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Office XP 9 in 1 Desk Reference for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0764508199

ISBN-13: 9780764508196

Edition: 2001

Authors: Alison Barrows, Damon Dean, Bill Dyszel, Greg Harvey, Camille McCue

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9 books in 1 - your key to Office XP success! Your one-stop guide to all the Office XP programs Office XP gives you a powerful set of tools to get stuff done. But how do you get up to speed on all seven programs in the suite? Don't worry! This all-in-one guide walks you through Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, FrontPage, and Publisher, plus advanced Office topics and Windows fundamentals. It's all you need to get your questions answered - fast - and get more done! Discover how to: Create dazzling documents and stunning spreadsheets Build dependable databases and powerful presentations Organize your e-mail and your schedule Produce brilliant brochures and winning Web pages The Dummies Way " Coverage of the essentials and beyond Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Thumbtabs and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Individual topic indexes A dash of humor and fun Get smart! www.dummies.com Sign up for daily eTips at www.dummiesdaily.com Choose from among 33 different subject categories Get news you can use on everything from money to health to computers
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.838

Greg Harvey is a prolific author of personal computing books that are highly informative, yet entertaining and easy to understand. Harvey earned a B.A. in classics and American history from the University of Illinois in Urbana in 1970. He moved to San Francisco the following year and worked as a draftsman on civil engineering projects for the next 10 years Harvey became interested in the growing computer field in the early 1980s. While teaching college computer classes at Golden Gate University, he wrote his first books, WordPerfect Desktop Companion (1987) and WordPerfect Instant Reference (1988). Since then, he has written, in his own words, "tons of books." These include Lotus 1-2-3 Instant Reference (1989), Encyclopedia Lotus 1-2-3 (1991), and WordPerfect 6 for Windows Quickstart (1993). Since 1993, Harvey has written exclusively for Dummies Press of IDG Books, for whom he has turned out several personal computing classics, such as 1-2-3 for Dummies (1993), DOS for Dummies (third edition, 1998), and Excel 2000 for Windows for Dummies (1998).

Introduction
About This Book
Who Are You?
How to Use This Book
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Windows
Getting to Know the Windows Desktop
Windows Desktop
Icons
Selecting and Opening Icons
Selecting More Than One Icon at a Time
Standard Desktop Icons
Getting Started (And Stopped) in Windows
Taskbar Basics
Starting Your Programs
Switching between Programs
Shutting Down Windows
Working with Windows (Within Windows)
Windows (The On-Screen Type)
Moving and Resizing Windows
Arranging and Sizing Icons in a Window
Windows Explorer and My Computer
Explorer Bars
Dealing with Toolbars
Toolbars
Standing up to the Standard Buttons Toolbar
Displaying Toolbars on Your Taskbar
Customizing the Appearance of a Toolbar
Dialog Boxes and Menus
Dialog Boxes
Menu Management
The Lowdown on Files and Folders
Files
Folders
Opening Files and Folders
Shortcuts
File and Folder Management
Creating New Files and Folders
Copying (And Moving) Files and Folders
Finding Files and Folders
Renaming Files and Folders
Deleting Junk
Getting a Better Look at Files and Folders
Making Windows Work like a Web Browser
Browsing Folders on a Local Disk
Windows Index
Word 2002
Word Basics
What All That Stuff On-Screen Is
Creating a New Document
Opening a Document You Already Created
Moving Around in Documents
Understanding How Paragraphs Work
Working on Many Documents at Once
Working in Two Places in the Same Document
Zooming In, Zooming Out
Saving, Naming, Deleting, and Exiting
Saving Documents
Saving Versions of Documents
Closing a Document
Deleting a Word Document
Exiting Word
Importing and Exporting Files
Changing the Look of Your Document
Viewing Documents in Different Ways
Putting Headers and Footers on Pages
Numbering the Pages
Breaking a Line
Breaking a Page
Hyphenating a Document
Spacing Lines
Symbols and Special Characters
Decorating a Page with a Border
Editing Made Easy
Selecting Text in Speedy Ways
Deleting Text
Undoing a Mistake
Searching for Text and Formatting
Replacing Text and Formats
The Role of the Thesaurus in Finding the Right Word
Spell-Checking (And Grammar-Checking) a Document
Changing lowercase to UPPERCASE and UPPERCASE to lowercase
Basic Formatting
Adding Bold, Italic, Underline, and Other Effects
Centering, Justifying, and Aligning Text
Changing the Font and Size of Text
Coloring Text
Fast Formatting with the Format Painter
Creating Numbered and Bulleted Lists
Indenting Paragraphs and First Lines
Setting Up and Changing the Margins
Working with Tabs
Advanced Formatting
Applying Styles for Consistent Formatting
Dropping In a Drop Cap
Dividing a Document into Sections
Putting Newspaper-Style Columns in a Document
Envelopes, Labels, and Form Letters
Printing an Address on an Envelope
Printing a Single Address Label (Or a Page of the Same Label)
Churning Out Letters, Labels, and Envelopes for Mass Mailings
Making Your Work Go Faster
Customizing Word
Correcting Typos on the Fly
Repeating an Action--and Quicker This Time
Going Here, Going There in Documents
Entering Graphics and Text Quickly
Getting Really Organized
Outlines for Organizing Your Work
Linking Documents to Make Your Work Easier
Constructing the Perfect Table
Constructing the Perfect Table
Modifying the Table Layout
Sorting (Or Reordering) a Table
Sprucing Up Your Table
Merging and Splitting Cells and Tables
Using Math Formulas in Tables
Drawing and Inserting Things into Your Document
Drawing Lines and Shapes
Inserting Clip Art and Graphics in Documents
Desktop and Web Publishing
Handling Objects in Documents
Working with Text Boxes
Wrapping Text Around a Graphic, Drawing Canvas, or Other Object
WordArt for Embellishing Documents
Borders and Color Shades for Graphics, Text Boxes, and Other Objects
Converting Word Documents to Web Pages
Hyperlinking to Other Places
Word 2002 Index
Excel 2002
Getting to Know Excel
Acquainting Yourself with the Excel Screen
Excel behind the Scenes
Working with Workbook Files
Creating an Empty Workbook File
Opening a Workbook File
Saving a Workbook File
Closing a Workbook
Using a Workbook Template
Deleting a Workbook File
Creating Multiple Windows (Views) for a Workbook
Working with the Worksheets in Your Workbook
Working with Worksheets
Manipulating Your Worksheets
Moving Around in a Worksheet
Moving a Sheet
Deleting a Worksheet
Entering Worksheet Data
Entering Data into a Worksheet
Entering Formulas
Entering Fractions
Editing the Data You Enter
Basic Cell Editing
Undoing Changes and Mistakes
Using AutoComplete
Using AutoFill
Using Automatic Decimal Points
Using Cell Comments
Searching for Data
Searching and Replacing Data
Spell Checking
Making Your Work Look Good
Using AutoFormats
Formatting Cells and Ranges to Your Liking
Copying Formats
Formatting Numbers
Selecting, Copying, and Moving Your Data
Selecting Cells and Ranges
Copying Cells and Ranges
Moving Cells and Ranges
Using Formulas and Functions
Using Formulas
Identifying Formula Errors
Using Absolute, Relative, and Mixed References
Using Functions in Your Formulas
Using the Formula Palette
Managing and Analyzing Your Data
Filtering and Sorting Lists
Performing Advanced Filtering
Goal-Seeking: Making a Formula Return a Desired Value
Performing What-If Analysis (Scenarios)
Charting the Excel Way
Using the Chart Wizard
Charting Basics
Changing the Chart Type
Dealing with Chart Elements
Excel 2002 Index
Access 2002
Access Basics
About Databases
Access Database Objects
Opening a Database File
Saving a Database File
Closing a Database File
Working with Wizards
Quitting Access
Creating and Navigating a Database
Creating a Database
Finding Your Way around a Database
The Database Window Toolbar
Tables: A Home for Your Data
About Tables
Adding a New Table to Your Database
Moving Around in a Datasheet
Adding Data to Your Database
Editing Data in a Datasheet
Changing Data Types
Relating (Linking) Tables
Identifying Records with a Primary Key Field
Getting Your Tables Just Right
Changing Column Width
Changing Row Height
Inserting a Column/Adding a Field
Moving a Column in a Datasheet
Formatting Datasheets
Deleting Records
Saving a Table
Working with Fields
Field Management
Formatting Fields
Creating a Lookup Field
Manipulating Your Data
Finding Data in a Table
Filtering Your Data
Sorting a Table
Blocking Unwanted Data by Using an Input Mask
Queries: Getting Answers from Your Data
About Queries
Using a Query Wizard
About Query Design View
Adding a Select Query to the Database
Saving a Query
More Fun with Queries
Sorting a Query
Inserting Fields in a Query Grid
Editing a Query
Adding Another Table to a Query
Limiting Records by Using Criteria Expressions
Using Aggregate Calculations and Building Expressions
Calculating Summary Data for a Group of Data
Calculating Fields (Building Expressions)
Reporting Results
About Reports
Adding a Report by Using AutoReport
Creating a Report with the Report Wizard
Creating a Report in Design View
Editing Objects in a Report
Changing the Look of Your Report
Inserting Page Breaks in a Report
Playing with Borders
Adding Color to a Report
Adding Dates and Page Numbers
Aligning Report Objects
Changing Date or Number Formats
Changing Font and Font Size
Changing Page Layout
Changing the Size of an Object
Moving a Control
Formatting Reports by Using AutoFormat
Forms for Displaying and Entering Data
About Forms
Adding a Form to Your Database
Adding a Form by Using the Form Wizard
Entering Data through a Form
Editing and Formatting Forms
Viewing Your Form in Design View
AutoFormatting Your Form
Access 2002 Index
Outlook 2002
All About Outlook
Recognizing What You See in Outlook
Adding an Icon to the Outlook Bar
Archiving Your Work
Getting Going with E-Mail
The Outlook Inbox
Creating and Sending Messages
Spell Checking
Creating Personal Distribution Lists
Reading and Replying to Your Mail
Handling Incoming Messages
Replying to or Forwarding Messages
Making Your E-Mail Life Easier
Managing Your E-Mail by Using Folders
Using the Rules Wizard
Using and Choosing E-Mail Views
Using the Calendar
Reviewing the Calendar
Scheduling an Appointment
Scheduling a Recurring Appointment
Changing an Appointment
Deleting an Item from Your Calendar
Tasks for Everyone
Creating a New Task
Deleting a Task
Modifying an Existing Task
Creating a Recurring Task
Creating a Regenerating Task
Attaching a File to a Task Item
Changing the Appearance of Your Task List
Marking a Task as Complete
Working with Your Contacts
Entering a New Contact
Finding a Name, Address, or Phone Number
Changing Information about a Contact
Customizing the Appearance of the Contact List
Calling Someone from Outlook
Tracking Activities with Journals
Activating the Automatic Recording Feature
Viewing the Journal
Viewing a Specific Date in Your Journal
Creating Journal Entries with the New Journal Item Button
Creating Journal Entries Manually by Using Drag-and-Drop
Finding a Journal Entry
Managing Outlook Notes
Creating Notes
Reading (Or Changing) a Note
Finding a Note
Viewing Notes
Forwarding a Note to Someone Else
Deleting a Note
Using Notes to Your Advantage
Outlook 2002 Index
PowerPoint 2002
Getting Started with a PowerPoint Presentation
Opening a Presentation
Opening an Existing Presentation
Changing Your View of a Presentation
Saving Your Work
Exiting PowerPoint
Sliding into Your Presentation
Creating and Working with Slides
Changing the Order of Slides
Rearranging Text on the Outline Tab
Laying the Groundwork with Templates
Applying a New Template
Using and Abusing Masters
Editing the Slide Master
Editing the Handout Master
Editing the Notes Master
Overriding the Master Style on a Single Slide
Adding Text to Your Presentation
Introducing Text Boxes
Aligning Paragraphs of Text
Finding and Replacing Text
Spell Checking
Making Your Text Look Presentable
Formatting Text
Numbering Lists
Bulleting Text
Getting Visual
About the Drawing Toolbar
Drawing Lines
Drawing by Using AutoShapes
Adding WordArt
About Clips
Manipulating Your Multimedia
Adding Movies and Motion Clips
Adding Sound
Making a Graph(ical) Presentation
Starting with the Datasheet
Creating Graphs
Using Tables
Planning the Presentation
Adding Action Buttons
Adding Slide Transitions
Showing Off Your Work
Showing Your Slides via Computer
Publishing Your Presentation
Printing Audience Handouts
Publishing on the Web
PowerPoint 2002 Index
FrontPage 2002
Getting to Know FrontPage
What Is FrontPage, and What Can I Do with It?
How FrontPage Is Organized
Exploring the Views Bar
Introducing the FrontPage Editor
Starting Your Webbing
Creating a New Web
Creating Web Pages
Changing a File Name
Saving Your Web Pages
Opening Files from Other Programs with FrontPage
Getting Organized Before It's Too Late
A Quick Guide to the Three Modes of the FrontPage Editor
Using FrontPage Toolbars
Creating Folders
Deleting Files and Folders
Importing Webs and Web Pages
Laying the Groundwork for Your Web Pages
Applying a Theme to a Web
Editing a Theme
Editing Page Properties
Getting the Basics on Your Page
Changing Text Attributes
Working with Tables
Creating and Using Hyperlinks
Making Your Pages Worth Looking At
Inserting Some Extra Effects
Adding Graphics to Web Pages
Image Editing for Everyone
Activating the Pictures Toolbar
Image Manipulation Made Easy
Creating Image Maps
Publishing Your Web Pages
Publishing a Web by Using HTTP
Publishing a Web by Using FTP
FrontPage 2002 Index
Publisher 2002
Getting Started with Publisher
Creating a Publication
Saving Your Files
Working with Pages
Moving from Page to Page
Changing What You See On-Screen
Lining Things Up
The Master Page for Handling Page Backgrounds
Adding and Removing Pages
Changing Publication Types
Operating with Objects
Creating an Object
Moving and Resizing Objects
Aligning and Distributing Objects
Drawing an Object
Creating Regular Text Wraps
Getting the Word Out
Using Text Objects
Creating and Formatting Tables
You Ought to Be in Pictures
Ways to Insert or Import Graphics
Resizing and Cropping Graphics
Applying Borders and BorderArt
Spinning a Web Site
Using the Web Sites Wizard
Adding and Removing Hyperlinks
Adding Color and Texture to the Background
Publisher 2002 Index
Bringing It All Together
Keeping Tabs on Your Files
Finding a Missing File
Entering and Reviewing Information about a File
Trading Data between Office Files and Programs
Embedding One Kind of File in Another
Creating an Excel Worksheet in a Word Document
Transferring Headings from a Word Document to Your PowerPoint Text
Stocking a Word Table with Data from Access
Sending E-mail and Files from Word
Turning an Access Report into a Word Document
Creating Charts with Microsoft Graph
Entering Data to Create a Chart
Tinkering with the Chart's Layout and Appearance
Managing the Microsoft Clip Organizer
Opening the Microsoft Clip Organizer
Taking Inventory of the Media Files on Your Computer
Inserting a Media File by Way of the Clip Organizer
Organizing Files in the Clip Organizer
Drawing Lines and Shapes
Starting from the Drawing Toolbar
Choosing Lines, Line Widths, and Line Colors
Filling a Shape with Color
Drawing Lines and Arrows
Handing Shapes and Lines that Overlap
Bringing It All Together Index
Appendixes
Starting, Surviving, and Getting Help
Starting an Office Application
Using the Mouse
Cursors and Pointers
Shortcut Keys for Doing It Quickly
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
Undoing Errors
Getting the Help You Need in Office
Printing an Office Document
Previewing What You Print
Choosing Page Options
Printing a Document
Canceling a Print Job
Index
Book Registration Information