Tutor profile: Tine W.
Subject: Microsoft Suite
How long have you been using the various pieces of MS Suite and do you have any certifications?
At different points in time, I have held the MOUS Master Certification for MS Office. I was part of Microsoft's Enterprise Training team that was sent internationally to teach their support staff how to install Exchange and integrate with Outlook 2000. I also held my Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCP, MCP +I certifications. Teaching = T, User = U, Tech Support = S Word: T 1993, U 1988, S 1993 Excel: T 1993, U 1988, S 1993 Access: T 1999, U 1999, S 2004 Outlook: T 1999, U 1995, S 1999 Project: T 1999, U 1999, S 1999 Visio: T 1999, U 1999, S 1999 Front Page: U Publisher: U OneBox: U 2008 Sharepoint: T 2005
Subject: Microsoft Excel
What are some of the key features you feel most Excel users don't use to their fullest capacity?
Using the Workbook features - These include a multi-tabbed document with links that allow users to do calculations across them. Example: template budget on monthly tabs to fill-in and then a final tab which provides year totals Conditional formatting - If amounts in a specific area meets a given criteria, then make the text bold and italic. It can be used to call-out important information that may change over time. Example: In a ledger of accounts, you would set a maximum balance and those cells which exceeded it would be automatically red. This would change every time the data changes. There are many others. I have spent many years teaching Excel in corporate settings.
Subject: Library and Information Science
Libraries? Are they dying out?
In the traditional sense - a warehouse of book with gatekeepers guarding the knowledge of the universe - yes, libraries are dying. In today's sense, absolutely not! Today's libraries do still offer books, but they offer so much more - online books, audio books, access to a world of databases and courses, non-traditional lending options (tools, seeds, craft supplies), an untold number of programs (lego building, computer usage, crafts, movie nights, video gaming, language classes, and more), and a staff full of information specialists that know how to search the internet with precision, use office software with skill, and interested in actually helping you with whatever your information need is.
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