Maria Langer has written over 60 Technical books, and is a leading authority on Microsoft Office. One of the world's most prolific technical author's, Maria brings a long history of educating to her macProVideo.com tutorials.
By Martin Sitter
At macProVideo.com, we hire only the best educators in the world. Consequently, when it came time for macProVideo.com to expand into Microsoft Office tutorials, only one name popped to mind: Maria Langer! I've been reading her books for years, and we share the same publisher (Peachpit Press), so I had little doubt that Maria was the perfect trainer for this job.
As a technical author myself, I am in awe of the credentials that Maria brings to the table. With over 60 books to her credit, Maria's experience and understanding of Microsoft Office is unparalleled.
Maria is certainly one of the most prolific authors in the history of technical writing. It is not uncommon for her to write 10 books a year, and she often contributes articles and reviews to computer magazines and professional journals, including Informit.com, FileMaker Pro Advisor, Mac Addict, Mac Design (formerly Mac Today), NetProfessional, Computer User, MacWEEK (now published online only), MacUser (now part of Macworld), and BBS (no longer published). She is also a Contributing Editor for FileMaker Advisor.
Are you using Microsoft Word to its full potential? A little bit of Word training now can save months of lost time later in life ...
illakilla7707 wrote on March 3, 2013
At first this course looked kind of dull but then I found myself sitting thru almost the entire course in one sitting. I have learned so many new tricks with Word because of this course.
Robert Parillo wrote on December 11, 2009
As a user of Word for many years, I found this course to be an excellent review of the many fundamentals of this program- a great way to get back to the basics. There were many tips, which somehow I had not learned about in the past. I especially appreciated the presentation of Mac oriented menus and other command options. I would have liked coverage related to pictures, graphics, drawing, page numbering and date options, but think that that similar items may be more appropriately covered in a future more advanced course.
S. Smith wrote on May 11, 2009
Thank goodness for your videos - I used other word processor programs over the years and had to learn this one. Your video saved me much time looking about for the functions I needed immediately, and to get up to speed a.s.a.p. I am pleased that your company fills in "The learning gap" and at an affordable price as well.
Kevin Taylor wrote on April 22, 2009
Pretty good. Learned some tips I wasn't aware of. Well thought out and good presentation.
Overall though... not advanced enough.
Too much simple information such as "how to cut and paste" or how to select a word using the cursor. I find myself skipping entire sections because it's stuff you learn as a beginner when you first got a computer.
Video was very old... covered MSWord 2004 when I'm using Office 2008.
Jeff wrote on January 28, 2009
Easy to follow, well organised - as always. Thanks!
Pamela Pagliochini wrote on December 27, 2008
I just started viewing my word 101 course and so far it is definitely the best online course that I have used.
jag kiranmay wrote on November 18, 2008
Very well made tutorial! I was quite satisfied with it. From all of the tutorials by mac pro video I like the most presented by Martin Sitter.
In general, you guys do a really good job!
Best of luck
Piet Brys wrote on October 15, 2008
The only visual tutorial for Mac-word I could find.
Clear explanation and visualisation.
Good tempo to understand (even for Dutch speaking people).
We miss some useful issues e.g.: inserting pictures and charts, working with heathers and footers, working with index and tables.
Some interactivity (exercises) would be nice and helpful.
Steve Bennett wrote on September 21, 2008
It was nowhere clear what version of word this is and I actually wanted the ltest version (surprise)