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UWFox Offers Computer Training Classes

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is offering an opportunity for computer users to really get acquainted with several popular software programs. “Getting to Know Word 2007,” “Mastering Word 2007,” “Getting to Know Excel 2007,” and “Mastering Excel 2007” are being offered through the UWFox Office of Continuing Education with all classes being held at the Menasha campus.

“Getting to Know Word 2007” shows how this updated version of the popular word processing program is easier and more efficient than ever!  Word 2007 offers a new user interface, improved header and footer capabilities and a better mail merge. Participants will learn how to discover new tricks for document creation, editing, formatting, proofing for accuracy, as well as how to improve documents with tables and graphic elements.  This class is offered on three consecutive Monday evenings, March 16, 23 and 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

“Mastering Word 2007” explains how to improve personal proficiency by customizing and automating the way Word 2007 works. For those challenging and creative tasks, like creating a departmental organizational chart, or a flyer – without any desktop publishing software – participants will learn how to use various Word 2007 features. For example, with the program’s Smart Art, participants can easily create a process, hierarchy or relationships between items, and with text wrapping, WordArt, Text Boxes, Pull Quotes and more, it’s possible to create a flyer with ease. Word 2007 provides the tools and more to produce attractive documents in less time and effort than ever before. This class is offered on three consecutive Monday evenings, April 6, 13 and 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

For those individuals working with numbers and having basic computer skills, who are also required to store and filter data, run calculations, run reports, update existing data and more in their job, then “Getting to Know Excel 2007,” is a wonderful learning opportunity.  Participants will explore the Excel environment, learn how to manipulate data, insert and delete cells, columns, and rows, work with basic options like Find and Select, Spell Check, and update worksheets. They will also learn to manage multiple worksheets and discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted electronic worksheets quickly and efficiently. This course is primarily for Excel beginners or self-taught spreadsheet users, and is offered on three consecutive Monday evenings, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

With “Mastering Excel 2007,” participants can create, edit, format and print basic spreadsheets using Excel 2007. Participants will learn how to reduce repetitive tasks and display spreadsheet data in more effective ways. Additionally, participants will reorganize the data and display the data in a chart or a graph, add a graphic and learn how to make a workbook into an attractive worksheet available for clients or colleagues in a web format. Excel’s PivotTables can quickly combine and compare data when manual comparisons of large amounts of data are difficult, and students will learn how to display that information graphically on a PivotChart. This class is offered on three consecutive Thursdays, April 9, 16 and 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

All four classes are taught in the UWFox Computer Lab by Jack Marcoe, B.S., Independent Software Training Consultant and Life Coach. Each class has a fee of $89, which includes a course manual and a CD of class files. For more information about any or all of the classes, or to register for any of the classes, contact the UWFox Office of Continuing Education, 920-832-2636 or email cathy.paynter@uwc.edu, or visit http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/conted/.

Posted 03/04/2009