29 Feb, 2024

Microsoft Products

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Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a subscription service that ensures one has the most up-to-date productivity tools from Microsoft. Plans include Office desktop apps such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as online storage and cloud-connected features. Learn more about the available products and services with the Library’s online classes. Sign up for a Microsoft 365 free 30-day trial to follow along. 

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Microsoft Word 

This application helps you format, manipulate, print, save and share text-based documents.  Available as a desktop version and an app, Word is commonly used for letters, resumes, invoices and other documents. 

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Microsoft Excel 

This application helps you format, manipulate, print, save and share spreadsheets.  Available as a desktop version and an app, Excel features calculation, graphing tools and pivot tables, and is commonly used for budgets and other calculations. 

Follow along with these virtual library programs: 

  • Microsoft Excel Basics Workshop (9/2/2020 and 7/15/2020): Learn the basic structure of a worksheet and workbook, along with basic formatting, functions and data types 
  • Microsoft Excel: Simple Budgets Workshop (8/5/2020 and 5/7/2020): Learn about different budget templates in Excel and the best one for your needs 
  • Microsoft Excel: Charts, Tables, and Visualizations (10/30/2020): Help your data tell a story. Learn how to select, analyze, and visualize data using Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Excel: Pivot Tables Workshop (11/11/2020): Pivot tables allow you to extract the significance from large detailed databases. Learn how to produce solid informative reports for presentation and your boss!

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Microsoft PowerPoint 

This applications helps you create presentations using slides to share information, images, multimedia and more and is commonly used for business presentations, outlines and certificates.  

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Microsoft OneNote 

This application lets you take notes, organize information and collaborate with other users by gathering notes, drawings, screen clippings, commentaries and other resources into a single location. 

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  • Learn how to take notes and share them, explore interface features and explore the latest workflow enhancements.  Tutorials cover easy ways to format your text, organize notebooks, use stationery, work with tables, perform research and integrate your notes with Outlook in the OneNote Training and Tutorials on Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning). Requires Plano Public Library card 
  • Explore OneNote Help & Learning resources and OneNote Video Training from Microsoft 
  • Complete the Microsoft Office 365: OneNote tutorial from Learning Express (requires Plano Public Library card) 

Microsoft OneDrive 

This application offers internet-based storage to anyone with a Microsoft account.  It allows you to store, sync and share files across multiple devices and users. 

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