Making Office Easier to Use
Several accessibility features make Office easier to use. You will become familiar with many of these features as you work with Office. Following is a sample of some of these features:
Not only can Office work with text,
Office includes a huge collection of
Figure 1.9. You will have no shortage of clip art to use with Office.
Perhaps one of the most impressive features from the Office clip art is that you can click the Clips Online button to link to Microsoft's clip art Web site and search for even more files to use in your documents.
A template is nothing more than a formatted outline of a document. Suppose that you follow a monthly budget, and you prepare monthly statements to follow. You like to include your savings account interest calculations, so you determine that Excel will function well as the creation tool for your statements.
When you create your monthly statements, you have three options:
Obviously, the first option requires the most work. Why create a new statement for each budget, adding the titles, date, time, details, summaries, creditors, and new investment information if many of those details
The second option is not a bad idea if the statements are
When you get used to Office, however, you discover that the template method makes the most sense for repetitive statement creation. The template literally provides a fill-in-the-blank statement. You don't have to format the same information from statement to statement, and you're