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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (15 Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076451623X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764516238
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,186,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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MapPoint For Dummies is very good and only costs around £25! (Database Marketing, July 2003)

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Everything you need to get started with MapPoint on 2 CD–ROMs

Map driving routes, customer data, sales territories, and more!

Get up to speed on MapPoint no cartographic experience required! With MapPoint, you can convert eye–glazing columns of numbers into vivid color maps and make better business decisions. This friendly guide shows you how. MapPoint evangelist BJ Holtgrewe and Jill T. Freeze explain step by step how to build maps, import data from spreadsheets and databases, and even create custom MapPoint applications. all this on 2 bonus CD–ROMs Microsoft® MapPoint® Version 2002, 60–day Trial for North American Maps Examples, demographics data samples, and templates from the book Microsoft® Visual Basic® Sample Code for Microsoft® MapPoint®, Fall 2001 System requirements: PC running Windows 98/2000/Me/XP. See the About the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements

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This book will not give you much more information than freely available on the internet. But the only way to learn software is to use it and not read about it. Nothing to be learned from this book. More of a refresher to what you already know.
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Gives a good start to working with MapPoint just a shame they haven't brought out a newer version (2010) Could do with a bit more programming for my needs but it has pointed me in the right direction.
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Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
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1.0 out of 5 stars MP 2002 for Dummies is junk 5 July 2002
By David Kachuck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Buy this book only if you don't need it. The VB part is junk! It will look cute on your computer bookshelf. You like getting hung in dead ends, this book is for you. Reference to help on the web is just an advertisement. The CD file names aren't named for reference in the book and the chapter/file directories are confused. The book file transcriptions don't work - the CD ones do. The price is dropping as people realize this one is a dud. Save your money.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2002 Book still works for 2010 version 30 Oct. 2009
By C. Denight - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was very helpful with MapPoint. After purchasing the 2010 version, I searched through the web in vain for much on MapPoint. A call to MS tech support was revealing. The woman told me there was very little support at MS for MapPoint, a small market product. So I finally bought this book, even though it was published for the 2002 version. But as it turns out there is very little difference between the 2002 and 2010 versions of MapPoint. There are differences but not major. And one of the two authors of the book, probably the non-writing one, was MapPoint Senior Product Manager and Technical Evangelist with MS so he knows the product. I was in a situation where I was stuck on a couple of small, but important to me, points and the book cleared them up. So it was well worth the purchase for me.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent introductory guide to MapPoint 24 Jan. 2005
By Richard Marsden - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Although it perhaps doesn't go into the depth that the previous review desired, this book provides a good overall view of what MapPoint can do. Even if you have used MapPoint quite a few times before, you will probably discover new functionality in areas that you have rarely used. Also includes a number of useful tips that you probably won't find yourself.

The programming interface to MapPoint is very useful because it allows MapPoint to be extended. Yes, the VB content in this book is limited, and only goes far enough to show you what is possible. Luckily the documentation that Microsoft provides with MapPoint includes a fully documented object model. The book wisely avoids duplicating this reference. For further help with using the VB API or using it in a different language (via COM), I recommend the microsoft.public.mappoint newsgroup or the articles and forums on [...] - both of which are listed in the book.
3.0 out of 5 stars Helped this Dummy!! 24 Feb. 2011
By Kychic 69 - Published on Amazon.com
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Now days when you buy computer programs, there are no manuals that come with...some have tutorials built in, then there are others that even to Google them you don't get any hints/tips/etc. I am glad I found this, it has helped to educate my users on this program so we can get the most out of it for our company. It says its for the 2002 version, but from what I read online there weren't many changes for the 2010 version so the guide helps even the newer users.

Quick delivery, books were in good condition (almost new) - very pleased!!
1.0 out of 5 stars CD is out of date! 2002 versions for 2013 use 3 Jan. 2014
By Wanda Mumm - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought the MapPoint 2013 CD and the book thinking it would be of assistance. And it would have been IF the CD pack were current to support the 2013 CD version. But, the CD pack is for 2002 and a trial version. Down loaded CD #1 which was the trial 2002 version. Then downloaded CD #2 which promptly told me the trial 2002 version had expired rendering the whole package useless.

Save the $$$. Will have to wade through the program on 2013 and learn it myself.
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