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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter I.2. Project Gallery — The Natural Starting Point

In This Chapter

  • Getting started with Project Gallery

  • Starting with the right wizard or template

  • Looking at content in galleries

  • Searching for your things in Project Gallery

  • Organizing and sharing projects in Project Center

  • Tweaking your settings

If you've ever been to a museum with lots of galleries filled with art or fossils, you know that a gallery can be both overwhelming and awe-inspiring. The good news is that Office 2008 galleries, such as Project Gallery, make the software less intimidating by showing the types of things you can do at a single glance, which is still pretty awe-inspiring but not so overwhelming. In this chapter, we show you how Project Gallery helps you get started with all kinds of new documents and then we help you even more by assisting you in finding your saved work.

Most are more akin to the other people around us than we like to believe. For starters, we all want to be more organized, but most don't have enough time in the day to take care of all the details. Project Gallery saves you time by searching for those documents you lost track of. Better yet, Project Gallery automatically organizes and displays all the documents that you've associated with projects you create in Project Center, a fantastic project organizing feature we detail fully in Book VI. In this chapter, we focus entirely on Project Gallery, which is a gallery consisting of

  • Blank documents

  • Templates

  • Wizards

  • Office themes

  • Recently used documents ...

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