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Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to use Microsoft Office Access, Excel, FrontPage, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need, or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Create and publish professional-quality documents, brochures, and Web pages
  • Develop powerful but easy-to-use spreadsheets and databases
  • Manage your e-mail communications and workday
  • Produce and deliver compelling slide presentations
  • Get your Web site up and running quickly
  • Learn how to take notes electronically
  • Easily capture and reuse information with InfoPath forms
  • Work better together using the collaboration features across the Microsoft Office System

Practice your skills using the files on CD!

Your Microsoft Office System Reference Pack on CD includes:

  • Twenty-five templates straight from the Microsoft Office team
  • Microsoft Office System Quick Reference eBook
  • Insider’s Guide to Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 eBook—describes new notetaking features in Office
  • Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook—10,000+ entries!
  • Introducing the Tablet PC eBook
  • Complete STEP BY STEP eBook
  • Skill-building practice files

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735615205
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/2003
  • Series: Step by Step Series
  • Edition description: 2003 Edition
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Curtis Frye is the author of numerous books on Excel and other Office products, most recently the Excel 2007 Pocket Guide. He graduated from Syracuse in 1990 with a degree in political science, and then moved to Washington, DC, where he worked as a defense trade analyst for four years and as the director of sales and marketing for an ISP for one year. He moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1995 to launch his freelance writing career. When Curt's not writing, and often while he is writing, he is a keynote speaker, mentalist, and professional improvisational comedian.

Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI) is a traditional and electronic publishing company with years of experience in the creation, production, and delivery of computer software training. OTSI is also the author of several Step by Step books about Office System applications.

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Table of Contents

What’s New in The Microsoft Office System 2003;
Other New Features in The Microsoft Office System 2003;
Getting Help;
Getting Help with This Book and Its CD-ROM;
Getting Help with The Microsoft Office System 2003;
More Information;
Using the Book’s CD-ROM;
What’s on the CD-ROM?;
Minimum System Requirements;
Installing the Practice Files;
Opening the Practice Data Files in Outlook;
Using the Practice Files;
Uninstalling the Practice Files;
Conventions and Features;
About the Authors;
Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI);
Kristen Crupi;
Perspection, Inc.;
Quick Reference;
Chapter 1 Working with Documents;
Chapter 2 Editing and Proofreading a Document;
Chapter 3 Changing the Look of Text;
Chapter 4 Presenting Information in Tables and Columns;
Chapter 5 Setting Up a Workbook;
Chapter 6 Performing Calculations on Data;
Chapter 7 Changing Document Appearance;
Chapter 8 Focusing on Specific Data Using Filters;
Chapter 9 Creating a New Database;
Chapter 10 Simplifying Data Entry with Forms;
Chapter 11 Locating Specific Information;
Chapter 12 Keeping Your Information Accurate;
Chapter 13 Creating Presentations;
Chapter 14 Working with Slides;
Chapter 15 Working with Slide Text;
Chapter 16 Setting Up and Delivering Slide Shows;
Chapter 17 Working with Outlook;
Chapter 18 Managing E-mail Messages;
Chapter 19 Finding and Organizing E-mail Messages;
Chapter 20 Managing Your Calendar;
Chapter 21 Scheduling and Managing Meetings;
Chapter 22 Understanding How FrontPage Works;
Chapter 23 Creating a Web Site to Promote Yourself or Your Company;
Chapter 24 Presenting Information in Lists and Tables;
Chapter 25 Enhancing Your Web Site with Graphics;
Chapter 26 Creating and Printing Publications;
Chapter 27 Creating Web Sites and E-mail Messages;
Chapter 28 Taking Notes;
Chapter 29 Working with Notes;
Chapter 30 Working with InfoPath Forms;
Chapter 31 Designing InfoPath Forms;
Chapter 32 Working in a Document Workspace;
Chapter 33 Teaming Up in a Meeting Workspace;
Part I: Microsoft Office Word 2003;
Chapter 1: Working with Documents;
Getting Started with Word;
Creating, Saving, and Closing Documents;
Opening and Viewing Existing Documents;
Deciding Which View to Use When;
Key Points;
Chapter 2: Editing and Proofreading Documents;
Editing a Document;
Using Text Entry Shortcuts;
Finding the Best Word;
Using an Outline to Rearrange Paragraphs;
Finding and Replacing Text;
Checking Spelling and Grammar;
Key Points;
Chapter 3: Changing the Appearance of Text;
Changing the Look of Characters;
Changing the Look of Paragraphs;
Creating and Modifying Lists;
Formatting Text as You Type;
Changing the Look of Characters and Paragraphs with Styles;
Key Points;
Chapter 4: Presenting Information in Tables and Columns;
Presenting Information in a Table;
Formatting Table Information;
Working with Table Data;
Presenting Text in Columns;
Key Points;
Part II: Microsoft Office Excel 2003;
Chapter 5: Setting Up a Workbook;
Making Workbooks Easier to Work With;
Making Data Easier to Read;
Adding a Graphic to a Document;
Key Points;
Chapter 6: Performing Calculations on Data;
Naming Groups of Data;
Creating Formulas to Calculate Values;
Finding and Correcting Errors in Calculations;
Key Points;
Chapter 7: Changing Document Appearance;
Changing the Appearance of Data;
Applying an Existing Format to Data;
Making Numbers Easier to Read;
Changing Data’s Appearance Based on Its Value;
Making Printouts Easier to Follow;
Positioning Data on a Printout;
Key Points;
Chapter 8: Focusing on Specific Data Using Filters;
Limiting the Data That Appears on the Screen;
Performing Calculations on Filtered Data;
Defining a Valid Set of Values for a Range of Cells;
Key Points;
Part III: Microsoft Office Access 2003;
Chapter 9: Creating a New Database;
Creating a Database Structure the Simple Way;
Checking the Work of a Wizard;
Creating Tables the Simple Way;
Refining How Data Is Displayed;
Manipulating Table Columns and Rows;
Key Points;
Chapter 10: Simplifying Data Entry with Forms;
Creating a Form by Using a Wizard;
Refining Form Properties;
Refining Form Layout;
Adding Controls to a Form;
Using Visual Basic for Applications to Enter Data in a Form;
Creating a Form by Using an AutoForm;
Adding a Subform to a Form;
Key Points;
Chapter 11: Locating Specific Information;
Sorting Information;
Filtering Information in a Table;
Filtering By Form;
Locating Information That Matches Multiple Criteria;
Creating a Query in Design View;
Creating a Query with a Wizard;
Performing Calculations in a Query;
Key Points;
Chapter 12: Keeping Your Information Accurate;
Using Data Type Settings to Restrict Data;
Using Field Size Properties to Restrict Data;
Using Input Masks to Restrict Data;
Using Validation Rules to Restrict Data;
Using Lookup Lists to Restrict Data;
Updating Information in a Table;
Deleting Information from a Table;
Key Points;
Part IV: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003;
Chapter 13: Creating Presentations;
Getting Started with PowerPoint;
Opening, Saving, and Closing a Presentation;
Viewing a Presentation;
Creating a Presentation Based on Content;
Creating a Presentation Based on Design;
Creating a New Blank Presentation;
Key Points;
Chapter 14: Working with Slides;
Creating Slides and Entering Text;
Changing the Layout of a Slide;
Inserting Slides from Another Presentation;
Rearranging a Presentation;
Entering Speaker Notes;
Key Points;
Chapter 15: Working with Slide Text;
Adding and Manipulating Text;
Changing Size, Alignment, and Spacing;
Finding and Replacing Text and Fonts;
Correcting Text While Typing;
Checking Spelling and Presentation Styles;
Choosing the Best Word;
Key Points;
Chapter 16: Setting Up and Delivering Slide Shows;
Taking a Presentation on the Road;
Delivering a Slide Show;
Customizing a Slide Show;
Adding Slide Timings;
Using Microsoft Producer to Set Up an Online Broadcast;
Key Points;
Part V: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003;
Chapter 17: Working with Outlook;
Starting Outlook for the First Time;
Reading Messages and Opening Attachments;
Responding to Messages;
Creating New Messages;
Using Address Books;
Attaching Files to Messages;
Sending and Receiving Messages;
Printing Messages;
Creating and Sending Instant Messages;
Key Points;
Chapter 18: Managing E-Mail Messages;
Formatting Messages;
Changing Message Settings and Delivery Options;
Customizing How You View Messages;
Managing Messages with Color;
Adding Signatures to Messages;
Flagging Messages for Follow-Up;
Key Points;
Chapter 19: Finding and Organizing E-Mail Messages;
Finding and Categorizing Messages;
Using Search Folders;
Filtering Messages;
Managing Messages through Rules;
Organizing Messages in Folders;
Sharing Folders with Others;
Saving Messages in Other Formats;
Archiving Messages;
Key Points;
Chapter 20: Managing Your Calendar;
Looking at Calendars in Different Ways;
Scheduling Appointments and Events;
Managing and Organizing Appointments;
Working with Multiple Calendars;
Defining Your Available Time;
Labeling Appointments with Color;
Printing Calendars;
Key Points;
Chapter 21: Scheduling and Managing Meetings;
Scheduling Meetings;
Responding to Meeting Requests;
Updating and Canceling Meetings;
Viewing Other Users’ Calendars;
Saving a Calendar as a Web Page;
Key Points;
Part VI: Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003;
Chapter 22: Understanding How FrontPage Works;
Looking Around in FrontPage;
Exploring an Existing Web Site;
Looking at a Web Site in Various Ways;
Exploring an Existing Web Page;
Understanding FrontPage Web Site Concepts;
Key Points;
Chapter 23: Creating a Web Site to Promote Yourself or Your Company;
Creating a New Web Site by Using a Template;
Creating a New Web Site by Using a Wizard;
Inserting and Editing Text;
Reusing Existing Text;
Formatting Text;
Inserting Hyperlinks;
Seeing Your Web Site as Visitors Will;
Deleting a Web Site;
Key Points;
Chapter 24: Presenting Information in Lists and Tables;
Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists;
Creating Tables;
Entering Information in a Table;
Editing the Structure of a Table;
Formatting a Table;
Splitting a Table into Separate Tables;
Key Points;
Chapter 25: Enhancing Your Web Site with Graphics;
Adding Pictures to a Web Page;
Editing and Formatting Pictures;
Creating and Displaying Thumbnails;
Adding a Line, Shape, or Drawing to a Web Page;
Creating a Photo Gallery;
Adding Fancy Text to a Web Page;
Key Points;
Part VII: Microsoft Office Publisher 2003;
Chapter 26: Creating and Printing Publications;
Creating a Publication for the First Time;
Creating a Print Publication by Using a Design Set;
Creating a Publication from a Blank Page;
Creating and Using a Template;
Printing a Publication;
Preparing a Document for a Commercial Printing Service;
Key Points;
Chapter 27: Creating Web Sites and E-mail Messages;
Creating an E-mail Message by Using a Wizard;
Sending a Publication as an E-mail Message;
Creating a Web Site from Scratch;
Publishing a Web Site;
Creating a Web Site from an Existing Publication;
Updating a Web Site;
Converting a Web Publication to a Print Publication;
Key Points;
Part VIII: Microsoft Office OneNote 2003;
Chapter 28: Taking Notes;
Using OneNote for the First Time;
Adding Drawings and Images;
Finding and Inserting Web Clippings;
Adding Pages and Sub Pages;
Moving Notes on Pages;
Organizing Notes into Sections and Folders;
Key Points;
Chapter 29: Working with Notes;
Using Quick Notes;
Marking Notes with Note Flags;
Searching Notes;
Sending Notes in E-mail;
Creating Outlook Tasks from Notes;
Key Points;
Part IX: Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003;
Chapter 30: Working with InfoPath Forms;
Completing InfoPath Forms;
Updating Form Data;
Viewing and Sorting Form Data;
Importing and Exporting Form Data;
Sharing and Publishing Forms;
Key Points;
Chapter 31: Designing InfoPath Forms;
Modifying an Existing Form;
Designing a New Form;
Creating Form Views;
Validating Form Data;
Key Points;
Part X: Collaborating with The Microsoft Office System;
Chapter 32: Working in a Document Workspace;
Creating a Document Workspace and Managing Workspace Members;
Creating and Assigning Document Tasks;
Updating a Document in a Workspace;
Receiving Alerts When Information in a Workspace Changes;
Starting a Discussion in a Workspace;
Customizing a Document Workspace;
Key Points;
Chapter 33: Teaming Up in a Meeting Workspace;
Creating a Meeting Workspace;
Documenting Meeting Objectives and Agenda Items in a Workspace;
Posting Meeting Materials to a Workspace;
Creating and Assigning Meeting Tasks;
Customizing a Meeting Workspace;
Key Points;

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    I am pretty savvy at using manuals to learn how to complete tasks. This manual, however, was complicated, not user-friendly, and did not include half the information that I needed. Subsequently I tossed the book and worked through setting up a website hands on, by trial and error. I would not buy this book if you want clear and concise steps for putting your organization's information online. Even with their DVD tutorial (one of the main reasons that I purchased this book) the info. was presented in such an industry-specific way that it was not easily applied to a website that was not primarily for retail use.

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