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Getting started with Word, including Word 2007 training, tools to make moving from Word 2003 (or earlier) to Word 2007 much easier including Word 2003 to 2007 command reference and how to build your own Ribbon tabs

I saw these links in the latest Microsoft downloads e-mail, but the more I looked into this the more I was amazed:

  • Training materials you can use to deliver training on Word 2007 to your customers
  • Tools that load onto a customers PC to enable them to find Word 2003 commands in Word 2007
  • Tools that put a useful set of getting started tools into a "Getting Started" tab within word
  • Tools to build your own customised Ribbon tabs

I'm going to start with the simplest of tools, the Interactive Command Reference.  The Word 2007 Guide- Word 2003 to Word 2007 interactive command reference guide is available online, but the link is to the standalone downloadable version - which gives you an emulation of Word 2003, you click around on it and it then tells you where to find the selected item in Word 2007.  great for that "Where has my command gone" conversations.

Getting Started Tab for Word 2007 (download here)

As you can see this tab has several features - the 1st one takes you off to the online version of the downloadable tool stated above.

It then takes your to several pieces of online training - the best of which was the online demos on how to use word (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA101672751033.aspx) and then the 4 online courses (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/CR100654561033.aspx) covering

For delivering training yourself or going along in a self paced way, there are a number of PowerPoints that you can download and tailor to your needs.  All of the current Office training is linked off of this site , but the only item on Word that is downloadable is currently located at Training presentation- Word 2007—Get up to speed

Finally, if you like the Getting Started Tab, then the MSDN site that tells you how they did it and enabled you to build your own custom ribbon tabs - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266217.aspx





Posted Sun, Feb 18 2007 7:21 PM by David Overton

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