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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470046913
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/5/2007
  • Series: Bible Series , #446
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1224
  • Product dimensions: 9.14 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 2.32 (d)

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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Table of Contents

About the Authors v

Acknowledgments xxxvii

Introduction xxxix

Part I: Common Office Features

Chapter 1: Welcome to Microsoft Office 2007 3

Chapter 2: Navigating in the New Office 23

Chapter 3: Mastering Fundamental Operations 47

Part II: Creating Documents with Word

Chapter 4: Making a Document 81

Chapter 5: Formatting 101: Font/Character Formatting 109

Chapter 6: Paragraph Formatting 125

Chapter 7: Styles 143

Chapter 8: Page Setup and Sections 159

Chapter 9: Tables and Graphics 181

Chapter 10: Mail Merge 227

Chapter 11: Document Security 251

Part III: Making the Numbers Work with Excel

Chapter 12: Using Excel Worksheets and Workbooks 269

Chapter 13: Entering and Editing Worksheet Data 287

Chapter 14: Essential Worksheet and Cell Range Operations 303

Chapter 15: Introducing Formulas and Functions 337

Chapter 16: Working with Dates and Times 361

Chapter 17: Creating Formulas That Count and Sum 387

Chapter 18: Getting Started Making Charts 411

Chapter 19: Working with Database Tables in Excel 425

Part IV: Persuading and Informing with PowerPoint

Chapter 20: A First Look at PowerPoint 2007 449

Chapter 21: Creating a Presentation, Slides, and Text 469

Chapter 22: Working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters 515

Chapter 23: Working with Tables and Charts 551

Chapter 24: Using SmartArt Diagrams, Clip Art, and Pictures 607

Chapter 25: Building Animation Effects, Transitions, and Support Materials 659

Chapter 26: Delivering a Live Presentation 685

Part V: Organizing Messages, Contacts, and Time with Outlook

Chapter 27: Fundamentals of E-Mail 707

Chapter 28: Processing and Securing E-Mail 767

Chapter 29: Working with Contacts 797

Chapter 30: Working with Appointments and Tasks 825

Part VI: Designing Publications with Publisher

Chapter 31: Introducing Publisher 865

Chapter 32: Design Dazzling Publications with Publisher 887

Part VII: Tracking Detailed Data with Access

Chapter 33: An Introduction to Database Development 909

Chapter 34: Creating Access Tables 925

Chapter 35: Creating and Entering Data with Basic Access Forms 963

Chapter 36: Selecting Data with Queries 1001

Chapter 37: Presenting Data with Access Reports 1027

Part VIII: Gathering Information

Chapter 38: Keeping Information at Hand with OneNote 1043

Chapter 39: Making Data Forms with InfoPath 1063

Part IX: Sharing and Collaboration

Chapter 40: SharePoint 1081

Chapter 41: Groove 1095

Chapter 42: Integration with Other Office Applications 1103

Appendix A: Customizing Office online

Appendix B: Optimizing Your Office Installation online

Appendix C: International Support and Accessibility Features online

Index 1119

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

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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.

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