Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 1: Office Nuts and Bolts
Chapter 1: Office Nuts and Bolts
In This Chapter
Introducing the Office applications
Running an Office application
Exploring the Office interface
Saving and auto-recovering your files
Opening and closing an Office file
Recording a file’s document properties
Clamping a password on a file
Chapter 1 is where you get your feet wet with Office 2013. Walk right to
the shore and sink your toes in the water. Don’t worry; I won’t push
you from behind.
In this chapter, you meet the Office applications and discover speed
techniques for opening applications and files. I show you around the Ribbon,
Quick Access toolbar, and other Office landmarks. I also show you how to
open files, save files, and clamp a password on a file.
A Survey of Office Applications
Office 2013, sometimes called the Microsoft Office Suite, is a collection of
computer applications. Why is it called Office? I think because the people
who invented it wanted to make software for completing tasks that need
doing in a typical office. When you hear someone talk about “Office” or
“Office software,” they’re talking about several different applications. Table
1-1 describes the Office applications.
Table 1-1
Office Applications
Application
Description
Word
A word processor for writing letters, reports, and so on. A
Word file is called a document (see Book II).
Excel
A number cruncher for performing numerical analyses. An
Excel file is called a workbook (see Book III).
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