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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005


    Does Word annoy you? If it does, buy this book? Why you ask? Because, author Guy Hart-Davis has done an outstanding job of making Word less annoying in this book. Hart-Davis begins by prompting you to prevent Word from demanding the installation CD, or installing multiple versions of Word on the same PC. Next, the author exploits the power of templates to minimize the annoyances of creating and saving documents at home or at work. Then, he deals with common annoyances in Word's views. The author continues by getting the mysterious 'Normal template' under control and changing its settings. In addition, the author next shows you how to prevent users from accessing certain parts of a document, by forcing them to fill in the rest with suitable data. He also shows you how to deal with printing annoyances, add faxing capabilities to Word, and scan hardcopy text and graphics into your documents. The author next shows you how to make a table appear at the start page, and how to get a table away from the start of a document when it's stuck there. Next, the author shows you how to record macros, edit them, and write them from scratch, with examples of specific VBA-quashable annoyances and generic approaches that you can turn on your own annoyances. Then, he shows you how to minimize annoyances with object linking and embedding (OLE). Finally, he shows you how to deal with crashes and performance annoyances on the MAC. With the preceding in mind, the author has done an excellent job of focusing on Word for Windows because, that's what most of you are using. At the end of the day, you'll see hundreds of concentrated annoyances with solutions that will calm your colleagues, impress your friends, and confound your enemies.

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