Office 2007: The Missing Manual

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Quickly learn the most useful features of Microsoft Office 2007 with our easy to read four-in-one guide. This fast-paced book gives you the basics of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access so you can start using the new versions of these major Office applications right away.Unlike every previous version, Office 2007 offers a completely redesigned user interface for each program. Microsoft has replaced the familiar menus with a new tabbed toolbar (or "ribbon"), and added other features such as "live preview" that lets...

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Overview

Quickly learn the most useful features of Microsoft Office 2007 with our easy to read four-in-one guide. This fast-paced book gives you the basics of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access so you can start using the new versions of these major Office applications right away.Unlike every previous version, Office 2007 offers a completely redesigned user interface for each program. Microsoft has replaced the familiar menus with a new tabbed toolbar (or "ribbon"), and added other features such as "live preview" that lets you see exactly what each option will look like in the document before you choose it. This is good news for longtime users who never knew about some amazing Office features because they were hidden among cluttered and outdated menus.Adapting to the new format is going to be a shock — especially if you're a longtime user. That's where Office 2007: The Missing Manual comes in. Rather than present a lot of arcane detail, this quick & friendly primer teaches you how to work with the most-used Office features, with four separate sections covering the four programs. The book offers a walkthrough of Microsoft's redesigned Office user interface before taking you through the basics of creating text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases with:

  • Clear explanations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Lots of illustrations
  • Plenty of friendly advice
It's a great way to master all 4 programs without having to stock up on a shelf-load of different books. This book has everything you need to get you up to speed fast. Office 2007: The Missing Manual is truly the book that should have been in the box.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596514228
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 884
  • Sales rank: 337,283
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual.

Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

E. A. Vander Veer has authored or edited more than a dozen books to date, including PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual and PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual. Her work has appeared in dozens of on-and offline publications, including Byte, The Writer, Salon.com, and CNN.com. Currently, she lives in Texas with her husband and daughter.

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Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Word 2007
    • Chapter 1: Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents
    • Chapter 2: Entering and Editing Text
    • Chapter 3: Formatting Text, Paragraphs, and Headings
    • Chapter 4: Setting Up the Document
    • Chapter 5: Themes and Templates
    • Chapter 6: Spelling, Grammar, and Reference Tools
    • Chapter 7: Printing Word Documents
    • Chapter 8: Planning with Outlines


  • Part II: Excel 2007
    • Chapter 9: Creating and Navigating Worksheets
    • Chapter 10: Adding Information to Worksheets
    • Chapter 11: Moving Data Around a Worksheet
    • Chapter 12: Managing Worksheets and Workbooks
    • Chapter 13: Formatting Cells
    • Chapter 14: Viewing and Printing Worksheets
    • Chapter 15: Building Basic Formulas
    • Chapter 16: Tables and Charts


  • Part III: PowerPoint 2007
    • Chapter 17: Creating a Basic Presentation
    • Chapter 18: Editing Slides
    • Chapter 19: Formatting and Aligning Your Text
    • Chapter 20: Formatting and Laying Out Your Slides
    • Chapter 21: Editing Your Slideshow
    • Chapter 22: Adding Charts, Diagrams, and Tables
    • Chapter 23: Delivering Presentations
    • Chapter 24: Printing Presentations
    • Chapter 25: Images and Transitions


  • Part IV: Access 2007
    • Chapter 26: Creating Your First Database
    • Chapter 27: Building Smarter Tables
    • Chapter 28: Mastering the Datasheet
    • Chapter 29: Blocking Bad Data
    • Chapter 30: Linking Tables with Relationships
    • Chapter 31: Queries: Reusable Searches
    • Chapter 32: Creating Reports
    • Chapter 33: Creating Simple Forms
    • Chapter 34: Importing and Exporting Data


  • Part V: Appendixes
    • Appendix A: Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
    • Appendix B: Getting Help


  • Colophon

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