Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac®

Book description

Learn to use all parts of Office for Mac with this easy, visual method

Since its release in January 2008, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac has sold faster than any previous edition. Including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage, this office productivity suite has the tools you need for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and managing e-mail and contacts. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Office 2008 for Mac shows you how to use each one.

If you learn best when you see how things are done, this book is made for you. More than 175 useful and essential tasks are presented with clear, step-by-step instructions, illustrated with full-color screen shots that show you exactly how to use each application.

  • Covers all the applications in Office 2008 for Mac: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage

  • Shows how to create and edit documents in Word, manage spreadsheets and crunch numbers with Excel, and develop knockout presentations with PowerPoint

  • Helps you improve your productivity by taking full advantage of the calendar, to-do list, contacts, and e-mail functions of Entourage

  • Practical examples and advice along with full-color illustrations on every page help you learn quickly

  • Step-by-step instructions and clear, high-resolution screen shots demonstrate more than 175 important tasks, so you can read less and learn more

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Office 2008 for Mac gets visual learners up to speed on Office 2008 for Mac quickly and easily.

    Table of contents

    1. Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac®
      1. Copyright
      2. Praise for Visual Books
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. Author’s Acknowledgments
      6. Table of Contents (1/2)
      7. Table of Contents (2/2)
      8. Chapter 1: Working with the Office Programs
        1. Start an Office Program
        2. Get to Know the Common Window Features
        3. Work with Office Toolbars
        4. Change the View
        5. Configure Program Preferences
        6. Add an Office Program to the Dock
        7. Quit an Office Program
      9. Chapter 2: Working with Office Documents
        1. Create a New Document
        2. Create a New Document Using Project Gallery
        3. Save a Document
        4. Open a Document
        5. Edit Document Text
        6. Find Text in a Document
        7. Replace Text in a Document
        8. Check Spelling and Grammar
        9. Save a Document as a Web Page
        10. Print a Document
        11. Close a Document
        12. Make a Document Compatible with Earlier Versions of Office
      10. Chapter 3: Formatting Office Documents
        1. Display and Hide the Formatting Palette
        2. Change the Font and Font Size
        3. Apply Font Effects
        4. Change the Font Color
        5. Align Text
        6. Copy Formatting
      11. Chapter 4: Adding and Editing Graphics
        1. Display and Hide the Object Palette
        2. Draw a Shape
        3. Insert a Clip Art Image
        4. Insert a Photo
        5. Insert a WordArt Image
        6. Insert a SmartArt Graphic
        7. Move or Resize a Graphic
        8. Crop a Picture
        9. Format a Picture
        10. Add a Shadow or Glow to a Picture
        11. Add a Reflection or 3-D Effect to a Picture
        12. Recolor an Image
      12. Chapter 5: Inserting Text and Other Items
        1. Create a Bulleted List
        2. Create a Numbered List
        3. Insert an AutoText Item
        4. Insert the Date and Time
        5. Insert Special Symbols
        6. Add a Page Break
        7. Add a Comment
        8. Insert Page Numbers
      13. Chapter 6: Formatting Word Documents
        1. Apply Text Effects
        2. Set a Tab
        3. Set Line and Paragraph Spacing
        4. Indent a Paragraph
        5. Add a Drop Cap
        6. Add Borders and Shading
        7. Set the Document Margins
        8. Apply a Style
        9. Apply a Document Theme
        10. Display Text in Columns
      14. Chapter 7: Working with Microsoft Word’s Features
        1. Find a Synonym
        2. Look Up a Word in the Dictionary
        3. Translate a Word
        4. Hyphenate a Document
        5. Track Changes Made to a Document
        6. Protect a Document
        7. Calculate the Word Count
        8. Add a Document to the Work Menu
        9. Add an AutoCorrect Entry
      15. Chapter 8: Building Word Tables
        1. Insert a Quick Table
        2. Insert a Table
        3. Draw a Table
        4. Select Table Cells
        5. Insert and Delete Rows or Columns
        6. Change the Column Width or Row Height
        7. Apply an Auto Format to a Table
        8. Merge Table Cells
        9. Split a Cell into Two or More Cells
        10. Move and Resize a Table
        11. Add a Sum Formula to a Table
      16. Chapter 9: Adding Document Elements
        1. Add a Cover Page
        2. Insert a Header
        3. Insert a Footer
        4. Create a Table of Contents
        5. Insert a Footnote or Endnote
        6. Create an Envelope
        7. Create Mailing Labels
        8. Create an Index
      17. Chapter 10: Building an Excel Spreadsheet
        1. Understanding the Layout of a Worksheet
        2. View the Formula Bar
        3. Enter Data into a Cell
        4. Edit Cell Data
        5. Navigate a Worksheet
        6. Rename a Worksheet
        7. Create a New Worksheet
        8. Move or Copy a Worksheet
        9. Delete a Worksheet
        10. Insert a Row or Column
        11. Delete Worksheet Data
      18. Chapter 11: Working with Excel Ranges
        1. Select a Range
        2. Fill a Range with the Same Data
        3. Fill a Range with a Series of Values
        4. Move or Copy a Range
        5. Name a Range
        6. Sort a Range
        7. Filter a Range
      19. Chapter 12: Formatting Excel Data
        1. Apply a Number Format
        2. Apply an AutoFormat to a Range
        3. Apply a Conditional Format to a Range
        4. Change the Column Width
        5. Change the Row Height
        6. Hide a Row or Column
        7. Freeze Rows or Columns
        8. Merge Two or More Cells
        9. Wrap Text within a Cell
        10. Add Borders and Shading to a Range
      20. Chapter 13: Manipulating Formulas and Functions
        1. Understanding Excel Formulas
        2. Build a Formula
        3. Understanding Excel Functions
        4. Build an AutoSum Formula
        5. Add a Function to a Formula
        6. Add a Range Name to a Formula
        7. Reference another Worksheet Range in a Formula
        8. Move or Copy a Formula
        9. Switch to Absolute Cell References
      21. Chapter 14: Visualizing Data with Excel Charts
        1. Create a Chart
        2. Add Chart Titles
        3. Add Chart Labels
        4. Position the Chart Legend
        5. Display Chart Gridlines
        6. Format Chart Objects
        7. Apply a Chart Style
        8. Select a Different Chart Type
        9. Move or Resize a Chart
      22. Chapter 15: Building a PowerPoint Presentation
        1. Add Presentation Titles
        2. Insert a Slide
        3. Add Text to a Slide
        4. Add a Table to a Slide
        5. Add a Chart to a Slide
        6. Add Data to the Slide Footer
        7. Move a Slide Object
        8. Resize a Slide Object
        9. Select Slides
        10. Rearrange Slides
        11. Change the Slide Layout
      23. Chapter 16: Formatting PowerPoint Slides
        1. Apply a Quick Style
        2. Set Line and Paragraph Spacing
        3. Change the Bullet Style
        4. Change the Slide Background
        5. Apply a Slide Theme
        6. Create a Custom Theme
        7. Replace a Font
        8. Create a Custom Format Using the Slide Master
      24. Chapter 17: Setting Up and Running a Slide Show
        1. Add a Slide Transition
        2. Animate a Slide Object
        3. Animate a Bulleted List
        4. Animate a Chart
        5. Insert an Action Button
        6. Rehearse Slide Timings
        7. Record Narration
        8. Create a Custom Slide Show
        9. Run a Slide Show
      25. Chapter 18: Sending and Receiving E-Mail
        1. Send an E-Mail Message
        2. Select a Contact Address
        3. Add a File Attachment
        4. Create a Signature
        5. Set the Message Priority
        6. Change the Message Format
        7. Receive and Read E-Mail Messages
        8. Reply to a Message
        9. Forward a Message
        10. Open and Save an Attachment
        11. Create a Folder for Saving Messages
        12. Set the Junk E-Mail Protection Level
        13. Block a Person Who Sends You Junk Mail
        14. Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages
      26. Chapter 19: Working with Appointments and Tasks
        1. Navigate the Calendar
        2. Create an Appointment
        3. Create a Repeating Appointment
        4. Create an All-Day Event
        5. Invite People to a Meeting
        6. Create a Task
        7. Create a Repeating Task
        8. Mark a Task as Complete
        9. Display Only Incomplete Tasks
      27. Chapter 20: Working with Contacts
        1. Add a New Contact
        2. Add a Contact for Yourself
        3. Edit a Contact
        4. Create a Contact Group
        5. Map a Contact’s Address
        6. Get Directions to a Contact’s Address
        7. Work Faster with the Preview Pane
        8. Delete a Contact
      28. Index (1/2)
      29. Index (2/2)

    Product information

    • Title: Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Microsoft® Office 2008 for Mac®
    • Author(s): Paul McFedries
    • Release date: June 2009
    • Publisher(s): Visual
    • ISBN: 9780470485033