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Office Versions

Microsoft Office Software Versions

Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2007

We currently offer certain Microsoft Office application courses using Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 with just a few classes available in Office 2007. Check our course schedule and click on specific Office applications to see which versions we are offering.

Office 2010

Office 2010 is currently the most widely used version of Office and all of our Office classes are available in version 2010. If you are using Office 2010 and it works better for your schedule to take an Office 2013 class, you could do so as the differences are minor.

Office 2013

Office 2010 and Office 2013 are very similar. You could take the courses in either version and most of what is covered in class would apply to the version you are using. Some of the advanced courses are currently only scheduled in version 2010. The focus of these classes is on the advanced features of the software that is common to both versions. If you are using Office 2013, you can take these advanced courses and the material would also apply to the 2013 version.

If you are a new user or someone very with limited experience, take the introductory course in the software you are interested in. For example, if you want to take Excel 2013 classes, first take Introduction to Excel in version 2013. If you have some experience with the software, but want to make sure you learn the new features of the 2013 version, take the introductory course in the software you are interested in.

If you are interested in an overview of the changes and new features of Office 2013, you should consider taking our half-day course:

Transitioning to Office 2013.

You can then move into an intermediate or advanced course, afterchecking the course prerequisites to ensure you have the experience required.

Office 2007

Office 2007 and Office 2010 and Office 2013 are very similar. If you use 2007 you could take our 2007, 2010 or 2013 courses in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. However, the advanced Word and PowerPoint courses have feature enhancements not available in Office 2007.

The applications that have significant differences between versions 2007 and 2010/2013 are OneNote, InfoPath, Publisher, Outlook, Project, and Visio. (Note that Project and Visio are not part of the Office suite, but are available as separate applications.)

More Information

If you are having trouble deciding which course is best for you, call Paul Westermann at (314)-984-9000 or email info@cetc.umsl.edu.