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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies

Geetesh Bajaj, Jim Gordon

ISBN: 978-0-470-55403-6 September 2009 840 Pages


The perfect companion for taking the Microsoft Office suite to the Mac!

So you finally got a Mac, but you’re not looking forward to figuring out how Office works in a different environment? No worries! All you need is Microsoft Office 2008 For Mac All-in-One For Dummies to learn the fundamentals of Office 2008. With six books in one, it shows you how to use every Office 2008 for Mac application, so you can start getting things done right away.

Written by Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Office 2008 For Mac All-in-One For Dummies provides a user-friendly guide on how to master all the programs: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Entourage. This book explores ways to:

  • Use the new galleries to find features, formats, wizards, templates, and recently used files
  • Create your own templates on Excel and open Web pages in HTML format
  • Take advantage of PowerPoint by adding animation to your slides, inserting music from your iTunes library, and fine-tuning the timing
  • Organize your schedule on My Day, handle contacts and e-mail, and manage a database—all through Entourage
  • Manage projects of all sizes on the Project Center
  • Use all the applications together, and to their full potential

With this all-in-one reference, you’ll become an expert on sharing files with Windows users, integrating Office 2008 with iLife and other Mac applications, and working with Office and Web 2.0, as well as other common business tasks. This book makes it that easy!


Book I: Introducing Office 2008.

Chapter 1: Oscillating in the Offi ce 2008 World.

Chapter 2: Project Gallery — The Natural Starting Point.

Chapter 3: Menus and Toolbars.

Chapter 4: Busting Out Your Toolbox.

Chapter 5: Graphing, Drawing, and Making Art.

Chapter 6: Common Tools That Make Your Life Easier.

Chapter 7: Getting Help!

Book II: Word 2008.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Word’s Interface.

Chapter 2: An Open and Shut Case.

Chapter 3: Working with Text, Words, and Paragraphs.

Chapter 4: Reviewing and Proofi ng with Word.

Chapter 5: Making Great Tables and Charts.

Chapter 6: Saving Time in Word.

Chapter 7: Advanced Word Stuff.

Chapter 8: Printing for Posterity.

Book III: Excel 2008.

Chapter 1: Working Every Day in Excel.

Chapter 2: Operating Inside the Workbook.

Chapter 3: Formatting and Collaborating in Excel.

Chapter 4: Controlling Excel.

Chapter 5: Heavenly Charting.

Chapter 6: Becoming Versatile with Excel.

Chapter 7: Being Intelligent with Data.

Chapter 8: Printing from Excel.

Book IV: PowerPoint 2008.

Chapter 1: Revealing PowerPoint.

Chapter 2: Open Sesame and Shut Sesame.

Chapter 3: Working with the Whole Show.

Chapter 4: Mastering the Masters.

Chapter 5: Proofi ng the Presentation.

Chapter 6: Adding Text, Pictures, Tables, and Charts.

Chapter 7: Applying Animation.

Chapter 8: Presenting Sounds and Movies.

Chapter 9: Printing and Sharing Presentations.

Book V: Entourage 2008.

Chapter 1: Introducing Entourage: Seven Applications in One.

Chapter 2: Welcome to the Setup Assistant.

Chapter 3: Mastering Mail.

Chapter 4: Your Mail Rules and Newsgroups.

Chapter 5: Personalizing Your PIM.

Chapter 6: Crafting Your Calendar.

Chapter 7: Keeping Track of Your Day.

Book VI: Entourage’s Project Center.

Chapter 1: Creating New Projects.

Chapter 2: Overviewing and Sharing Projects.

Chapter 3: Keeping on Schedule.

Chapter 4: Managing More Project Details.


Bonus Chapter 1
Bonus Chapter 2