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The Unofficial Guide to Microsoft Office 2007by Paul Mcfedries
Synopses & Reviews
The inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line!
Microsoft Office 2007 may be the leading office productivity suite, but to use it with confidence, you'll need to know its quirks and shortcuts. Find out what the manual doesn't always tell you in this insider's guide to using Office 2007 in the real world. What's the best way to handle everyday tasks? How do you collaborate with other users? From exploring the new user interface to saving files in HTML or in the new XPS format, first get the official way, then the best way from an expert.
Unbiased coverage of how to get the most out of the Office suite, including Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Access, and Outlook®
Savvy, real-world advice, from how to use Office templates, create dynamic slide shows, and manage contacts to controlling data and your security
Time-saving techniques and practical guidance on how to work around Office quirks, avoid pitfalls, and increase your productivity
Tips and hacks on assigning shortcut keys, creating custom Calendar views, personalizing Toolbars, and using digital signatures
Sidebars and tables on permissions and encryption; public Calendar folders; statistical, financial, and mathematical functions; and more
Watch for these graphic icons in every chapter to guide you to specific practicalinformation. Bright Ideas are smart innovations that will save you time or hassle. Hacks are insider tips and shortcuts that increase productivity. When you see Watch Out! heed the cautions or warnings to help you avoid commonpitfalls. And finally, check out Inside Scoops for practical insights from the author. It's like having your own expert at your side!
Book News Annotation:
In this guide to Microsoft Office 2007, McFedries shows users who are past the beginning level faster and easier techniques for using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Bypassing the standard techniques, he describes shortcuts, customizations, workarounds, and ways to avoid problems. McFedries, who heads a technical writing company, has worked as a programmer, consultant, and website developer. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, and Web site developer. Paul has written nearly 50 books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks, Second Edition and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers, Fourth Edition. Paul also runs Word Spy, a Web site dedicated to tracking new words and phrases (see www.wordspy.com).
Table of Contents
About the Author.
I Learning Common Office Tasks.
1 Working with Office Documents.
2 Working with Office Graphics.
II Creating Documents with Word.
3 Working with Text.
4 Advanced Text Techniques.
5 Working with Page Layout and Design.
6 Advanced Document Design.
III Crunching Numbers with Excel.
7 Entering and Formatting Worksheet Data.
8 Working with Ranges.
9 Manipulating Formulas and Functions.
10 Visualizing Data with Charts.
IV Communicating with Outlook.
11 Sending and Receiving E-Mail.
12 Keeping Track of Appointments and Meetings.
13 Managing Your Contacts.
V Building Presentations with PowerPoint.
14 Putting Together a PowerPoint Presentation.
15 Formatting Slides.
16 Creating Dynamic Slide Shows.
VI Managing Data with Access.
17 Working with Databases and Tables.
18 Querying Data.
19 Creating and Using Forms.
20 Designing and Customizing Reports.
VII Finishing Your Site and Beyond.
21 Customizing the Office Applications.
22 Collaborating with Others.
23 Controlling Office Security and Privacy.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Useful Office Macros.
Appendix C: Resources.
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