Microsoft® Word 2010 Step by Step

Errata for Microsoft® Word 2010 Step by Step




The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xxv
2nd paragraph

The URL given for the book's errata page is easy to misread. The capital letter 'I' which appears after the 'k' in the word 'LinkId' is easy to mistake for a lowercase 'L'. Change: "go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=192147" To: "http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=192147"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

None  Oct 17, 2010  Oct 14, 2011
Printed
Page xxi
1st paragraph

The URL given for the practice files is easy to misread. The capital letter 'I' which appears after the 'k' in the word 'LinkId' is easy to mistake for a lowercase 'L'. Change: "go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=192147" To: "http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=192147"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Error corrected. Will be fixed in next printing.

None  Oct 17, 2010  Oct 14, 2011
Safari Books Online
5.2
Section 5.2, Point #2

Section 5.2, Point #2 Text refers to Page Color button, but you have inserted Page Borders button image

Note from the Author or Editor:
There appears to be an error in the placement of buttons in the Safari Books Online version; please check. There is no error in the printed book.

Anonymous  Sep 07, 2011  Apr 05, 2013
Safari Books Online
9.3
section 9.3. Drawing and Modifying Shapes, Item 13

section 9.3. Drawing and Modifying Shapes Item 13 "Click a blank area of the drawing canvas to release the selection." is followed by an image of quick styles drop down button. Does not seem relevant to the point.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Another button error in the Safari version; please check and correct. Printed book is correct.

Anonymous  Sep 07, 2011  Apr 05, 2013
Printed
Page 71
step 4

From reader Michael Kehoe: "I am reading Microsoft Word 2010 Step by Step. On page 71 of this otherwise excellent book, the Latin name of the Mexican weeping bamboo is shown incorrectly. The correct name is otatea acuminata aztecorum. The book shows it as obatea acuminata aztectorum. The Bamboo_start document gets closer but still shows it as otatea acuminata aztectorum." The name needs to be corrected in all versions of the text and in the Bamboo_start practice file.

Joyce Cox
Joyce Cox
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 07, 2010  Oct 14, 2011
Safari Books Online
95
3rd paragraph, not counting boxed See Also info

Incorrect information! The text reads, "You cannot increase or decrease the indent beyond the margins." I've been using MS Word since 5.0 for DOS (1990) and you have always been able to set indents into the margins by using both negative numbers and, ever since WYSIWYG Word for Windows was introduced, by dragging the indent markers into the gray margin areas. Marvelous tool for adding inline symbols like explanation points, bombs, etc.

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 96 of the printed book, at the end of the first paragraph, remove the sentence "You cannot increase or decrease the indent beyond the margins."

Colleen Kayter  May 17, 2012  Apr 05, 2013
Safari Books Online
143
Boxed information about Clip Art

Inaccurate information! The text reads, "The only thing the clips have in common is that they are free and available without any copyright restrictions." In context, the description is about clip art in general, not specifically that which comes with Microsoft Office. Not all clip art is free nor is all available without copyright restrictions. I bring this to your attention because too many people unintentionally violate copyrights because of misinformation like this.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the About Clip Art sidebar on page 150 of the printed book, please change "Clip art comes in many...." to "The clip art available from within Word 2010 comes in many..."

Colleen Kayter  May 17, 2012  Apr 05, 2013
Printed
Page 219-220
Steps 13 and 14

In steps 13 and 14, please change the word "slide" to "page."

Joan Lambert
Joan Lambert
O'Reilly Author 
Nov 01, 2012  Apr 05, 2013