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Press Release: June 16, 2010

Three New Plain & Simple Books from Microsoft Press

Greetings,

Learn the simplest ways to get things done. Three new Plain & Simple titles show users of Microsoft® Windows® and Office the best ways to learn new skills and solve problems. Contact me with the titles you're interested in, as well as where you'll post your review.

—Mary Rotman, maryr@oreilly.com

New Releases from Microsoft Press

Microsoft® Office 2010 Plain & Simple
by Katherine Murray
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This colorful, no-nonsense guide uses easy-to-follow steps and screenshots, and clear, concise language to show the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Word, Excel®, Outlook®, PowerPoint®, Access®, Publisher, and OneNote®.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Create documents, Web pages, and other publications
  • Organize your e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks
  • Build spreadsheets to analyze and visualize data
  • Set up a simple database
  • Capture notes with ink, voice or text


Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Plain & Simple
by Curtis D. Frye
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This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to solve a problem or learn a skill, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll analyze, manage, and share information in more ways than ever before.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Manage your financial data and personal expenses
  • Get started quickly with prebuilt templates
  • Create formulas and functions to do the hard work
  • Sort, filter, update, and copy your data
  • Use charts and graphics to bring data to life
  • Collaborate with colleagues by sharing spreadsheets online


Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 Plain & Simple
by Jim Boyce
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This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to manage your email and schedule appointments, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll learn how to stay productive and in touch with all of your personal and business networks.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Send and receive messages, files, and photos
  • Set up e-mail filters to weed out the junk
  • Manage your contacts and stay in touch
  • Keep track of your calendar and manage your tasks
  • Read RSS feeds right from your inbox
  • Jot down e-notes and keep a journal



For a review copy or more information please email maryr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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