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Jim Elferdink - Author

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Office 2008 for Macintosh the Missing Manual

Office 2008 for Macintosh the Missing Manual

Author: Jim Elferdink Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2008

Still the top-selling software suite for Mac users, Microsoft Office has been improved and enhanced to take advantage of the latest Mac OS X features. You'll find lots of new features in Office 2008 for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage, but not a page of printed instructions to guide you through the changes. Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual gives you the friendly, thorough introduction you need, whether you're a beginner who can't do more than point and click, or a power user who's ready to tackle a few advanced techniques. To cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage, this guide gives you four superb books in one -- a separate section each for program! You can manage your day and create professional-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in no time. Office 2008 has been redesigned so that the windows, toolbars, and icons blend in better with your other Mac applications. But there are still plenty of oddities. That's why this Missing Manual isn't shy about pointing out which features are gems in the rough -- and which are duds. With it, you'll learn how to: * Navigate the new user interface with its bigger and more graphic toolbars * Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage separately or together * Keep track of appointments and manage daily priorities with the My Day feature * Create newsletters, flyers, brochures, and more with Word's Publishing Layout View * Build financial documents like budgets and invoices with Excel's Ledger Sheets * Get quick access to all document templates and graphics with the Elements Gallery * Organize all of your Office projects using Entourage's Project Center * Scan or import digital camera images directly into any of the programs * Customize each program with power-user techniques With Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual, you get objective and entertaining instruction to help you tap into all of the features of this powerful suite, so you can get more done in less time.

Appleworks 6 The Missing Manual

Appleworks 6 The Missing Manual

Author: Jim Elferdink Format: Book Release Date: 01/06/2000

For those who prefer a streamlined alternative to Microsoft sport-utility programs, AppleWorks 6 is the stealth office suite. Popular in classrooms, colleges, and small offices, it's got word processing, graphics, database, web design, spreadsheet, and slide-show functions in a single integrated application. Every year, AppleWorks arrives in the hands of four million Apple iMac and iBook buyers, accompanied by templates, art libraries, and fonts - and no printed instructions. AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual has been designed to help users figure out the technology. The book covers: the transition into the new AppleWorks 6 interface; its Internet hooks; the Starting Points window; and the new presentation module. The early chapters delve into the six core AppleWorks modules, including 85 pages on the word processor alone. Much of AppleWorks's power comes from its macros, templates, assistants, customizable Button bar, and Web-based clip-art libraries and the book covers these power tools. It also provides information on: document exchange with other programs, versions, and platforms (and includes a 25% discount coupon for MacLink Plus, which restores the file-conversion feature); and troubleshooting. Because this book isn't an Apple publication, the authors freely acknowledge the program's weaknesses - and offer workarounds. The book treats AppleWorks as the serious productivity tool it is. With over 250 illustrations, a 2000-entry index, and a menu-by-menu explanation of every command, AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual should be helpful to all users of AppleWorks 6.