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Microsoft Office Online

Self-taught course


The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Office Online are sufficient to be able to use and operate the applications in the Microsoft Office Online suite effectively including how to access the applications, create and share files, use the applications in conjunction with other programs and services and much more.

Target audience

Anyone who is new to Office Online and Office 365.


Microsoft Office Online assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and internet browsers.

Topics covered

Introduction to Office Online

  • Working in the Cloud
  • Understanding Office Online
  • Office Online and Office 365
  • Accessing Office Online From the Home Page

Starting With Office Online

  • Accessing OneDrive
  • The OneDrive Screen
  • Uploading Files
  • Opening Files From OneDrive
  • Editing OneDrive Files
  • Deleting Files
  • Creating a New Document
  • The Office Online Screen
  • Understanding the Backstage
  • Saving a Document
  • Reading View vs Editing View
  • Opening an Existing Document
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Accessing Desktop Version in Office Online
  • Using Tell Me What You Want to Do

Starting With Word Online

  • Performing Basic Editing
  • Understanding Font Formatting
  • Basic Font Formatting
  • Creating Lists
  • Applying Styles to Text
  • Printing a Document

Working With Word Online

  • Inserting Pictures
  • Inserting Online Pictures
  • Inserting Headers and Footers
  • Inserting Page Numbers
  • Formatting Page Numbers
  • Removing Page Numbers
  • Inserting Page Breaks
  • Inserting and Selecting Tables
  • Working With Columns and Rows
  • Formatting Tables
  • Working With Footnotes
  • Working With Endnotes
  • Inserting Comments
  • Working With Comments

Starting With Excel Online

  • The Excel Online Screen
  • Selecting in Excel Online
  • Applying Basic Font Formatting
  • Applying Alignment
  • Applying Number Formatting
  • Understanding Data Editing
  • Inserting and Deleting Cells
  • Understanding Formulas
  • Editing Formulas in a Workbook

Working With Excel Online

  • Inserting Tables
  • Inserting Charts
  • Working With Chart Labels and Axes
  • Creating Surveys
  • Sharing Surveys
  • Editing Surveys
  • Inserting Comments
  • Working With Comments

Starting PowerPoint Online

  • The PowerPoint Online Screen
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Working With Slides
  • Adding Text to Slides
  • Adding a Theme

More PowerPoint Online

  • Inserting Shapes
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Formatting Pictures
  • Inserting SmartArt
  • Formatting SmartArt
  • Transitions and Animations
  • Changing the View
  • Presenting a Slide Show
  • Inserting and Replying to Comments
  • Working With Comments

Starting With OneNote Online

  • Creating a New Notebook
  • The OneNote Online Screen
  • Working With Sections and Pages
  • Organising Pages
  • Adding Text in Note Containers
  • Inserting Tables
  • Inserting Pictures and Clip Art
  • Printing in OneNote Online

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • understand what Office Online is and how to access it
  • understand and access Office Online to create, save and edit common Microsoft Office documents
  • understand Word Online and how to use it
  • work with more advanced features of Word Online
  • understand Excel Online and how it can be used
  • work with more advanced features of Excel Online
  • access and navigate PowerPoint Online
  • work with the advanced features of PowerPoint Online
  • understand and work with OneNote Online

Watsonia workbook with 88 topics. Files for the exercises are provided on a CD or can be downloaded here

System requirements

Internet Explorer, Office Online, Microsoft Office 365


Approximately 10 hours

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