Word 2008 for Mac to Word 2011 - Welcome

Migrating from Word 2008 for Mac to Word 2011 - Exploring the new Ribbon interface

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Here is a more detailed description of the course:

Training provider: lynda.com training
Title: Migrating from Word 2008 for Mac to Word 2011
Author: David Rivers
Duration: 1hr 2mins
Date of release: 8 March 2011

1. Getting Started
Understanding the reasons to switch
Exploring the new Ribbon interface
Controlling Word 2011 with keyboard shortcuts
Understanding file formats

2. Using Word 2011 in a Mixed Environment
Saving Word 2011 files in earlier Word file formats
Staying compatible with the Compatibility Report
Changing the default file format in Word 2011
Using the Open XML Converter for Mac
Best practices for managing files in a mixed environment

3. Performing Common Word 2008 Tasks in Word 2011
Automating tasks with macros
Writing equations
Formatting and styles using the toolbox
Changing document views
Matching destination formatting when pasting
Customizing the user interface
Inserting media
Saving documents to the cloud


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