Upgrading to Windows 8 and Office 2013

What does this course offer you?

This elearning course is designed for users of earlier Office versions who need to upgrade from Office XP or alternatively Office 2003 to Office 2013 and from Windows XP to Windows 8. The course explains in detail the basic functions of the system software Windows and the programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as advancements and improvements.

What does this course include?

In addition to the instructional content, practice exercises and test questions are also included.


Course Topics

  • Overview
  • Getting started
  • Multitasking
  • Internet Explorer
  • Searching and finding
  • Explorer
  • Connected devices
  • Windows Store
  • PC settings
  • Settings and Help

  • The new interface
  • About the Ribbon
  • Handling documents
  • Creating new documents
  • New file formats
  • Protected View
  • SmartArt graphics
  • Using themes
  • Improved clipboard and screenshot function
  • Printing in Office
  • Editing pictures
  • Inserting and modifying charts
  • Sharing documents
  • Tables in Word and PowerPoint
  • Contextual spell-checking via the status bar

  • Navigation pane
  • Editing PDF documents
  • Day-to-day work and correspondence
  • Uniform appearance using themes
  • Uniform appearance using styles
  • Creating a publication 1
  • Creating a publication 2
  • Creating a publication 3
  • Collaborating on documents
  • Improved document review
  • Working in Reading mode

  • Day-to-day work
  • Flash Fill and Quick Analysis of data
  • Printing tables
  • Formulas and functions
  • Conditional Formatting and Sparklines
  • Sorting
  • Defined cell areas
  • Suggestions for charts and PivotTables
  • Filtering with slicers

  • Day-to-day work
  • Enhanced presenter tools
  • Efficient pasting and editing
  • Charts in PowerPoint
  • Handling multimedia
  • Formatting and designing content
  • Preparing portable presentations

  • The new interface
  • Editing and sending e-mails
  • Categorising e-mails
  • Following up e-mails
  • Organising mail
  • The new Out of Office Assistant
  • Working with the Calendar
  • Making calendar information available
  • Managing contacts
  • Tasks
  • Instant Search

Technical Specifications


  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Internet Explorer 7 / 8 / 9* / 10* /11*
  • Firefox 10 or higher
  • “Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting” must be enabled

* In Internet Explorer 8 and higher, the Internet Explorer 7 "Compatibility Mode" is used to guarantee the optimal display of course content.

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