Faster Smarter Microsoft Office System: 2003 Edition


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Now you can do the things you do every day with Office—create reports, manage finances, send e-mail, and make a presentation—but do them faster, smarter, and better. Dive in! This friendly, focused guide shows the best ways to use the core features in your Office programs, so you spend more time doing and less time learning. Use the quick lists, numbered steps, and helpful examples to accelerate your productivity—and do the cool things you want to do!

Discover how to:

  • Get your e-mail, calendar, and work day under control
  • Create professional-looking documents—from memos and invoices to complex reports
  • Use spreadsheets and charts to analyze data and support decision making
  • Produce and deliver a compelling presentation with great visuals and special effects
  • Communicate and work together more effectively using enhanced collaboration features
  • Quickly build a dynamic Web site with data-driven features
  • Use XML to make your data go farther
  • Share and reuse information among programs to simplify work and get better resultsLearn about Office the Faster Smarter way!
  • 10-Second Summary—see what each chapter covers at a glance
  • Fast Wrap-Up—review key points and takeaways from every chapter
  • Real-World Examples—apply what you learn to real work, right now
  • Aha! Tips—get insider tips and insights to fuel your productivity
  • Top 10 Troubleshooting Solutions—find fast answers, right inside the cover!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735619210
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/2003
  • Series: Faster Smarter Series
  • Edition description: 2003 Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Murray has written more than 60 computer books, including Microsoft Office 2010 Plain & Simple, Microsoft Word 2010 Plain & Simple, and Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out. She specializes in teaching people and businesses how to improve their productivity using Microsoft technologies, and she loves the freedom that comes along with the “work virtually anywhere” approach Office 365 offers.

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Table of Contents

Focus on Fast;
Focus on Smart;
This Book Is for You;
Getting Support;
Part 1: The Microsoft Office System Common Features—Fast and Functional;
Chapter 1: A First Look at the Microsoft Office System;
What’s Included with the Office System?;
A Quick Look at the Office System New Features;
What Can You Do with the Office System?;
Starting the Office System;
Getting Help in the Office System;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 2: Working with Programs and Files;
Using Multiple Applications;
Exiting Programs;
Opening Files;
Using the Clipboard;
Printing Files;
Saving Files;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Part 2: Microsoft Word Power: Create Professional Documents;
Chapter 3: Creating and Viewing Documents;
New Features in Microsoft Office Word 2003;
What Can You Do with Word?;
Starting a New Document;
Entering Text;
Viewing Your Document;
Working with Shared Documents;
Researching While You Work;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 4: Using the Editing Tools in Microsoft Office Word 2003;
What Kind of Editing Can You Do with Word?;
AutoCorrecting Your Document;
Starting Simple: Correcting Typos;
Using Smart Tags;
Working with Paragraphs;
Using Find and Replace;
Checking Your Spelling and Grammar;
Using the Thesaurus;
Tracking Changes;
Adding Comments;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 5: Formatting in Microsoft Word;
Letting AutoFormat Do the Work;
A Return to Themes;
Changing Fonts, Font Styles, and Point Sizes;
Changing Spacing;
Setting Tabs;
Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists;
Adding Tables;
Specifying Columns;
Applying Styles and Templates;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 6: Special Tasks in Microsoft Office Word 2003;
Working with Sections;
Adding Headers and Footers;
Inserting Pictures;
Drawing Diagrams;
Adding and Using Bookmarks;
Creating a Hyperlink;
Preparing and Using XML Documents;
Creating a Table of Contents;
Adding an Index;
Recording and Running Macros;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Part 3: Effective Microsoft Office Excel 2003: Analyze and Organize Data;
Chapter 7: Creating and Saving a Spreadsheet;
New Features in Excel 2003;
What Can You Do with Excel?;
Excel Basics;
Creating a New Spreadsheet;
Moving Around and Selecting Cells;
Working with Functions and Formulas;
Sharing Worksheets;
Using XML in Excel 2003;
Saving the Spreadsheet;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 8: Editing, Formatting, and Printing Spreadsheets;
Editing Spreadsheet Data;
Formatting Spreadsheets;
Printing Spreadsheets;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 9: Charting Spreadsheet Data;
A Charting Toolkit;
Creating a Chart;
Chart Editing Techniques;
Using Ink to Annotate Charts;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Part 4: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003: Present Ideas Powerfully;
Chapter 10: Creating a Presentation—From Start to Finish;
New Features in PowerPoint 2003;
What Will You Do with PowerPoint?;
PowerPoint’s New Look;
Understanding the PowerPoint Views;
Starting with the End in Mind: Setting Up the Show;
Creating a Presentation;
Formatting Techniques;
Arranging Slides;
Take One: Running the Presentation;
Saving Your Presentation;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 11: Animating and Timing Your Presentation;
Working in Slide Sorter View;
Setting Up the Show;
Using Animation Schemes;
Adding Transitions to Slides;
Controlling Slide Display;
Rehearsing Your Timings;
Working with a Manual Show;
Notes for the Speaker;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 12: Enhancing Your Presentations;
What Kind of Enhancements Will You Use?;
Adding Movies and Animations;
Adding Sounds and Music;
Recording Narration;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Part 5: Microsoft Outlook: Communicate, Collaborate, and Organize;
Chapter 13: E-Mailing with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003;
A New Look for Outlook;
Instant Messaging in Outlook 2003;
Using Outlook as Your E-mail Program;
Printing Messages;
Deleting Messages;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 14: Organizing with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003;
Managing Your E-mail;
Working with Contacts;
Journaling in Outlook;
Working with Tasks and Notes;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 15: Scheduling with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003;
Understanding Outlook’s Calendar;
Using Reminders;
Scheduling with Outlook;
Printing Your Calendar;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Part 6: Managing Data with Microsoft Office Access 2003;
Chapter 16: Getting Started with Databases;
New Features in Access 2003;
What Can You Do with Access?;
The Access Window;
Starting a New Database;
Adding Data;
Working with Forms;
Saving a Database;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 17: Working with Your Data;
Sorting Data Records;
Searching for Data;
Working with SharePoint Data Lists;
Creating and Using Queries;
Linking Tables;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 18: Preparing and Printing Reports in Microsoft Office Access 2003;
Creating a Report;
Sprucing Up Your Report;
Publishing Reports in Word;
Deleting Reports;
Printing Reports;
E-mailing Reports;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Part 7: Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003: Design Effective Web Pages;
Chapter 19: FrontPage 2003 Basics;
New Features in FrontPage 2003;
What Can You Do with FrontPage?;
The FrontPage Workspace;
Creating a Web Site;
Using a Web Package;
Working in Tasks View;
Adding Text to a Web Page;
Applying a Web Theme;
Inserting Graphics for the Web;
Viewing Navigation Paths and Links;
Selling on the Web;
Previewing the Page;
Saving the Page;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 20: Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Special Tasks;
Adding Tables to Your Pages;
Working with Frames;
Adding Lines and Borders;
Creating Rollovers;
Working with HTML Code;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Chapter 21: Publishing Your Pages;
Preparing Your Web Files;
Optimizing HTML;
Publishing Your Site;
Troubleshooting Your Site;
Rating the Effectiveness of Your Site;
Fast Wrap-Up;
Appendix A: Installing the Microsoft Office System;
What You Need to Install the Office System;
Installing the Office System;
Changing Your Office Installation;
Appendix B: The Office System Shortcut Keys;
Appendix C: The Microsoft Office System: Additional Resources;
Book Resources;
Web Resources;
Appendix D: The Microsoft Office System: The Big Picture;
Computing Today;
The Challenges Information Workers Face;
The Office System Answer;
What’s New in the Office System?;
Improvements in the Office System Security;
The Office System Productivity Enhancements;
Microsoft Office Document Imaging;
Appendix : Katherine Murray;

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