Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium
By Michael Halvorson & Michael Young
Published by Microsoft Press
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.
Topics on this page:
Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium covers the following Office applications:
- Office Small Business Tools: Financial Manager, Customer Manager, Direct Mail Manager, and Business Planner
- Office tools, including the help system, the Office Assistant, Detect And Repair, Internet Explorer 5, Clip Gallery, Equation Editor, Graph, Organization Chart, and Binder
- Visual Basic for 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.
In the first paragraph delete the following: ", and the ability to verify e-mail addresses using directory services"
In the first bulleted paragraph, delete the following: " by pointing to Go To on the View menu and choosing it, or"
In the second bulleted paragraph, delete the following: " by choosing Next Folder from the Go menu or"
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
</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.