February 18, 2005
"Office 2004 For Macintosh: The Missing Manual": The Mac User's Guide to Getting the Most Out of Office
Sebastopol, CA--Microsoft Office 2004 is four popular programs for Mac OS
X in one cohesive suite: Word for words, Excel for numbers, PowerPoint for
presentations, and Entourage for email and personal information
management. And Office 2004 for Mac: The Missing Manual (Walker and
Tessler, O'Reilly, US $29.95) is four books in one.
Despite a dazzling array of features to run small businesses, organize big
families, and create stellar corporate presentations, Office 2004 doesn't
come with a single page of printed instructions. But now, in an
all-inclusive Missing Manual, authors Mark H. Walker and Franklin Tessler
help readers use all four programs in Office 2004 to do their work and
organize their lives more quickly and easily than ever before.
Microsoft has improved and enhanced Office 2004 to take advantage of the
latest Mac OS X features. New and innovative features like the Project
Center and Toolbox integrate the individual programs, and time-saving
tools make for far more efficient Mac time--but only if users know where
to find them and how best to use them.
"Microsoft's own studies indicate that most people don't even know about
80 percent of its program's features, let alone use them all," report
Walker and Tessler. But with this book's step-by-step instructions for all
major (and most minor) Office features and tools, readers will be fully
prepared to get the most out of the software package. They'll master the
programs individually and learn how they work together for even greater
productivity and creativity.
Walker and Tessler deliver on their promise to use "very little jargon or
nerd terminology" in this funny and friendly reference. They clearly and
systematically guide both beginners and veterans through all four Office
2004 programs. The authors include all the advice and practical
information users need to take command of the basics and make the most of
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage, including:
A gentle liftoff: The first chapter on each program helps readers grasp the essentials, taking care to point out useful shortcuts along the way.
Power techniques: Office fans will find both power-user techniques and detailed coverage of what's significantly improved, what's new, and what's removed in Office 2004.
Unvarnished truth: Because this isn't an authorized book, the authors can offer frank advice as to which Office features are gems in the rough--and which are junkware best left untouched.
With the trademark humor and clarity of every Missing Manual, this
indispensable guide will teach Mac users everything they ever wanted to
know about Office 2004 and show them how to put it to good use in their
homes and offices.
Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual
Mark H. Walker, Franklin Tessler
ISBN: 0-596-00820-1, 736 pages, $29.95 US, $43.95 CA
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