Five Dollar Bill

9 Aug 2022: Found out that “technical.e.retired.wordpress.com” is already owned and been in use since 2006. ‘Gonna have to look for another title!

25 May 2022: “Five Dollar Bill” is now being called “TECHNically Retired” and the contents are being posted on You Tube under this channel name. Check it out.

What can you get for $5 these days?

A gallon of gas – at some places. A pack of cigarettes – nope. How about a pair of socks – maybe. One good cigar – possibly.

How about some technical user training on products that act like / are similar to Microsoft’s Office software: WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, OUTLOOK, ACCESS?

Some of the topics I can deliver in Five Dollar Bill increments are already available in old version Podcasts and I am about to upgrade them to a new delivery format (ZOOM pre-recorded video segments). The topics I am thinking about include the following:

  • EXCEL
    • Pivot Tables
    • Lookup functions: H, V, X
    • Data Validation
    • Conditional Formatting
    • Sorting
    • Filtering
    • etc.
  • WORD
    • Table Set up / Formatting
    • Inserting Drawings and PowerPoint Slides
    • Header / Footer Setup
    • Letterhead Formatting
    • Mail Merge
    • Envelopes and Labels
    • Style setup and Usage
    • Track / Accept Changes
    • Table of Contents
    • Index Tables
  • POWERPOINT
    • Master Slide Formatting
    • Notes Pages
    • Animation(s)
    • Recording Presentations
    • Designs and Page Sizing
    • Inserting Pictures, Shapes, Icons

My plan is to add OUTLOOK and ACCESS to this list but I will be focusing first on these three software products and using equivalents from LibreOffice and / or Google depending on where I find the features most similar to a recent version of MicroSoft Office (locally installed or Office 360).

My questions to you readers are these:

  • Which of these feature topics should I produce for you?
  • Which of the topics listed above are you NOT interested in?
  • What other topics would you like me to prepare for you?

At $n.nn (Price yet to be decided, especially now that I have changed the offering name from “Five Dollar Bill” to TECHnically Retired) each to download to your PC (would you be willing to pay that amount for any of these topics?), it appears to me that this could be a very valuable resource for most people who are interested in using these products but believe they could use more training in their use.

What do you think?

Published by bgbgbgbg

Social Media Manager, Information Technology Leader, Manager, Coach. Confident and Competent. Opinionated but Tactful. Cooperative to a Point! Income Search Advocate. Voice Actor (Novice but Trying)

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