Microsoft Office v. X is an inside-and-out makeover of your old desktop stalwart. Under the hood, it's one of the first native Mac OS X applications. But the most obvious change is the new Aqua interface; more than a thousand dialog boxes, toolbar icons, and alerts now match Mac OS X's liquid appearance. You'll also find two new names in its Macintosh lineup--MSN Messenger 2.0 and Windows Media Player. With all that's new and noteworthy, you need a knowledgeable guide to show you how to get the most out of this productivity package. That's just what you get with Microsoft Office v. X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide. The book's visual, task-based format lets you quickly look up what you need to know about any of the apps in the suite--PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Entourage, MSN Messenger, or Windows Media Player--and get right back to work. Step-by-step explanations of the key tools and features in Office cut straight to the essential information. Plentiful screenshots not only acquaint you with Office's revamped menus and dialog boxes, they also keep you on track each step of the way. Microsoft Office v. X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide shows you the most efficient ways to use Office apps together—you'll find timesaving tips sprinkled throughout. If you're upgrading to Office v. X, you can't afford not to have this book.
Microsoft Office v.X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
Peachpit Press, 2002
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