Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Starting Office Programs
Integrating Office Programs
One of the main advantages of Office is integration , the ability to share information
between programs. Integration ensures consistency and accuracy, and it saves time
because you don’t have to re-enter the same information in several Office programs.
The staff at Delmar Office Supplies uses the integration features of Office daily, including
the following examples:
• The accounting department created an Excel bar chart on the previous two years’
fourth-quarter results, which they inserted into the quarterly financial report created in
Word. They included a hyperlink in the Word report that employees can click to open
the Excel workbook and view the original data.
• The operations department included an Excel pie chart of sales percentages by divisions
of Delmar Office Supplies on a PowerPoint slide, which is part of a presentation to
• The marketing department produced a mailing to promote the company’s newest prod-
ucts by combining a form letter created in Word with an Access database that stores the
names and addresses of customers.
• A sales representative wrote a letter in Word about a sales incentive program and merged
the letter with an Outlook contact list containing the names and addresses of his cus-
These are just a few examples of how you can take information from one Office program
and integrate it into another.
Starting Office Programs
You can start any Office program by clicking the Start button on the Windows taskbar, and
then selecting the program you want from the All Programs menu. Once the program
starts, you can immediately begin to create new files or work with existing ones. If you
or another user has recently used one of the Office programs, then that program might
appear on the most frequently used programs list on the left side of the Start menu. You
can click the program name to start the program.
Starting Office Programs
Reference Window
Click the Start button on the taskbar.
Point to All Programs.
Point to Microsoft Office.
Click the name of the program you want to start.
Click the name of the program you want to start on the most frequently used programs
list on the left side of the Start menu.
You’ll start Excel using the Start button.
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