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Microsoft Word & Excel Training

Many of us are largely self-taught in using programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We also have the massive resources of the Internet at our disposal to find solutions to particular problems. This combination will often allow us to find a way of achieving what we need to do. However, it's less likely that it will always ensure we find the best way of doing something. We have the opportunity to offer hands on computer classes with an instructor who has years of experience using and teaching these programs and offers practical examples that you can take with you in order for you to be more efficient in your day to day work.


February 21, 2018
Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Cost: GPVSB Members - 2 FREE SEATS!    Non-Members - $175.00

Learn how to get around Microsoft Word! This hands-on course allows you to unveil all the goodies! If you currently are a Microsoft Word User, and have never taken any formal training (or it’s been awhile), this course is for you. Learn how to quickly format and enhance your document and line text up (properly!) with margins, tabs and tables. Tons of keystroke shortcuts will be covered. This hands-on course allows will show you the proper way to work with it so that it is painless to update when changes need to be made!

February 22, 2018
Excel for Beginners
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Cost: GPVSB Members - 2 FREE SEATS!  |  Non-Members - $175.00

If you have never built a spreadsheet or consider yourself a newbie in this area, this course is for you! Learn to create a spreadsheet and put in some basic formulas to make Excel do the math for you! We’ll also cover some printing techniques. Anybody can do it, it’s easy! This hands-on course will get you started! If you want to continue with your learning, take the Tips and Tricks course before tackling the Intermediate!

Excel Tips and Tricks
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Cost: GPVSB Members - 2 FREE SEATS!  |  Non-Members - $175.00

Do you use currently use Excel and are pretty sure there are things you might be doing the long way? Would you like to come and learn some faster ways to get your spreadsheet working for you? This hands-on course will also review formulas, including absolute references, printing techniques, as well as dozens of tips regarding copying cells, autofill, formatting and more. It will give you a whole new appreciation for Excel! If you have some experience with Excel, you’ll love this course.

February 23, 2018 
Word - Mail Merge, Labels, Forms, Fields & Tables
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Cost: GPVSB Members - 2 FREE SEATS!  |  Non-Members - $175.00

If you want to create a letter/certificate/label/envelope, etc for a list of people, you need to learn how to use Mail Merge! It is simple and saves you hours of time personalizing each one. Learn how to place fields in your document to make forms and other important information such as the date you created your document. You should be a bit familiar with Word  before taking this course, but it’s not too advanced, anybody can do it!

Word Styles - Using Styles, Automatic Numbering & Creating a Table of Contents
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Cost: GPVSB Members - 2 FREE SEATS!  |  Non-Members - $175.00

Do you have a manual or a report where you would like to keep consistent titles? You can with a  document created using styles! If you change the formatting on title, you can automatically change them all! And the beauty of it is that these styles can be used to create a table of contents, complete with page numbers! Take this hands on course and learn how to make  Word really work for you! You should be pretty comfortable with the basics of Word to take this course.

Workshops instructed by Joanne Swensrude, Know it Sooner Computer Training

These are hands-on courses. Please bring your laptop with Microsoft Excel and Word installed. There will be a limited supply of laptops available for use if you do not have your own.

2 Free seats per workshop for Member Agencies! Limited Seating!


Courses will be located at GPVSB, Community Village - Building C,  11016 102 Ave Grande Prairie, AB

For more information and to register contact:
Barb Burroughs, Programs Manager at 780-532-2727  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Disclaimer: All workshop schedules and content are subject to change without notice.


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