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Running Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Running Microsoft Office 2000 Professional

By Michael Halvorson & Michael Young

Published by Microsoft Press
Pages: 1279
ISBN: 1572319364

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 Standard or Office 2000 Professional. When we wrote Running Microsoft Office 2000 Professional, 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 Professional covers all the applications found in Office 2000 Standard or Office 2000 Professional:



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 Using 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 Word Using Macros

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

Chapter 25: Using Macros to Increase Productivity

Part IV: Microsoft PowerPoint

Chapter 26: Getting Started Using PowerPoint

Chapter 27: Entering and Editing Text

Chapter 28: Formatting Text

Chapter 29: Inserting Tables, Graphics, and Drawings

Chapter 30: Adding Special Effects and Internet Links

Chapter 31: Perfecting Your Presentation

Chapter 32: Setting Up and Publishing the Slide Show

Chapter 33: Running the Slide Show

Part V: Microsoft Access

Chapter 34: Understanding Databasics

Chapter 35: Creating Tables and Relationships

Chapter 36: Using Datasheets to Enter and View Data

Chapter 37: Using Forms to Enter and View Data

Chapter 38: Using Queries to Get Answers

Chapter 39: Using Wizards to Generate Reports

Chapter 40: Formatting Forms and Reports

Part VI: Microsoft Outlook

Chapter 41: Getting Started Using Outlook

Chapter 42: Learning Basic Outlook Techniques

Chapter 43: Using Outlook to Manage Messages and Appointments

Chapter 44: Using Outlook to Manage Contacts, Tasks, and Other Types of Information

Part VII: Microsoft Publisher

Chapter 45: Getting Started with Publisher

Chapter 46: Creating Brochures and Newsletters

Chapter 47: Adding Graphics and Special Effects

Chapter 48: Designing a Web Publication

Part VIII: Small Business Tools

Chapter 49: Analyzing Business Performance Using Microsoft Small Business Financial Manager

Chapter 50: Managing Customers, Direct Mail, and Business Plans

Part IX: Integrating Microsoft Office Applications

Chapter 51: Sharing Data Among Office Applications

Chapter 52: Using the Office Binder Program


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.

Introduction, page xxxiii, 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.

pages 5, 11, and 1263

The book refers to Microsoft PhotoDraw, which is not included in Office 2000 Professional.

pages 11 and 1256

The book refers to Microsoft FrontPage, which is not included in Office 2000 Professional.

page 978

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

page 989

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

page 989

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

page 1019

In the second paragraph, change "(which runs after the Office 2000 Startup Wizard)" to "(which runs after the Outlook 2000 Startup Wizard)"

Chapter 43

Ignore the blue quick-reference tabs, as well as the running headers at the tops of the left-hand pages, which are mistakenly labeled "PART V Microsoft Access." They of course should read "PART VI Microsoft Outlook."

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