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Ratchet Up Your Microsoft Office Skills at the Library

Ratchet Up Your Microsoft Office Skills at the Library

Posted February 12, 2009 B By Joanne Mullowney

Are you looking to improve your Microsoft Office skills? The Library is upgrading all of its public computers’ software to Microsoft Office 2007 in early March, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Come in and practice so that your skills will be totally up-to-date.

To facilitate the changeover, The Library will add a new course to its training roster, Introduction to Office 2007. This course is an introduction to the major changes between Office 2003 and Office 2007. It covers the ribbon, the Quick Access Toolbar, the Microsoft Office button, the tab bar, the new file formats and saving as PDFs. This class is for those who are familiar with Office 2003 components.

For those who would prefer and are more comfortable with the Office 2003 drop down menus, the Library will also be adding OpenOffice 3, open source office software that consists of a suite of programs that includes word processing functionality, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more to all of its public computers.

The Library also regularly offers computer training classes in Microsoft Office components, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  These classes will be in a transitional format while we access the public demand for the class offerings using the updated software.  For the month of March, the Excel Basics and the Introduction to PowerPoint will be offered using Office 2007 software.  It is highly recommended that users take the Introduction to Office 2007 prior to enrolling.   Our March introductory word processing class will be offered using Open Office.

Registration for classes begins on February 15th.  Classes are free of charge to East Brunswick Library cardholders.  Cardholders can register online at  Click on the Sign Me Up link on the desired class and sign in using your library card and PIN numbers.  Noncardholders must sign up for a class in person.  A fee of $10 is due at the time of registration.  Individuals who would like assistance with registration should call the information desk at 732-390-6767.