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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Configuring Common Office Features

In every Office application, you'll find most customization settings on the Options dialog box. Select Tools, Options to adjust these settings. Although the available settings vary widely, you can typically customize the following:

  • Control the number of files on the recently used file list. The default is four, and the maximum is nine for most Office applications.

  • Set spelling preferences (Word and PowerPoint), as explained in the following section.

  • Enter user information, including your name and initials, for use with comments.

  • Control whether you see and hear animation and sound effects when you use menus and other interface elements. If sound effects annoy you, turn them off here.

  • Set AutoRecover options (Word, ...

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