This book is for users of Office 2010 who want to get to the heart of the program without wasting time. Don’t look in this book to find out how the different programs in the Office suite work. Look in this book to find out how you can get your work done better and faster with these programs.
I show you everything you need to make the most of the different Office programs. On the way, you have a laugh or two. No matter how much or how little skill you bring to the table, the guidance of this book will make you a better, more proficient, more confident user of the Office programs.
Conventions Used in This Book
I want you to understand all the instructions in this book, and in that spirit, I’ve adopted a few conventions.
Where you see boldface letters or numbers in this book, it means to type the letters or numbers. For example, “Enter 25 in the Percentage text box” means to do exactly that: Enter the number 25.
Sometimes two tabs on the Ribbon have the same name. To distinguish tabs with the same name from one another, I sometimes include one tab’s “Tools” heading in parentheses if there could be confusion about which tab
I’m referring to. In PowerPoint, for example, when you see the words “(Table Tools) Design tab,” I’m referring to the Design tab for creating tables, not the Design tab for changing a slide’s appearance. (Book I, Chapter 1 describes the Ribbon and the tabs in detail.)
To show you how to step through command sequences, I use the O symbol. For example, on the Home tab in Word, you can click the Change Styles button and choose Style SetODistinctive to change the look of a document. The O symbol is just a shorthand method of saying “Choose Style Set and then choose Distinctive.”
To give most commands, you can press combinations of keys. For example, pressing Ctrl+S saves the file you’re working on. In other words, you can hold down the Ctrl key and press the S key to save a file. Where you see Ctrl+, Alt+, or Shift+ and a key name or key names, press the keys simultaneously.
Yet another way to give a command is to click a button. When I tell you to click a button, you see a small illustration of the button in the margin of this book (unless the button is too large to fit in the margin). The button shown here is the Save button, the one you can click to save a file.
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