The changes and additions to the 2007 Office release may pose a challenge to even skilled users who have worked with programs such as Excel or PowerPoint for
A difficult fact to face is that the 2007 Office release is too large to document in a single book. In fact, most of this book was compiled from chapters from books that cover applications such as Access or Excel from top to bottom. Each part of this book, together with the supplementary material you’ll find on the book’s CD, provides an overview of a program’s essential fundamentals as well as chapters that deal with more advanced topics in comprehensive detail.
This book also is written for users who think they’ve reached the limit of what they can do in Microsoft Office. One of the goals that Microsoft had in designing the 2007 Office release was to make more features-especially more advanced features-easier to find, use, and apply. Menu commands that were tucked away on submenus or on
Microsoft Office System Inside Out
is organized in eight
In Part 1, “Getting Started,” you’ll be introduced to the 2007 Microsoft Office system, including a full chapter about the Microsoft Office Fluent interface. You’ll learn about the security features in the 2007 Office release, including the Trust Center, where you set options for managing your privacy as well as for which macros you will allow to run.
In Part 2, “Collaboration Essentials,” you’ll explore several of the 2007 Office release tools and programs that are designed for collaboration and sharing, including Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007. You’ll also find an overview of how to use Microsoft Office with Windows SharePoint Services.
Part 3 covers Microsoft Office Word 2007, including formatting and layout techniques, outlining, marking up and revising documents, and page setup. On the book’s CD, you’ll find additional information about working with new features such as document Themes.
Part 4 is about Microsoft Office Excel 2007. This part describes techniques for working with worksheets and workbooks, building formulas, using functions, and analyzing data. On the book’s CD, you’ll find additional information (from the Bonus Chapters tab) about working with
Part 5 covers Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, including the basics of creating and formatting a presentation; how to work with text; and how to work with objects, diagrams, and charts in a presentation. This section also provides information about collaborating and sharing PowerPoint presentations and explains how to import or export data to and from your PowerPoint slides. In the last chapter in this section, you’ll learn how to set up and present a slide show.
In Part 7 of the book, you’ll learn about the latest release of Microsoft Office Access. You’ll learn in detail about the new Access 2007 user interface, how to create a database and its tables, and how to work with database objects such as queries, forms, and
The final part of the book, “Office Programming Primer,”