Introduction

Microsoft Office 2007 contains loads of new features. Unfortunately, finding — let alone using — these new features can be troublesome. So, with Office 2007, Microsoft added its most important feature ever — making the programs easier to use.

Office 2007's biggest change is its new user interface. If you're familiar with the more traditional pull‐down menus and toolbar icons from previous editions of Microsoft Office, you'll soon find that this latest version of Microsoft Office is designed to help you make the most out of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook so you can find the features you need and use them right away.

Who Should Buy This Book

This book is targeted toward two distinct groups. First, there are the people already familiar with Microsoft Office who want to bone up on the new ways that Office 2007 works. For these people, this book can serve as a handy reference to finding where Microsoft put various commands in the new Office 2007 user interface.

Then there's a second group of people who may not be familiar with any Microsoft Office program at all. For these people, this book can serve as a guide through word processing (Microsoft Word), number calculations (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint), database management (Microsoft Access), and managing your personal resources like time, appointments, and e‐mail (Microsoft Outlook).

No matter how much (or how little) you may know about Microsoft Office, this book introduces you to the ...

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