The Essential Office 2000 Book: The Get-It-Done Tutorial


The Essential Office 2000 Book provides helpful tutorials and insightful tips for the installation and efficient use of Office 2000 and its many features, including integrating the calendar, task list, address book, and e-mail with Outlook.
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The Essential Office 2000 Book provides helpful tutorials and insightful tips for the installation and efficient use of Office 2000 and its many features, including integrating the calendar, task list, address book, and e-mail with Outlook.
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Writing primarily for newcomers to the Office programs, the author, who is a psychologist and consultant, covers Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Publisher, Frontpage, and Photodraw. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761518860
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 5/19/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 625
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Learning Microsoft Office 2000
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Office 2000
What Is Office 2000?
Starting and Exiting Office Applications
Understanding Common Office Elements
Common Screen Elements
Common Menus and Toolbars
Selecting and Editing Text
Selecting and Manipulating Objects
Getting Help
Using the Office Assistant
Using the Help System
Using What's This?
Using Office on the Web
Office 2000 Design Features
Year 2000 Compliance
HTML Support
Sharing Files with Older Versions
International Support
Accessibility Features
Chapter 2: Using Office on the Web
Understanding Web Publishing
The Internet
Programs Used to Access the Web
Internet Addresses and File Names
Part II: Word
Chapter 3: Creating a Simple Document
Getting Started with Word
Starting Word
Learning About the Word Window
Exiting Word
Creating Your First Document
Saving and Printing Your Work
Saving Your Document
Previewing and Printing Documents
Closing Your Document
Working on Your Next Document
Creating a New Document
Opening an Existing Document
Editing Your Document
Navigating in a Word Document
Selecting Text
Inserting and Deleting Text
Moving and Copying Text
Chapter 4: Formatting and Managing Word Documents
Formatting Text
Formatting with Toolbars
Formatting with the Menus and Dialog Boxes
Setting Tabs and Indentations
Working with Several Documents
Opening Several Documents Simultaneously
Switching between Documents
Displaying Multiple Documents Simultaneously
Managing Your Word Environment
Using Views
Zooming Documents
Displaying Hidden Codes
Splitting Your Document
Chapter 5: Long Document Features
Formatting Long Documents
Using Styles
Using Lists
Creating a Consistent Look with Templates
Using Templates
Modifying a Template
Creating Sections and Including Headers and Footers
Dividing Your Document into Sections
Creating Headers and Footers
Incorporating Tables
Creating a Word Table
Formatting Your Table
Advanced Table Features
Documenting Points with Footnotes
Organizing Your Reports with a Table of Contents
Creating a Table of Contents
Updating a Table of Contents
Chapter 6: Letting Word Improve Your Writing
Formatting Documents Automatically
Letting Word Do the Work with AutoFormat
Using the Shrink to Fit Feature
Organizing Your Thoughts
Switching to Outline View
Creating and Editing Outline Text
Reorganizing Outline Families
Showing and Hiding Outline Text
Writing Efficiently with the Help of Shortcut Keys
Assigning Styles to Shortcut Keys
Assigning Word Commands to Shortcut Keys
Making Spelling Painless
Using the AutoCorrect Feature
Check Spelling as You Type
Adding Words to the AutoCorrect List
Finding Just the Right Word
Checking Your Grammar
Checking Spelling and Grammar at Once
Chapter 7: Automating Your Correspondence
Automating Letters
Tips for Automating Letters
Using the Included Letter Templates
Using the Letter Wizard
Creating a Letter Template
Automatically Addressing Correspondence
Inserting Addresses
Printing Envelopes
Producing Memos and Fax Cover Pages
Using the Memo Wizard
Sending a Fax
Using AutoText
Chapter 8: Using Mail Merge
Conducting a Simple Mail Merge
Merging from Other Databases
Selecting Recipients
Chapter 9: Preparing Documents in Workgroups
Writing Documents in Workgroups
Consolidating the Group's Work
Reviewing Documents in Workgroups
Understanding Version Control
Chapter 10: Publishing Word Documents on the Web
Writing for an Electronic Audience
Publishing Word Files on the Web
Web Page Features
Creating Web Sites with the Web Page Wizard
Part III: Excel
Chapter 11: Creating a Simple Workbook
Familiarizing Yourself with Excel
Creating a Simple Worksheet
Editing a Worksheet
Formatting a Worksheet
Printing a Worksheet
Previewing Your Printout
Chapter 12: Maintaining an Excel Database
Familiarizing Yourself with Excel Databases
Creating an Excel Database
Entering and Editing Data
Organizing Your Data
Chapter 13: Analyzing Your Data
Using Functions
Analyzing Your Data with PivotTables
Looking at Trends with Charts
Chapter 14: Using Workbooks for Larger Project
Learning about Workbooks
Managing Workbooks
Making Cells Work for You
Working in Workgroups
Chapter 15: Customizing Your Excel Environment
Choosing Display Options
Setting Editing Options
Changing the Look of the Excel Window
Exploring Excel Templates
Chapter 16: Using Excel on the Web
Publishing Excel Files on the Web
Creating Noninteractive Web Files
Creating Interactive Web Worksheets
Creating a Web Table Report
Creating a Web Query
Part IV: PowerPoint
Chapter 17: Creating a Simple Presentation
Getting Started with PowerPoint
Creating Presentations
Opening, Saving, and Closing Presentations
Editing Presentations
Including Data in Your Presentations
Printing in PowerPoint
Customizing Your Presentation
Chapter 18: Making Professional Slide Shows
Working with Slide Objects
Showing the Presentation
Formatting Electronic Slide Shows
Chapter 19: Using PowerPoint on the Web
Creating Slide Shows for the Web
Publishing PowerPoint Slide Shows on the Web
Playing a Slide Show Saved as Web Pages
Part V: Outlook
Chapter 20: Introducing Outlook
Understanding Outlook Features
Getting Started with Outlook
Configuring Outlook
Chapter 21: Communicating with Outlook
Using the Address Book
Using the Inbox
Chapter 22: Getting Organized with Outlook
Using Your Calendar
Maintaining a Task List and Assigning Tasks
Tracking Items with the Journal
Making Notes
Part VI: Access
Chapter 23: Creating a Simple Database
Reviewing Database Concepts
Understanding Access Objects
Becoming Familiar with Access
Creating a Database Using Wizards
Using a Database
Chapter 24: Customizing Your Database
Creating and Editing Database Tables
Querying Your Database
Using Custom Forms
Creating Reports
Part VII: Publisher, FrontPage, and PhotoDraw
Chapter 25: Using Publisher 2000
Creating and Managing Publications
Inserting and Editing Text
Adding Objects to Your Publication
Editing Object Frames
Chapter 26: Using FrontPage 2000
Creating a FrontPage Web
Understanding FrontPage Views
Working with Your FrontPage Web
Formatting Your Web Site
Working with Web Pages
Chapter 27: Using PhotoDraw 2000
Introducing the PhotoDraw Screen
Working with Picture Files
Enhancing Photos
Creating Composite Pictures
Combining Pictures
Part VIII: Application Issues
Chapter 28: Creating an Electronic Filing System
Getting Organized
Managing Files
Finding Files
Chapter 29: Customizing Toolbars and Shortcut Bars
Working with Toolbars
Working with Shortcut Bars
Chapter 30: Linking Office 2000 Applications
Adding Objects to Word Documents
Using Microsoft WordArt
Using OfficeLinks
Appendix A: Installing Office 2000
Initial Installation
Detect and Repair
Installing on First Use
Adding and Removing Components
Installing Publisher and PhotoDraw
Appendix B: Using Web Integration Tools
Understanding Web Integration Tools
Collaboration Features
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