Synopses & Reviews
Microsoft Office v. X is an inside-and-out makeover of your old desktop stalwart. Under the hood, it's one of the first native Mac OS X applications. But the most obvious change is the new Aqua interface; more than a thousand dialog boxes, toolbar icons, and alerts now match Mac OS X's liquid appearance. You'll also find two new names in its Macintosh lineup--MSN Messenger 2.0 and Windows Media Player. With all that's new and noteworthy, you need a knowledgeable guide to show you how to get the most out of this productivity package. That's just what you get with Microsoft Office v. X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide. The book's visual, task-based format lets you quickly look up what you need to know about any of the apps in the suite--PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Entourage, MSN Messenger, or Windows Media Player--and get right back to work. Step-by-step explanations of the key tools and features in Office cut straight to the essential information. Plentiful screenshots not only acquaint you with Office's revamped menus and dialog boxes, they also keep you on track each step of the way. Microsoft Office v. X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide shows you the most efficient ways to use Office apps together--you'll find timesaving tips sprinkled throughout. If you're upgrading to Office v. X, you can't afford not to have this book.
Part of the Visual QuickStart Guide series, this book features step-by-step instructions and plenty of screen shots to guide students through the most important tasks. Its visual, task-based format should make it simple for students to quickly look up what they need to know to master Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.
If you're like many people, you wouldn't dream of turning on your computer without also instantly (or almost instantly) launching at least one of the applications included in Microsoft Office. This task-based guide recognizes that and gets down to business fast, taking you step-by-step through all of the key features of the Microsoft Office 2004 suite for Mac OS X: Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Entourage 2004and MSN Messenger Version 4.0. If you're a beginning user, youll appreciate the friendly, visual approach to all of Offices word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, and email features. And if you're an Office veteran, youll relish the coverage of Office 2004's newest features (many of them exclusive to Macs): Compatibility Reports, which identify and correct discrepancies between different versions of Office documents (including Mac and Windows versions); Word's Notebook Layout View; Excel's Page Layout View; and much more.
About the Author
Steve Schwartz has been a computer-industry writer since 1978, in which time he has written 40 books (including co-authoring Microsoft Office v.X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide) and published hundreds of feature articles and reviews for a variety of computer magazines.