- Paperback: 784 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (21 July 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735612943
- ISBN-13: 978-0735612945
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 4.5 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,830,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Microsoft Office XP Step-By-Step (With CD-ROM) Paperback – 21 Jul 2001
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From the Back Cover
Microsoft Office is one of the most efficient suites of applications for creating documents, communicating and analysing business information. Office XP continues to extend desktop productivity to the Web, streamlining the way you work and making it easier to access and share information so you get better results. Microsoft Office XP Step by Step offers self-paced instruction to the beginning to advanced user who wants to get the most out of Office XP and prepare for Microsoft Office User (MOUS) certification. This personal training system offers easy-to-follow lessons full of clear objectives, a wealth of task-orientated procedures and dozens of real-world business scenarios. Each Step by Step title consists of friendly, straightforward instruction with dozens of full-colour screenshots and illustrations to help you learn exactly what you need to know at your own pace. A companion CD-ROM includes practice files that are tightly integrated with the lessons, plus film-style demonstrations of key procedures. Other features include a "QuickLook Guide" for easy visual navigation, a "Finding the Best Starting Point for You" section to help you decide how to get the most out of the book and a special lay-flat binding to keep the book open during lessons.
About the Author
Perspection, Inc. is a technology training company committed to providing information to help people communicate, make decisions, and solve problems.
Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI) is a traditional and electronic publishing company with years of experience in the creation, production, and delivery of computer software training. OTSI is also the author of several Step by Step books about Office System applications.
Curtis Frye is the author of numerous books on Excel and other Office products, most recently the Excel 2007 Pocket Guide. He graduated from Syracuse in 1990 with a degree in political science, and then moved to Washington, DC, where he worked as a defense trade analyst for four years and as the director of sales and marketing for an ISP for one year. He moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1995 to launch his freelance writing career. When Curt's not writing, and often while he is writing, he is a keynote speaker, mentalist, and professional improvisational comedian.
With more than five years of experience as a technical writer and information architect, Kristen Crupi brings her expertise in user assistance to Microsoft Outlook Version 2002 Step by Step. Kristen served as a technical resource on the Windows 95 Resource Kit team and contributed to the Microsoft Excel 2000 Step by Step courseware. Her background includes extensive online help and training development, and most recently, information architecture for We-based applications.
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Top Customer Reviews
The examples in the book and on CD follow what you would normally do yourself when testing a new product or update. There is no new insight or trick. The only advantage in buying the book is the discipline of going from "a to z" instead of jumping around a possibly missing a critical step.
The big disadvantage is not learning the information that you need to complete your task in a timely manor. Rule one in any discipline, know your purpose then pick the tool (hammers do not work well with screws.) You are also lead down the garden path (especially with FrontPage.) Instead of picking a good commercial ISP that uses mainstream tools for web hosting such as Perl and with a proven operating environment as SUN OS, HPUX, AIX or even Linux. You are directed to anyone with a toy as long as it has the other half of the FrontPage functions on it (server side applications.)
Bottom line this is a good beginner book but can lead you into a corner if you try to use it for anything but learning the basic functions of Office XP.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Covering Word with topics like changing the appearance and tables, Excel with areas like formulas and filters, Access in topics like forms VBA and the query. To covering PowerPoint in adding and modifying slides and slide shows, to FrontPage with lists, tables, graphics and publishing.
Also Publisher with topics business cards and printing and Outlook are covered. The excellent color photos make it easier to visualize what you are working with as you learn. Loaded with tips and tricks and the inclusion of the practice files make learn as easy a 1 - 2 - 3.
I only have a couple gripes. One being that, since I am a web developer, I felt the Frontpage section did not address certain beginners problems. Also, I felt that there was not a plethora of seriously needed information in the Word section, but this could be because it is a beginners book.
All in all, I suggest this book to anyone (although you might do well to get it from the library first).
I feel I wasted my $ on this book. This book is fine for someone who is new to microsoft office, but it is not a good investment for someone accustomed to using the intermediate level Que books-which I had purchased for microsoft office for Win95.
I would never purchased his book, had the Q books been available to me, but I did not see any Que books on XP in April of 2002.
this book is beautifully illustrated, and so if you are not a computer tech junkie-as I am, perhaps looking at this book will get you excited about computers of today. But I would not recommend this book to anybody but a rank beginner of Windows-esp the WinXP system, since this book does not address the advanced features of the program-which is why I bought the book.
It is also a useful book for use on-the-job as a refresher and quick reference.
I have purchased at least 30 copies of this book for my computer tutoring business, so I believe that speaks for itself!
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