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Microsoft Office XP 10 minute guide
Habraken, Joseph W., 1954-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Que, [2002]

Physical Description:
vii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Because most people don't have the luxury of sitting down uninterrupted for hours at a time to learn Office XP, this 10-Minute Guide focuses on the most often used features, covering them in lessons designed to take 10 minutes or less to complete. In addition, this guide teaches the user how to use Visio without relying on technical jargon, by providing straightforward, easy-to-follow explanations and lists of numbered steps that tell the user which keys to press and which options to select.

Author Notes

Joe Habraken is an information technology professional with more than 15 years' experience as a network administrator, author, and educator. Joe currently serves as the Director of UNEit at the University of New England in Portland, Maine

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 What's New in Office XPp. 5
Introducing Microsoft Office XPp. 5
Introducing Voice Dictation and Voice Commandsp. 5
Smart Tags Provide Quick Optionsp. 12
Introducing the Office Task Panesp. 13
Using Document Recoveryp. 14
Understanding Product Activationp. 15
2 Using Common Office Featuresp. 17
Starting Office Applicationsp. 17
Using the Menu Systemp. 18
Using Shortcut Menusp. 19
Working with Toolbarsp. 20
Understanding Dialog Boxesp. 22
Understanding the Task Panep. 23
Setting Application Optionsp. 25
3 Getting Help in Microsoft Officep. 28
Help: What's Available?p. 28
Using the Ask a Question Boxp. 28
Using the Office Assistantp. 30
Using the Help Windowp. 32
Getting Help with Screen Elementsp. 36
4 Creating Mailp. 37
Understanding Microsoft Outlookp. 37
Composing a Messagep. 38
Formatting Textp. 41
Selecting the E-mail Message Formatp. 45
Add a Signaturep. 46
Sending Mailp. 48
5 Working with Received Mailp. 49
Reading Mailp. 49
Saving an Attachmentp. 52
Answering Mailp. 54
Printing Mailp. 56
Deleting Mailp. 56
Forwarding Mailp. 58
Creating Foldersp. 60
6 Creating a Contacts Listp. 63
Creating a New Contactp. 63
Viewing the Contacts Listp. 67
Communicating with a Contactp. 70
Viewing a Map of a Contact's Addressp. 73
7 Using the Calendarp. 75
Navigating the Calendarp. 75
Creating an Appointmentp. 77
Scheduling a Recurring Appointmentp. 79
Planning Eventsp. 81
8 Working with Word Documentsp. 83
Starting a New Documentp. 83
Entering Textp. 85
Using Document Templatesp. 86
Using Word Wizardsp. 89
Saving a Documentp. 91
Closing a Documentp. 94
Opening a Documentp. 94
9 Editing Documentsp. 96
Adding or Replacing Text and Moving in the Documentp. 96
Selecting Textp. 101
Deleting, Copying, and Moving Textp. 104
Copying and Moving Text Between Documentsp. 109
10 Changing How Text Looksp. 111
Understanding Fontsp. 111
Changing Font Attributesp. 112
Working in the Font Dialog Boxp. 114
Aligning Textp. 116
Aligning Text with Click and Typep. 118
11 Working with Stylesp. 120
Understanding Stylesp. 120
Creating Text Stylesp. 122
Creating Paragraph Stylesp. 123
Editing Stylesp. 123
Using the Style Organizerp. 125
12 Entering Data into an Excel Worksheetp. 128
Understanding Excel Data Typesp. 128
Entering Textp. 129
Entering Numbersp. 133
Entering Dates and Timesp. 134
Copying (Filling) the Same Data to Other Cellsp. 135
Entering a Series of Numbers, Dates, and Other Datap. 136
Taking Advantage of AutoCompletep. 137
13 Performing Simple Calculations in Excelp. 139
Understanding Excel Formulasp. 139
Order of Operationsp. 141
Entering Formulasp. 142
Using the Status Bar AutoCalculate Featurep. 144
Editing Formulasp. 145
14 Performing Calculations with Functionsp. 147
What Are Functions?p. 147
Using the Insert Function Featurep. 151
15 Creating Chartsp. 156
Understanding Charting Terminologyp. 156
Working with Different Chart Typesp. 157
Creating and Saving a Chartp. 158
Moving and Resizing a Chartp. 161
Printing a Chartp. 161
16 Creating a New Databasep. 162
Choosing How to Create Your Databasep. 162
Selecting a Database File Typep. 163
Creating a Blank Databasep. 163
Closing a Databasep. 166
Creating a Database from a Templatep. 166
Opening a Databasep. 171
17 Creating an Access Tablep. 173
Tables Are Essentialp. 173
Working with the Table Wizardp. 173
Creating Tables Without the Wizardp. 176
Creating a Table in Table Design Viewp. 177
Setting the Primary Keyp. 180
Understanding Data Types and Formatsp. 182
18 Creating a Simple Access Formp. 183
Creating Formsp. 183
Creating a Form with AutoFormp. 184
Creating a Form with the Form Wizardp. 185
Entering Data into a Formp. 188
19 Creating a Simple Queryp. 189
Understanding Queriesp. 189
Using Other Query Wizardsp. 192
Understanding Access Query Typesp. 194
20 Creating a New PowerPoint Presentationp. 196
Getting the Most Out of PowerPoint 2002p. 196
Three Choices for Starting a New Presentationp. 196
Saving a Presentationp. 203
Closing a Presentationp. 205
Opening a Presentationp. 205
21 Completing Your PowerPoint Presentationp. 207
Inserting a New Slidep. 207
Deleting Slidesp. 208
Viewing an Onscreen Slide Showp. 209
Setting Slide Animation Schemesp. 210
Setting Up a Self-Running Showp. 213
22 Creating a FrontPage Web Sitep. 216
Using the Web Site Wizardsp. 216
Creating a New Webp. 218
Understanding the Web Viewsp. 220
23 Working with Web Pages and Themesp. 229
Creating a New Web Pagep. 229
Inserting a New Page into the Webp. 232
Deleting a Page from the Webp. 233
Importing Files from Other Applicationsp. 234
Using the FrontPage Themesp. 235
24 Completing and Publishing Your Web Sitep. 239
Using Tasks to Complete a Webp. 239
Inserting Picturesp. 243
Inserting Clip Artp. 245
Publishing Your Webp. 246
Indexp. 251