Running Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business
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 Small Business edition. When we wrote Running Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business, 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 Small Business covers the following Office applications:
- Office Small Business Tools: Financial Manager, Customer Manager, Direct Mail Manager, and Business Planner
- Visual Basic for Applications
- 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
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 Outlook
Chapter 25: Getting Started Using Outlook
Chapter 26: Learning Basic Outlook Techniques
Chapter 27: Using Outlook to Manage Messages and Appointments
Chapter 28: Using Outlook to Manage Contacts, Tasks, and Other Types of Information
Part V: Microsoft Publisher
Chapter 29: Getting Started with Publisher
Chapter 30: Creating Brochures and Newsletters
Chapter 31: Adding Graphics and Special Effects
Chapter 32: Designing a Web Publication
Part VI: Small Business Tools
Chapter 33: Analyzing Business Performance Using Microsoft Small Business Financial Manager
Chapter 34: Managing Customers, Direct Mail, and Business Plans
Part VII: Integrating Microsoft Office Applications
Chapter 35: Sharing Data Among Office Applications
Chapter 36: Using the Office Binder Program
Part VIII: Using Visual Basic to Supercharge Office
Chapter 37: Building Your First Office Macro
Chapter 38: Using Variables, Operators, and Functions to Manage Information
Chapter 39: Using Office Control Structures
Chapter 40: Using Toolbox Controls to Create a User Interface
Chapter 41: 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.
page xxix of the Introduction
The instructions say to connect to http://mspress.microsoft.com/prod/books/2312.htm and then to "click the Reader's Corner icon" to get to the Reader's Corner site. However, the URL connects you to a product description page that doesn't include a "Reader's Corner" icon. The "Reader's Corner" site is at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/books/office/office2000/runningoffice/default.mspx.
pages 8-9, 10-11, 52, 77, 79, 851, 871, 873, 898, 904-905, 906-907, 920, 926, 929, 999, 1000
The book refers to the following products that are not included in the Small Business version of Office 2000: Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft FrontPage, and Microsoft PhotoDraw.
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"