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Special Edition Using Microsoft Office 2007 by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Introduction

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Who Should Buy This Book 2

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Over the past dozen years, Microsoft Office has gone through a half-dozen upgrades. And every time, pundits and reviewers trot out the same complaint: there’s nothing new.

No one’s saying that about Office 2007.

It’s taken Microsoft nearly four years to deliver this upgrade, which is roughly twice as long as the average gap between each of the five previous versions. What were they doing in all that time? Oh, just replacing the core interface that has defined desktop software since the earliest days of Windows. Adding a new graphics engine. Tightening security. You know, little stuff.

In its early years, Office was little ...

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