Synopses & Reviews
Mac OS X, Apple's super-advanced, Unix-based operating system, offers every desirable system-software feature known to humans. But without a compatible software library, the Mac of the future was doomed.Microsoft Office X for Macintosh is exactly the software suite most Mac fans were waiting for. Its four programs--Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage--have been completely overhauled to take advantage of the stunning looks and rock-like stability of Mac OS X. But this magnificent package comes without a single page of printed instructions.Fortunately, Pogue Press/O'Reilly is once again there to rescue the befuddled and overwhelmed--with Office X for Macintosh: The Missing Manual. It tackles each of the primary Office applications with depth, humor, and clarity, and provides relief for the hapless Mac user who'd rather read professionally written printed instructions than hunt through a maze of dryly written help screens.Office X for Macintosh: The Missing Manual is coauthored by a dream team of Macintosh experts: Tonya Engst, coeditor of the popular TidBITS Macintosh newsletter; David Reynolds, former executive editor of MacAddict magazine (now working at Apple); and Nan Barber, Macworld contributor and coauthor of Office 2001 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual, on which this book is based. Once again, the authors are joined by series founder David Pogue, who has closely edited the book to ensure excellence of depth, accuracy, and prose.
This guide covers the number one bestselling Mac software, with dominant word processor and spreadsheet programs. This edition is completely revamped for Apple's new operating system with a steep learning curve for users upgrading from previous versions.
This manual tackles each of the primary office applications with depth, humor, and clarity, and offers relief for the hapless Mac user who'd rather read professionally written printed instructions than hunt through a maze of dryly written help screens.
About the Author
Nan Barber is the coauthor of Office 2001: The Missing Manual as well as the Missing Manual series copy editor, having edited the Missing Manual titles on Mac OS 9, AppleWorks 6, iMovie, Windows Millennium, Dreamweaver 4, and Mac OS X. She works as a freelance writer and editor from her home near Boston, and is managing editor for Salamander, a magazine for poetry, fiction, and memoirs. She's also a contributing editor for www.thespook.com.
Tonya Engst is best known for her work on TidBITS, a free email and Web publication covering the Macintosh Internet community, which she co-founded in 1990. Since then, Tonya has written several books about Microsoft Word, and perhaps the first book about making Web pages using a Macintosh. She has also sold Macintosh computers, and she has worked for Microsoft first doing product support and, much later, editing the Office Web site. She has also written extensively for print magazines such as Macworld and NetProfessional. Tonya works from her home office in Ithaca, New York. Her husband, Adam, works just across the hall while her son, Tristan, hangs out down the street at day care when he isn't home "helping" by spreading glitter glue around. You can reach her at email@example.com or visit www.tidbits.com/tonya/.
David Reynolds is the executive editor of MacAddict magazine.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Authors; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; IntroductionIntroduction; A New Day at the OfficeA New Day at the Office; What's New in Office XWhat's New in Office X; What Was New in Office 2001What Was New in Office 2001; The Very BasicsThe Very Basics; About This BookAbout This Book; Part I: WordPart One\
Word; Chapter 1: Basic Word ProcessingBasic Word Processing; 1.1 New, Open, and the Project GalleryNew, Open, and the Project Gallery; 1.2 Creating a New DocumentCreating a New Document; 1.3 Word Processing BasicsWord Processing Basics; 1.4 A Window into WordA Window into Word; 1.5 The ViewsThe Views; 1.6 Every Conceivable Variation on SavingEvery Conceivable Variation on Saving; 1.7 PrintingPrinting; Chapter 2: Editing in WordEditing in Word; 2.1 The Many Ways to Select TextThe Many Ways to Select Text; 2.2 Moving Text AroundMoving Text Around; 2.3 Navigating Your DocumentsNavigating Your Documents; 2.4 Finding and ReplacingFinding and Replacing; 2.5 Spelling and GrammarSpelling and Grammar; 2.6 Five Ways to Type LessFive Ways to Type Less; Chapter 3: Formatting in WordFormatting in Word; 3.1 The Formatting PaletteThe Formatting Palette; 3.2 Character FormattingCharacter Formatting; 3.3 ListsLists; 3.4 Paragraph FormattingParagraph Formatting; 3.5 Document FormattingDocument Formatting; 3.6 Section FormattingSection Formatting; Chapter 4: Styles, Page Layout, and TablesStyles, Page Layout,
and Tables; 4.1 StylesStyles; 4.2 Page LayoutPage Layout; 4.3 Automatic HyphenationAutomatic Hyphenation; 4.4 Text BoxesText Boxes; 4.5 Pictures and DrawingsPictures and Drawings; 4.6 Charts, Spreadsheets, and EquationsCharts, Spreadsheets, and Equations; 4.7 TablesTables; Chapter 5: Comments, Change Tracking, and VersionsComments, Change Tracking, and Versions; 5.1 CommentsComments; 5.2 Change TrackingChange Tracking; 5.3 Comparing DocumentsComparing Documents; 5.4 VersioningVersioning; Chapter 6: Advanced Word ProcessingAdvanced
Word Processing; 6.1 Headers and FootersHeaders and Footers; 6.2 Footnotes and EndnotesFootnotes and Endnotes; 6.3 Line NumbersLine Numbers; 6.4 TemplatesTemplates; 6.5 The OutlinerThe Outliner; 6.6 The Document MapThe Document Map; 6.7 Master DocumentsMaster Documents; 6.8 AutoSummarizeAutoSummarize; 6.9 Working with FieldsWorking with Fields; 6.10 BookmarksBookmarks; 6.11 CaptionsCaptions; 6.12 Cross-ReferencesCross-References; 6.13 Creating a Table of ContentsCreating a Table of Contents; 6.14 IndexingIndexing; 6.15 Data MergesData Merges; 6.16 Working with MacrosWorking with Macros; Chapter 7: Word Meets WebWord Meets Web; 7.1 Word as Web BrowserWord as Web Browser; 7.2 Creating a Web Page in WordCreating a Web Page in Word; 7.3 Graphics, Sounds, and MoviesGraphics, Sounds, and Movies; 7.4 HyperlinksHyperlinks; 7.5 Web FormsWeb Forms; 7.6 Saving Web PagesSaving Web Pages; Part II: EntouragePart Two\
Entourage; Chapter 8: Entourage Email and NewsgroupsEntourage Email and Newsgroups; 8.1 The Big PictureThe Big Picture; 8.2 Setting Up EntourageSetting Up Entourage; 8.3 Sending and Receiving MailSending and Receiving Mail; 8.4 NewsgroupsNewsgroups; Chapter 9: Entourage Calendar and TasksEntourage Calendar and Tasks; 9.1 The CalendarThe Calendar; 9.2 Recording EventsRecording Events; 9.3 What to Do with an AppointmentWhat to Do with an Appointment; 9.4 Saving Calendars as Web PagesSaving Calendars as Web Pages; 9.5 TasksTasks; 9.6 Office NotificationsOffice Notifications; Chapter 10: Entourage Address Book and NotesEntourage Address Book and Notes; 10.1 Address BookAddress Book; 10.2 The Note PadThe Note Pad; Chapter 11: Advanced EntourageAdvanced Entourage; 11.1 Palm SynchronizationPalm Synchronization; 11.2 Multiple IdentitiesMultiple Identities; 11.3 Finding MessagesFinding Messages; 11.4 LinksLinks; 11.5 CategoriesCategories; 11.6 Checking Your SpellingChecking Your Spelling; 11.7 The Script MenuThe Script Menu; Part III: ExcelPart Three\
Excel; Chapter 12: Basic ExcelBasic Excel; 12.1 Spreadsheet BasicsSpreadsheet Basics; 12.2 Formula FundamentalsFormula Fundamentals; 12.3 Excel, the List MakerExcel, the List Maker; Chapter 13: Formatting and ChartsFormatting and Charts; 13.1 Formatting WorksheetsFormatting Worksheets; 13.2 ChartsCharts; 13.3 Printing WorksheetsPrinting Worksheets; Chapter 14: Advanced SpreadsheetingAdvanced Spreadsheeting; 14.1 Workbooks and WorksheetsWorkbooks and Worksheets; 14.2 Advanced Formula MagicAdvanced Formula Magic; 14.3 Working with DatabasesWorking with Databases; 14.4 Opening the Excel ToolboxOpening the Excel Toolbox; 14.5 Macros: Making Excel Work for YouMacros\ Making Excel Work for You; Part IV: PowerPointPart Four\
PowerPoint; Chapter 15: Basic PowerPointBasic PowerPoint; 15.1 The Big PictureThe Big Picture; 15.2 Step 1: Specify a DesignStep 1\ Specify a Design; 15.3 Step 2: Writing the OutlineStep 2\ Writing the Outline; 15.4 Step 3: Building the ShowStep 3\ Building the Show; 15.5 How to Build a SlideHow to Build a Slide; Chapter 16: Advanced PowerPointAdvanced PowerPoint; 16.1 Making a Slide ShowMaking a Slide Show; 16.2 Multimedia EffectsMultimedia Effects; 16.3 Printing Your PresentationPrinting Your Presentation; Part V: Microsoft Office as a WholePart Five\
Microsoft Office as a Whole; Chapter 17: Customizing OfficeCustomizing Office; 17.1 Customizing Your ToolbarsCustomizing Your Toolbars; 17.2 Redesigning Your MenusRedesigning Your Menus; 17.3 Reassigning Key CombinationsReassigning Key Combinations; Chapter 18: The Graphics Programs of Office XThe Graphics Programs of Office X; 18.1 Inserting a GraphicInserting a Graphic; 18.2 The Clip GalleryThe Clip Gallery; 18.3 AutoShapes and WordArtAutoShapes and WordArt; 18.4 Lines and Shapes: The Drawing ToolbarLines and Shapes\ The Drawing Toolbar; 18.5 Formatting Pictures and DrawingsFormatting Pictures and Drawings; 18.6 The Picture ToolbarThe Picture Toolbar; 18.7 Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)Object Linking and Embedding (OLE); 18.8 Organization ChartOrganization Chart; 18.9 Equation EditorEquation Editor; 18.10 Microsoft GraphMicrosoft Graph; 18.11 Windows Media PlayerWindows Media Player; Part VI: AppendixesPart Six\
Appendixes; Appendix A: Installation and TroubleshootingInstallation and Troubleshooting; A.1 Installing OfficeInstalling Office; Appendix B: The Office Help SystemThe Office Help System; B.1 The AssistantThe Assistant; B.2 The Help IndexThe Help Index; B.3 Web-Based HelpWeb-Based Help; ColophonColophon;