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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office 2003 by Jim Boyce

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Chapter 2. Office Basics

In this chapter

  • How to install Office

  • How to control the way Office applications start

  • How to work with Outlook’s Navigation pane

  • How to work with more than one document or application at a time

  • How to open, save, and close documents

  • Useful mouse and keyboard tips

  • What to do when you make a mistake

  • How to customize a few Office settings

Office applications share some common features with other Windows applications and with each other, and there is a common set of tasks you’ll perform in each Office application. After you learn these basic tasks, you’ll be able to work in one Office application as well as the next.

This chapter covers those common tasks and also explains how to install and start Office. It also gives you some tips ...

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