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  1. Computer Skills

Computer Skills Learning Guides

Get the most out of your computer and its software with these computer skills learning guides. Learn how to use Apple Keynote, for example, or how to make successful webinars. Whatever you want to learn, there's a guide for it.

Inside each learning guide, you'll find links to free tutorials to help you master your chosen app or topic. The guide to using PowerPoint contains dozens of useful resources to help you make a persuasive presentation, add videos and animations, and much more. The other guides use the same approach for other software or apps, like Microsoft Outlook or Google Sheets. What will you learn?

  1. Spreadsheets for Finance

    7 Posts
    The spreadsheet was the original killer app that helped the PC gain a place on every desk, and it’s still one of the more powerful apps on your computer today. Whether you’re using Excel on your Mac or PC, Apple Numbers on your Mac or iPad, or Google Sheets or the Excel Web App in your browser, you can crunch numbers and discover more about your data with a few simple commands in a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are deceptively complicated, and yet, once you figure them out, they’re simpler than any other number-crunching tool.
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  2. Going Paperless

    19 Posts
    There's no reason to have cabinets full of paper cluttering your office, when all of that data could be saved on one hard drive and be infinitely more useful. Most of us have already started going paperless in some ways, since so much of our communications and documents are digital-first already, but you've still got to do something with all the paper documents you already have.
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  3. OS X Mavericks

    9 Posts
    Launched in October 2013, Mavericks is the latest iteration of OS X that ditches the big cat names (in favour of places in California) but adds functionality and features to the operating system. Maps, AirPlay Display, an evolved Finder, Tags and a number of changes under the bonnet--such as Timer Coalescing, App Nap, Compressed Memory and Safari Power Saver--see a major evolution of the the operating system that runs on your Mac.
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  4. Data Backups and Storage

    9 Posts
    Modern computing habits see each of us storing more and more data than ever before and, in turn, placing increasing reliance on (and faith in) the internal hard drive of our Mac. It's not a question of if your hard drive will fail as one day, it will fail. The question is when?
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  5. Taming The Terminal

    10 Posts
    Terminal is one of the most useful and yet most intimidating features of OS X. If you know what you're doing, you can move mountains. If not, it's easy to screw up your system.
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