Using Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 [NOOK Book]


The new version of Office for Mac is Microsoft’s most collaborative, compatible, and easy-to-use version for Mac to date--bringing the Mac version on an even level with Office 2010 for the PC while remaining truly Mac-like. Using Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac explains the tasks you need to perform if you must switch between platforms, as well as the rich, new features in this version if you are upgrading from an older Mac version. Using Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac is broken into five sections--one section for ...
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The new version of Office for Mac is Microsoft’s most collaborative, compatible, and easy-to-use version for Mac to date--bringing the Mac version on an even level with Office 2010 for the PC while remaining truly Mac-like. Using Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac explains the tasks you need to perform if you must switch between platforms, as well as the rich, new features in this version if you are upgrading from an older Mac version. Using Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac is broken into five sections--one section for each of the four applications and a fifth section on Document Connection that teaches you how to use the collaboration features of Office via SharePoint or SkyDrive. For Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, each section includes an introductory chapter to get you comfortable with the basics and subsequent chapters that teach you how to enhance your work and use productivity tools. Additionally, online audio and video instruction enhance the book by explaining additional topics and demonstrating real-world tasks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132174794
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Series: Using
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,118,223
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Yvonne Johnson has been writing computer books and teaching computer classes since 1982. She has delivered classroom training on computer applications to thousands of employees of large and small businesses, military and government personnel, teachers, attorneys, secretaries, and, yes, even Microsoft software support engineers. She has written more than 65 computer books for well-known publishers, including Que and Pearson Education. Her latest book in this series is Using Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

She started the first proprietary computer training school in the state of Kentucky and operated it for 12 years. During that time, she wrote all the curricula for all the software programs taught at the school. After selling the school, she worked as a freelance computer curriculum developer and developed a large percentage of the curricula offered by the national training company Productivity Point International, headquartered in Chicago. She also wrote and trained extensively for the national consulting firm of PerfectAccess-Speer, headquartered in New York City, a subsidiary of the Washington Post. Ultimately, she took the position of Vice President with PerfectAccess-Speer, where she became the head of the Curriculum Development Department.

Currently, she lives in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband and works as a freelance writer and website designer.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Word

Selecting a Document Template

Exploring the Word Window

Touring the Menus

Getting Familiar with the Toolbars

Getting Familiar with the Ribbon

Changing the View

Deciphering the Status Bar

Viewing Other Screen Features

Working with Documents

Creating a New Document

Saving a Document

Printing a Document

E-mailing a Document

Creating Special Documents from Templates

Setting Preferences for Word

Exploring the Preferences Dialog Box

Setting a Few Preferences

Chapter 2 Editing Documents


Using Scroll Bars

Using Keystrokes to Navigate

Using Browse Objects

Using Window Techniques

Finding and Replacing Text

Deleting, Copying, and Moving

Deleting Text

Copying and Pasting Text

Moving Text

Checking Spelling and Grammar

Chapter 3 Formatting Documents

Formatting the Page

Setting Margins and Headers and Footers

Setting Layout Options

Setting Paper Size and Orientation

Setting Page Formats Using the Ribbon

Using Themes

Formatting Characters

Formatting Paragraphs

Using Styles

Applying Styles

Modifying Styles

Creating a User-Defined Style

Inserting Graphics

Using Columns

Working with Tables

Creating a Table

Setting Table Properties

Moving Around and Entering Text in a Table

Fine-Tuning the Structure of a Table

Formatting Tables

Creating Envelopes and Labels

Chapter 4 Exploring Other Features

Using the AutoCorrect Components

Using AutoCorrect

Using AutoFormat As You Type

Using AutoText

Using the Thesaurus

Creating a Macro

Flagging for Follow-Up

Working with Photos

Adding a Photograph to a Document

Resizing and Cropping Photographs

Adding Borders and Styles

Adjusting Photos

Using Filters

Removing the Background of a Photograph

Adding Effects to Photos

Resetting a Photograph

Working with Layers

Chapter 5 Using the Notebook

Creating and Customizing a Notebook

Setting Up the Notebook

Renaming Tabs

Adding Tabs

Deleting Tabs

Specifying Colors for Tabs

Using Page Numbers

Storing Information

Typing and Organizing Information

Inserting Outlook Information

Recording Audio


Inserting Media from the Media Browser

Managing Your Information

Flagging Text

Sorting Text

Creating an Outlook Task

Searching for Text

Chapter 6 Creating Documents for Publication

Examining the Publishing Layout View

Creating a New Publication

Using a Blank Template

Using a Designed Template

Saving a Publication

Setting Up the Graphic Environment

Setting Options for Nonprinting Guides

Getting Acquainted with the Publishing Tools

Laying Out a Publication

Creating Master Pages

Creating Content Pages

Inserting and Working with Text Boxes

Adding the Story to the Linked Text Boxes

Breaking a Story into Two Stories

Deleting a Text Box in a Linked Set

Formatting Text Boxes

Inserting and Working with Shapes

Changing the Style of a Shape

Changing to a Different Shape

Changing the Fill and Outline

Inserting and Working with SmartArt

Modifying a SmartArt Graphic

Changing the Style of a SmartArt Graphic

Changing the Color of a SmartArt Graphic

Resetting a SmartArt Graphic

Inserting Media from the Media Browser

Getting Acquainted with the Photos Tab

Getting Acquainted with the Audio Tab

Getting Acquainted with the Movies Tab

Getting Acquainted with the Clip Art Tab

Getting Acquainted with the Symbols Tab

Getting Acquainted with the Shapes Tab

Manipulating the Objects in a Publication

Changing the Stacking Order of Objects

Resizing Objects

Aligning Objects

Distributing Objects

Rotating and Flipping Objects

Grouping Objects

Chapter 7 Using E-mail

Exploring the Mail Interface

Understanding the Client/Server Relationship

Viewing and Reading E-mail

Opening and Saving Attachments

Sending Messages: The Basics

Composing a New Message

Sending Replies to Messages

Forwarding a Message

Changing Your Mind

Sending Messages with Bells and Whistles

Attaching Files and Inserting Pictures

Selecting the Message's Format

Formatting the Text

Using a Background Color

Using a Background Photo or Picture

Assigning a Priority

Using Signatures

Finding Messages

Sorting Messages

Grouping Messages in Conversations


Searching for Messages with the Spotlight

Deleting Messages

Handling Junk Mail

Working with Folders

Chapter 8 Using Contacts

Exploring the Contacts Interface

Adding Contacts to the Address Book

Finding Contacts

Sorting Contacts

Using a Spotlight Search

Using Contacts Search

Communicating with Contacts

Editing and Deleting Contacts

Editing the Contact Form

Sending an Electronic Business Card

Sending Mass E-mails

Categorizing Contacts

Editing Categories

Assigning and Removing Categories

Viewing Contacts by Category

Printing the Address Book

Using Folders

Chapter 9 Using the Calendar

Exploring the Calendar Window

Viewing and Navigating the Calendar

Changing the View


Creating Appointments and Meetings

Creating a Recurring Appointment

Creating an Event

Scheduling a Meeting

Searching for Appointments

Editing and Deleting Appointments

Printing the Calendar

Using My Day

Chapter 10 Using Tasks and Notes

Exploring the Tasks and Notes Windows

Using Tasks

Creating Tasks

Editing and Deleting Tasks

Viewing Tasks

Marking a Task as Complete

Using Notes

Editing and Deleting Notes

Viewing Notes

E-mailing Notes

Chapter 11 Getting Started with PowerPoint

Using Themes and Templates

Exploring the PowerPoint Window

Building the Presentation

Creating a Presentation One Slide at a Time

Creating a Presentation from an Outline

Creating a Presentation with Both Methods

Saving a Presentation

Modifying the Presentation

Editing a Slide

Deleting a Slide

Duplicating a Slide

Changing the Slide Order

Hiding a Slide

Adding Notes to a Slide

Changing the Theme

Presenting the Show

Chapter 12 Creating Sophisticated Presentations

Grouping Slides in Sections

Adding Tables, Charts, and SmartArt

Inserting a Table

Inserting a Chart

Inserting SmartArt

Using Actions

Adding Animation and Transitions

Adding Animation to Presentations

Adding Transitions Between Slides

Adding Audio and Video

Adding Audio to a Presentation

Adding Video to a Presentation

Creating and Presenting Custom Slide Shows

Polishing Your Presentation Skills

Presenting with Presenter View

My Top Five Tips

Chapter 13 Getting Started with Excel

Exploring the Window

Entering and Editing Data in Cells

Editing Data

Deleting Data

Copying, Cutting, and Pasting Cells

Enlisting Excel's Help Entering Data

Entering Comments

Working with Formulas

Constructing a Formula

Understanding the Order of Precedence

Using a Function

Entering a Formula or Function

Copying Formulas

Correcting Formula Errors

Printing a Worksheet

Setting the Page Layout and Print Options

Previewing the Sheet Before Printing

Sending the Sheet to Print

Chapter 14 Enhancing Worksheets

Configuring the Worksheet for Your Data

Changing the Column Width

Changing the Row Height

Merging and Centering Cells

Inserting and Deleting Columns and Rows

Inserting and Deleting Cells

Hiding and Unhiding Columns and Rows


Formatting the Font

Changing the Alignment

Changing the Orientation

Wrapping Text in a Cell

Using Number Formats

Using Styles

Using Conditional Formatting

Working with Large Worksheets

Freezing and Unfreezing Panes

Splitting the Pane

Working with Charts and Graphic Elements

Working with Charts

Inserting and Deleting Sparklines

Inserting and Deleting SmartArt

Adding Media

Chapter 15 Working with Databases and Multiple Worksheets

Creating a Database

Sorting Data

Filtering a Database

Working with Additional Sheets

Adding and Renaming Sheets

Deleting a Sheet

Copying a Sheet

Moving a Sheet

Hiding and Unhiding a Sheet

Working with Grouped Sheets

Grouping Sheets

Ungrouping Sheets

Using 3D Formulas

Using the Proper Syntax for 3D Formulas

Entering 3D Formulas by Pointing

Chapter 16 Using Review Features

Examining the Editorial Process

Reviewing Word Documents

Author: Getting a Document Ready for an Editor

Editor: Making Changes to the Document

Author: Reviewing the Edits

Reviewing Excel Workbooks

Author: Getting a Workbook Ready for an Editor

Editor: Making Changes to the Workbook

Author: Reviewing the Worksheet Edits

Reviewing PowerPoint Presentations

Chapter 17 Collaborating

Surveying the Collaboration Landscape

Using Microsoft Document Connection

Exploring the Document Connection Window

Putting Files on SkyDrive

Working with Files in the Cloud

Collaborating on SkyDrive Files

Broadcasting a PowerPoint Presentation

Remote Desktop

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