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Can you Excel?

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

We frequently get requests from people for Microsoft Excel training. Unfortunately, at this time, Academic Computing Services is unable to offer instructor-led training on this topic. There is, however, CBT available through the Library (see http://www.unt.edu/helpdesk/CBT_Training_on_web.htm). Also, through the Microsoft Office site license agreement, we have something that is called "Office, Step by Step." This is a tutorial that can be purchased for a minimal feel from the UNT Bookstore for use at home. If you would like to use it here on campus, you can ask your Network Manager to install the tutorial on your computer and in the General Access Lab of your choice (if it is not already available there). There are also minicourses offered on this topic from time to time (for a fee). See: http://www.unt.edu/ccecm/cont_ed/Minicourse/Courses/UNT_Computers.htm

Last, but not least, there is Sandy Burke's award-winning Excel97 tutorial, available at http://www.unt.edu/training/Excel97/index.htm It was recently selected as a featured site in Lightspan's StudyWeb® (http://www.studyweb.com/) as one of the best educational resources on the Web. According to their promotional material, "StudyWeb® is one of the Internet's premier sites for educational resources for students and teachers." Since 1996, their "expert reviewers have scoured the Internet to select only the finest sites to be included in StudyWeb's listing of educational links. Each site in StudyWeb® includes a detailed review describing its editorial and visual merits." StudyWeb

Sandy has is also prepared a Microsoft Excel 2000 tutorial, but it is only in PDF format and must be downloaded for use. To access this, see http://www.unt.edu/training/trainTin.htm and scroll to the bottom of the page. You can then choose the tutorial for download. Happy Excelling!