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  • 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 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.

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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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I have only recently invested in a computer and for an extra £20 I have found this book invaluable. As a mere beginner in the computer world, it has tought me more than I could imagine. Very easy to understand and follow especially with the CD that comes with it with examples to work from. Even my wife has become interested!
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Step by step is a great concept for beginners. And the pictures are truly worth 1000 words. The book is well divided into the products that compose office 2002. I have Microsoft works which contains Word 2002. I also bought separately FrontPage.
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.
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This is an excellent book which is suitable for all levels from novice user to expert. The organisation includes colour coded indexing to find topics very quickly and a CD-ROM is included with example exercises.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96deea50) out of 5 stars Step by step, it doesn't get an better. 4 Oct. 2001
By Michael J Woznicki - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I installed Office XP about a week after it was released thinking there wouldn't be any differences from Office 2000, I was right for the most part however some things have change and it's time for me to sit down and learn what has changed.

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.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa05374c0) out of 5 stars Very good for beginners 19 Dec. 2002
By Jander Pannell- Website developer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for beginners! Even if you think you know how use programs like Word and Access, this book is sure to show you a few new things. All examples and lessons are very easy and small (for ease of mental "digestion") and give you instructions Step-by-Step. Even if you mess up somewhere, they tell exactly what is supposed to happen, thus you can see where your problem is.
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).
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96ebce7c) out of 5 stars Better than nothing but not worth the Money 16 Jan. 2003
By Slinda - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book, the day I bought the professional edition of Microsoft office for my XP computer. I had previously used, on occassion, Microsoft office for the Win95 system.
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96deedec) out of 5 stars Great Value - Especially for Beginners 10 Jun. 2007
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This book has been used time and time again by me for training novices, or people switching from 2000 to XP. One of it's most value features (valued by me and my students) is the "Quick Reference" section where you are quickly able to find answers to specific quetions without going through the entire "introductory" or "story" processes.

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!
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96df15e8) out of 5 stars Weak attempt from Curtis 29 May 2003
By Chris Salzer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First off, I must say I'm a big Curtis Frye enthusiast. He has penned some extraordinarily helpful computer books in the past. But, quite frankly, this is not one of them. Not to push the envelope, but, Curtis I'm deeply disappointed by your less than helpful latest effort(if you call it that). I wanted to learn about advanced filters, HLOOKUP, And VLOOKUP in Excel, but came away learning absolutely nada. While the individual Step-by-Step books are great, this insipid collaboration failed to advance my skills, let alone help me one iota.
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