IT training courses: short sessions for maximum impact

Do you struggle with mail merges, fight with uncontrollable paragraph numbering, or simply give up trying to create a table of contents for a long document? Or maybe you work with long lists of data which are difficult to interpret? There’s no need to despair – help is at hand, thanks to Milsted Langdon’s IT training services.

In addition to our full-day training courses, we offer short IT training sessions covering elements of Microsoft Word and Excel for which users most frequently request assistance, such as PivotTables, mail merge, table of contents, and multi-level list numbering for large documents.

Many self-taught users muddle their way through tasks, which isn’t the best use of time or effort. Our training enables you to expand your Microsoft skills base now through the correct use of these features.

For a short period, we are offering in-depth sessions at our Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil offices at a promotional rate of £99 plus VAT per person. To express an interest in one of these sessions, or to discuss bespoke IT training, please contact us.

Promotional sessions:

PivotTables (Excel 2010) – click here to see course content

Suitable for intermediate level users. Duration: 3.5 hours (approximately)

Interpreting a large list of data – for example, sales figures for every product a company makes – can be difficult. Data sometimes needs to be extracted and presented in a more meaningful manner. The answer is to create a PivotTable report – an interactive table that can extract, organise, and summarise your data.

This comprehensive course will introduce you to the versatility and power of PivotTables.  You will learn how to extract and present data, make comparisons, detect patterns, and identify trends.

Mail Merge (Word 2010)  – click here to see course content

Suitable for beginner to intermediate level users. Duration: 3 hours (approximately)

Mail merge – two words which can strike fear into the hearts of self-taught users of Microsoft Word. This feature is used for mass mailing and allows a user to create a set of documents that are essentially the same, but where each document must contain differing unique elements, such as the recipient address and greeting line.

This short course will walk you through the simple process of producing documents, labels and e-mails for mass mailings.

Table of Contents (Word 2010) – click here to see course content

Suitable for beginner to intermediate level users. Duration: 2.5 hours (approximately)

It is a good idea to include a table of contents in a long document to make it easy for users to quickly navigate to a particular section. Manually typing a list of contents will cause unnecessary work, and can lead to errors if headings are changed or sections are moved. A table of contents, automatically generated from the document heading styles, is the solution.

This short course will demonstrate the correct process to create, modify and update a table of contents, and will highlight the common mistakes experienced by many inexperienced users.

Multi-level list numbering and working with large documents (Word 2010) – click here to see course content

Suitable for intermediate level users. Duration: 3.5 hours (approximately)

Controlling multi-level list numbering (for example, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1) in large documents can be a confusing business. Poor, inconsistent or hidden formatting will cause the simplest of tasks, like inserting a new numbered paragraph, to go dreadfully wrong.

This course will show you how to customise paragraph and multi-level numbering styles, and demonstrate how linking the two together will help eradicate formatting issues. Learn to add section breaks to control page numbering, include cross-referencing and bookmarks, and discover how linking ‘Ref fields’ to bookmarks can automatically populate data in several places throughout a document.

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