We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Step by Step has been shipped to the printer! This book will be available for purchase in July, but if you have a subscription to Safari Books Online, you can start reading it as early as next week.
Part 1 Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
1 Explore Office 2010
2 Work with Files
Part 2 Microsoft Word 2010
3 Edit and Proofread Text
4 Change the Look of Text
5 Organize Information in Columns and Tables
6 Add Simple Graphic Elements
7 Preview, Print, and Distribute Documents
Part 3 Microsoft Excel 2010
8 Set Up a Workbook
9 Work with Data and Excel Tables
10 Perform Calculations on Data
11 Change Workbook Appearance
12 Focus on Specific Data by Using Filters
Part 4 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
13 Work with Slides
14 Work with Slide Text
15 Format Slides
16 Add Simple Visual Enhancements
17 Review and Deliver Presentations
Part 5 Microsoft OneNote 2010
18 Explore OneNote 2010
19 Create and Configure Notebooks
20 Create and Organize Notes
Introducing Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 is a comprehensive system of programs, servers, services, and solutions, including a dozen desktop productivity programs that you can install on your computer, and four new online program versions. To meet the varying needs of individuals and organizations, Microsoft offers five different Office 2010 software suites, each consisting of a different subset of programs. The following table identifies the programs available in each of the software suites:
|Office Home and Student 2010||Office Home and Business 2010||Office Standard 2010||Office Professional 2010||Office Professional Plus 2010|
|Office Web Apps||YES||YES|
Office Standard and Office Professional Plus are available only to volume licensing subscribers. The Office Web Apps, which are available with Office Standard and Office Professional Plus, and available to the general public through Windows Live, are online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. You can store documents online and work with them from within any Web browser window by using the Office Web Apps.
This book provides instructional material for the following programs, which together form the Office Home and Student 2010 software suite:
● Microsoft Word 2010 A word-processing program with which you can quickly and efficiently author and format documents.
● Microsoft Excel 2010 A spreadsheet program with which you can analyze, communicate, and manage information.
● Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 A program with which you can develop and present dynamic, professional-looking presentations.
● Microsoft OneNote 2010 A digital notebook program in which you can collect and organize many types of electronic information, and quickly locate information when you need it.
The information in this book applies to these programs in all the software suites. If you have a software suite other than Office Home and Student, or if you installed one or more of these programs independently of a software suite, this is the right book for you.
Desktop computing proficiency is increasingly important in today’s business world. When screening, hiring, and training employees, more employers are relying on the objectivity and consistency of technology certification to ensure the competence of their workforce. As an employee or job seeker, you can use technology certification to prove that you already have the skills you need to succeed. A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is an individual
who has demonstrated worldwide skill standards through a certification exam in one or more of the Office 2010 programs, including Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, or Word. To learn more about the MOS program, visit the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification page.
Let’s Get Started!
Office 2010 includes new features, new functionality, and an easy-to-use interface intended to streamline your computing experience and make it easier to learn new programs. We’re excited to bring you this glimpse into the inner workings of selected features in the core Office programs. We’ll start with the basics and work into the most interesting and necessary features of each program. If you are an experienced Office user, you can skim Chapter 1, “Explore Office 2010,” skip Chapter 2, “Work with Files,” and jump right into the program-specific chapters.