Beginning Microsoft Office 2010

Beginning Microsoft Office 2010

by Guy Hart-Davis
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Beginning Microsoft Office 2010 by Guy Hart-Davis

This book is a practical, step-by-step guide to getting started with Microsoft Office 2010. You’ll learn how to create and edit essential office files—documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more—quickly and efficiently.

You’ll also learn about all of the new updates included with Office 2010. Collaborate on projects in the cloud and access your files from virtually anywhere—with Beginning Microsoft Office 2010, you’ll take a hands-on approach to learning everything, new and old, that the world’s most popular productivity software suite has to offer.

  • Get started with Office 2010 Basics.
  • Create, store, and share office documents.
  • Use shared Office tools both online and offline.
  • How to keep e-mail, contacts, appointments, notes, and tasks organized.
What you’ll learn

Learn how to use the following Microsoft Office applications:

  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft OneNote


Who this book is for

This book is for both those new to Office and those who have used previous versions of Office.

Table of Contents
  1. Getting StartED with Office 2010
  2. Head in the Cloud: Experiencing Software As a Service
  3. Learning Common Tools across the Office Suite
  4. Working with Text and Graphics
  5. Customizing Office to Suit You
  6. Creating and Editing Text the Easy Way
  7. Adding Style: Formatting your Documents
  8. Creating More Complex Layouts with Tables and Columns 
  9. Revising, Reviewing, and Finalizing Documents
  10. Printing and Sharing Documents 
  11. Building Worksheets and Entering Data
  12. Editing and Formatting Worksheets and Workbooks
  13. Creating Powerful and Persuasive Charts
  14. Crunching Numbers with Formulas and Functions
  15. Creating and Using Excel Databases
  16. Building a Persuasive Presentation
  17. Creating Compelling Slides
  18. Adding Life and Interest to a Presentation
  19. Delivering a Presentation Live or Online
  20. Making the Most of E-mail
  21. Keeping Your Contacts in Order
  22. Managing Your Calendar
  23. Working with Tasks, Reminders, and Notes
  24. Taking Notes 
  25. Organizing and Synchronizing Your Notes
  26. Making OneNote Work for You

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430229506
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 07/26/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 752
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 50 computer books, including How to Do Everything with Microsoft Excel 2007 and How to Do Everything with Microsoft Word 2007.

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MultiverseBM More than 1 year ago
I've just purchased Office 2010, and sitting in front of my laptop I can see, out of the corner of my eye, a copy of "Using Microsoft Office 97" gathering dust on my bookshelf. Well, although I have not used Office 97 for a number of years I did think that it would be useful to update my knowledge about the Office suite of programs, hence my purchase of "Beginning Microsoft Office 2010 by Guy Hart-Davis." This is quite a weighty tome, some 753 pages, but don't let this discourage you, as you will find out its very good value for money. The book covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, Guy Hart-Davis has designed it to help the beginner and intermediate user get up to speed quickly and immediately become productive with these applications. I find his approach focused, providing detailed advice on everyday tasks as well as the more complex tasks. If you are reading this for personnel pleasure or work there are many items you will find useful. If you know anything about Office the temptation is to skip Chapter 1, which is an introduction to the five main Office programs, but that might be a mistake, I found a few things I had not picked up by just using Office, in any case if you have used Office before it will not take long to read. Given that you cannot look at a blog or article these days without the "Cloud" being mentioned Chapter 2 provided a very good overview of how to start using the cloud via Microsoft's SkyDrive, worth a look with the 25GB free space. I found Chapter 3 provided a very comprehensive understanding of the common tools across the Office suite, very useful if you are using an old version of Office or only use one or two of the applications, this shows you how they integrate and how you might make best use of this integration. Chapter 7 explains how to format your documents, in particular applying styles, anyone who has used Microsoft Word knows that "styles" are very powerful, but at the same time you can get into a lot of trouble if you do not understand them. In fact you usually end up using the default, which given the versatility of this feature is a waste. You need to invest time in understanding how they work and chapter 7 goes into all the detail you need. Creating Excel charts is covered in chapter 14 and is fairly basic, but essential for the beginner, not so clear that the intermediate user would find it helpful, although I found it is set out very well. The Excel chapters do not mention pivot tables which might have been useful, but I guess you cannot cover everything. Chapter's 17 and 18 are quite good at combining the mechanics of PowerPoint with the need to create clear, concise and compelling slides; if these are the only chapters you read in this section it will be worthwhile. I liked chapter 19 because it told you how to set up your PC for a presentation, how often have you plugged in your laptop, to a supplied projector, only to find that there was some incompatibility with the projector. Well this chapter should help sort it out, a very comprehensive chapter about presentation, very useful stuff. Chapter 21 is part of the Outlook section and explains how to import contacts; it would have been more useful to have had information about importing messages from other email applications. I guess what I like about the book is that all the cool features you get with Office 2010 are explained very fully and that enables you to make the best of
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not an easy answer manual. Difficult to find "how to" solutions. I would not recommend it if you are in a hurry. (Who isn't ?)