If You Missed the Last Upgrade …

Just in case you "leapfrogged" a software upgrade and missed the last big Microsoft Office release, here is a concise list and brief description of features that are essentially new to you, but were actually introduced in the previous release.

The Task Pane. The task pane radically repackages a few existing features and helps make them smarter, more responsive, and less intrusive than dialog boxes. Discussions of task panes appear throughout the book, including "Recovering from Crashes", "Creating and Opening Workbooks", "Using Template Files to Store Formatting", "More AutoShapes", and "Using Clip Art and Other Media".

Crash recovery. If Excel encounters a problem, it attempts to save any files that were open at ...

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