Synopses & Reviews
Microsoft Office is the number-one selling software for the Mac; the Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage applications are more dominant in the Mac world than they are among PC users. And Microsoft has greatly improved and enhanced Office 2004 to take advantage of the latest Mac OX features. In short, Microsoft Office for the Mac is wildly popular and better than ever.But as incredible and powerful it is, the Office 2004 suite comes without a single page of printed instructions. That means you're left to forge your own path through its countless innovative and useful new features and tools--until now.Office 2004 for Mac: The Missing Manual is the manual that should have been in the box. It's the map that clearly and easily guides both beginners and veterans through this new suite. Mark H. Walker, Franklin Tessler, and Paul Berkowitz deliver all the practical information you need to master the basics and make the most of all four Office 2004 programs--Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage. It's four books in one!According to Microsoft's own research, the average Office user taps into less than fifteen percent of the suite's features. With first-rate writing, a handcrafted index, and the trademark humor and clarity of every Missing Manual, Office 2004 for Mac: The Missing Manual will change that. Because this isn't an authorized book, Walker, Tessler, and Berkowitz candidly point out which features are gems in the rough worthy of your focused attention--and which are junkware that you best continue to overlook.Whether you're an Office beginner eager to master one or all of the applications in the suite or a longtime Office user looking for detailed coverage of what's new (and what's removed) in Office 2004 and hoping to implement power-user techniques for better and more efficient work, this funny and friendly, comprehensive guide will prove indispensable.
About the Author
Mark H. Walker is a veteran computer book author, Microsoft Office aficionado, Virginia Tech football fanatic, and all around technosapien. He has authored over 40 computer related books including How to Use the Internet, The Visio Bible, and Visio 2003 Inside Out. His articles have appeared in Family Software, Alaskan Airlines, Smart Solutions, and Playboy, and he is a regular columnist for PCGamer and The Armchair General. He lives in the beautiful hills of south-central Virginia with his lovely wife, threedaughters, four dogs, two cats, and a horse.
A native of Montreal, Dr. Franklin Tessler has been a writer forMacworld magazine since 1986. Over the years, he has written numerousfeature articles and reviews, and has lectured extensively about how tocreate and deliver electronic presentations. Dr. Tessler is currently aProfessor of Radiology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham,where he resides with his wife and two children."
Paul Berkowitz (author of the AppleScript chapter and technical editor forEntourage chapters) has tech-edited other O'Reilly books, includingAppleScript: The Definitive Guide by Matt Neuburg and AppleScript: TheMissing Manual by Adam Goldstein, and has also done some technicalproofreading of AppleScript-related documentation for Apple and Microsoft.He is well known as the author of over 100 AppleScripts for Entourage,including major script programs for exporting and importing just abouteverything and for synching Entourage to Apple's Address Book and iCal. Inhis "other life" he is a classical pianist and Professor of Piano at theUniversity of California in Santa Barbara, where he now lives happily everafter.
Table of Contents
Copyright; The Missing Credits; About the Authors; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; Keeping Up with the Macs; More Integrated Than Ever; What's New in Office 2004; The Very Basics; About This Book; Part I: Word; Chapter 1: Basic Word Processing; 1.1 Creating and Opening Documents; 1.2 Word Processing Basics; 1.3 A Window into Word; 1.4 The Views; 1.5 Every Conceivable Variation on Saving; 1.6 Printing; Chapter 2: Editing in Word; 2.1 The Many Ways to Select Text; 2.2 Moving Text Around; 2.3 Navigating Your Documents; 2.4 Finding and Replacing; 2.5 Spelling and Grammar; 2.6 Five Ways to Type Less; Chapter 3: Formatting in Word; 3.1 The Formatting Palette; 3.2 Character Formatting; 3.3 Lists; 3.4 Paragraph Formatting; 3.5 Document Formatting; 3.6 Section Formatting; Chapter 4: Styles, Page Layout, and Tables; 4.1 Styles; 4.2 Page Layout; 4.3 Automatic Hyphenation; 4.4 Text Boxes; 4.5 Pictures and Drawings; 4.6 Charts and Spreadsheets; 4.7 Tables; Chapter 5: Comments, Change Tracking, and Versions; 5.1 Comments; 5.2 Change Tracking; 5.3 Comparing Documents; 5.4 Versioning; Chapter 6: Notebooks, Outlining, and Master Documents; 6.1 Notebook Layout View; 6.2 The Outliner; 6.3 The Document Map; 6.4 Master Documents; Chapter 7: Advanced Word Processing; 7.1 Headers and Footers; 7.2 Footnotes and Endnotes; 7.3 Line Numbers; 7.4 Templates; 7.5 AutoSummarize; 7.6 Fields; 7.7 Bookmarks; 7.8 Captions; 7.9 Cross-References; 7.10 Creating a Table of Contents; 7.11 Indexing; 7.12 Data Merges; 7.13 Macros; Chapter 8: Word Meets Web; 8.1 Word as Web Browser; 8.2 Creating a Web Page in Word; 8.3 Graphics, Sounds, and Movies; 8.4 Hyperlinks; 8.5 Web Forms; 8.6 Saving Web Pages; Part II: Entourage; Chapter 9: Entourage Email and Newsgroups; 9.1 The Big Picture; 9.2 Setting Up Entourage; 9.3 Sending and Receiving Mail; 9.4 Newsgroups; Chapter 10: Calendar, Tasks, and the Project Center; 10.1 The Calendar; 10.2 Recording Events; 10.3 What to Do with an Appointment; 10.4 Saving Calendars as Web Pages; 10.5 Tasks; 10.6 Office Notifications; 10.7 Project Center; 10.8 Accessing Projects from Other Office Programs; Chapter 11: Address Book and Notes; 11.1 Address Book; 11.2 The Note Pad; Chapter 12: Advanced Entourage; 12.1 Palm Synchronization; 12.2 About Conduits; 12.3 Multiple Identities; 12.4 Finding Messages; 12.5 Links; 12.6 Categories; 12.7 Checking Your Spelling; 12.8 The Script Menu; Part III: Excel; Chapter 13: Basic Excel; 13.1 Spreadsheet Basics; 13.2 Formula Fundamentals; 13.3 Excel, the List Maker; Chapter 14: Formatting and Charts; 14.1 Formatting Worksheets; 14.2 Charts; 14.3 Printing Worksheets; Chapter 15: Advanced Spreadsheeting; 15.1 Workbooks and Worksheets; 15.2 Advanced Formula Magic; 15.3 Working with Databases; 15.4 Opening the Excel Toolbox; 15.5 Macros: Making Excel Work for You; Part IV: PowerPoint; Chapter 16: Basic PowerPoint; 16.1 Triple View; 16.2 Step 1: Specify a Design; 16.3 Step 2: Writing the Outline; 16.4 Step 3: Building the Show; 16.5 How to Build a Slide; Chapter 17: Advanced PowerPoint; 17.1 Making a Slideshow; 17.2 Multimedia Effects; 17.3 Printing Your Presentation; Part V: Microsoft Of.ce as a Whole; Chapter 18: The Project Gallery and Toolbox; 18.1 The Project Gallery; 18.2 Toolbox; 18.3 Reference Tools; 18.4 Projects Palette; 18.5 Compatibility Checker; Chapter 19: Customizing Office; 19.1 Customizing Your Toolbars; 19.2 Redesigning Your Menus; 19.3 Reassigning Key Combinations; Chapter 20: The Graphics Programs of Office; 20.1 Inserting a Graphic; 20.2 The Clip Gallery; 20.3 AutoShapes and WordArt; 20.4 Lines and Shapes: The Drawing Toolbar; 20.5 Formatting Pictures and Drawings; 20.6 The Picture Toolbar; 20.7 Object Linking and Embedding (OLE); Chapter 21: AppleScripting Office; 21.1 What is AppleScript?; 21.2 Installing and Running Office Scripts; 21.3 Starter Scripts; 21.4 Learning More; Colophon;