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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Learning About Top Office Applications

Microsoft Office 2007 offers a robust set of applications, each tailor made to provide the best tools for a particular job. For example, if you’re creating a letter, you may need to work with commands for formatting text. If you need to total sales figures, you’ll need an automated way to sum the numbers.

Office provides an application to enable you to handle each of those scenarios and more. Read on to learn which Office applications to use for creating text-based documents, crunching numbers, presenting your ideas, or communicating with others via e-mail.

Note

Microsoft offers eight different versions of the Microsoft Office 2007 software suite. Each version includes a different combination of the individual Office programs. Only Microsoft Office Word 2007 and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 are included in all eight versions. So, depending on the Office version you’re using, you may not have all the applications described in this chapter and the book as a whole available to you.

Word

Word processing—typing, editing, and formatting letters, reports, fax cover sheets, and so on—is perhaps the most common activity performed with computers. Whether you need to create a memo at the office or a letter at home, using a computer and a word processing program can save you time and help you achieve polished results.

Microsoft Office Word has long been the leading word processing program. As one of the anchor applications in the Office suite, Word provides ...

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