Office isn't just for the office! Use it for letters, budgets, e-mail, and presentations
Now that you've got the hang of a PC, you want to be able to do real-life tasks with it. Enter Microsoft Office, the world's most popular suite of applications! It lets you write family newsletters, track your bank balances and plan budgets, create presentations for your club or group, and send and receive e-mail. This handy guide makes it easy!
Some things stay the same — get to know the Ribbon and commands that Office applications share
Make it pretty — apply styles and formatting to your Word documents, and include clip art, photos, and background color
Figure it out — calculate interest earned, loan payments, amortization, and more using Excel spreadsheets
Mail call — set up your Outlook e-mail and learn to avoid fraud, scams, and viruses
Get organized — manage contacts, to-do lists, and calendars with Outlook
Make your point — learn your way around PowerPoint and how to create slideshows with photos, animation, and sound
Better records — keep address lists and other important information in an Excel database
Saving and sharing — save documents, e-mail them to others, print them, or share them online
Open the book and find:
How to start and navigate the Office applications
A guide to the Ribbon, the Office menu, and other all-new tools for 2007
Ways to dress up documents
How to create invitations or newsletters with photos
Faithe Wempen, M.A., is an adjunct instructor of Computer Technology at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, and the author of many books on PC hardware and software. She also develops Web sites for businesses and non-profit organizations, and writes and teaches online computer training courses for corporate clients.