Synopses & Reviews
For readers who are new to Office 11 and want to get up and running quickly, Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 2003 in 24 Hours will do the trick. This book includes shortcuts and ways to accomplish the most common tasks in Office. Readers can work at their own pace through the easily digestible, one-hour lessons. After completing the lessons, the reader will have a solid foundation of the basics and know the most efficient way to utilize the new version of Office.
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About the Author
is a speaker and a writer on both the programming and application sides of computing. He is known for his skills at bringing advanced computer topics to the novice's level. Perry has been a programmer and a trainer since the early 1980s. He received his first degree in computer science and a master's degree in corporate finance. Perry has sold more than 2 million computer books worldwide, including such titles as Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming,
and Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days.
He also writes about rental property management, creates and manages Web sites, and loves to travel.
Table of Contents
I. WORKING WITH OFFICE 2003. Hour 1. Getting Acquainted with Office 2003.
What's in Office 2003? Starting Microsoft Office. The Office Assistant. Typing Your Question. Making Office Easier to Use. Get Ready for the Internet and Office. Summary. Q&A.
II. PROCESSING WITH WORD 2003. Hour 2. Welcome to Word 2003.
Beginning Words About Word. Documents and Disks. Entering and Editing Text. Correcting Mistakes. Initial Spelling and Grammar Correction. Summary. Q&A. Hour 3. Formatting with Word 2003.
Simple Character Formatting. To Do: Insert Numbers and Bullets. Paragraph Formatting. Formatting with Styles. Format Painter. Preview for Printing. Controlling View Size. A Word about Word's Wizards. Word Themes. Summary. Q&A. Hour 4. Managing Documents and Customizing Word 2003.
Understanding Document Properties. Using Word's Advanced Proofreaders. Simple Translation. Customizing Word to Work for You. Summary. Q&A. Hour 5. Advanced Word 2003.
Using Special Characters. Inserting Dates and Page Numbers. Inserting Pictures, Video Clips, and Sounds. Inserting Scanned and Digital Camera Images. To Do: Create and Use AutoText Entries. Adding Tables to Your Documents. Creating Multiple Columns. Creating Headers and Footers. Adding Footnotes and Endnotes. Introducing Mail Merge. Summary. Q&A.
III. COMPUTING WITH EXCEL 2003. Hour 6. Understanding Excel 2003 Workbooks.
Starting Excel. Understanding Worksheets and Workbooks. Entering Worksheet Data. Navigating in Excel. To Do: Create Your First Worksheet. To Do: Format the Worksheet. Summary. Q&A. Hour 7. Restructuring and Editing Excel 2003 Worksheets.
Worksheet Editing. Inserting and Deleting. Working with Worksheet Ranges. Using Formulas. Recalculating Worksheets. Working with Functions. Introduction to Worksheet Formatting. Making Format Changes. Summary. Q&A. Hour 8. Using Excel 2003.
AutoCorrect Worksheets. Reviewing Cut, Copy, and Paste in Excel. Clearing Data. Speed Data Entry. Smarter Fills with AutoFill. Designing Your Own Fills. A Word about Printing. Adding Comments. Summary. Q&A. Hour 9. Formatting Worksheets to Look Great.
AutoFormatting Worksheets. Modifying Styles. Additional Formatting Options. Conditional Formatting. Separating Worksheets with Tab Colors. Summary. Q&A. Hour 10. Charting with Excel 2003.
Creating Custom Graphs. A Quick Chart. Making Your Chart Fancy. Summary. Q&A.
IV. PRESENTING WITH FLAIR. Hour 11. PowerPoint 2003 Presentations.
Presenting PowerPoint. Understanding Presentations and Slides. Creating a New Presentation. Summary. Q&A. Hour 12. Editing and Arranging Your Presentations.
Getting Acquainted with PowerPoint's Views. Using the Outline. Working on the Slide. Saving and Printing Your Work. Summary. Q&A. Hour 13. PowerPoint 2003 Advanced Features.
Changing Your Entire Presentation's Design. Changing a Single Slide's Design. Editing Individual Slides. Adding Art. Ordering Presentations “To Go”. Summary. Q&A. Hour 14. Animating Your Presentations.
Using PowerPoint's Slide Show. Voice Narration. To Do: Use Action Buttons. Introducing Animation Schemes. Summary. Q&A.
V. ORGANIZING WITH OUTLOOK 2003. Hour 15. Communicating with Outlook 2003.
An Outlook Overview. Outlook Is Not Outlook Express. Understanding the Outlook Screen. Outlook's Folders. Viewing Non-Outlook Data. Mastering Outlook Mail. Keeping Contacts. Summary. Q&A. Hour 16. Planning and Scheduling with Outlook 2003.
Using the Calendar in Outlook. Writing Yourself Notes. Expanding the Outlook Bar. Keeping a Journal. Smart Tags. Summary. Q&A.
VI. TRACKING WITH ACCESS 2003. Hour 17. Access 2003 Basics.
Database Basics. Looking at Access. Creating a Database. Summary. Q&A. Hour 18. Entering and Displaying Access 2003 Data.
Entering Table Data. Summary. Q&A. Hour 19. Retrieving Your Data.
Using Data Filters. Using Queries. Summary. Q&A. Hour 20. Reporting with Access 2003.
Introducing Access Reports. Summary. Q&A.
VII. COMBINING OFFICE 2003 AND THE INTERNET. Hour 21. Office 2003 and the Internet.
How Office Products Combine with the Web. Keeping Current. Word Sends Email. To Do: Send Office Documents as Email. Summary. Q&A. Hour 22. Creating Web Content with Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Preparing to Publish Web Pages. Office and the Web. Summary. Q&A.
VIII. PUBLISHING WITH OFFICE 2003. Hour 23. Publishing with Flair Using Publisher 2003.
All Kinds of Publications. Why Publisher and Not Just Word? Getting Acquainted with Publisher. To Do: Create Your First Publication. Microsoft Gives Some Online Training. Filling in the Details. Adding Text. Importing Text into Your Documents. Using Text Boxes. Summary. Q&A. Hour 24. Adding Art to Your Publications.
Your Publication's Art. Extra Shapes. Designing with the Design Gallery. Getting Help with the Design Checker. Putting Borders around Your Publications. Summary. Q&A.
IX. APPENDIXES. Appendix A: Sharing Information between Office 2003 Programs.
Sharing Data between Applications. Outlook Letters. Summary. Appendix B: Business Contact Manager and Office Extras.
New Office Programs. The Flavors of Microsoft Office 2003. What Is XML? Introduction to XML. XML and Its Impact. Office and XML.
X. BONUS HOURS. Hour 25. Using Frontpage 2003 For Web Page Design and Creation.
Introduction to FrontPage 2003. Working with FrontPage 2003. To Do: Create Your First Web Page. Adding a Title to Your Web Page. Web Pages Can Hold Many Kinds of Elements. To Do: Finish Your First Simple Web Page. Different Views. Adding a Background. Summary. Q&A. Hour. 26. Managing Your Web with FrontPage.
Hyperlinking to Other Web Pages. To Do: Use a FrontPage Wizard to Create a Web Page. Publishing Your Web Page. Introduction to XML. XML and Its Impact. Office and XML. Summary. Q&A. Index.