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Part I: Getting to Know Office 2008.
Chapter 1: Introducing the New Office.
Chapter 2: Installing Office 2008.
Chapter 3: Office 2008 Program Basics.
Chapter 4: Finding Help with Office 2008.
Part II: Working with Word.
Chapter 5: Word Basics.
Chapter 6: Building Word Documents.
Chapter 7: Formatting Word Text.
Chapter 8: Adding Tables.
Chapter 9: Editing Lengthy Documents.
Chapter 10: Collaborating on Documents.
Chapter 11: Proofing and Printing Documents.
Part III: Using Excel.
Chapter 12: Excel Basics.
Chapter 13: Entering and Editing Data.
Chapter 14: Formatting Data and Worksheets.
Chapter 15: Using Formulas and Functions.
Chapter 16: Creating Charts.
Chapter 17: Using the Excel Database Tools.
Chapter 18: Proofing, Printing, and Collaborating in Excel.
Part IV: Presenting with PowerPoint.
Chapter 19: PowerPoint Basics.
Chapter 20: Building Presentations.
Chapter 21: Formatting Slides.
Chapter 22: Fine-tuning a Presentation.
Chapter 23: Preparing and Presenting a Slide Show.
Part V: Working with Entourage.
Chapter 24: Entourage Basics.
Chapter 25: E-mailing with Entourage.
Chapter 26: Organizing Your Calendar.
Chapter 27: Tracking Tasks, Notes, and Projects.
Part VI: Organizing Digital Media with Expression Media.
Chapter 28: Introducing Expression Media.
Chapter 29: Working with Catalogs.
Part VII: Working with Office Graphics and Web Features.
Chapter 30: Adding Graphics.
Chapter 31: Creating Web Content.
Chapter 32: Using Microsoft Messenger.
Part VIII: Coordinating and Customizing Your Office.
Chapter 33: Coordinating Projects.
Chapter 34: Customizing Office.
Chapter 35: Working with AppleScript.
Posted March 9, 2012
Mechanically, the printer should have used more ink. The type face is light, the font is not dark, the book requires a good light source and even then is tiring to read.
This is a class of computer book that should be entitled "all I know about ..." The book is not exhaustive in its coverage. There are conditions that occur that the book does not address. Further, the author sometimes tells how to do something, without telling how to undo something. The prose is also too salesy which was unnecessary since I have already bought the software and the book. The book is useful though, since the manufacturer's embrace of online help is weak and if the computer locks up and does not respond is worthless.