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Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

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Still the top-selling software suite for Mac users, Microsoft Office has been improved and enhanced to take advantage of the latest Mac OS X features. You'll find lots of new features in Office 2008 for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage, but not a page of printed instructions to guide you through the changes. Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual gives you the friendly, thorough introduction you need, whether you're a beginner who can't do more than point and click, ...

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Overview

Still the top-selling software suite for Mac users, Microsoft Office has been improved and enhanced to take advantage of the latest Mac OS X features. You'll find lots of new features in Office 2008 for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage, but not a page of printed instructions to guide you through the changes. Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual gives you the friendly, thorough introduction you need, whether you're a beginner who can't do more than point and click, or a power user who's ready to tackle a few advanced techniques.

To cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage, this guide gives you four superb books in one — a separate section each for program! You can manage your day and create professional-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in no time. Office 2008 has been redesigned so that the windows, toolbars, and icons blend in better with your other Mac applications. But there are still plenty of oddities. That's why this Missing Manual isn't shy about pointing out which features are gems in the rough — and which are duds. With it, you'll learn how to:

  • Navigate the new user interface with its bigger and more graphic toolbars
  • Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage separately or together
  • Keep track of appointments and manage daily priorities with the My Day feature
  • Create newsletters, flyers, brochures, and more with Word's Publishing Layout View
  • Build financial documents like budgets and invoices with Excel's Ledger Sheets
  • Get quick access to all document templates and graphics with the Elements Gallery
  • Organize all of your Office projects using Entourage's Project Center
  • Scan or import digital camera images directly into any of the programs
  • Customize each program with power-user techniques
With Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual, you get objective and entertaining instruction to help you tap into all of the features of this powerful suite, so you can get more done in less time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596514310
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 914
  • Sales rank: 632,787
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Elferdink is co-author of "AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual," wrote "iWork '05: The Missing Manual," and owns Macs for the Masses, a Macintosh consulting company. In former lifetimes a commercial photographer, farm owner, carpenter, and cabinetmaker; currently he enjoys gourmet cooking, digital photography, and racing sports cars. College introduced him to the Mac Plus and to comely professor Joy Hardin. He bought one and married the other. They share a home in the redwoods of far Northern California.

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Table of Contents

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: Working Collaboratively

Chapter 6: Working with Notebooks, Outlining, and Master Documents

Chapter 7: Editing Long Documents

Chapter 8: Moving Beyond Text: Publishing Layout View

Chapter 9: Word Meets Web

Part II: Entourage

Chapter 10: Email, Address Book, and Newsgroups

Chapter 11: Calendar, Tasks, and the Project Center

Part III: Excel

Chapter 12: Basic Excel

Chapter 13: Formatting and Charts

Chapter 14: Formula and Database Magic

Part IV: PowerPoint

Chapter 15: Planning and Creating Great Presentations

Chapter 16: Building a PowerPoint Presentation

Chapter 17: Polishing and Presenting in PowerPoint

Part V: Office As a Whole

Chapter 18: Saving Time with the Project Gallery and Toolbox

Chapter 19: Making the Most of Graphics

Chapter 20: Customizing Office

Part VI: Appendixes

Installation and Troubleshooting

The Office Help System

Office 2008, Menu by Menu

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