Computer Training

Washington County is migrating from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2010. To help employees successfully transition, we gathered a variety of tools and resources, including online training and who to contact for help.

 Explore these areas and discover helpful tools:


What's New?

Transition to Office 2010

Make the transition to Office 2010 with these Microsoft tools.
Migration Guides
Quick reference guides provide answers to common questions about making the transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010. Each guide opens as a PDF file in Adobe Reader. You can then view the guide or save it for later use. Looking for a guide, view all Migration Guides.
Interactive Guides: old to new
Learn the location of menu and toolbar commands in Office 2010. Just click the command or button in 2003 that you want to find and the guide will show you its location in the 2010 version of the program.
  • Access
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Project
  • Publisher
  • Visio
  • Word
To begin using this tool, visit Interactive Guides.
Make the Switch Courses
These short courses include a self-paced lesson, practice session, quiz to test your knowledge and quick reference card - summarizing the covered topics.

Ask Your Department Expert

All departments have designated Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to be a – first point of contact for employees – as they have Office 2010 migration questions. Department Office 2010 SMEs received training and have additional resources available to assist employees within their departments during the migration.
IMPORTANT: ITS Help Desk is not a resource for employee training questions, please contact your Department SME if you have Office 2010 migration questions.

Learn Microsoft Office 2010

Need a complete refresher or interested in learning basic tasks, explore these resources to begin learning how to use Office 2010.

LearningExpress Library
You can access step-by-step tutorials on using Office 2010 through WCCLS' interactive learning tool, LearningExpress. From Access to Word, this library offers three levels of tutorials for each product – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. 
LearningExpress is web-based, so you can access it from your workstation. The software tutorials are easy to navigate. The videos are short and specific to particular tasks, so you can just watch what you need to or, for a more complete overview, go through the whole series.  Need help accessing LearningExpress, see these "how to" instructions.

The LearningExpress Library is free to use, all you need is a library card. Don't have a library card, visit to apply for a WCCLS library card. 

Unable to get a WCCLS library card? All residents of Oregon have access to the LearningExpress Library through

Basic Tasks in Office 2010
Explore these resources to begin learning how to do basic tasks in Microsoft Office 2010.

Additional Resources

Customize Office 2010
Tools to help you customize your computer with your favorite commands and most commonly used tabs.
E-books for Microsoft Office 2010
Read e-book versions of Microsoft Office help articles.
E-books are in .EPUB format (for Nook, Sony Reader and other e-readers) a standard e-book format that can be read by many devices and applications.
Self-paced Office 2010 Training
Don't have time to sit through an 8-hour class. Office 2010 Training Videos for all levels of Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word are available in the computer lab at Walnut Street Center and may be available within your Department. Contact your Department (Office 2010) SME for more information.
Instructor-led Classroom Training
We are reserving our limited supply of computer training vouchers for employees who need to attend instructor-led classes. Contact your Department Computer Training Coordinator to discuss your request. 

FREE Resources for boosting your skills
DigitalLearn - Use these tutorials to brush up on computer basics, using Windows or Mac computers, basic searching online, creating a resume, job searching, cloud services, and more.

GCF LearnFree - Learn at your own pace about Windows, Mac, and iPad basics, Microsoft Office, email, internet skills, social media, and using cloud services.