Synopses & Reviews
Tap into all the tools
in Office 2008 for Mac
this book makes it easy!
New to Office 2008? Migrating from Windows to Mac? This complete reference is just what you need! It shows you how to use every Office 2008 application so you can start getting things done right away. Explore the Project Gallery, learn how the applications work together, excel at Excel, present with power, manage your life with Entourage, and more.
Meet the suite use the new galleries that help you quickly find features, formats, wizards, templates, and recently used files
A gallery of projects see how the Project Gallery serves as a hub for finding and opening documents, projects, or documents within a project
In a Word discover the extra functionality of Word's built-in Notebook and Publishing layouts
Excel revealed explore ledger sheets, learn how Excel can open Web pages in HTML format, and create your own templates
Put the power in PowerPoint use the View, add transitions, insert music from your iTunes library, and fine-tune timing
You have an Entourage get organized with My Day, handle contacts and e-mail, and manage a database
Use the Project Center manage projects of all sizes
Open the book and find:
The tools and features common to all the Office 2008 apps
Cool ways to use the Project Center
Tips on making the most of the new interface
How Word streamlines your word processing
Ways to get control of Excel
How to add animation to your PowerPoint presentations
Helpful hints for using Entourage Rules
Advice about sharing and collaborating on projects
Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh is a powerful office productivity suite, featuring Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the e-mail program, Entourage. The program allows Macintosh users to create and exchange documents with the #1 suite of programs for business in the world, Microsoft Office, while still enjoying the benefits of using a Mac running OS X. Microsoft MVPs Geetesh Bajaj and James Gordon provide friendly, expert advice on how to master the basics and beyond of the main programs, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Entourage, extolling the virtues of Office in the Macintosh environment. The book then facilitates integration of material with the Windows version of Microsoft Office and other Macintosh applications.
The book is divided into eight minibooks, each providing in-depth, hands-on information about one aspect of the Microsoft Office suite for Macintosh. The book is divided as follows:
- Book I: Introduction and Project Gallery
- Book II: Word 2008
- Book III: Excel 2008
- Book IV: PowerPoint 2008
- Book V: Entourage 2008
- Book VI: Sharing Files with Windows Users
- Book VII: Integrating Office 2008 with iLife and Mac Apps
- Book VIII: Office and Web 2.0
Series features:Information is presented in the straightforward, fun method that has made the For Dummies imprint a favorite of beginners for 15 years. The immensely popular All-in-One series combines a terrific value with the additional depth of coverage possible in an 800-page book.
The perfect companion for taking the Microsoft Office suite to the Mac
As the leading suite of productivity software for Macs, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage) helps users be efficient and productive while performing common business tasks This easy-to-understand resource packs eight books into one and guides readers through creating and exchanging documents on a Mac using Word 2008, Excel 2008, PowerPoint 2008, and Entourage 2008 Provides in-depth, straightforward, expert advice on topics such as sharing files with Windows users, integrating Office 2008 with iLife and Mac applications, and working with Office and Web 2.0
Geetesh Bajaj, MVP (Hyderabad, India), runs Indezine (www.indezine.com), a presentation design studio that receives nearly one million page views per month and features hundreds of free PowerPoint templates for visitors to download.
James Gordon, MVP (Buffalo, NY), has been a Microsoft MVP for Macintosh since 2000. He has replied to thousands of inquiries in Microsoft's Macintosh newsgroups/communities and Yahoo Answers. He is the creator of the InsertPicture add-in for Macintosh PowerPoint and has made other add-ins and templates for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
The perfect companion for taking the Microsoft Office suite to the Mac!
So you finally got a Mac, but you’re not looking forward to figuring out how Office works in a different environment? No worries! All you need is Microsoft Office 2008 For Mac All-in-One For Dummies to learn the fundamentals of Office 2008. With six books in one, it shows you how to use every Office 2008 for Mac application, so you can start getting things done right away.
Written by Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Office 2008 For Mac All-in-One For Dummies provides a user-friendly guide on how to master all the programs: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Entourage. This book explores ways to:
- Use the new galleries to find features, formats, wizards, templates, and recently used files
- Create your own templates on Excel and open Web pages in HTML format
- Take advantage of PowerPoint by adding animation to your slides, inserting music from your iTunes library, and fine-tuning the timing
- Organize your schedule on My Day, handle contacts and e-mail, and manage a database—all through Entourage
- Manage projects of all sizes on the Project Center
- Use all the applications together, and to their full potential
With this all-in-one reference, you’ll become an expert on sharing files with Windows users, integrating Office 2008 with iLife and other Mac applications, and working with Office and Web 2.0, as well as other common business tasks. This book makes it that easy!
About the Author
Geetesh Bajaj is a PowerPoint MVP and heads an online presentation site at www.indezine.com that provides templates and advice for PowerPoint users. James Gordon is a Microsoft MVP for Macintosh. He created the InsertPicture add-in for PowerPoint and provides training on various Office topics.
Table of Contents
Book I: Introducing Office 2008.
Chapter 1: Oscillating in the Offi ce 2008 World.
Chapter 2: Project Gallery — The Natural Starting Point.
Chapter 3: Menus and Toolbars.
Chapter 4: Busting Out Your Toolbox.
Chapter 5: Graphing, Drawing, and Making Art.
Chapter 6: Common Tools That Make Your Life Easier.
Chapter 7: Getting Help!
Book II: Word 2008.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Word’s Interface.
Chapter 2: An Open and Shut Case.
Chapter 3: Working with Text, Words, and Paragraphs.
Chapter 4: Reviewing and Proofi ng with Word.
Chapter 5: Making Great Tables and Charts.
Chapter 6: Saving Time in Word.
Chapter 7: Advanced Word Stuff.
Chapter 8: Printing for Posterity.
Book III: Excel 2008.
Chapter 1: Working Every Day in Excel.
Chapter 2: Operating Inside the Workbook.
Chapter 3: Formatting and Collaborating in Excel.
Chapter 4: Controlling Excel.
Chapter 5: Heavenly Charting.
Chapter 6: Becoming Versatile with Excel.
Chapter 7: Being Intelligent with Data.
Chapter 8: Printing from Excel.
Book IV: PowerPoint 2008.
Chapter 1: Revealing PowerPoint.
Chapter 2: Open Sesame and Shut Sesame.
Chapter 3: Working with the Whole Show.
Chapter 4: Mastering the Masters.
Chapter 5: Proofi ng the Presentation.
Chapter 6: Adding Text, Pictures, Tables, and Charts.
Chapter 7: Applying Animation.
Chapter 8: Presenting Sounds and Movies.
Chapter 9: Printing and Sharing Presentations.
Book V: Entourage 2008.
Chapter 1: Introducing Entourage: Seven Applications in One.
Chapter 2: Welcome to the Setup Assistant.
Chapter 3: Mastering Mail.
Chapter 4: Your Mail Rules and Newsgroups.
Chapter 5: Personalizing Your PIM.
Chapter 6: Crafting Your Calendar.
Chapter 7: Keeping Track of Your Day.
Book VI: Entourage’s Project Center.
Chapter 1: Creating New Projects.
Chapter 2: Overviewing and Sharing Projects.
Chapter 3: Keeping on Schedule.
Chapter 4: Managing More Project Details.