Session 3: Learn to Use Word Like a Boss! Nov 18th (Free Webinar)

For more information about the Saturday Series, see The Saturday Series

November 18th from 10 AM to Noon PST

Transform your basic Word skills into mastery.

Learn to generate a table of contents based on built-in styles, use styles, move styles between documents, add ctrl keys to styles, and much more. If you have been using Word for years but can’t auto-generate a table of contents or can’t change the look of your document by making a change to one style (basically 1-click) then you should attend this class! In addition, we’ll be doing some work with the index and TOC and showing you why you should turn off paragraph markers when you generate these items, and much more. This will be a jam-packed session!

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Trainers Note: I used to teach Advanced Word at a junior college for five years and I found that about 20% of the students who took that class were not of an advanced level. They confused the length of time they used Word with the level of user that they were. But if you use a tool repeatedly for 1 year or 20 but never advance in your understanding of the tool, you never become an advanced use, just an experienced beginner. That goes for any of the sessions above. If you have used SnagIt, for instance, for years but never advanced beyond basic screen capturing, then you should check out the class.


Tentative Meeting Dates for 2017-18

East Side Meeting Dates:

  • 11-14-17 – Carl Chatfield – Content Strategy
  • No December Meeting
  • 2-20-18
  • 4-17-18



West (Seattle-Side Meeting Dates)


Workshops and Webinars


Lucidchart Review

I was recently in the market for a new flow-charting tool. I’m budget-minded, so of course I wanted a Lucidcharttool loaded with essentials that didn’t cost too much. I also needed it to be intuitive and versatile. A friend recommended I check out Lucidchart, and what I found was much more than I expected from an $8.95 per month flowchart maker. I’m still exploring its many features.

Because I create process diagrams for my work as a technical writer, the tool has to be easy to work with. Optimally, it should require minimal fiddling around with sticky connectors. Lucidchart has this covered very well with libraries of shapes to drag and drop, along with cursor-drag connectors. Connecting the shapes is a slide-and-release move, and is also easy to use. The shapes library includes shapes that are designed for various industries, but not limited to processes, stream mapping, concepts, mockups, or wireframes.

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