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Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium

By Michael Halvorson & Michael Young

Published by Microsoft Press
Pages: 1505
ISBN: 1572319453

I've been using and writing about Microsoft Office applications for over a decade now. But I haven't forgotten how frustrating it can sometimes be to learn to use sophisticated software applications such as those in Office 2000 Premium. When we wrote Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium, Michael Halvorson and I did everything we could to make it easier for you to master these programs, and to make your experience with Office productive and enjoyable. We also tried to anticipate the questions and problems you might have along the way, and to provide useful answers and solutions. But of course we couldn't anticipate all your questions and problems. So we've included our e-mail addresses in the book and we'd like to hear from you if you encounter any obstacles, or if you want to send us some feedback (praise is always nice!). You'll also find ongoing support for the book on this Web site. Michael and I are both enthusiasts who enjoy discussing Office.

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Applications Covered

Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium covers the following Office applications:



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

Chapter 4: For Power Users: Installing and Maintaining Office 2000

Part II: Microsoft Word

Chapter 5: Getting Started Using Word

Chapter 6: Entering and Editing Text in a Word Document

Chapter 7: Formatting a Word Document

Chapter 8: Customizing Styles and Templates

Chapter 9: Arranging Text in Columns and Lists

Chapter 10: Using Word's Proofing Tools

Chapter 11: Designing Pages

Chapter 12: Working with Word in Workgroups

Chapter 13: Writing Long Documents

Chapter 14: Using Word to Automate Mailing

Part III: Microsoft Excel

Chapter 15: Building a Worksheet

Chapter 16: Editing a Worksheet

Chapter 17: Formatting a Worksheet

Chapter 18: Using Workbooks to Organize Information

Chapter 19: Customizing Excel to Work the Way You Do

Chapter 20: Using Formulas and Functions to Crunch Numbers

Chapter 21: Creating Worksheet Charts

Chapter 22: Working with Lists, Databases, and Pivot Tables

Chapter 23: Analyzing Business Data

Chapter 24: Using Excel to Publish to the Web

Part IV: Microsoft PowerPoint

Chapter 25: Getting Started Using PowerPoint

Chapter 26: Entering and Editing Text

Chapter 27: Formatting Text

Chapter 28: Inserting Tables, Graphics, and Drawings

Chapter 29: Adding Special Effects and Internet Links

Chapter 30: Perfecting Your Presentation

Chapter 31: Setting Up and Publishing the Slide Show

Chapter 32: Running the Slide Show

Part V: Microsoft Access

Chapter 33: Understanding Databasics

Chapter 34: Creating Tables and Relationships

Chapter 35: Using Datasheets to Enter and View Data

Chapter 36: Using Forms to Enter and View Data

Chapter 37: Using Queries to Get Answers

Chapter 38: Using Wizards to Generate Reports

Chapter 39: Formatting Forms and Reports

Part VI: Microsoft Outlook

Chapter 40: Getting Started Using Outlook

Chapter 41: Learning Basic Outlook Techniques

Chapter 42: Using Outlook to Manage Messages and Appointments

Chapter 43: Using Outlook to Manage Contacts, Tasks, and Other Types of Information

Part VII: Microsoft Publisher

Chapter 44: Getting Started with Publisher

Chapter 45: Creating Brochures and Newsletters

Chapter 46: Adding Graphics and Special Effects

Chapter 47: Designing a Web Publication

Part VIII: Microsoft FrontPage

Chapter 48: Getting Started Using FrontPage

Chapter 49: Managing Your Web Site

Chapter 50: Creating and Modifying Web Pages

Chapter 51: Formatting Your Web Pages

Chapter 52: Adding Advanced Features to Your Web Pages

Part IX: Small Business Tools

Chapter 53: Analyzing Business Performance Using Microsoft Small Business Financial Manager

Chapter 54: Managing Customers, Direct Mail, and Business Plans

Part X: Integrating Microsoft Office Applications

Chapter 55: Sharing Data Among Office Applications

Chapter 56: Using the Office Binder Program

Chapter 57: Using Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000

Part XI: Using Visual Basic to Supercharge Office

Chapter 58: Building Your First Office Macro

Chapter 59: Using Variables, Operators, and Functions to Manage Information

Chapter 60: Using Office Control Structures

Chapter 61: Using Toolbox Controls to Create a User Interface

Chapter 62: Working with Office Application Objects


Note that some or all of these errors might have been corrected in more recent printings of the book.


The index in the first printing of the book has problems! Many of the numbers listed in the index are several pages off. You can download a corrected copy of the index, in Microsoft Word format, from the Web page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q241236/. This page provides complete instructions for downloading and extracting the index you need. I recommend printing out a copy and sticking it in the back of your book.

Table of Contents, page xxvii

The entry "Building a Financial Database: The Import Wizard" should be "Building a Financial Database: The Database Wizard."

Introduction, page xxxviii, under "Visiting Our Web Site"

The URL that is given for the book's "Reader's Corner" page might not work. The current "Reader's Corner" URL is http://www.microsoft.com/learning/books/office/office2000/runningoffice/default.mspx.

page 126, figure at the bottom of the page

The Zoom drop-down list box includes several commands at the bottom of the list, which aren't shown in this figure. The specific commands you see (such as Page Width) depend upon the current document view.

page 278, figure at bottom of the page

Near the top of the Horizontal Line dialog box are two command buttons that aren't shown in the figure: Copy and Paste. Also, the Home button looks different than the one shown in the figure.

page 964

In the first paragraph delete the following: ", and the ability to verify e-mail addresses using directory services"

page 975

In the first bulleted paragraph, delete the following: " by pointing to Go To on the View menu and choosing it, or"

page 975

In the second bulleted paragraph, delete the following: " by choosing Next Folder from the Go menu or"

page 1005

In the second paragraph, "which runs after the Office 2000 Startup Wizard" should be "which runs after the Outlook 2000 Startup Wizard."

page 1068, heading

The heading "Starting with Blank Presentations" should be "Starting with Blank Publications."

page 1139, figure at bottom of page

The tags <body> and </body> in the new document shown in the figure don't appear unless you choose the Reveal Tags option on the View menu.

page 1194, first bulleted item

"Table toolbar" should be "Tables toolbar."

page 1250, heading

The heading "Building a Financial Database: The Import Wizard" should be "Building a Financial Database: The Database Wizard."

Part XI: Using Visual Basic to Supercharge Office

The example document files that you download from the Running Office 2000 page at Microsoft are named incorrectly for the Premium edition of Running Office 2000. The downloaded files named Chap57.doc, Chap58.doc, Chap59.doc, and Chap60.doc should actually be named Chap59.doc, Chap60.doc, Chap61.doc, and Chap62.doc to match the chapters in the book.

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