MS Office 2016 best books?



  • Hello all! This is my intro post and a question all in one.

    1. Here's my story so far.
    2. What are the authoritative books to learn MS Office 2016? (ie Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

    From #1 above, you can see I'm focusing on:

    • understanding the Mike Myers Network+ book (I've already read it completely) and
    • successfully completing the tasks Scott Allan Miller listed here (I'm using RHEL 7.4)

    For this thread though, I ask about Office 2016, because the spring semester starts up in about two weeks and I always use Word and Powerpoint during the semester so I thought why not try to become a master in their use. (especially Powerpoint!) So far, I have "MS Word 2016 Step by Step by Joan Lambert". Suggestions? Thank you!



  • MS Office, or any other office productivity software has nothing to do with IT.



  • I don't know of any specific books, but I always see them in the Library. You could probably find some there.

    I even seen some like "MS Word for seniors" and such, they usually have them all.



  • I tend to use The Google for learning productivity software. Rather than studying a curriculum, consider learning based off of what tasks you need to do with X productivity software.



  • Microsoft's MSPress has a lot of titles for learning MS Office and individual office products at all levels. This would be your best bet as they know what needs to be covered and work very hard to make sure that the resources are very good.

    They also have MS Office certification resources which might be useful as those are highly structured.



  • @scottalanmiller said in MS Office 2016 best books?:

    Microsoft's MSPress has a lot of titles for learning MS Office and individual office products at all levels. This would be your best bet as they know what needs to be covered and work very hard to make sure that the resources are very good.

    They also have MS Office certification resources which might be useful as those are highly structured.

    I've always had the best success with MS Press books. I've never looked at MS Office related books from them, but their Server related books were great despite what some reviews may say. I've been through at least 7 of them cover-to-cover just within the last few years.



  • @tim_g said in MS Office 2016 best books?:

    @scottalanmiller said in MS Office 2016 best books?:

    Microsoft's MSPress has a lot of titles for learning MS Office and individual office products at all levels. This would be your best bet as they know what needs to be covered and work very hard to make sure that the resources are very good.

    They also have MS Office certification resources which might be useful as those are highly structured.

    I've always had the best success with MS Press books. I've never looked at MS Office related books from them, but their Server related books were great despite what some reviews may say. I've been through at least 7 of them cover-to-cover just within the last few years.

    They have a lot of incentive to make sure that the books are good.



  • I guess I should be good to go then because the current book I'm using now is listed on the MSPress site:
    https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-word-2016-step-by-step-9780735697775

    Thank you.



  • @johann said in MS Office 2016 best books?:

    I guess I should be good to go then because the current book I'm using now is listed on the MSPress site:
    https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-word-2016-step-by-step-9780735697775

    Thank you.

    Step by Step is a great place to get started, but is really meant for newcomers to the products. Great if you are, but if you are looking for MOUS level stuff, it'll be pretty lean.


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