Microsoft Office is the world's most popular productivity suite, but with its wide array of programs, it's hard to know where to start. This practical and entertaining guide not only gets you started with Office, it reveals all kinds of useful things you didn't know the software could do - with plenty of power-user tips and tricks when you're ready for more. You'll be creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and more in no time. The important stuff you need to know: Create professional-looking documents. Learn everything you need to know to craft beautiful Word documents. Stay organized. Keep track of your email, calendar, and contacts with Outlook. Crunch numbers with ease. Assemble data, make calculations, and summarize the results with Excel. Make eye-catching presentations. Build PowerPoint slideshows with video and audio clips, animations, and more. Build Access databases quickly. Make your data easy to find, sort, and manage. Manage your files more efficiently. Use the new Backstage view to quickly work with your Office files. Get to know the whole suite. Learn to use other handy Office tools: Publisher, OneNote, and Office Web Apps.
About the Author
Nancy Conner has a PhD in English from Brown University and has taught writing, including technical writing, to college students for more than a dozen years. She is currently a freelance author and copyeditor specializing in technical books, and has written on topics ranging from classical mythology to Google Apps to the MS Office suite. 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.