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University of Newcastle Library guides

Online resources and support: Create documents and presentations

A guide to help you with basic and more advanced digital skills for university learning

Documents and spreadsheets

Information for students on how to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint through Office 365, and downloading a free version of the software, can be found here.

For the official Microsoft tutorials on how to use Word for creating and editing documents, click here.

For the official Microsoft tutorials on how to use Excel to create spreadsheets and charts, click here.

For official Microsoft tutorials on how to use PowerPoint to create presentations, click here.

Managing documents and other creations


Use OneDrive to store your files and information safely in the Cloud.  Click here for information and instructions.


Microsoft Teams is where staff can store files and find information.  Click on the link for content by IT Services.

For information and help with using SharePoint to share news and files, click here.

Further information for staff and HDR students on what tools to use, and when, can be found here.