Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Part I: Getting to Know Microsoft Office 2010
In this part . . .
If you’re already familiar with an earlier version of
Microsoft Office, then staring at the bizarre
appearance of today’s Microsoft Office 2010 might feel foreign
and alienating. However, after you get over your initial
fear or hesitation about Microsoft Office 2010, you’ll soon
find that there’s actually an elegance behind its seemingly
chaotic appearance.
Since you can’t really use Microsoft Office 2010 without
knowing how to find the commands you need to make the
program do what you want, this part of the book gently
introduces you to the basics of using all of its programs.
You’ll learn how to create, edit, add, and delete text and
pictures. More importantly, you’ll also learn how to
modify pictures within each program. If you have pictures
captured from a digital camera, Microsoft Office 2010 makes it
easier than ever to add those pictures in your documents
and modify them for corrective or artistic purposes.
This part of the book also introduces you to the strange
new Ribbon user interface. If you’re already familiar with
Microsoft Office 2007, you’ll find that the Ribbon interface
has gone through minor modifications. However, if you’re
more familiar with older versions of Microsoft Office
(2003/XP/2000/97), then you might wonder where all the
pull-down menus have gone.
Relax. This part of the book is where you can learn how to
decipher all icons and commands buried on the Ribbon
interface. You’ll learn how to tell what various icons do
and what kind of information they can show you. Of
course, you’ll also learn how to see all your options and
learn how to find the command you want and accomplish
a specific task in the shortest amount of time possible.
While this book can guide you into mastering Microsoft
Office 2010, it can’t provide all the answers. To get the
answers that you need, this part of the book will also
show you how to browse and search through Microsoft
Office’s own help system.
Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to
understanding and feeling comfortable using Microsoft Office
2010. At that point, you can start using your favorite
program and get something useful done.
 
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