Master Word and Excel with Handy Step-by-Step Videos

Last Updated Sep 6, 2011 3:42 PM EDT

How well do you know Word and Excel? These programs aren't just the most common tools in the Office suite, they're the all-around workhorses in your office. Yet there's a lot of power tucked away in these programs you would use if you could, but you just don't know about it. You probably know how to add a table of contents to a Word document, for example, but do you know how to radically customize that TOC? Or consider Excel -- do you know all the tricks for building a workbook from multiple sources of data, or creating pivot charts to analyze your information?

Well, fret not, because I've got some videos to help you out. These aren't videos with kittens in them. Admittedly, those would be awesome too, but in this case I've found a collection of videos that support O'Reilly Media's Step-By-Step books on Word 2010 and Excel 2010.

O'Reilly has posted the videos for the Microsoft Excel 2010 Step By Step and Microsoft Word 2010 Step By Step books on YouTube. There are about 30 videos in total, each about 10-15 minutes in length. The videos are detailed and high instructional, though they do tend to move a bit slowly at times, as the authors insist on narrating every detail of each step, even when you can clearly see what is being demonstrated on screen. Nonetheless, the videos have a ton of valuable information to impart.

As you can see when watching the videos, they work best when used in conjunction with the book, as the videos rely on data files included on disc. That's okay, though -- you can easily follow the lessons even if you don't have the exact same data in your copy of Word or Excel. These videos are a bounty of knowledge, so be sure to take advantage of them. [via gHacks]

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