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Office 2010: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) [Paperback]

Nancy Conner , Matthew MacDonald
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26 July 2010 Missing Manuals

Microsoft Office is the most widely used software suite in the world. The half-dozen programs in Office 2010 are packed with amazing features, but most people just know the basics. This entertaining guide not only gets you started with Office, it reveals all kinds of useful things you didn't know the software could do -- with plenty of power-user tips and tricks when you're ready for more.

  • Create professional-looking documents. Learn everything you need to know to craft beautiful Word documents.
  • Stay organized. Keep track of your email, calendar, and contacts with Outlook.
  • Crunch numbers with ease. Assemble data, make calculations, and summarize the results with Excel.
  • Make eye-catching presentations. Build PowerPoint slideshows with video and audio clips, animations, and more.
  • Build Access databases quickly. Make your data easy to find, sort, and manage.
  • Manage your files more efficiently. Use the new Backstage view to quickly work with your Office files.
  • Get to know the whole suite. Learn to use other handy Office tools: Publisher, OneNote, and Office Web Apps.

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  • Paperback: 956 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (26 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449382401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449382407
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nancy Conner has a Ph.D. in English from Brown University and has taught writing, including technical writing, to college students for more than a dozen years. She is currently a freelance copyeditor, specializing in technical books covering topics ranging from the MS Office suite to programming languages to advanced network security.

Matthew MacDonald is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Web novices can tiptoe out onto the Internet with him in Creating a Website: The Missing Manual. HTML fans can learn about the cutting edge of web design in HTML5: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in the quirky handbooks Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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very good for what it covers, and in the absence of a product manual, but I found some more advanced topics missing, e.g. Outlook 2010 macros / visual basic, and message editing screen defaults (both of which to some extent are shortcomings in the program itself).
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5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive and readable 17 Nov 2011
By J. Sale
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The missing manuals series I have found consistently informative and readable - as they say, it's what should be in the box, but isn't. I strongly recommend this book on office
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 24 Feb 2014
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Shows all of the packages, Word, Excel,Outlook, Dtabase, Publisher. Gives you a good starting point for each packge thenit goes into more detail with each one. Easily followed, great to keep as a reference book when you get stuck with any procedure.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK for a beginner 7 Mar 2013
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This is a good book don't get me wrong, and it does help if you're up to speed on windows Office XP & 2005 as there are several differences in 2010 and this book gives you the "new places" to find the shortcuts and other stuff. However for the more advanced user of Office it just tells you what you already know using the new layouts. For beginners it's a breeze to use and very helpful
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, excellent manual 2 Oct 2010
By Kristin Delfau - Published on
This is a GREAT manual--it aggravates me to have to buy a manual for a program that I just spent $200+ for but that is the way of the world today. However, the $20+ I spent on this one was well worth it--great job Nancy & Matthew!

It was the only Office 2010 manual I found that actually covers all of the programs in some reasonable depth without being overwhelming. Also, the conversational tone of the book is a big plus when dealing with the dry topic of computer software.

It has been very helpful in bringing me into the new developments of Outlook and made One Note less daunting for me.

Thanks again for a useful tome...
44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All-In-One Office 2010 Reference 16 Aug 2010
By Dan McKinnon - Published on
'Office 2010: The Missing Manual' by Nancy Conner & Matthew MacDonald is an absolute gem of a book. With 900+ pages of material covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and so much more, this is the definitive reference item for all heavy Office users that want to ramp up as quickly and efficiently as possible. Broken up over 31 chapters, this book logically separates the different applications and uses of the Office program suite. Focusing heavily on not just the use of the apps but the differences with previous versions, this is another grand slam by the 'Missing Manual' line of books.

The only person that I really couldn't recommend this for is if you are a user of a particular application in the Office suite. For you I would recommend on picking up one of the particular books that delve more into detail than this book does. Only gripe is the lack of color but that isn't enough to not recommend this highly.

Awesome books, incredible job by one of the best book lines out there today.

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excelent Introduction to 2010 16 Oct 2010
By B. Kirzner - Published on
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I usually get one of these mega-books on each upgrade of software, and this was a very good choice. It does what it says it is going to do, and I am using it repeatedly as I explore Office 2010. The information has been correct every time I look, and leads to aspects I didn't know I wanted to know about until informed in this manual. Sort of like Windows 7, that anticipates problems and solutions without your having to ask.

The only complaints I have are the lack of color, which has turned out to be a very minimal lose, and the lack of depth in some not so unusual areas, like style in Word, which has a very complex set of functions. It is covered, but I left it hungry.

I will most likely get a dedicated book on Word, or just keep following up with searches on the MS Office 2010 Site. The video tutorials there are, by the way, quite good introductions to various parts of every Office program.

25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK. Nothing Special 21 Dec 2010
By B. Rasnick - Published on
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Like many software manuals, it covers the basics but doesn't give you anything special. As large as it is, I expected a really strong index (and there are a lot of things listed) but it just didn't get there for me. I'm not a beginner, but Office 2010 was obviously new for me. I'm finding it easier to struggle through the new software and find the solution than struggling through the book to find it.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Covers all the bases 29 Aug 2011
By Barry K. Brown - Published on
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Although the authors do not pretend to completely cover the whole Office Suite in this book it more than addresses the most important areas of the Office programs. Well written and very easy to follow it is an essential addition to your library unless you are an expert already!
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