Synopses & Reviews
Short Description Get the fast facts that make learning the 2007 Microsoft Office system plain and simple! This no-nonsense guide uses easy numbered steps and concise, straightforward language that show the most expedient ways to learn a skill or solve a problem. Long Description Get the fast answers--in full color--that make learning the new 2007 Microsoft Office system plain and simple! This no-nonsense guide helps you learn the easy way to navigate the latest version of Office with numbered steps and concise, straightforward language that show the most expedient ways to learn a new skill or solve a problem. You'll become familiar with the new, easy-to-use user interface and learn the essentials for working with Microsoft Office programs--discovering how to perform everyday tasks and answer your own questions quickly. You will discover how to create documents with Microsoft Office Word, spreadsheets with Excel, and presentations with PowerPoint. You'll even get the basics for designing a publication using Publisher, creating a Web page with FrontPage, sharing information with SharePoint, and more. With PLAIN & SIMPLE, you don't have to wade through superfluous details. This easy-to-use book delivers fast, precise information--exactly how and when you need it! The 2007 Microsoft Office release is an integrated system of programs, servers, and services that will help you meet your business and personal needs. Work more efficiently, stay organized, and more easily collaborate and share information using the security-enhanced 2007 Microsoft Office system. Taking into account extensive usability data and recent advancements in hardware and software, this version is the most significantupdate to the Microsoft Office user interface (UI) in more than a decade. The result is a user interface that makes it easier for people to find and confidently use the appropriate features they need to get the results they want.
Covers the basics of Microsoft Office with details on using Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Here’s WHAT You’ll Learn
- Easily navigate the new user interface
- Create documents, Web pages, and other publications
- Organize your e-mail, calendar, and tasks
- Build spreadsheets to manage and analyze data
- Build a simple database
- Design and deliver a slide show presentation
Here’s HOW You’ll Learn It
- Jump in wherever you need answers
- Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do
- Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts
- Quick TRY THIS! Exercises help you apply what you learn right away
About the Author
Jerry Joyce has had a long-standing relationship with Microsoft: He has been the technical editor on numerous books published by Microsoft Press and has written manuals, help files, and specifications for various Microsoft products. As a programmer, he has tried for many years to make using a computer as simple as using a toaster but has yet to succeed.Marianne Moon has worked in the publishing world for many years as proofreader, editor, and writer--sometimes all three simultaneously. She has been editing and proofreading Microsoft Press books since 1984 and has written and edited documentation for Microsoft products such as Microsoft Works, Flight Simulator, Space Simulator, Golf, Publisher, the Microsoft Mouse, and Greetings Workshop.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: About This Book; No Computerspeak!; A Quick Overview; Whats New in Office 2007?; A Few Assumptions; A Final Word (or Two); Chapter 2: Working in Office; Whats What in Office?; Dialog Box Decisions; Using the Ribbon; Using Menus and Toolbars; Using Only the Keyboard; Moving and Copying Content; Getting Help; Saving Your Work; Offices File Formats; Chapter 3: Common Tasks in Office; Working with Old Documents; Inserting Special Characters; Inserting Pictures; Changing the Size of a Picture; Editing a Picture; Adding Shapes; Adding Clip Art; Formatting a Shape; Inserting the Date and Time; Creating Stylized Text; Inserting a Relational Diagram; Researching a Subject; Chapter 4: Viewing and Editing Text in Word; Whats Where in Word 2007?; Creating a New Document; Composing Different Types of Documents; Words Views; Reading a Document; Editing Text; Finding Text; Replacing Text; Correcting Your Spelling and Grammar; Correcting Text Automatically; Adding Page Numbers; So Many Ways to Do It; Marking and Reviewing Changes in a Document; Comparing Documents Side by Side; Chapter 5: Formatting in Word; Controlling the Look: Themes, Styles, and Fonts; Setting the Overall Look; Formatting Text; Using Any Style; Changing Character Fonts; Setting Paragraph Alignment; Adjusting Paragraph Line Spacing; Indenting a Paragraph; Formatting with Tabs; Adding Emphasis and Special Formatting; Copying Your Formatting; Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List; Formatting a List; Creating a Table from Scratch; Using a Predesigned Table; Creating a Table from Text; Adding or Deleting Rows and Columns; Formatting a Table; Improving the Layout with Hyphenation; Laying Out the Page; Changing Page Orientation Within a Document; Flowing Text into Columns; Creating Chapters; Wrapping Text Around a Graphic; Creating a Running Head; Sorting Your Information; Reorganizing a Document; Chapter 6: Working with Special Content in Word; Inserting a Cover Page; Numbering Headings; Adding Line Numbers; Inserting Information with Smart Tags; Inserting an Equation; Adding a Sidebar or a Pull Quote; Inserting a Watermark; Creating Footnotes and Endnotes; Inserting a Citation; Creating a Table of Contents; Printing an Envelope; Printing a Mailing Label; Mail Merge: The Power and the Pain; Creating a Form Letter; Finalizing Your Document; Chapter 7: Working in Excel; Whats Where in Excel?; Entering the Data; Editing the Data; Excels Eccentricities; Using a Predefined Workbook; Formatting Cells; Changing the Overall Look; Formatting Numbers; Moving and Copying Data; Adding and Deleting Columns and Rows; Creating a Series; Hiding Columns and Rows; Formatting Cell Dimensions; Organizing Your Worksheets; Setting Up the Page; Printing a Worksheet; Adding and Viewing Comments; Chapter 8: Analyzing and Presenting Data in Excel; Creating a Table; Cell References, Formulas, and Functions; Doing the Arithmetic; Summing the Data; Creating a Series of Calculations; Making Calculations with Functions; Troubleshooting Formulas; Sorting the Data; Filtering the Data; Separating Data into Columns; Creating Subtotals; Summarizing the Data with a PivotTable; Displaying Relative Values; Automatically Highlighting Certain Data; Customizing Conditional Formatting; The Anatomy of a Chart; Charting Your Data; Formatting a Chart; Customizing a Chart; Reviewing the Data; Chapter 9: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation; Whats Where in PowerPoint?; Creating a Presentation; Inserting a Table; Converting Text into a SmartArt Graphic; Converting Text into WordArt; Including a Slide from Another Presentation; Inserting Multimedia; Formatting a Slide; Animating Items on a Slide; Customizing Your Animation; Adding an Action to a Slide; Editing a Presentation; Repeating Content on Every Slide; Adding Transition Effects to Slides; Modifying the Default Layout; Creating a Photo Album; Chapter 10: Presenting a PowerPoint Slide Show; Adding Speaker Notes; Printing Handouts; The Perils of Presentation; Running a Slide Show; Running a Slide Show with Dual Monitors; Customizing the Presentation; Recording a Narration; Timing a Presentation; Creating Different Versions of a Slide Show; Creating a Show for Distribution; Taking Your Show on the Road; Using Navigation Buttons; Creating Pictures of Your Slides; Reviewing a Presentation; Changing Slide-Show Settings; Chapter 11: Working with Messages in Outlook; Whats Where in Outlook Messages?; Sending E-Mail; Receiving and Reading E-Mail; Replying to and Forwarding a Message; Sending or Receiving a File; Formatting E-Mail Messages; Managing Messages; Signing Your E-Mail; Setting Up RSS Subscriptions; Reading RSS Items; Setting Up E-Mail Accounts; E-Mailing Your Schedule; Understanding E-Mail Encryption; Chapter 12: Organizing with Outlook; Whats Where in Outlook?; Keeping Track of Your Schedule; Sharing Calendars; Viewing Your Groups Schedule; Scheduling a Meeting; Managing Your Contacts; Keeping Track of Your Tasks; Assigning Tasks; Tacking Up Notes; Creating and E-Mailing Contact Business Cards; Customizing Outlook; Chapter 13: Creating a Publication in Publisher; Whats Where in Publisher?; Creating a Publication from a Design; Creating a Publication from Scratch; Adding Text; Flowing Text Among Text Boxes; Tweaking Your Text; Adding a Table; Repeating Objects on Every Page; Modifying a Picture; Formatting an Object; Adding a Design Object; Arranging Objects on the Page; Stacking and Grouping Objects; Flowing Text Around an Object; Reusing Content; Inserting Your Business Information; Creating a Web Site in Publisher; Double-Checking Your Publication; Sending a Publication as E-Mail; Printing Your Publication; Chapter 14: Working in Access; Whats Where in Access?; What is a Relational Database?; Using an Existing Database; Creating a Database from a Template; Adding a Table to a Database; Modifying a Table; Adding Data to a Table; Access File Formats; Importing Data; Exporting Data; Defining Relationships Among Tables; Creating a Form; Creating a Report from the Data; Extracting Information from a Database (Queries); Analyzing Data with a PivotChart; Collecting Data Using E-Mail; Customizing Access; Chapter 15: Exchanging Information Among Programs; Inserting Excel Data into a Document, Publication, or Presentation; Inserting an Excel Chart into a Document, Publication, or Presentation; Analyzing a Word Table in Excel; Using Word to Prepare PowerPoint Text; Preparing PowerPoint Handouts in Word; Inserting a PowerPoint Slide Show into a Document, Worksheet, or Publication; Using Publisher to Present a Word Document; Using Word to Prepare Publisher Text; Using Word to Present Access Data; Analyzing Access Data in Excel; Adding Excel Data to an Access Database; Using Access Data in a Mail Merge; Using Your Contacts List in a Mail Merge; Creating PDF or XPS Documents; Creating an Image of Your Work; Viewing and Annotating a Scanned Image or a Fax; Converting a Scanned Document into Text; Scanning a Document; Managing and Editing Your Pictures; Linking to a File or to a Web Page; Managing Pictures, Videos, and Sound Files; Chapter 16: Customizing and Securing Office; Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar; Customizing the Window; Customizing Your Editing; Changing Your User Information; Customizing the Spelling and Grammar Checkers; Customizing Your Spelling Dictionaries; Changing the Location and Type of Saved Files; Safeguarding a Document; Protecting a Document, Workbook, or Presentation with a Password; Signing a Document or Workbook with a Visible Signature; Signing a Document, Workbook, or Presentation with a Digital Certificate; Controlling Macros, Add-Ins, and ActiveX Controls; Downloading Add-Ins and Other Free Software; Adding or Removing Office Components; Checking the Compatibility; Fixing Office; Appendix : About the Authors; Appendix : Choose the Right Book for You; Published and Upcoming Titles;