Webinar - Microsoft Excel for Technical Communicators

Most technical communicators are familiar with Microsoft Word but may have never explored the capabilities of Microsoft's equally powerful companion product.

In this webinar, Peter Nock will help you get started on your Excel journey by telling you about:

  • Customising Excel for you
  • Handy tips and tricks
  • Making spreadsheets look pretty onscreen and on paper
  • Understanding how time and dates work in Excel
  • Managing data quickly
  • Ways to highlight data using colour and other visual aids
  • Cool new stuff in Office 365.

Date and time

The webinar will be held on Friday 7 December 2018 from 11:00am - Noon NZDT, (9:00am - 10:00 am AEDT).

Note: If you are unable to join us on the day, don't worry. A recording of the webinar and related information will be available to download from our website within a couple of days.


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members (and affiliates: ASTC, NZATD, PRINZ) - $20 plus GST
  • TechCommNZ student members - free
  • Non-members - $40 +GST.

Please register through the website so that we can send you details about accessing the webinar session.

About the presenter

Peter studied zoology at university and has taught science and biology at secondary school level. His current role is "Manager of Computing for Free" at Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT). In 2001, while doing part-time study in ICT, he worked as a full-time facilitator. This involved helping students to learn, understand and problem solve mostly Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher) and HTML and Photoshop too.

In his current role he manages 20-25 staff in Christchurch, Ashburton,Timaru and Oamaru at Ara community computing sites. He also looks after a team of three tutors in the Youth Transitions team (teaching digital technology to school students), a Digital Boost team (business training in Microsoft Office products) and supports their Head of Department in managing the operations of the department. He admits that he loves technology and gadgets and likes to keep up with latest in apps, tools and toys!

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