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Microsoft Works Suite 2000 is a versatile collection of software that can help you carry out a wide range of word processing and number crunching functions for which you rely on your PC. Equally useful is Microsoft Works Suite 2000 For Dummies, a book that not only helps you complete those functions but also helps you master the tools as well. From Windows basics to using the various components of the Works suite in tandem, this book is thorough in its coverage of the following:
* All kinds of data management with spreadsheet and database programs
* Word processing basics, such as composing and editing a document, to advanced features, such as incorporating tables, borders, headers, graphics, and footnotes in your works
* Microsoft Money, which can help you track your income and expenses, create and stick to a budget, print checks, and calculate your taxes
* Making the most of the Internet, from logging on with Internet Explorer to managing e-mail and downloading tons of free stuff from the Web
* Microsoft's virtually limitless collection of encyclopedia entries in Encarta
* Microsoft Home Publishing, a tool that enables you to create, print, and electronically send greeting cards, posters, banners, and other colorful projects
Past users of Microsoft Works Suite have been among the most elementary of computing beginners. This computing package is often one of the first integrated suites that a beginning computer user encounters, either via OEM inclusion on a new PC or retail purchase (eased by its attractive price). Microsoft Works Suite 2000 For Dummies is ready to help these users navigate the functions of their new suite. This book guides readers through all the major modules of Works Suite: Works, Word, Money, Outlook Express, and Internet Explorer. The book also looks at some of the fun features of the suite: Home Publishing and Expedia Streets & Trips 2000. An Appendix even reviews the basics of Windows, files, and PCs that often trip up new users. Finally, Microsoft Works Suite 2000 For Dummies helps users work with wizards and templates (including the mail-merge capability that is popular yet problematical for small-business and home users) to ease into the computing world.
This guide to Microsoft Works Suite covers all the major modules, including: Works, Word, Money, Outlook Express and Internet Explorer. It also looks at Home Publishing, Expedia Streets and Trips 2000, and the appendix reviews the basics of Windows, files and PCs that often trip up new users.
Covers Works, Word, Internet Explorer, Home Publishing, Money, & Encarta
Includes a crash course in PC fundamentals and Windows basics
Your fun and easy guide to all the great tools in Microsoft(r) Works Suite If you've got Microsoft Works Suite on your computer but haven't figured out how to use it, then you've come to the right place. This witty guide comes packed with plain-English explanations and savvy tips that'll have you drafting documents, managing your monthly budget, exploring the Internet, and much more - in no time!
Discover how to: Create great-looking documents Crunch numbers and build databases Have fun with graphics Whip up custom greeting cards Send e-mail and surf the Web Manage your finances
The Dummies Way(TM) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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About the Author
David Kay owns and operates BrightLeaf Communications. He is the author or coauthor of many computer books, including WordPerfect(r) 9 For Windows(r) For Dummies(r).
Table of Contents
PART I: Crunching Numbers, Organizing Information.
Chapter 1: Starting Your Suite Programs.
Chapter 2: Spreading Your First Sheets.
Chapter 3: Making Calculations.
Chapter 4: Formatting and Printing Your Spreadsheets.
Chapter 5: Creating Charts from Spreadsheets.
Chapter 6: Organizing Your Data with a Database.
Chapter 7: Getting Answers from Your Database.
Chapter 8: Works Wizardry for Popular Tasks.
Chapter 9: Dating Yourself by Using Microsoft Calendar.
PART II: Putting Words in Word.
Chapter 10: Creating and Editing a Document.
Chapter 11: Controlling Appearances and Printing.
Chapter 12: Dressing Up Your Document and Sending It Out.
Chapter 13: Adding Graphics, Charts, and Sidebars.
PART III: Learning to Love Money.
Chapter 14: Setting Up Banking and Checking Accounts.
Chapter 15: Doing Banking and Checking Transactions.
Chapter 16: Budgeting, Reporting, and Analyzing.
Chapter 17: Investing with Money.
PART IV: 'Netting Ventured, 'Netting Gained.
Chapter 18: Gearing Up for the Internet.
Chapter 19: Exploring with Internet Explorer.
Chapter 20: Reaching Out with Outlook Express.
PART V: Entertaining Enlightenment.
Chapter 21: Encyclopedic Enlightenment: Encarta.
Chapter 22: Entertaining Your Creativity.
Chapter 23: Geographic Enlightenment: Expedia Streets & Trips 2000.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Ten Nifty Tricks.
Chapter 25: Ten Things Not to do.
Appendix: Clues for the Clueless: PC Basics.
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