Quickly learn the most useful features of Microsoft Office 2007 with our easy to read four-in-one guide. This fast-paced book gives you the basics of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access so you can start using the new versions of these major Office applications right away.
Unlike every previous version, Office 2007 offers a completely redesigned user interface for each program. Microsoft has replaced the familiar menus with a new tabbed toolbar (or "ribbon"), and added other features such as "live preview" that lets you see exactly what each option will look like in the document before you choose it. This is good news for longtime users who never knew about some amazing Office features because they were hidden among cluttered and outdated menus.
Adapting to the new format is going to be a shock -- especially if you're a longtime user. That's where Office 2007: The Missing Manual comes in. Rather than present a lot of arcane detail, this quick & friendly primer teaches you how to work with the most-used Office features, with four separate sections covering the four programs. The book offers a walkthrough of Microsoft's redesigned Office user interface before taking you through the basics of creating text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases with:
Lots of illustrations
Plenty of friendly advice
It's a great way to master all 4 programs without having to stock up on a shelf-load of different books. This book has everything you need to get you up to speed fast. Office 2007: The Missing Manual is truly the book that should have been in the box.
Chapter 1 Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents
What Word Does
Creating a New Document
Opening an Existing Document
Your Different Document Views
Saving and Closing Documents
Chapter 2 Entering and Editing Text
Typing in Word
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
Finding and Replacing Text
Saving Keystrokes with Quick Parts
Chapter 3 Formatting Text, Paragraphs, and Headings
Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual.
Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.
E. A. Vander Veer has authored or edited more than a dozen books to date, including PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual and PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual. Her work has appeared in dozens of on-and offline publications, including Byte, The Writer, Salon.com, and CNN.com. Currently, she lives in Texas with her husband and daughter.
Sanders Kleinfeld and Marlowe Shaeffer provided quality control for Office 2007:The Missing Manual. Michele Fishie wrote the index for the Word section. LucieHaskins wrote the index for the Access section. Dawn Mann wrote the index forthe Excel and PowerPoint sections.
The cover of this book is based on a series design originally created by DavidFreedman and modified by Mike Kohnke, Karen Montgomery, and Fitch(www.fitch.com). Back cover design, dog illustration, and color selection by Fitch.
David Futato designed the interior layout, based on a series design by Phil Simpson.This book was converted to FrameMaker 5.5.6 and prepared for layout byAbby Fox. The text font is Adobe Minion; the heading font is Adobe Formata Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Jessamyn Read using Macromedia FreeHand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS.