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Microsoft Office 2000 for Windows for dummies
Wang, Wally.
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Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

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xxviii, 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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More than 70 million people have made Microsoft Office the most popular business software package on the planet. Whether you′re a newcomer to the power and productivity of the entire Office suite -- with its word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Web design, desktop publishing, and e-mail software -- or discovering Microsoft Office for the first time, you′ll find yourself right at home with the friendly advice and plain-English answers inside Microsoft Office 2000 For Windows For Dummies.

Get all Office 2000 programs working together -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage, Outlook, Publisher, PhotoDraw, and Internet Explorer -- and take your computing skills to the next level. Publish professional-looking Web pages from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and FrontPage. Organize your schedule and e-mail with Outlook; create dazzling slide presentations with PowerPoint; create documents quickly with Word; and budget your finances with Excel′s cool charts and graphs.

Microsoft Office 2000 For Windows For Dummies covers the Standard, Professional, and Premium editions of Office 2000, so whatever your needs, we′ve got the answers!

Author Notes

Wallace Wang has been writing -- and thinking -- about compuers for more than 15 years, and is the author of Microsoft Office 97 For Windows For Dummies, as well as Visual Basic For Dummies. He lives in San Diego with his wife and three cats.
Roger C. Parker is president of The Write Word, a communications consulting firm in Dover, New Hamphire. He is the author of IDG Books Worldwide's Desktop Publishing and Design For Dummies and Microsoft Office For Windows for Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Who Should Buy This Bookp. 2
How This Book Is Organizedp. 2
How to Use This Bookp. 6
Part 1 Getting to Know Microsoft Office 2000p. 9
Chapter 1 Starting Microsoft Office 2000p. 11
Getting Microsoft Office 2000 Startedp. 11
Running Microsoft Office 2000 from the Taskbarp. 12
Running Microsoft Office 2000 from the Microsoft Office Shortcut Barp. 14
Opening an Existing Filep. 20
Taking a Shortcutp. 22
Existing Microsoft Office 2000p. 24
Chapter 2 Getting Help from Microsoft Office 2000 and the Office Assistantp. 27
Getting Acquainted with the Office Assistantp. 27
Getting help from the Office Assistantp. 32
Identifying the Office 2000 User Interface with the What's This? Commandp. 36
Getting Help on the World Wide Webp. 36
Repairing Office 2000p. 38
Chapter 3 Understanding Office 2000 Menus, Toolbars, and Windowsp. 41
The Incredible Changing Menusp. 41
Viewing Your Toolbarsp. 44
Working with Multiple Windowsp. 49
Copy and Paste with the Office Clipboardp. 52
Part II Working with World 2000p. 55
Chapter 4 Working with Word 2000 Documentsp. 57
Creating a New Word Documentp. 57
Opening a Previously Saved Filep. 58
Viewing Microsoft Word Documentsp. 58
Deciphering the Word Toolbarsp. 63
Exploring the Word Rulerp. 66
Moving through a Word Documentp. 70
Saving Your Stuffp. 73
Previewing and Printing Your Masterpiecep. 78
Chapter 5 Manipulating Your Wordsp. 83
Selecting Textp. 83
Editing Textp. 85
Checking Your Grammar and Spellingp. 88
Chapter 6 Making Your Words Look Prettyp. i99
Formatting Text Manuallyp. 99
Formatting Your Document the Easy Wayp. 105
Making Listsp. 110
Aligning Text with Tablesp. 111
Chapter 7 Creating Fancy Newsletters and Web Pagesp. 123
Playing with Footers and Headersp. 124
Setting Up Multicolumn Documentsp. 127
Putting Your Words in a Text Boxp. 128
Adding Pictures to a Documentp. 132
Making Web Pages with Wordp. 137
Adding and Removing Hyperlinksp. 143
Part III Playing the Numbers Game with Excel 2000p. 147
Chapter 8 The Basics of Spreadsheets: Numbers, Labels, and Formattingp. 149
What Is a Spreadsheet, Anyway?p. 149
Putting Stuff in a Worksheetp. 152
Navigating a Worksheetp. 154
Using the Exel Toolbarsp. 157
Making Your Worksheet Pretty with Formattingp. 160
Saving Worksheets for Posterityp. 168
Printing a Worksheetp. 170
Chapter 9 Having Fun with Formulas and Functionsp. 173
Creating Formulasp. 173
Editing Your Formulasp. 183
Picking a Function to Usep. 185
Chapter 10 Charting Your Numbersp. 189
Understanding the Parts of a Chartp. 189
Creating a Chart with the Chart Wizardp. 192
Editing Your Chartsp. 195
Chapter 11 Working with Worksheets and Workbooksp. 199
Manipulating Your Worksheetsp. 199
Modifying Your Worksheetsp. 202
Preparing to Print Your Workp. 204
Part IV Making Presentations with PowerPoint 2000p. 211
Chapter 12 Creating Slide Show Presentationsp. 213
Creating a Presentationp. 214
Learning PowerPoint's Toolbarsp. 216
Understanding the PowerPoint Interfacep. 219
Saving Your Presentationsp. 225
Printing a Presentationp. 228
Chapter 13 Adding Text and Colors to Slidesp. 231
Adding Text to Your Slidesp. 231
Changing the Layout and Appearance of Slidesp. 233
Chapter 14 Showing Off Your PowerPoint Presentationsp. 237
Making Nifty Transitionsp. 237
Preparing Your Presentation for the Publicp. 241
Part V Getting Organized with Outlook 2000p. 245
Chapter 15 Scheduling Your Timep. 247
Making an Appointmentp. 248
Printing Your Schedulep. 258
Chapter 16 Setting Tasks and Making Contactsp. 261
Organizing Contacts Informationp. 261
Managing Your Tasksp. 269
Chapter 17 Organizing Your E-Mailp. 275
Setting Up Outlook to Work with E-Mailp. 275
Creating an E-Mail Messagep. 281
Retrieving and Reading E-Mailp. 285
Deleting Old E-Mailp. 287
Dealing with Junk E-Mailp. 289
Part VI Storing Stuff in Access 2000p. 293
Chapter 18 Stuffing Information into a Databasep. 295
Database 101p. 296
Using a Databasep. 303
Modifying the Structure of a Databasep. 306
Saving Your Databasep. 317
Chapter 19 Searching, Sorting, and Making Queriesp. 321
Searching a Databasep. 321
Sorting a Databasep. 326
Querying a Databasep. 327
Chapter 20 Reporting Your Access 2000 Datap. 331
Making a Reportp. 331
Using a Reportp. 334
Deleting a Reportp. 335
Giving Your Access Reports a Face-liftp. 335
Chapter 12 Getting Paperwork Done with Access 2000 and Wordp. 337
Making Form Letters and Envelopesp. 337
Making Mailing Labelsp. 343
Part VII Designing Pages with Publisher 2000p. 347
Chapter 22 Design a Pagep. 349
Creating a New Publication with a Wizardp. 350
Viewing Your Publicationp. 351
Deciphering the Publisher Toolbarsp. 353
Navigating Your Way Around a Publicationp. 357
Saving Your Stuffp. 358
Chapter 23 Modifying Text and Graphicsp. 363
Creating Textp. 363
Putting Pictures on a Pagep. 368
Manipulating Framesp. 371
Adding (and Deleting) Pagesp. 375
Part VIII Creating Web Pages and Editing Photosp. 377
Chapter 24 Designing a Web Page with FrontPagep. 379
Creating New Web Pagesp. 380
Viewing Your Web Pagesp. 380
Understanding the FrontPage Toolbarsp. 381
Playing with Text on a Web Pagep. 384
Putting Pretty Pictures on a Web Pagep. 388
Connecting Everything with Hyperlinksp. 391
Previewing Your Web Pagesp. 392
Chapter 25 Organizing Your Pages with Tables, Frames, and Linesp. 395
Organizing Text into Tablesp. 395
Framing Your Web Pagesp. 398
Using Horizontal Linesp. 403
Chapter 26 Editing Images with PhotoDrawp. 405
Creating New PhotoDraw Imagesp. 406
Opening a Previously Saved Filep. 406
Figuring Out PhotoDraw Toolsp. 407
Typing Text and Making It Prettyp. 410
Drawing and Editing Graphic Imagesp. 412
Moving, Resizing, and Deleting Objectsp. 415
Saving Your Stuffp. 416
Previewing and Printing Your Masterpiecep. 418
Part IX The Part of Tensp. 421
Chapter 27 Ten Common Microsoft Office 2000 Keystrokesp. 423
Creating a New File (Ctrl+N)p. 423
Opening an Existing File (Ctrl+O)p. 424
Saving Your Work (Ctrl+S)p. 425
Printing Your Works (Ctrl+P)p. 426
Cutting (Ctrl+X), Copying (Ctrl+C), and Pasting (Ctrl+V)p. 426
Finding a Word or Phrase (Ctrl+F)p. 426
Finding and Replacing a Word or Phrase (Ctrl+H)p. 427
Checking Your Spelling (F7)p. 428
Using Undo (Ctrl+Z) and Redo (Ctrl+Y)p. 428
Chapter 28 Ten Tips for Using Microsoft Office 2000p. 429
Taking Shortcuts with Macrosp. 429
Watching Out for Macro Virusesp. 432
When in Doubt, Click the Right Mouse Buttonp. 433
Using the What's This? Featurep. 434
Encrypting Your Filesp. 434
Shredding Your Filesp. 434
Zooming to Avoid Eye Strainp. 435
Enlarging Your Buttonsp. 436
Backing Up Your Filesp. 437
Using Pocket Officep. 438
Indexp. 439
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