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Office 2003 Timesaving Techniques for Dummies
     

Office 2003 Timesaving Techniques for Dummies

by Woody Leonhard
 

Wouldn’t it be a waste to go on a spectacular, exotic vacation abroad and just hang out at the hotel pool? Wouldn’t it be a waste to buy a new iPod, download four favorite songs, and play them over and over?

Most people with Office 2003 are wasting a lot of software power and a lot of time. They do the same routine things in the same routine ways and

Overview

Wouldn’t it be a waste to go on a spectacular, exotic vacation abroad and just hang out at the hotel pool? Wouldn’t it be a waste to buy a new iPod, download four favorite songs, and play them over and over?

Most people with Office 2003 are wasting a lot of software power and a lot of time. They do the same routine things in the same routine ways and haven’t begun to explore the capabilities of Office 2003. If you’re one of them, Office 2003 Timesaving Techniques For Dummies gets you out of your rut and into action. It provides over 70 timesaving techniques for Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint. (Most of the tips work with Office 2000 and Office XP, too.) You’ll customize Office to meet your needs and start working like a pro in no time with easy-to-use tricks, tips, and techniques for:

  • Streamlining your toolbars (Word alone has dozens to choose from)
  • Setting up Outlook, searching with folders, organizing with flags, and dealing with spam
  • Taking proper security measures, including using and updating an antivirus package and avoiding potentially dangerous file extensions
  • Editing and laying out impressive Word documents
  • Using keyboard shortcuts
  • Diving into more advanced Office skills such as writing macros, setting up templates, and using multimedia with PowerPoint
  • Using Excel to build self-verifying spreadsheets
  • Running totals and subtotals in Access
  • Combining applications to print holiday greetings and run an electronic newsletter

Written by Woody Leonhard, author of Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies and the bestseller Windows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, this guides helps you eliminate extra steps and little annoyances and do things you probably didn’t know you could do, such as:

  • Building e-mail stationery
  • Calculating sales tax with the Lookup Wizard
  • Making professional labels
  • Encrypting messages
  • Recording narration for PowerPoint presentations

Complete with an index that lets you find what you want, fast. Office 2003 Timesaving Techniques For Dummies helps you get up to speed and down to work. After all, times a-wastin!

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Get more done in Office 2003. Spend less time doing it. That’s what this book promises. That’s what it delivers.

Always make the same change in all your Word documents? Make your way the default way. Always searching for the same stuff in your Outlook mailbox folders? Keep those search results available (and updated) whenever you need them.

Want to build Excel spreadsheets that verify themselves? Create your own reusable AutoFormat settings for Access reports? Convert a Word outline into a PowerPoint presentation in seconds? Get less spam? Woody Leonhard covers it all. As publisher of Woody’s Office Watch, he knows more about Office than just about anyone. This book plucks 72 of his best tips, and they’re winners. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764567612
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Woody Leonhard is a bestselling technology author and a true Windows and Office guru.
He publishes several e-zines on these topics for over 510,000 weekly subscribers.

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