Office 2003 For Dummies

by Wallace Wang
October 2003, 408 pages

Teaches readers how to work with Word, play the numbers game with Excel, make presentations with PowerPoint, get organized with Outlook, and store data in Access.
* Written by veteran technology expert and bestselling author Wallace Wang.
* Covers all the newest aspects of Office 2003 in easy-to-follow, user-friendly style.
If you have Microsoft Office 2003 For Dummies and just use it to create documents and for e-mail, that's like having the ultimate gourmet kitchen and only cooking frozen dinners or having a 42" plasma high-definition, sound surround TV and only watching old reruns. This book will help you take control of Office 2003 and use it to take control of your life-at work or at home. It covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. (Note that not all versions of Office 2003 have Access.) You'll learn how to create all kinds of documents, set up and use databases, create spreadsheets and do all kinds of numerical calculations and computations, and present your creations in style. With detailed explanations and screen shots, this guide covers:
* Creating, saving, opening, and printing any Office 2003 file
* Getting comfortable with common Office 2003 commands, including using the menus and toolbars, working with the task pane, using multiple windows, and copying and pasting with Office Clipboard
* The basics for working in Word, plus info on formatting your text or document, aligning text, adding headers, footers, or page numbers, adding and editing pictures, and more
* Playing the numbers with Excel, with info on the basics of spreadsheets (numbers, labels, and formatting) and creating and editing formulas
* Creating and manipulating charts-line, area, column, bar, and pie varieties
* Creating PowerPoint presentations using AutoContent Wizard, a template, or from an existing presentation
* Adding color, pictures, and transitions to jazz up your PowerPoint presentation
* Getting organized with Outlook, including handling e-mail, organizing contact information, managing tasks with a to-do list, and scheduling appointments
* Storing stuff in Access, with the basics on using a database, searching, sorting, and making queries, and creating reports

Author Information:

Wallace Wang is the bestselling author of over 20 For Dummies computer books. He moonlights as a stand-up comic, and has appeared on A&E's Evening At the Improv.