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Running Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Running Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business

By Michael Halvorson & Michael Young

Published by Microsoft Press
Pages: 1045
ISBN: 1572319585

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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Applications Covered

Running Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business 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 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.

page 654

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

page 665

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

page 665

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

page 695

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

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