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Faster Smarter Microsoft® Office System -- 2003 Edition

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Now you can do the things you do every day with Microsoft Office 2003—create reports, manage finances, send e-mail, and make a presentation—but do them faster, smarter, and better!

Table of Contents

  1. Faster Smarter Microsoft Office System, 2003 Edition
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
    1. Focus on Fast
    2. Focus on Smart
    3. This Book Is for You
      1. What’s in This Book?
      2. Special Book Elements
      3. System Requirements
    4. Getting Support
  4. 1. The Microsoft Office System Common Features—Fast and Functional
    1. 1. A First Look at the Microsoft Office System
      1. What’s Included with the Office System?
      2. A Quick Look at the Office System New Features
      3. What Can You Do with the Office System?
      4. Starting the Office System
        1. Exiting Programs
      5. Getting Help in the Office System
        1. Searching for Help
        2. Microsoft Office Online
        3. Detecting and Repairing Problems
        4. Talking to Microsoft
      6. Fast Wrap-Up
    2. 2. Working with Programs and Files
      1. Using Multiple Applications
        1. Working with the Taskbar
        2. Switching Among Applications
        3. Arranging Application Windows
        4. Compare Side by Side
        5. Tiling Windows
      2. Exiting Programs
      3. Opening Files
        1. Opening Files the Office Way
        2. Opening Files Within Applications
      4. Using the Clipboard
      5. Printing Files
      6. Saving Files
      7. Fast Wrap-Up
  5. 2. Microsoft Word Power: Create Professional Documents
    1. 3. Creating and Viewing Documents
      1. New Features in Microsoft Office Word 2003
      2. What Can You Do with Word?
      3. Starting a New Document
        1. Working with a Template
      4. Entering Text
        1. Typing Text
        2. Writing Text
        3. Speaking Text
          1. Simple Speech
      5. Viewing Your Document
      6. Working with Shared Documents
      7. Researching While You Work
      8. Fast Wrap-Up
    2. 4. Using the Editing Tools in Microsoft Office Word 2003
      1. What Kind of Editing Can You Do with Word?
      2. AutoCorrecting Your Document
        1. Changing AutoCorrect Options
        2. Turning AutoCorrect Off
      3. Starting Simple: Correcting Typos
        1. Common Editing and Navigation Keys
      4. Using Smart Tags
      5. Working with Paragraphs
      6. Using Find and Replace
      7. Checking Your Spelling and Grammar
      8. Using the Thesaurus
      9. Tracking Changes
        1. Using the Reviewing Toolbar
        2. Setting Tracking Options
        3. Accepting or Rejecting Changes
        4. Replying with Changes
      10. Adding Comments
        1. Resolving Comments
        2. Adding Audio Comments
      11. Fast Wrap-Up
    3. 5. Formatting in Microsoft Word
      1. Letting AutoFormat Do the Work
        1. Controlling AutoFormat
        2. Disabling AutoFormat
      2. A Return to Themes
      3. Changing Fonts, Font Styles, and Point Sizes
      4. Changing Spacing
        1. Changing Indents
        2. Before and After Paragraphs
        3. Changing Line Spacing
      5. Setting Tabs
      6. Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
      7. Adding Tables
        1. Creating a Table with the Insert Table Tool
        2. Adding Table Data
        3. Using Table AutoFormat
        4. Inserting and Deleting Table Columns and Rows
      8. Specifying Columns
      9. Applying Styles and Templates
      10. Fast Wrap-Up
    4. 6. Special Tasks in Microsoft Office Word 2003
      1. Working with Sections
      2. Adding Headers and Footers
      3. Inserting Pictures
        1. Working with Pictures
      4. Drawing Diagrams
      5. Adding and Using Bookmarks
      6. Creating a Hyperlink
      7. Preparing and Using XML Documents
        1. Introduction to XML in Word
        2. Attaching an XML Schema
        3. Adding XML Tags
        4. Saving the XML Document
      8. Creating a Table of Contents
      9. Adding an Index
      10. Recording and Running Macros
      11. Fast Wrap-Up
  6. 3. Effective Microsoft Office Excel 2003: Analyze and Organize Data
    1. 7. Creating and Saving a Spreadsheet
      1. New Features in Excel 2003
      2. What Can You Do with Excel?
      3. Excel Basics
      4. Creating a New Spreadsheet
        1. Adding Column and Row Labels
        2. Entering Data
          1. AutoFilling Cells
          2. Importing Data
        3. Entering Data on the Tablet PC
      5. Moving Around and Selecting Cells
        1. Selecting Cells
        2. Naming and Moving to Ranges
      6. Working with Functions and Formulas
        1. Checking Out the Formula Bar
        2. Deconstructing Formulas
        3. Entering a Formula
          1. Special Formula Features
      7. Sharing Worksheets
      8. Using XML in Excel 2003
        1. Attaching a Workbook Map
        2. Using the Visual Mapping Tool
      9. Saving the Spreadsheet
      10. Fast Wrap-Up
    2. 8. Editing, Formatting, and Printing Spreadsheets
      1. Editing Spreadsheet Data
        1. Editing Techniques
        2. Copying and Pasting Cells and Ranges
        3. Clearing Data
        4. Working with Rows and Columns
      2. Formatting Spreadsheets
        1. Fast Formatting
        2. Choosing Data Formats
        3. Changing Alignment, Font, Style, and Size
        4. Adding Borders and Shading
      3. Printing Spreadsheets
      4. Fast Wrap-Up
    3. 9. Charting Spreadsheet Data
      1. A Charting Toolkit
      2. Creating a Chart
        1. Choosing a Chart Type
        2. Specifying the Data Range and Series
        3. Setting Chart Options
        4. Choosing the Chart Location
      3. Chart Editing Techniques
      4. Using Ink to Annotate Charts
      5. Fast Wrap-Up
  7. 4. Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003: Present Ideas Powerfully
    1. 10. Creating a Presentation—From Start to Finish
      1. New Features in PowerPoint 2003
      2. What Will You Do with PowerPoint?
      3. PowerPoint’s New Look
      4. Understanding the PowerPoint Views
      5. Starting with the End in Mind: Setting Up the Show
      6. Creating a Presentation
        1. Choosing a Design
        2. Adding Content
          1. Getting Started with the AutoContent Wizard
          2. Adding and Editing Your Own Text
        3. Adding Slides
        4. Creating a Chart
        5. Inserting Graphics
      7. Formatting Techniques
        1. Changing Color Scheme
      8. Arranging Slides
      9. Take One: Running the Presentation
        1. Navigating the Slide Show
      10. Saving Your Presentation
        1. Previewing for the Web
        2. Saving as a Web Page
      11. Fast Wrap-Up
    2. 11. Animating and Timing Your Presentation
      1. Working in Slide Sorter View
      2. Setting Up the Show
      3. Using Animation Schemes
        1. Animating Individual Objects
      4. Adding Transitions to Slides
        1. Changing Transition Speed
        2. Adding Sound Effects
      5. Controlling Slide Display
      6. Rehearsing Your Timings
      7. Working with a Manual Show
      8. Notes for the Speaker
      9. Fast Wrap-Up
    3. 12. Enhancing Your Presentations
      1. What Kind of Enhancements Will You Use?
      2. Adding Movies and Animations
        1. Inserting a Movie Clip
        2. Sequencing Your Movie
      3. Adding Sounds and Music
        1. Recording and Playing Sound Effects
        2. Adding CD Audio
      4. Recording Narration
      5. Fast Wrap-Up
  8. 5. Microsoft Outlook: Communicate, Collaborate, and Organize
    1. 13. E-Mailing with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
      1. A New Look for Outlook
      2. Instant Messaging in Outlook 2003
        1. Getting a .NET Passport
        2. Receiving an Instant Message
        3. Sending an Instant Message
        4. Changing Online Status
      3. Using Outlook as Your E-mail Program
        1. Adding New E-mail Accounts
        2. Composing an E-mail Message
        3. Retrieving and Reading Your E-mail
        4. Replying to and Forwarding E-mail
        5. Responding to Meeting Invitations
        6. Attaching a File to an E-mail Message
        7. Sending Shared Attachments
      4. Printing Messages
      5. Deleting Messages
      6. Fast Wrap-Up
    2. 14. Organizing with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
      1. Managing Your E-mail
        1. Viewing Your Mail
        2. Filing Your Messages
        3. Creating and Using E-mail Rules
        4. Flagging Your Messages
        5. Using Search Folders
        6. Controlling Junk E-mail
          1. Using the Junk E-mail Folder
          2. Marking Messages as "Not Junk"
          3. Creating a Junk Senders List
          4. Archiving E-mail
      2. Working with Contacts
        1. Getting Started with Contacts
        2. Creating a Contact
        3. Finding a Contact
        4. Revising Contact Information
        5. Printing Contact Information
      3. Journaling in Outlook
      4. Working with Tasks and Notes
        1. First Tasks First
        2. Now the Notes
      5. Fast Wrap-Up
    3. 15. Scheduling with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
      1. Understanding Outlook’s Calendar
        1. Creating Appointments
        2. Creating a Recurring Appointment
      2. Using Reminders
        1. Modifying Reminders
      3. Scheduling with Outlook
        1. Planning a Meeting and Inviting Attendees
        2. Creating and Using Meeting Workspaces
        3. Comparing Schedules
        4. Holding an Online Meeting
      4. Printing Your Calendar
      5. Fast Wrap-Up
  9. 6. Managing Data with Microsoft Office Access 2003
    1. 16. Getting Started with Databases
      1. New Features in Access 2003
      2. What Can You Do with Access?
      3. The Access Window
        1. Database Overview
      4. Starting a New Database
        1. Help Me, Mr. Wizard!
        2. Create a New Database from Scratch
          1. Creating Tables and Fields
      5. Adding Data
        1. Entering Data with the Switchboard
        2. Entering Data in the Datasheet
        3. Importing XML Data
        4. Importing Other Data
      6. Working with Forms
        1. Creating a Form
        2. Using a Form
      7. Saving a Database
      8. Fast Wrap-Up
    2. 17. Working with Your Data
      1. Sorting Data Records
      2. Searching for Data
        1. Finding Specific Data
        2. Applying Filters
      3. Working with SharePoint Data Lists
      4. Creating and Using Queries
        1. Composing a Query
        2. Applying a Query
        3. Modifying a Query
      5. Linking Tables
        1. Understanding Relationships
        2. Creating Relationships
        3. Identifying Dependencies
        4. Backing Up Your Database
      6. Fast Wrap-Up
    3. 18. Preparing and Printing Reports in Microsoft Office Access 2003
      1. Creating a Report
      2. Sprucing Up Your Report
        1. Changing Margin, Page, and Column Settings
      3. Publishing Reports in Word
      4. Deleting Reports
      5. Printing Reports
      6. E-mailing Reports
      7. Fast Wrap-Up
  10. 7. Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003: Design Effective Web Pages
    1. 19. FrontPage 2003 Basics
      1. New Features in FrontPage 2003
      2. What Can You Do with FrontPage?
      3. The FrontPage Workspace
        1. FrontPage Views
      4. Creating a Web Site
      5. Using a Web Package
      6. Working in Tasks View
      7. Adding Text to a Web Page
        1. Modifying Text
      8. Applying a Web Theme
      9. Inserting Graphics for the Web
      10. Viewing Navigation Paths and Links
      11. Selling on the Web
      12. Previewing the Page
      13. Saving the Page
      14. Fast Wrap-Up
    2. 20. Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Special Tasks
      1. Adding Tables to Your Pages
      2. Working with Frames
      3. Adding Lines and Borders
      4. Creating Rollovers
      5. Working with HTML Code
        1. Working in Split View
        2. Editing Code
        3. Using the Quick Tag Selector
      6. Fast Wrap-Up
    3. 21. Publishing Your Pages
      1. Preparing Your Web Files
        1. About Server Extensions
      2. Optimizing HTML
      3. Publishing Your Site
      4. Troubleshooting Your Site
      5. Rating the Effectiveness of Your Site
      6. Fast Wrap-Up
  11. A. Installing the Microsoft Office System
    1. What You Need to Install the Office System
    2. Installing the Office System
    3. Changing Your Office Installation
      1. Repairing after Installation
  12. B. The Office System Shortcut Keys
  13. C. The Microsoft Office System: Additional Resources
    1. Book Resources
    2. Web Resources
  14. D. The Microsoft Office System: The Big Picture
    1. Computing Today
    2. The Challenges Information Workers Face
    3. The Office System Answer
    4. What’s New in the Office System?
      1. Improvements in Setup
      2. Changes in the Office System User Interface
      3. Seamless Integration with Microsoft Office Online
      4. A Farther Reach for Research
      5. Capturing Ideas as They Occur
      6. Outlook for Small Businesses
      7. Enhanced Collaboration with SharePoint Team Services
      8. Extending Data Functionality with XML
      9. Making Your Documents Smarter with Smart Documents, InfoPath, and Enhanced Smart Tags
    5. Improvements in the Office System Security
    6. The Office System Productivity Enhancements
      1. Using Ink
        1. Inking Modes
        2. Bubble Comments in Word
        3. Cell-Centric Comments in Excel
        4. PowerPoint Annotations
        5. Ink in Outlook
      2. Internet Faxing
      3. IRM (Information Rights Management)
      4. Picture Manager
    7. Microsoft Office Document Imaging
    8. Summary
  15. Katherine Murray
  16. Index
  17. About the Author
  18. Copyright