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Microsoft® Office System Inside Out -- 2003 Edition (BPG-Inside Out) Paperback – 6 Oct 2003

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  • Paperback: 1568 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (6 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735615128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735615120
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 6.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,465,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Michael Young is an author of books on using and programming computers (including several editions of Running Microsoft Office) a contributor to several computer magazines, and a freelance programmer. He has written 15 computer books, including AFC Developers Workshop for Microsoft Press, and he has used and written about Microsoft Office applications for almost a decade.

Michael Halvorson is the author or co-author of twenty computer books, including Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, Visual Basic 6 Professional Step By Step, Learn Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Now, Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition, and Microsoft Word 97/Visual Basic Step by Step. Michael earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and master’s and doctoral degrees in History from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He was employed at Microsoft Corporation as a technical editor, acquisitions editor, and localization manager from 1985 to 1993. Michael currently spends his time developing innovative software solutions for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, and teaching European history courses at colleges in the Pacific Northwest.

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Very good books easy to follow and up to date information.
I recommend to any one who wishes to be up to date with Micro Soft Office 2003/2007
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
This is more of a "getting started" book 3 April 2005
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Microsoft Press publishes a bunch of books on the latest version of the Office suite (Office 2003). This book "Office 2003 Inside Out" covers all the major applications in the suite and serves as a starting point for someone who's new to Office or just wants to know the most useful features without being burdened with the advanced details. Each Office program is covered for its most oft-used features. When you are ready for the advanced features, you'll need to get the separate "Inside Out" books for each program: Outlook 2003 Inside Out, Word 2003 Inside Out, Excel 2003 Inside Out, etc. These latter volumes (which I'll review separately as I read through each of them) are truly the advanced user's most valuable weapons in conquering the monster known as Office.

In summary, if you want to get your feet wet in using Office, nothing beats this book. It's precise, accurate, well-written, and well-edited, like pretty much all "Inside Out" books. I highly recommend it to those new to Office, or those who have been using Office without reading any written manuals. This is a thick volume (1000+ pages), but don't let that intimidate you. It's very easy to read through.
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Microsoft Office 2003 INSIDE OUT 6 Dec 2007
By Barbara Manhattan - Published on
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Huge book, difficult to handle. Takes a lot of patience going back and forth from chapter and sections.Will continue to try to master a very complicated but necessary software.
55 of 83 people found the following review helpful
Okay, But Not the Greatest 19 Feb 2004
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This book is okay for what it is -- it tells you which keys to press and which commands to choose to perform different tasks in the Office 2003 programs.
However, because this book is published by Microsoft, you don't get an objective, third-party perspective on the different software programs. The authors are never critical of the software itself. They don't steer you to competitors of Microsoft when going to a competitor might be the better choice. The authors don't describe unorthodox work-arounds -- the kind of things that save you time but aren't in official instruction book. I get the feeling this book promotes Microsoft Office 2003 as much as it describes how to use the software.
Finally, a little humor would be appreciated by this reader. This book is pretty dry.
Five Stars 18 Aug 2014
By Gregory A. Posey - Published on
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Excellent condition. As expected, another usable book from Microsoft.
A Solid User's Manual 11 Jun 2013
By LGLincoln - Published on
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Just right for people using Office at home or on their own. The material in here will work for other versions of Office too. It gives a pretty good run down of most features and the user will come away with good basic skills. The best way to use it is with the included cd; sit down in front of your computer, open the book and do each thing described. When you're finished, you'll be able to do just about everythng you'd ever want to in Office.
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