Documents, Presentations, and Workbooks: Using Microsoft Office to Create Content That Gets Noticed: Creating Powerful Content with Microsoft Office


Get expert techniques and best practices for creating professional-looking documents, slide presentations, and workbooks. And apply these skills as you work with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011. This hands-on guide provides constructive advice and advanced, timesaving tips to help you produce compelling content that delivers—in print or on screen.

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Documents, Presentations, and Worksheets: Using Microsoft Office to Create Content That Gets Noticed

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Get expert techniques and best practices for creating professional-looking documents, slide presentations, and workbooks. And apply these skills as you work with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011. This hands-on guide provides constructive advice and advanced, timesaving tips to help you produce compelling content that delivers—in print or on screen.

Work smarter—and create content with impact!

  • Create your own custom Office themes and templates
  • Use tables and styles to help organize and present content in complex Word documents
  • Leave a lasting impression with professional-quality graphics and multimedia
  • Work with PowerPoint masters and layouts more effectively
  • Design Excel PivotTables for better data analysis and reporting
  • Automate and customize documents with Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Open XML Formats
  • Boost document collaboration and sharing with Office Web Apps

Your companion web content includes:

  • All the book’s sample files for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Files containing Microsoft Visio samples—Visio 2010 is required for viewing
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735651999
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 5/11/2011
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Krieger, Microsoft Office MVP, is a consultant, trainer, and author who specializes in developing custom enterprise solutions using Microsoft Office. She teaches clients how to build great documents easily by helping them understand how Microsoft Office applications “think.” Stephanie contributes regularly to websites on

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Who Will Benefit Most from This Book; What You Can Expect from This Book; Companion Content; Support for This Book; Questions and Comments; We Want to Hear from You; Stay in Touch; Acknowledgments; Part I: Document Essentials; Chapter 1: Welcome to Office 2010 and Office for Mac 2011; 1.1 Redefining Documents for a Connected World; 1.2 Introducing What’s New and Improved for Your Documents in Office 2010 and Office for Mac 2011; 1.3 Understanding the Office Open XML File Formats; 1.4 Understanding How the Office Programs “Think”: Documents 101; 1.5 Putting It All Together; Chapter 2: Collaborating and Sharing When and Where You Choose; 2.1 Moving Your Documents into the Cloud; 2.2 Exploring Office Web Apps: What Can You Really Do with Them?; 2.3 Working Together Without Waiting Your Turn; 2.4 Going Mobile; Chapter 3: Understanding Electronic Documents; 3.1 Creating Documents for Electronic Sharing; 3.2 Understanding How Font Choices Can Impact What Recipients See; 3.3 Securing the Private Information in Your Documents; 3.4 Managing Hidden Data; Chapter 4: Planning Your Documents; 4.1 Using the Best Tool for the Task; 4.2 Design Considerations; 4.3 Content Planning; 4.4 Linking Notes for Better Document Planning; Chapter 5: Doing More with Less Work: Key Cross-Program Features; 5.1 Introducing Document Themes; 5.2 Customizing Themes; 5.3 Exploring the Advanced Picture Formatting Tools; 5.4 Sharing Content Across Programs; 5.5 Using Microsoft Office As Your Toolbox; Part II: Word; Chapter 6: Building Easy-to-Manage, Robust Documents; 6.1 Staying in Control: Be the Boss of Your Documents; 6.2 Bringing Yourself to the Document: Using Document Logic; 6.3 Monitoring the Health of Your Document; 6.4 Creating Any Document with These Six Tools; Chapter 7: Working with Text; 7.1 Introducing What’s New for Text Formatting in Word 2010 and Word 2011; 7.2 Introducing the OpenType Typography Tools; 7.3 Introducing Text Effects: The New Generation of WordArt; 7.4 Using Font and Paragraph Formatting As Layout Tools; Chapter 8: Styles; 8.1 Understanding the Style Environment Today; 8.2 Creating Effective Style Sets; 8.3 Mastering Lists; 8.4 Working with Table Styles; 8.5 Managing Styles; Chapter 9: Tables; 9.1 Getting Organized; 9.2 Creating Tables That Work; 9.3 Creating Page Layouts Using Tables; 9.4 Formatting Financial Tables; 9.5 Managing Tables from Other Sources; Chapter 10: Managing Graphics; 10.1 Introducing the New and Improved Graphics Tools in Word 2010 and Word 2011; 10.2 Using the Best Program for the Graphic Task; 10.3 Understanding Differences for Working with Pictures and Objects; 10.4 Simplifying Graphic Layout; 10.5 Working in Publishing Layout View in Word 2011; Chapter 11: Sections; 11.1 Determining Whether You Need a Section Break; 11.2 Keeping Sections Simple; 11.3 Using Headers and Footers; Chapter 12: Dynamic Content; 12.1 Working with Content Controls; 12.2 Understanding Document Protection Options for Content Controls; 12.3 Using Document Property Quick Parts; 12.4 Understanding Building Blocks: The Evolution of Documents; 12.5 Working with Fields; Part III: PowerPoint; Chapter 13: Creating Presentations: From Theme to Master to Slide; 13.1 Exploring What’s New for PowerPoint Presentations in Office 2010 and Office for Mac 2011; 13.2 Understanding the Themes–PowerPoint Connection; 13.3 Creating Documents That Live in PowerPoint; 13.4 Setting Up a Presentation; 13.5 Working with Masters and Layouts; 13.6 Managing Slides and Slide Elements; Chapter 14: Creating Professional Presentation Graphics; 14.1 Exploring What’s New for Presentation Graphics; 14.2 Determining When to Use Office Art; 14.3 Determining the Best Diagram for Your Content; 14.4 Making Smart Choices with SmartArt; 14.5 Using Drawing Tools to Their Fullest; 14.6 Editing Shapes; 14.7 Getting Your Graphic into Other Programs; 14.8 Getting Your Vector Graphics into Microsoft Office; Chapter 15: Creating Multimedia Presentations; 15.1 Embedding and Managing Media; 15.2 Formatting Videos; 15.3 Editing Video and Audio in PowerPoint 2010; Chapter 16: Putting on a Show; 16.1 Using Slide Transitions; 16.2 Working with Animations; 16.3 Using Animation and Transitions Effectively; 16.4 Setting Up and Delivering Your Show; Part IV: Excel; Chapter 17: Data-Based Documents: Formatting and Managing Worksheets; 17.1 Formatting Documents That Live in Excel; 17.2 Streamlining Worksheet Formatting; 17.3 Treating Your Workbooks Like the Documents They Are; Chapter 18: Working with Data; 18.1 Crunching Numbers in Excel 2010 and Excel for Mac 2011: What’s New; 18.2 Using Tables As a Dataaaaaa Tool; 18.3 Creating Formulas—Working with Functions; 18.4 Simplifying Data Organization; 18.5 Using External Data; Chapter 19: Data Visualization; 19.1 Exploring What’s New for Conditional Formatting; 19.2 Increasing Your Options with Conditional Formatting; 19.3 Creating Sparklines: Power in a Small Package; Chapter 20: Charts; 20.1 Exploring Chart Creation Essentials; 20.2 Formatting Fighter-Pilot-Cool Charts; 20.3 Timesaving Techniques for Adding or Editing Chart Data; 20.4 Creating Advanced Chart Types; Chapter 21: Powerful Reporting, Easier Than You Think: A PivotTable Primer; 21.1 Why Use a PivotTable?; 21.2 Creating a PivotTable; 21.3 Managing PivotTables; 21.4 Formatting PivotTables; 21.5 Slicing and Dicing Your Data: Introducing the PivotTable Slicer for Excel 2010; 21.6 Using PivotCharts; 21.7 Creating and Formatting a PivotTable: A Quick Reference; Part V: Templates, Automation, and Customization; Chapter 22: The Many Faces of Microsoft Office Templates; 22.1 Understanding Template Types; 22.2 Creating a Template File; 22.3 Considering Best Practices for Word Templates; 22.4 Considering Best Practices for PowerPoint Templates; 22.5 Considering Best Practices for Excel Templates; 22.6 Sharing Themes; 22.7 The Office 2010 and Office 2011 Automation Story; Chapter 23: VBA Primer; 23.1 Understanding When and Why to Use VBA; 23.2 Introducing the VBA Language and Code Structure; 23.3 Using the Visual Basic Editor; 23.4 Writing, Editing, and Sharing Simple Macros; 23.5 Working with VBA: Next Steps; Chapter 24: Office Open XML Essentials; 24.1 Introducing XML Basics for Reading Your Documents; 24.2 Getting to Know the Office Open XML Formats; 24.3 Editing and Managing Documents Through XML; 24.4 Working with the Office Open XML Formats: Next Steps;

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    Be creative in the least time possible

    It is very hard to find a book dedicated about using Microsoft Office that discusses the techniques to have your work done faster in a creative way - both for Windows and Mac versions of the productivity suite. Author Stephanie Krieger (a Microsoft Office MVP - Most Valuable Professional) was successful in this 835-page book in demonstrating to the average Microsoft Office 2010 and Office for Mac 2011 users how create and design effective Microsoft Office Word documents, PowerPoint slideshow presentation, and Excel workbooks with the least time possible. What's best with this book is that the sample files are readily available online in the publisher's website. Whether you are a first time Microsoft Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011 user, or a seasoned pro who started using the previous versions until Office 2007, this book is highly recommended for your reading pleasure.

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