Office 2016

Office 2016 is Microsoft's newest suite of packages. Below are a variety of resources including self help documents and quick reference guides.

Office 2016 

Installing Office 2016 Using the Software Center
Microsoft Office is available for all windows computers as our standard Microsoft Office version on campus. You can upgrade your office computer using the Software Center.

Office 2016: Quick Start Guides
Microsoft Office provides these downloadable guides on topics such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Office 2016: Mobile Quick Start Guides
Microsoft Office provides these downloadable guides on topics such as Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and OneNote Mobile.

Office 2016: for Mac Quick Start Guides
Microsoft Office provides these downloadable guides on topics such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote for Mac.

What's New in Office 2016 (PDF)
This document is a summary of the new features included in Office 2016.

Office 2016: Tell Me Feature (VIDEO)
This quick tip video will explain how to use the "Tell Me" feature. This is a text field where you can enter words or phases about what you want to do and quickly get features you want to use or actions you want to perform.

Excel 2016

Excel 2016: Fundamentals (PDF)
This is the workbook for the Excel 2016: Fundamentals workshop. It covers all the basics such as creating a new workbook, freezing panes, selection techniques, entering data and numbers, creating formulas and sorting and filtering data.

Excel 2016: Advanced (PDF)
This is the workbook for the Excel 2016: Advanced workshop. It covers advanced features such as pivot tables, charts, conditional formatting, data validation and advanced functions.

Excel 2016: Participant's Guide (PDF)This all-inclusive guide is broken down into chapters and lessons that include basic step-by-step instructions. Topics range from basic to advanced topics including: editing/formatting worksheets, building formulas, creating charts and pivot tables and more. User guide files are also included.

*Please note that you will be required to authenticate using your NetID and password to access this document and the user guide files.

Excel 2016: Charts (VIDEO)
This quick tip video will teach you about the six new charts available in Excel 2016 including Waterfall, Statistical chart, Histogram, Pareto and Box, and Whisker.

Managing Dates in Excel (VIDEO)
This video will guide you through the different tools used to calculate dates using Excel.

OneNote

OneNote 2016: Introduction (PDF)
This guide will step you through the basics of OneNote. Topics include keyboard shortcuts; creating a notebook with sections, pages and subpages; inserting items such as attachments, tables, links and images and collaboration topics.

*Please note that you will be required to authenticate using your NetID and password to access this document and the user guide files.

OneNote: Staff Notebooks (PDF)
This reference guide shows end users how to navigate through staff notebooks, organize sections and section groups, add and remove staff members and co-owners and manage a notebook.

Outlook 2016

Outlook 2016: Participant's Guide (PDF)
This all-inclusive guide is broken down into chapters and lessons that include basic step-by-step instructions. Topics include navigation, creating messages, attachments, conversations, automatic replies, using the address book, contacts, the calendar, categories, folders, creating rules and more.

*Please note that you will be required to authenticate using your NetID and password to access this document and the user guide files.

Outlook 2016: Email Recent Files (VIDEO)
In this quick tip video you will learn how to easily attach recently worked on documents to emails using the Insert tab.

Outlook: Emailing Your Class (PDF)
This document shows you how to construct an email address based on current data in PeopleSoft. This allows faculty to send an email to every student enrolled in a class.

Outlook 2016: Requesting and Adding a Maildrop (PDF)
A maildrop is a group mailbox (with one or more owners) assigned to a department or organization within the University. This self-help document will guide you through how to set up a maildrop.

Outlook 2016: Requesting and Using a Maildrop (VIDEO)
A maildrop is a group mailbox (with one or more owners) assigned to a department organization within the University. This video will guide you through how to set up a maildrop.

Understanding Email at Towson (VIDEO)
There are multiple ways to retrieve mail at Towson University. This how-to video will introduce you to the various methods and help clear up any misunderstanding along the way. This video is part of our regular "How-To" series of videos. 

Outlook on the Web: Room Scheduling Options (VIDEO)
Understand the many options available to you for scheduling a meeting room on campus.

Outlook App: Downloading on an iPhone (PDF) 
Microsoft provides a standalone Outlook app for sending and retrieving Towson University email, calendars, contacts and tasks on your iPhone. This self-help document guides you through how to download this app on an iPhone.

Outlook App: Downloading on an iPhone (VIDEO)
Microsoft provides a standalone Outlook app for sending and retrieving Towson University email, calendars, contacts and tasks on your iPhone. This video will show you how to get started and walk you through the key components of the app.

Outlook App: Downloading on an Android Device (PDF) 
Microsoft provides a standalone Outlook app for sending and retrieving Towson University email, calendars, contacts and tasks on your Android device. This self-help document guides you through how to download this app on an Android device.

PowerPoint 2016

PowerPoint 2016: Participant's Guide (PDF)
This all-inclusive guide is broken down into chapters and lessons that include basic step-by-step instructions. Topics include creating a blank presentation and a presentation from a template; formatting and themes; adding pictures and graphics; adding charts, wordart and tables; working with transitions and animations; delivering a slide show and much more.

*Please note that you will be required to authenticate using your NetID and password to access this document and the user guide files.

Word 2016

Word 2016: Participant's Guide (PDF)
This all-inclusive guide is broken down into chapters and lessons that include basic step-by-step instructions. Topics range from basic to advanced topics including: formatting text, paragraphs and pages,  creating tables, working with styles themes and templates and much more.  

*Please note that you will be required to authenticate using your NetID and password to access this document and the user guide file.

Word 2016: Mail Merge (VIDEO)
Mail Merge is a tool that allows you to produce multiple letters, name tags, labels and more using information stored in a database, list or spreadsheet. In this video, you will step through the process of creating a Mail Merge letter using Microsoft Word and an Excel List.

Word 2016: Smart Lookup (VIDEO)
This quick tip video reveals the power behind using Smart Lookup in Word 2016. The Smart Lookup command allows you to select text and see definitions, images and other results from various online resources.

Word 2016: Track Changes (PDF)
The Track Changes feature in Word enables you to collaborate on documents while keeping track of each participant's edits and comments. This reference guide will take you through how to turn track changes on, accept and reject changes, add comments and turn Track Changes off.

Word 2016: Versions (VIDEO)
This quick tip video teaches you how to find a previous version of a file in Word 2016. *Note: you must have saved the file in OneDrive for this feature to work.

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