Running Microsoft Office 2000 Professional
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 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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Running Microsoft Office 2000 Professional covers all the applications found in Office 2000 Standard or Office 2000 Professional:
- 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
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.
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, change "(which runs after the Office 2000 Startup Wizard)" to "(which runs after the Outlook 2000 Startup Wizard)"
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."