Microsoft Works 4.5 for Windows for Dummies: Quick Reference

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With Microsoft Works 4.5 For Windows For Dummies Quick Reference, you'll quickly make the most of Microsoft Works 4.5 -- including its integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database functions, and Internet Explorer. Become comfortable with the Wizards and customize your favorite tasks. Find out how to create styles and art, use charts and graphs, and cruise the Web.

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Overview

With Microsoft Works 4.5 For Windows For Dummies Quick Reference, you'll quickly make the most of Microsoft Works 4.5 -- including its integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database functions, and Internet Explorer. Become comfortable with the Wizards and customize your favorite tasks. Find out how to create styles and art, use charts and graphs, and cruise the Web.

Find out what you need quickly with our ...For Dummies® Quick References, featuring tasks and commands in alphabetical order, clear-cut, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow advice. Quick References let you get in and out quickly and find the information you really need without reading lots of extra material!

Look for IDG Books Worldwide's Microsoft® Works 4.5 For Windows® For Dummies®, the fast and friendly way to grasp Microsoft Works tools from startup to printout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764502491
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/26/1998
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Intro: How to Use This Book

How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Getting to Know Microsoft Works 4.5
Part II: File Fundamentals
Part III: Common Editing and Formatting Tasks
Part IV: The Word Processor
Part V: The Spreadsheet
Part VI: The Database
Part VII: The Internet Explorer
Ways to Use This Book
What the Little Pictures Mean
Happy Computing!

Part I: Getting to Know Microsoft Works 4.5

Arranging Your Windows
Managing Menus
Dealing with Dialog Boxes
Tackling Toolbars
Customizing the Toolbar
Getting Help
Listing the Help Contents
Showing and hiding Help
Using the Help Index
Walking with a Wizard
First-time Help wizards
Step-by-Step help
TaskWizards

Part II: File Fundamentals

About the Task Launcher
Closing a Document
Copying a Document
Copying from Works
Copying when using Windows 95
Creating a New Document
Beginning with the TaskWizards
Starting with a blank template
Deleting a Document (From Windows 95)
Exiting Works
Finding Works or a Document
Moving between Works Tools
Opening a Document from Inside Works
Opening a Document from Outside Works
Opening a document from the Desktop
Opening a document from the Explorer window
Using the Documents menu
Printing a Document
Previewing your pages
Printing your pages
Saving a Document
Starting Works from Its Icon
Choosing windows
Putting Works on the Desktop
Starting Works from the Start Menu
Finding Works
Putting Works at the top of the Start menu

Part III: Common Editing and Formatting Tasks

About the Format Menu
Borders: Adding
Clearing (Getting Rid of) Information
Copying and Pasting Information
Editing an Embedded or Linked Object
Finding Text in Your Document
In a database document
In a spreadsheet document
In the word processor
Fonts: Changing
Changing the font alignment
Changing the font (typeface) name
Changing the font (typeface) size
Changing the font style (Bold, Italic, and Underline)
Go(ing) to Selections in Your Document
Moving in the spreadsheet and the database
Moving within the database in Form view
Headers and Footers: Creating
For a spreadsheet or database document
For a word processor document
Inserting an Object into Your Document
Choosing from the Insert menu
Using the Insert-->Object command
Using Paste Special
Moving Information
Replacing Text in Your Document
Page Setup: Formatting the Layout of the Page
Using the Margins tab
Using the Other Options tab
Using the Source, Size, and Orientation tab
Shading: Adding
Undoing Mistakes
Zooming In and Out

Part IV: The Word Processor

Aligning Text
Bookmarks: Marking Text
Bulleted Lists: Creating
Adding the bullets
Picking the bullet symbol
Charts or Spreadsheets: Inserting
Columns: Creating
Easy Format (Style): Defining
Easy Formats: Formatting Text
Easy Text: Inserting Stored Text
Defining an Easy Text entry
Inserting text with Easy Text
Fonts: Setting the Default
Footnotes
Form Letters: Developing
Beginning with the Wizard
Giving the Form Letters command
Inserting a database field in a form letter
Graphics
ClipArt
Drawing
Text Wrap
WordArt
Graphics: Formatting
Hyphenating Your Document
Indenting (And Outdenting) Paragraphs
Line Spacing: Setting
Note-It: Adding Notes to Yourself
Page Breaks: Controlling
Selecting Text
Selecting sections from your document
Selecting the whole document
Special Characters: Inserting
Spellchecking
Tables: Creating
Tables: Formatting with AutoFormat
Tabs: Setting
Text Flow: Controlling
Thesaurus
View: Changing
Displaying tabs and paragraph marks
Switching between normal and page layout views
Word Count

Part V: The Spreadsheet

About Spreadsheets
AutoFormat
Cells and Ranges: Protecting
Cells: Formatting
Cells: Protecting
Charts: Adding a Line to a Bar Chart
Charts: Changing the Colors
Charts: Changing the Type
Charts: Changing the Values
Charts: Creating
Charts: Formatting the Axes
Charts: Managing
Deleting
Duplicating
Renaming
Charts: Preparing to Print
Does it look okay in black and white?
Should I add a border?
What other options do I have?
Filling Adjacent Cells
Formulas: Creating
About simple math operators
Calculating with Easy Calc
Figuring percentages
Using functions
Formulas: Displaying
Freezing Titles
Gridlines: Displaying
Labels, Legends, and Titles: Adding
Adding a label or legend
Adding a title and subtitle
Printing: Selecting What to Print
Ranges: Naming
Rows or Columns: Adding
Rows or Columns: Deleting
Rows and Columns: Sizing
Sorting
Titles: Using Rows or Columns
Viewing a Chart or Spreadsheet

Part VI: The Database

About Databases
Envelopes: Creating
Fields: Creating a Calculated Field
Fields: Deleting
In List view
On a form
Fields: Editing the Contents
Fields: Formatting
Adding new fields
Setting a default value
Fields: Protecting
Filling Adjacent Fields
Filtering Records
Building a new filter
OR versus AND
Working with Comparison operators
Finding and Replacing Text within Records
Forms: Creating
Forms: Modifying
Inserting a label on a form
Inserting a rectangle
Positioning items on a form
Sizing a field
Stacking items on a form
Using other objects
Labels: Creating
New Databases: Creating
Previewing a Report
Records: Adding New
In Form view
In List view
Inserting a new record
Records: Deleting
Records: Showing and Hiding
Reports: Generating
Creating a new report
Starting with a copy of an existing report
Understanding the report design
Reports: Managing
Deleting reports
Renaming reports
Reports: Modifying
Adding or deleting rows or columns
Changing the report settings: Sorting, grouping, and filters
Inserting fields, field names, and summaries
Reports: Setting the Groups
Row Height and Column Width: Setting
Selecting and Marking Fields and Records
Choosing records and fields
Marking your records
Sorting All Records
Sorting Information in a Report
Summarizing Values in a Report
A table of the functions
Switching to the List View

Part VII: The Internet Explorer

Connecting to the Internet
Finding an ISP
Setting up
Logging on
Content Advisor: Using
Electronic Mail: Using Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Exchange
Sending e-mail
Receiving e-mail
Locating Web Sites: Search
Navigating the Web
Following a link
Back and forward
Viewing Web sites you've already seen
Using a URL
Start Page: Changing
Viewing the Internet Explorer Toolbar and Status Bar
Web Pages as Files
Web Pages: Viewing
Moving on a page
Changing the font size on your screen
Stopping
Refresh

Techie Talk

Index

Book Registration Information

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