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Word: Webinar for Editors Canada

April 23, 2019

I’m doing a 90-minute webinar on Microsoft Word for Editors Canada on Wednesday this week. It’ll be at midnight my time, but between 9am and noon in the Americas, and late afternoon in Europe. You can register here: http://training.editors.ca/upcoming_webinar/save-time-and-your-sanity-increase-your-efficiency-with-microsoft-word-for-windows/

Even if you can’t attend, you can still register and get the recording, the slides, and the handouts afterwards.

Update: The webinar organiser ran two quick polls for me during the session—one about which version of Word attendees were using, the other about how involved they were in formatting Word documents for their clients. If I get screenshots or official results of these polls, I’ll post them here, but here’s what I remember:

  • ~90% of attendees were using Word 2010 to 2016 for Windows; ~10% were using Word for Mac. Interestingly, Microsoft touts that about 80% of Word users are now using Office 365, but that these results certainly don’t confirm that claim. Of course, Microsoft may not have polled heavy users of Word, such as editors, where I think they would get a very different result than what they claim for ALL Office users.
  • More than 50% of attendees were involved with formatting Word documents ‘often’ or ‘always’, about 30% ‘sometimes’, with only 15% saying ‘rarely’ and no-one stating ‘never’. However, these results could be skewed—the promotional information for the webinar mentioned that formatting would be one of the focus areas, so it’s possible those not involved in formatting may have chosen not to register.

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