Conventions Used in This Book

Each hour ends with a question-and-answer session that addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about that hour 's topic.

This book uses several common conventions to help teach the Office 2003 topics. Here is a summary of those typographical conventions:

  • Commands, computer output, and words you type appear in a special monospaced computer font .

  • To type a shortcut key, such as Alt+F, press and hold the first key, and then press the second key before releasing both keys.

  • If a task requires you to select from a menu, the book separates menu commands with a comma. For example, File, Save As indicates that you select the Save As option from the File menu. All menus in this book appear in full even though Office 2003 users can elect to display only the personalized menu options they use most.

In addition to typographical conventions, the following special elements set off different types of information to make them easily recognizable:


Special notes augment the material you read in each hour. These notes clarify concepts and procedures.


You find numerous tips that offer shortcuts and solutions to common problems.


The cautions are about pitfalls. Reading them saves you time and trouble.


Take some time out of your 24-hour tutorial to sit back and enjoy a more in-depth look at a particular feature. The sidebars are useful for exploring unusual Office 2003 features and uses and show you additional ways to utilize the hour's material.


When you learn about a new feature in Office 2003, a New icon will appear in the margin as you can see here. The New icon indicates that the feature is either new in Office 2003 or that the feature is redesigned to work differently from previous versions. Microsoft attempted to make Office 2003 simple to move to from previous Office versions but the new features and simpler tools make Office 2003 better than ever.

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 2003 in 24 Hours
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 2003 in 24 Hours
ISBN: 0672325535
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 272
Authors: Greg Perry © 2008-2017.
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