Just the Tips, Man for Microsoft Word 2000by Bob Flisser, Wendy Richardson, Ed Berdej (Illustrator), Al Kratzer (Illustrator)
Want to get faster on the computer? Save time at work? Impress your boss, your friends, and maybe even your kids? Then you want Just the tips, man for Microsoft Word 2000, the desktop flip book that teaches you over 500 hundred of the shortest cuts and the neatest tricks that none of those heavier, more expensive manuals dare to cover. You'll get easy tips, cool tips, and even tough tips, and you'll have fun in the process. It's the first in a series of titles from Nerdy Books aimed at saving you time and making you more efficient on the computer.
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This book deserves more than five stars for all the time and frustration it will save you. If you are like me, Microsoft Word has two major drawbacks: (1) Automatic formats that change things from what you want to what you don't want, and are hard to disable; and (2) A manual that would cause a hernia to lift (and is daunting to contemplate opening). This book overcomes both of those problems. Let me explain a little about why this book is valuable before describing it. First, the authors clearly have a lot of experience with Word because they had tips for every problem I have ever had using the program. Soon, I found myself racing through to find the sections that would help me. Second, this book will be especially valuable to authors and others who need to create long text files. I knew there had to be ways to automatically do a universal change of one word for another. Now I know how to do it! Wow! Can you imagine how much time that will save? Third, I suspect this book will be even more valuable to those who would like to add a lot of snazzy graphics to their Word documents. I don't plan to, but I was impressed to see how to do that. The book is spiral bound and comes with a cardboard stand, so I can leave it on the top of my word processing station and flip through it easily without having to clear a lot of space. The structure is logical in that it begins with simple subjects and moves on to more specialized ones. Here are the topics: Documents, documents, documents; Navigating a document; Selecting and navigating text; Character and paragraph formatting; Changing fonts and point sizes; Special characters; Paragraph stuff; Lists?; Creating, editing and applying styles; Undo, cut, copy and paste; Lost something?; Page breaks, section breaks and columns; AutoCorrect, AutoText and the Spike; Creating and using forms and mail merge; Spell check and the Thesaurus; Out in the field; Those nasty tabs; Tables, rows and columns; Making templates; Headers, footers and cool page stuff; Squares, circles, stars, lines, autoshapes and more!; Selecting, moving and duplicating objects; Fills, lines, colors and shadows; Inserting objects and clip art; Hyperlinks; Toolbars; Menus; and Help. Each tip page has more than one tip on it. The main one is presented in straightforward fashion. '#88 To paste the contents of the clipboard Press Ctrl + V.' Then there is a comical cartoon figure (a surfer in this case) with another tip. These secondary tips vary in difficulty, with the type of character used indicating the complexity level. 'The very happening thing is that I noted the last 4 shortcuts (Ctrl + Z, X, C and V) are in a row on the keyboard.' This page format works very well for breaking up the text, and m
This book is a great alternative to big, fat manuals that are filled with all sorts of fluff that you don't really need. This book is nothing but tips, tricks and shortcuts that make Word 2000 fast and fun, and while I used them to improve my knowledge of Word, my friends have learned Word using it. It's portable, lightweight, and easy to use. I heartily recommend it.