Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

Overview

Microsoft Office is the number-one selling software for the Mac; the Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage applications are more dominant in the Mac world than they are among PC users. And Microsoft has greatly improved and enhanced Office 2004 to take advantage of the latest Mac OX features. In short, Microsoft Office for the Mac is wildly popular and better than ever.But as incredible and powerful it is, the Office 2004 suite comes without a single page of printed instructions. That means you're left to forge ...

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Overview

Microsoft Office is the number-one selling software for the Mac; the Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage applications are more dominant in the Mac world than they are among PC users. And Microsoft has greatly improved and enhanced Office 2004 to take advantage of the latest Mac OX features. In short, Microsoft Office for the Mac is wildly popular and better than ever.But as incredible and powerful it is, the Office 2004 suite comes without a single page of printed instructions. That means you're left to forge your own path through its countless innovative and useful new features and tools—until now.Office 2004 for Mac: The Missing Manual is the manual that should have been in the box. It's the map that clearly and easily guides both beginners and veterans through this new suite. Mark H. Walker, Franklin Tessler, and Paul Berkowitz deliver all the practical information you need to master the basics and make the most of all four Office 2004 programs—Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage. It's four books in one!According to Microsoft's own research, the average Office user taps into less than fifteen percent of the suite's features. With first-rate writing, a handcrafted index, and the trademark humor and clarity of every Missing Manual, Office 2004 for Mac: The Missing Manual will change that. Because this isn't an authorized book, Walker, Tessler, and Berkowitz candidly point out which features are gems in the rough worthy of your focused attention—and which are junkware that you best continue to overlook.Whether you're an Office beginner eager to master one or all of the applications in the suite or a longtime Office user looking for detailed coverage of what's new (and what's removed) in Office 2004 and hoping to implement power-user techniques for better and more efficient work, this funny and friendly, comprehensive guide will prove indispensable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596008208
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 756
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark H. Walker is a veteran computer book author, Microsoft Office aficionado, Virginia Tech football fanatic, and all around technosapien. He has authored over 40 computer related books including How to Use the Internet, The Visio Bible, and Visio 2003 Inside Out. His articles have appeared in Family Software, Alaskan Airlines, Smart Solutions, and Playboy, and he is a regular columnist for PCGamer and The Armchair General. He lives in the beautiful hills of south-central Virginia with his lovely wife, threedaughters, four dogs, two cats, and a horse.

A native of Montreal, Dr. Franklin Tessler has been a writer forMacworld magazine since 1986. Over the years, he has written numerousfeature articles and reviews, and has lectured extensively about how tocreate and deliver electronic presentations. Dr. Tessler is currently aProfessor of Radiology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham,where he resides with his wife and two children."

Paul Berkowitz (author of the AppleScript chapter and technical editor forEntourage chapters) has tech-edited other O'Reilly books, includingAppleScript: The Definitive Guide by Matt Neuburg and AppleScript: TheMissing Manual by Adam Goldstein, and has also done some technicalproofreading of AppleScript-related documentation for Apple and Microsoft.He is well known as the author of over 100 AppleScripts for Entourage,including major script programs for exporting and importing just abouteverything and for synching Entourage to Apple's Address Book and iCal. Inhis "other life" he is a classical pianist and Professor of Piano at theUniversity of California in Santa Barbara, where he now lives happily everafter.

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Table of Contents

  • Copyright
  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Word
    • Chapter 1: Basic Word Processing
    • Chapter 2: Editing in Word
    • Chapter 3: Formatting in Word
    • Chapter 4: Styles, Page Layout, and Tables
    • Chapter 5: Comments, Change Tracking, and Versions
    • Chapter 6: Notebooks, Outlining, and Master Documents
    • Chapter 7: Advanced Word Processing
    • Chapter 8: Word Meets Web


  • Part II: Entourage
    • Chapter 9: Entourage Email and Newsgroups
    • Chapter 10: Calendar, Tasks, and the Project Center
    • Chapter 11: Address Book and Notes
    • Chapter 12: Advanced Entourage


  • Part III: Excel
    • Chapter 13: Basic Excel
    • Chapter 14: Formatting and Charts
    • Chapter 15: Advanced Spreadsheeting


  • Part IV: PowerPoint
    • Chapter 16: Basic PowerPoint
    • Chapter 17: Advanced PowerPoint


  • Part V: Microsoft Of.ce as a Whole
    • Chapter 18: The Project Gallery and Toolbox
    • Chapter 19: Customizing Office
    • Chapter 20: The Graphics Programs of Office
    • Chapter 21: AppleScripting Office


  • Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2005

    offer independent assessments

    The best point about the book is its unauthorised nature. Yes, most of the book is about explaining the common and frequently used aspects of each Microsoft Office product. Competently written, to be sure. But realistically, indistinguishable from every other introductory text on this subject. Instead, the book has numerous tips and remarks that offer the authors' unvarnished opinions on what Microsoft has put before you. Like the AutoSummarize in Word that programmatically pulls out the key sentences in a passage and bung these into a precis. It's a really nifty feature. And elsewhere, there has been favourable discussion about it. However, the authors caution not to get carried away. It's only a rough draft that should be manually edited. Of course, there are many more examples in the book. But the above is a good instance, due to AutoSummarize's high profile.

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