Office Applications

The BUMC IT Service Desk provides technical support for several applications in the Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. See our supported software list.

Tutorial Handouts

The BU IT Help Center (Charles River Campus) offers tutorials on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop. See handouts from their tutorial program.

Office 2010 and Office 2007 (for Windows)

Office 2010 and Office 2007 save in a file format that can’t be read by previous versions of Office without special conversion software. Learn about Office 2007 and Office 2010 and the factors you or your department should consider before deciding to upgrade.

Office for Macintosh

Office 2011 for Macintosh was introduced in October 2010. Microsoft has a nice page explaining what’s new and how to get started with Office 2011: visit Microsoft’s Office 2011 how to page. You may also be interested in learning about purchasing Office 2011.

Previous versions of Office for Macintosh are Office 2008 and Office 2004.

More details – Microsoft Excel

Visit the IT Help Center’s Excel page for links to help and handouts on Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet component of Microsoft Office.

More details – Microsoft OneNote

Visit the IT Help Center’s OneNote page. Find out how to organize your notes and your life with OneNote, discover how to get a free trial copy, and learn where to find out more.

More details – Microsoft EndNote

Visit the IT Help Center’s EndNote page. EndNote is bibliography management software for Mac and Windows.