Office 2007 Bibleby John Walkenbach, Herb Tyson, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen
Completely revised for Office 2007, this “best of the Bible” presents Office you with the most useful content from leading experts like John Walkenbach, Cary Prague, Faithe Wempen, and Herb Tyson. The book features valuable information to help you—no matter your level of expertise—get up to speed on the new features in Excel, Access, Outlook,… See more details below
Completely revised for Office 2007, this “best of the Bible” presents Office you with the most useful content from leading experts like John Walkenbach, Cary Prague, Faithe Wempen, and Herb Tyson. The book features valuable information to help you—no matter your level of expertise—get up to speed on the new features in Excel, Access, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. You’ll quickly get savvy with the most widely used business application suite worldwide.
Meet the Author
John Walkenbach is a leading Excel authority and the author of the bestselling Excel 2007 Bible and over 40 other books.
Herb Tyson is the author of Word 2007 Bible and has received the Microsoft MVP award for Word yearly for over ten years.
Faithe Wempen is a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor and author of PowerPoint 2007 Bible. She has taught Microsoft Office applications to over a quarter of a million online students for corporations.
Cary N. Prague and Michael R. Groh are coauthors of the bestselling Access 2007 Bible. Prague is founder of Database Creations, the world's largest Access add-on company and has written over 30 books on database topics. Groh specializes in application development using Access and is Advisor Answers columnist for Advisor Guide to Microsoft Access Magazine.
Peter G. Aitken wrote Outlook 2007 Bible and over 40 other computer books.
Lisa A. Bucki has been an author and trainer on computer topics for over 15 years and wrote Teach Yourself Visually Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
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I bought this book on the strength of my experience with Walkenbach's other Excel books, which were excellent. I expected to get information on how to USE the new Office 2007 features and on how to FIND all the old ones for the entire Office suite. This is important, because the entire user interface for 2007 has been redesigned--drop down menus are gone, etc. Unfortunately, the book reads more like a marketing release than a user guide. It tells the reader that many 'cool' new features exist, asserts they are superior to the 'old' ones, but too often does not tell you HOW to use them. For example, the complete discussion of Excel pivot tables is a statement that almost every aspect of pivot tables has been redesigned--that's it, that's all the information about pivot tables in the whole 1200 page book. There are other problems. Too much information is buried in 'tips' instead of being highlighted as a section header, which would make it easier to find in the Table of Contents. There is also a focus on telling the reader how to change the settings for certain features instead of explaining how the new features work and why it might be useful to change their settings 'Ok, I can change it, but why would I want to?'. There's very little guidance on how to find the old functions and menu items amongst the new 'tabs' and 'ribbons'--and contrary to their statements, the new locations are not always intuitive. Finally, the index is very high level only, which seriously limits its utility. If you're looking for a good Office 2007 guide, I'm afraid you'll have to keep looking, because this book isn't it.