In addition to the hardware, software, and connections required to run the 2007 Microsoft Office system, you will need the following to successfully complete the exercises in this book:
10 MB of available hard disk space for the practice files
For this book, you will not need the complete 2007 Microsoft Office system. You will need only Excel. The following is a reference for your convenience.
If you are a Microsoft .NET Developer and want to build an application based on Excel, the contents of Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be particularly useful to help you understand the Excel object model. To use Microsoft .NET to develop applications for Excel, you will need Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 with a .NET language, as well as Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (VSTO 2005 SE), which is downloadable from the Microsoft.com Web site.
The 2007 Microsoft Office system includes the following programs:
Microsoft Office Access 2007
Microsoft Office Communicator 2007
Microsoft Office Excel 2007
Microsoft Office Groove 2007
Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
Microsoft Office Word 2007
No single edition of the 2007 Microsoft Office system installs all of the above programs. Specialty programs available separately include Microsoft Office Project 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, and Microsoft Office Visio 2007.
To run these programs, your computer needs to meet the following minimum requirements:
500 megahertz (MHz) processor
256 megabytes (MB) RAM
CD or DVD drive
2 gigabyte (GB) hard disk space for installation (a portion of this disk space will be freed if you select the option to delete the installation files)
Hard disk requirements will vary depending on configuration; custom installation choices may require more or less hard disk space.
Monitor with minimum 1024 × 768 screen resolution
Keyboard and mouse or compatible pointing device
Internet connection, 128 kilobits per second (Kbps) or greater, for download and activation of products, accessing Microsoft Office Online and online Help topics, and any other Internet-dependent processes
Windows Vista or later, Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later, or
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or later Windows Internet Explorer 7 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 with service packs
The 2007 Microsoft Office suites, including Office Basic 2007, Office Home & Student 2007, Office Standard 2007, Office Small Business 2007, Office Professional 2007, Office Ultimate 2007, Office Professional Plus 2007, and Office Enterprise 2007, all have similar requirements.