Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

Errata for Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

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Page v
Table of Contents, Chapter 4, Charts, Spreadsheets and Equations

The Table of contents shows a section called "Charts, Spreadsheets and Equations" beginning on page 160, but the section is actually called "Charts and Spreadsheets"

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Page 3
gray box, column two, paragraph three

"If you own Office 98 or later, you can upgrade to Office 2004 and save yourself $160 for the Standard Edition ($180 for Professional). Consult www.microsoft.com/mac for additional information." NOW READS: "If you own Office 98 or later, you can upgrade to Office 2004 at $239 for Standard  or $329 for Professional. Consult www.microsoft.com/mac for more detail."

Anonymous    May 01, 2006
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Page 8
gray box, column two, paragraph three

"There's no downside to installing Service Pack 1 (although it did interfere with Word's ability to insert hyperlinks into documents, an effect which is hopefully only temporary; see page 300). In fact, this book assumes that you've already done so." NOW READS: "There's no downside to installing Service Pack 1 (also known as 11.1.0) or the more recent update, 11.1.1. In fact, this book assumes that you've already done so."

Anonymous    May 01, 2006
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Page 16
Gem in the Rough box, paragraph 3

1st sentence now says: Word searches and displays a list of all files that have those characters in their titles. Please change it to: The Finder searches and displays a list of all files that have those characters in their titles

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Page 20
Document Protection box, second bullet

Lines 3-4 state: "using a dialogue box like the one shown here", but there is no picture of a dialogue box. Delete ", using a dialog box like the one shown here"

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Page 36
Tip box

The statement in parentheses starting in the third line ("that is, click the Save button on the left side of the dialog box") should read ("that is, click the Options button on the left side of the dialog box").

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Page 41
5th paragraph

In the second line, there should be a close parenthesis after "page 228"

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Page 44
1st paragraph, line 4

There is an extraneous close parenthesis after "130".

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Page 69
Figure 2-6

In the list of icons above the "Go to what" box, there should be a semi-colon after "Graphic".

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Page 71
2nd bullet

The last sentence says to check out the sidebar on the previous page. In fact, the sidebar is at the bottom of the same page.

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Page 80
2nd to last paragraph, 2nd sentence now says

Turn that feature off, as described in Figure 2-9, and check spelling on demand<once at the very end, for instance. If that's they way you like it, choose Tools->Spelling and Grammar (or press F7, or Option-@cmd-L) to open the Spelling and Grammar dialog box (Figure 2-9). Please change it to: Turn that feature off and check spelling on demand<once at the very end, for instance. If that's they way you like it, choose Tools->Spelling and Grammar (or press F7, or Option-@cmd-L) to open the Spelling and Grammar dialog box (Figure 2-10).

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Page 82
3rd bullet

This button is called "Cancel", not "Close"

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Page 85
Figure 2-11

This figure does not show the Grammar Settings dialog box, as indicated, but rather the bottom part of the Spelling Preferences box. The figure needs to be reshot

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Page 97
Item 2.

A more minor correction: the "2." should be moved to the left, to agree with the formatting of the rest of the list.

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Page 113
last sentence

This sentence is confusing. It would be better to say "When you're finished building the list, either press Return twice or click the highlighted list icon in the Formatting Palette to turn it off."

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Page 115
Picture Bullets box, second paragraph; second sentence now says

Click Picture. It should say: Click Customize, then click the Picture button.

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Page 124
4th paragraph, 2nd sentence now says

If you repeatedly click the tab well at the upper-left corner of the ruler (see Figure 3-9), Word displays the icon of each tab type until you stop. It should say: If you click the tab well at the upper-left corner of the ruler (see Figure 3-9), you can choose your tab type from a pop-up menu.

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Page 130
figuer 3-13

The circle on the left is misplaced. It is centred on the top of the ruler, not on the blue/white boundary which marks the top margin.

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Page 130
last paragraph

The figure being referred to is Figure 3-14 (not 3-13 as in the current text).

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Page 134
text under 1.

In the parentheses, the paragraph symbol was left out. should say "click the Show/Hide <paragraph symbol> if you don't see them"

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Page 135
last paragraph

The process described in the last two sentences is incomplete, as the document would still have Roman numerals in the introduction and Arabic numerals afterwards. The writer would also need to change the format of the page numbers in the introduction to Arabic numerals, using the Format Page Number button that relates to footers in the first section of the paper.

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Page 143
last bullet and caption to figure 4-4

The text refers to the Formatting Palette, which is not shown in figure 4-4. Rather, the figure shows the Modify Style dialog box, which you get when you click on the little triangle and then select Modify Style from the pop-up menu.. Readers should also be told that the little triangle next to a style's name does not appear until you hover the cursor over the style name in the Formatting Palette.

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Page 144
first bullet

This description is incorrect. It should read "Choose Format-->Style; cllick the style's name in the Style [note singular, not plural as in current text] box; click Modify (or press <command symbol>-M); and use the Modify Style dialog box to make your changes, as described on the previous page."

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Page 147
Figure 4-6, 2nd paragraph

The text says that the figure shows the dialog box settings for a two-column format, but it actually shows a one-column format.

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Page 147
text under point 1

The figure referred to is actually the bottom portion of Figure 4-6 (not 4-7).

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Page 149
1st paragraph

Again, the text refers to Figure 4-6 (not 4-7).

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Page 156
Figure 4-12

In order to agree with the figure, the caption should read "The wrapping controls in the Format dialog box (left) or on the Formatting Palette (right) let you ..." Note that the verb must be changed to "let" in order to agree with "controls"

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Page 161
Figure 4-16

The second sentence--"To select an entire column"--is incomplete.

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Page 164
1st paragraph under Sizing rows and columns

The technique described in the second sentence does not work with the top boundary of a table. The text should read "Point to an line or boundary of a table (except the top boundary) without clicking, then ..."

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Page 169
Figure 4-20

This figure does not agree with the adjacent text. The text talks about setting size, alignment and text wrapping, but the figure is all about borders and shading, which were covered on pages 166-167. Also, the caption for this figure starts with an incomplete sentence ("The Table Properties").

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Page 177
Figure 5-2

The caption text and the figure do not agree. The caption text refers to the Show pop-up menu, but the figure shows the Display for Review pop-up.

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Page 179
1st bullet, 1st line

The button is actually called Track Changes (plural).

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Page 183
Figure 5-5

The caption says that the word "typical" has been changed to "characteristic." In the figure, "typical" has been changed to "average."

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Page 190
Up to Speed text box, 1st paragraph

The fourth sentence begins "Right off the bat, as shown here," but it is not clear where "here" is, as there is no figure in the text box. The sentence should read "Right off the bat, as shown in Figure 6-2, ..."

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Page 197
4th paragraph

The text says that you can use the Audio Notes toolbar to control the playback volume of an audio note. However, the Input Volume Slider only controls the input volume, not the playback volume.

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Page 200
4th bullet

The discussion of points is actually on page 108 (not 109).

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Page 206
2nd paragraph

The text should refer to Figure 6-10 (not 6-11).

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Page 220
next-to-last paragraph

In the third line, there is an extraneous close parenthesis after 133.

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Page 224
Inserting Symbols box

In the third paragraph, the parenthetical comment in the last line should refer to the Special Characters tab (not the Characters tab)

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Page 231
text under item 1

First line says "... by choosing Format-->Styles ...". It should say "... by choosing Format-->Style ...".

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Page 237
1st paragraph

The last sentence did not get updated during proofing. It should read: Now see "Length of Summary" below

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Page 239
Figure 7-11 caption

The caption does not match the figure. The first sentence says that " ... the Field Options dialog box may show one Options tab, as shown here, or two Switches tabs." In fact, the figure shows two Switches tabs, just the opposite of what the caption says.

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Page 243
1st paragraph

The last sentence says that making bookmarks visible is described above. It is actually described below, on the next page.

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Page 246
1st paragraph, 2nd line

The page number to which the reader is being referred has been left out.

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Page 248
2nd paragraph under item 3

In the first line, there is an extraneous close parenthesis after "page 244".

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Page 265
Text under item 2

This text is confusing. Since it is under a heading that refers to the Create pop-up button, the reader would obviously think that the statement "As you can see from the pop-up button" refers to the Create button. In fact, it refers to the "Get Data" button. Change the text to read "As you can see from the Get Data pop-up button, Word comes ready ..."

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Page 266
Figure 7-20

Figure and figure caption do not agree. Caption says field name is "ShoeSize," but figure shows it as "shoesize."

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Page 276
Paragraph under Propagating labels

The third line says that the Propagate Labels button is the rightmost icon in the Data Source section of the Data Marge Manager Palette. It is actually the next-to- rightmost icon; the rightmost icon is Postal Code.

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Page 308
Figure 8-10

The caption refers to the lower left and upper right portions of the figure. They are actually on the lower right and upper left.

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Page 336
bottom paragraph

In line 3, a close parenthesis is missing after "page 395".

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Page 339
 gray box, column two, paragraph one

"After the logo screen pops up, you'll be given two choices: Typical Rebuild or Advanced Rebuild." NOW READS: "After the logo screen pops up, you'll be given two choices: Compact database or Rebuild database."

Anonymous    May 01, 2006
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Page 340
Text under Note box

The Reply to Sender bullet item should be run-in with text below list, instead of included as one of the list items. Also, instead of: "Reply to Sender creates a reply..." it should read "Reply to Sender, which appears as one of the items on the Message menu, creates a reply..." The "Reply To All" list item should be "Reply All" (also needs to be changed at top of page 341).

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Page 348
3rd paragraph in Power User's Clinic box

The correct pathway is View-->Arrange By-->Edit Custom Arrangements (plural, not singular). Also in last sentence of same box.

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Page 349
2nd paragraph under Opening Attachments

A close parenthesis is missing in the last sentence.

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Page 350
1st bullet, second sentence

"The Save File dialog box..." should say "The Save Attatchment dialog box..."

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Page 350
Caption to figure 9-13, second sentence

You can click the open, save, or remove he attachment, respectively. should read You can click the Open, Save, or Remove buttons that are located to the right of the Attachments window.

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Page 352
9th paragraph

The last sentence refers the reader to www.connectix.com for Virtual PC, but that link is outdated. It should be - http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/virtualpc

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Page 354
Gem in the Rough box,second sentence in the second paragraph

"By clicking on the Domain tab,..." should read "By clicking on the Safe Domains tab, ..."

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Page 356
Power Users' Clinic box

1st column, 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence Now says: To capitalize on this feature, choose Tools->Directory Services to bring up the Directory Services window, choose one of the listed Web sites (servers), enter a name or email address, and then click the Find button. Should say: To use one, choose Tools->Tools on the Web. When Microsoft's Web page opens, under "Directory services", choose a service (such as White Pages), enter a name or email address, and then click the Find button

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Page 360
3rd paragraph; 4th paragraph

The pathway in the second sentence should read Entourage-->Preferences-->General Preferences.

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Page 366
Item 5 in Frequently Asked Questions box

"..most often found in spam (such as..." should be: "..most often found in spam, such as..."

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Page 367
last bullet

The default keyboard shortcut for Send Message Now is ?-Return (not ?-K, as stated)

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Page 368
1st bullet

The default keyboard shortcut for Send Message Later is Shift-?-Return (not Shift-?-K as stated).

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Page 371
Tip box

In the sixth line, ("... handing them the email the address ...") should be ("... handing them the email address ...")

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Page 372
last paragraph

"Click Yes." should be "Click Receive (see Figure 9-20)." As Figure 9-20 (which isn't referenced in the text) shows, you actually click Receive (not Yes) to download a list of newsgroups.

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Page 378
Caption to figure 9-22

add close parenthesis after "type" in "...displays its name in boldface type."

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Page 380
4th bullet

This option (Toggle open threads that contain flagged mesages) does not exist in the View panel. Please delete entire bullet.

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Page 385
Tip box

The corrrect pathway in the first sentence is Entourage-->Preferences-->General Preferences.

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Page 390
1st paragraph under item 7

The correct pathway in the last sentence is Entourage-->Preferences-->General Preferences.

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Page 395
Deleting Events paragraph

The correct pathway in the second line is Edit-->Delete Event (not Edit-->Delete as stated).

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Page 397
Please delete the reference to Figure 10-12.

P. 398 now says: Choose "Import holidays" and click the right arrow. Now Entourage presents a list of more than 40 countries and religions for which you can import holidays (see Figure 10-13). It should say: Choose "Import holidays" and click the right arrow (see Figure 10-13). Now Entourage presents a list of more than 40 countries and religions for which you can import holidays. P. 406 now says: When you have a task's window open, you can create a link with a click of a Links button, which opens the Links window. If you use the Links button as a menu, It should say: When you have a task's window open, you can create a link with a click of the Link button, which opens the Link To window. If you use the Link button as a menu

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Page 407
1st paragraph

In the fourth line, the word "you" is missing. The sentence should read "... but you have to either scroll ..."

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Page 418
last paragraph before Caution box

"...see the Tip on page 420." should be "...see the Tip on page 421."

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Page 428
1st tip box

The correct pathway in the 2nd sentence is Entourage-->Preferences-->General Preferences

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Page 430
1st line

Delete the first word on the page ("don't"). Otherwise, the sentence doesn't make sense.

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Page 431
1st paragraph

The correct pathway in the last sentence is Entourage-->Preferences-->General Preferences-->Notification. Also, "turn on the "Reset Confirmation Dialogs" button" should be: "click on the "Reset Confirmation Dialogs" button." (quotation marks before Reset need to be reversed too).

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Page 432
1st paragraph

File-->Delete Contact should be: Edit-->Delete Contact

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Page 433
Paragraph after bullets

"choose New Group" should be: "choose Group"

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Page 442
last paragraph

The button referred to in the last line is called "Add...", not "Add form".

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Page 454
last paragraph

The correct keyboard shortcut for Advanced Find is Alt-?-F (not ?-F as stated).

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Page 455
3rd paragraph of Custom Views box

The last sentence says that the box shows an example of Entourage's Custom Views section. But there is no example shown, either here or in the adjacent text. Remove "as shown here."

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Page 455
last paragraph of Custom Views box

Again, the text says that there are illustrations of two different custom views, but there are no such illustrations. Remove "illustrated here."

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Page 457
last paragraph

Two of the buttons on the Links window toolbar are named incorrectly. The correct names are Link to Existing (not Link to Existing Item) and Link to New (not Link to New Item).

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Page 458
The text at the top

"...link to new or existing items, respectively." should be: "...link to existing or new items, respectively."

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Page 459
1st line

As shown at the top in Figure 12-7, the window is called Categories (not Edit Categories).

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Page 459
2nd line

To create a new category, you click Add Category (not New as stated in the text).

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Page 459
2nd paragraph

To delete a category, you click Delete Category (not Delete, as stated in the text).

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Page 470
3rd paragraph

There is a close parenthesis missing after "page 484" and before the colon in the second line.

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Page 472
Figure 13-5

Add "(see Figure 13-5)" after last sentence in Right, Left bullet.

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Page 473
Figure 13-5 caption, second sentence

"though" should be "through"

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Page 477
Figure 13-9

Add "(see Figure 13-9)" after first sentence under Paste Special head

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Page 483
Text under point 7

In the second line, the reference to "1998" should be changed to "1999". As shown in Fiugure 13-13, there is no 1998 entry.

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Page 487
Figure 13-17

The caption for the figure does not agree with the figure itself. The caption refers to summing cells C3 to C9. In the figure, the sum is of cells C2 to C7.

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Page 653
 final paragraph before final "Tip" , and end of this chapter

"In the Print What pop-up menu, you can choose to print notes orhandouts in layouts that contain two, three, four, six, or nine slide miniatures per sheet." NOW READS: "In the Print What pop-up menu, you can choose Notes or Slides (one per page) or one of the Handout layouts, which contain two, three, four, six, or nine slide miniatures per page."

Anonymous    May 01, 2006
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Page 724
index entry for Equations

"Equations (Word), 160" should be removed. There is no reference to equations on that page.

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