Running Microsoft Office 97
By Michael Halvorson & Michael Young
Published by Microsoft Press
Pages: 1117, plus a companion CD
This is a comprehensive book and CD covering all of the Office 97 applications.
This page describes the original edition of the book. It was replaced with an updated edition published in April of 1998; see Running Microsoft Office 97, Updated Edition.
Topics on this page:
Part I: Getting Started with Microsoft Office
Chapter 1: A Quick Tour of Microsoft Office
Chapter 2: Learning the Basics: Windows, Toolbars, and Printing
Chapter 3: Managing Documents: From Your Hard Disk to the Internet
Part II: Microsoft Word
Chapter 4: Getting Started with Word
Chapter 5: Entering and Editing Text in a Word Document
Chapter 6: Formatting a Word Document
Chapter 7: Customizing Styles and Templates
Chapter 8: Arranging Text in Columns and Lists
Chapter 9: Using Word's Proofing Tools
Chapter 10: Designing Pages
Chapter 11: Working with Word in Workgroups
Chapter 12: Writing Long Documents
Chapter 13: Using Word to Automate Mailing
Chapter 14: Automating and Customizing Word
Part III: Microsoft Excel
Chapter 15: Building a Worksheet
Chapter 16: Formatting a Worksheet
Chapter 17: Organizing Information with Worksheets
Chapter 18: Customizing Excel to Work the Way You Do
Chapter 19: Crunching Numbers with Formulas and Functions
Chapter 20: Creating Worksheet Charts
Chapter 21: Managing Information in Lists
Chapter 22: Analyzing Business Data
Chapter 23: Increasing Productivity with Macros
Part IV: Microsoft PowerPoint
Chapter 24: Getting Started with PowerPoint
Chapter 25: Entering and Editing Text
Chapter 26: Formatting Text
Chapter 27: Inserting Graphics and Drawings
Chapter 28: Adding Special Effects and Internet Links
Chapter 29: Perfecting Your Presentation
Chapter 30: Setting Up and Rehearsing the Slide Show
Chapter 31: Running the Slide Show
Part V: Microsoft Access
Chapter 32: Databasics
Chapter 33: Creating Tables and Relationships
Chapter 34: Entering and Viewing Data with Datasheets
Chapter 35: Entering and Viewing Data with Forms
Chapter 36: Getting Answers with Queries
Chapter 37: Generating Reports with Wizards
Chapter 38: Formatting Forms and Reports
Part IV: Integrating Microsoft Office Applications
Chapter 39: Sharing Data Among Office Applications
Chapter 40: Using the Office Binder Program
Chapter 41: Managing Information with Microsoft Outlook
- The entire book in HTML format
- Copies of many of the Office documents used for the examples in the book
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
Note that some or all of these errors might have been corrected in more recent printings of the book.
page 234, lower-left item in table near bottom of page: "Shift+Ctrl"
Should be "Shift." Note that as an alternative method, if the horizontal ruler is displayed, you can drag one of the "Move Table Column" elements on the ruler to change column widths.
Chapter 20 of the CD version of the book: The graphics don't display.
Nothing is wrong with your Web browser! The graphics files for this chapter were accidentally omitted from the CD.
page xxxiii: "The online version of Running Microsoft Office 97 provides easy access to every part of the book [true], and the powerful search feature will help you find the information you're looking for in record time [not yet true]."
The current CD does not have a search engine for the online version of the book. (The previous edition of the book on CD did have a search engine, but for the current edition the text was translated to HTML so that it could be viewed in a browser and a search feature is not yet available. I am campaigning to have one provided with the next edition!)
page xxxiii: "To install the sample files on your hard disk, be sure the companion CD is in your CD-ROM drive. Choose Run from the start menu, and then type d:\samples\setup.exe ..."
the file ReadMe.txt on the companion CD: "Downloading the Sample Files ... You can download the sample files from the CD ... Type d:\samples\setup ..."
There is no setup program for the sample documents. The documents are simply stored in the folder \SAMPLES\FILES on the CD, and you can open them directly in the appropriate Office applications. Alternatively, you can use your browser to open the Web page \SAMPLES\SAMPLES.HTM on the CD. This page contains a list of hyperlinks to the sample documents. If you click one of these hyperlinks, the document will be opened directly within your browser (provided that you're using Internet Explorer or another browser that supports "active documents"). (You can also access SAMPLES.HTM via the "View the sample files" hyperlink in the page CONTENTS.HTM in the root folder of the CD.)
You can also copy all of the sample documents to your hard drive by inserting the CD, running Windows Explorer, and dragging the entire \SAMPLES folder from the CD to your hard drive. If you want to be able to modify the documents, you'll need to turn off the Read-only property of each file. You can do this as follows:
- In Windows Explorer, select all of the files in the \SAMPLES\FILES folder on your hard disk. (You can do this by opening that folder and pressing Ctrl+A.)
- Right-click any of the selected files and choose Properties from the pop-up menu.
- Uncheck the Read-only check box, and then click the OK button.