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  • Even us power users curse Word sometimes, especially when for some unknown reason, one of our styles displays a black box instead of the number that it should show, corrupting the Table of Contents in the process. Or we fix a paragraph multiple times and it keeps insisting on changing back. Or we inherit a one-hundred page document that needs totally reformatting, one paragraph at a time. Enter Mr. Crowley’s course, Microsoft Word 2016 for Beginners*. 

    The one thing I liked best about the course was Mr. Crowley’s teaching style, clear, concise and reasonably paced. The material is thoughtfully laid out, one lesson flowing smoothly into the next.  Don’t let the course name fool you. After covering the basics, this course shows you how to do virtually anything that you might need. Document gotten so big that it could use a Table of Contents? Module 10. Need an index? Module 16. Want a numbered list and it needs sorted? Module 13. 

    These are just a few of the items taught in this course. You’ll definitely be scratching your head, thinking, “wow, I didn’t know Word could do that.

    Mr. Crowley could be called a “style and section evangelist”. He never misses an opportunity to emphasize that any misbehaving document probably has its roots in poorly-applied or unused styles and sections. I suspect this may be the root cause of my black squares for numbers identified earlier. After completing the course, the main benefit I have a better appreciation of Word’s bells and whistles, along with a resource for how to do things. I would recommend this course to users of all skill levels.  

    Rick Robertson Van Horn

    Sr. Systems Analyst & Sr. Programmer, & Word Power User

    *Note: this was the original name for this course.

  • Hi Russ, I just want to say, “Thank you,” for the great training course you have put together! Each module has been an eye-opener.

    I have used Word for 23 years, and thought I was doing pretty good with the basic word-processing that I do.

    However, after working through the training modules that you have put together, it has made me realize that I really did not even know the basics.

    I have never understood the backstage area, working with designs for creating letters, and have struggled to work with images in various types of documents.

    It was not uncommon for me to lose 4-6 hours a week trying to work through some of the issues I was facing. However, after going through the training videos, I am doing much better and find myself setting up documents the right way at the very beginning.

    The one thing I appreciate the most about this program is the ability to go back to specific videos for a quick refresher if my mind goes blank.

    Russ, you’re an excellent teacher and your demonstrations are easy to follow. Also, I like how you get to the point and explain the concepts in terms that a layman can understand. I am not tech savvy, therefore, if I can learn from this training course then anyone can!

    Richard Haggett

  • “I’ve known Russ, I think, for a decade. And I’ve always known him for extolling the virtues of Word. And I know many people have gained great value from Russ’ $100 consultations.

    I took some Word training around 2003 — and even then I was blown away by everything that it could do. And I paid a hefty fee for the training and the workbook. But Word has just gotten better since then, and I was thrilled to find Russ’ BEEFY training, to bring me up to speed on the current version.

    While I am NOT a current Word user, I know that it’s something which I need to be using in the future. Between Russ’ Microsoft Word Expert Certification, my knowledge of him and the value he provides over the years, and the killer tips he shares within his facebook group, when he offered his “Beginner’s Word” training course, I knew it was something I had to have.

    With 20 modules and at least 100 lessons, Russ’ training is THE ‘go to’ training for Word. Something you can refer to over and over again. And for far less, and far more conveniently than the training I took in 2003. High quality throughout.

    When I run across this level of expertise and quality, it’s an easy buy.

    If you use Word on a regular basis, you simply need this course. It’s just that good.”

    Judy Kettenhofen

  • Russ Crowley’s “Microsoft Word 2016 for Beginners Video Training Course” is an excellent, professional-looking package.

    During the many times I have used this program so far, there was never a time where my use was interrupted by a technical problem, and there was no “lagging” or other kinds of delays.

    While this course is named (and designed for “Beginners”), intermediate-level and even expert Word users will find this product valuable.

    For the beginner, Crowley starts with an introduction to Word itself…

    An intermediate or experienced Word user may be tempted to skip this first module, but there were some details I saw that were new to me even here in Module 1.

    Module 2 takes you through beginning document details: creating, saving, closing and reopening docs.

    Module 3 dives deeper into creating new documents and Russ leads us into page setup and design. Russ is ALL ABOUT STYLES, and #3 is a key module. He explains themes and sets and shows how you can design exactly what you want and how you want it, BEFORE you type one word or insert your first image.

    Module 4 begins the in-depth training on styles. I agree with Russ. I was happy to learn something new about style: “flow”. It can indeed, as Crowley says in the course, make a document format itself! Worth the price of admission to me.

    Modules 5 is the first training on what Russ calls “the second-most important aspect of mastering Word”: sections. He’s right again; I’ve spent many an hour taking apart others’ documents that “just don’t work” and finding the problem is usually sections.

    Module 6 is about images and Module 7 about columns, linking, unlinking, deleting, and adding sections.

    Module 8 discusses documents vs templates before bringing up some of Word’s automation features.

    All in all, this is an excellent and valuable program of instruction. I will go back to it again and will use many of the concepts included here when put in the position to advise others on solving Word problems (it happens.)

    Five out of Five Stars, if you’re counting. Russ Crowley has a pleasant and patient voice and knows his (Word and Style) stuff.

    Simon Majewski

  • Even us power users curse Word sometimes, especially when for some unknown reason, one of our styles displays a black box instead of the number that it should show, corrupting the Table of Contents in the process. Or we fix a paragraph multiple times and it keeps insisting on changing back. Or we inherit a one-hundred page document that needs totally reformatting, one paragraph at a time. Enter Mr. Crowley’s course, Microsoft Word 2016 for Beginners*. 

    The one thing I liked best about the course was Mr. Crowley’s teaching style, clear, concise and reasonably paced. The material is thoughtfully laid out, one lesson flowing smoothly into the next.  Don’t let the course name fool you. After covering the basics, this course shows you how to do virtually anything that you might need. Document gotten so big that it could use a Table of Contents? Module 10. Need an index? Module 16. Want a numbered list and it needs sorted? Module 13. 

    These are just a few of the items taught in this course. You’ll definitely be scratching your head, thinking, “wow, I didn’t know Word could do that.

    Mr. Crowley could be called a “style and section evangelist”. He never misses an opportunity to emphasize that any misbehaving document probably has its roots in poorly-applied or unused styles and sections. I suspect this may be the root cause of my black squares for numbers identified earlier. After completing the course, the main benefit I have a better appreciation of Word’s bells and whistles, along with a resource for how to do things. I would recommend this course to users of all skill levels.  

    Rick Robertson Van Horn

    Sr. Systems Analyst & Sr. Programmer, & Word Power User

    *Note: this was the original name for this course.