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ISBN-13: 978-0321534002
ISBN-10: 032153400X
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Steve Schwart z has been a computer industry writer for more than 25 years and has written hundreds of articles for major computer magazines, including Macworl d, PC Worl d, and Computerwor ld. He is also the author of more than 50 books on computer and game topics, including Visual QuickStart Guide s on Microsoft Office 2004 for Macintosh and Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows. Some of Steve's other Vis ual QuickSta rt and QuickProject guides cover these Microsoft programs: Access, Internet Explorer, Picture It!, Digital Image Suite, and Entourage. Steve has a Ph.D. In psychology and lives in the fictional town of Lizard Spit, Arizona. He can be reached via his Web site: www.siliconwasteland.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (March 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 032153400X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321534002
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,037,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A professional computer-industry writer and author for more than 30 years, Dr. Steven Schwartz has written more than 70 books on technology, computer, and game topics. In recent years, he has specialized in smart phones, Microsoft Office and other Microsoft products, and FileMaker Pro. He pioneered the game book industry, writing the first trade paperbacks for Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and Super Nintendo games, as well as many official, authorized guides for video and computer games. His writing credits include 15 years for Macworld, as well as many other popular publications, such as PC World and Computerworld.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Marya on September 15, 2008
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Microsoft has outdone itself yet again. Both the 2007 Office for PC and the 2008 Office for Mac have unraveled much of what was good, clear, intuitive, and simple in the earlier versions and tangled it all up into arcane and hidden "toolboxes". For example, in Word, I had to look up ( ! ) how to change margins -- 'Page setup' just doesn't do it any more. Same for headers and footers -- the problem there was to look up how to get out of them. Unbelievable. And this is, thank God, for a Mac -- I can't even imagine dealing with Office 2007 AND Vista at the same time! God. I need an aspirin just thinking about it. So this manual is absolutely necessary if you want to write a document and actually have some control over formatting. I don't use Excel but I hear tell the new respective versions are also completely screwed up -- er, I mean, 'improved.' And, needless to say, don't even try to use the 'Help' menu -- completely useless. The manual is a must. Don't 'upgrade' without it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Eng on June 12, 2009
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Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

I was looking for a book that was easy to find answers to my questions, and this was an excellent choice. I don't like plowing through paragraphs of information. I prefer visuals and step by step instructions. It's a fabulous resource.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Paul Hammond on September 28, 2009
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I am fairly comfortable in the basic use of Word on my old PC. This book helps me to make the transition to Word on MAC. It could have more details in some of the more advanced uses of Word,but perhaps I need lessons for these rather than the written word. Of those books and manuals I looked at in the bookstore, before ordering from Amazon, this book seems to be the best buy and easiest to use.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Greenbaum VINE VOICE on November 28, 2009
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Microsoft Office 2008 is overloaded with tons of useless features which make the program slow, complex, and bloated. "Microsoft Office 2008 Quick Start Guide" matches Office's complexity. This 500-plus page tome is a comprehensive guide to many of Microsoft Office 2008's major features.

Unfortunately, this is not a typical "Visual Quickstart Guide." One would not get a Quickstart, because probably it's hard to quickly start the digital equivalent of an oil tanker. Beginners to Microsoft Office will find this guide completely overwhelming and would be overwhelmed by all that Microsoft Office 2008 can do.

The author breaks up Office into its core components: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Entourage, and the integration of those applications. Unfortunately he covers almost all the major features which is completely unnecessary for a Quickstart guide. For example, how often do people use the Notebook view in Word or the Newsgroups function in Entourage? Similar to Office itself, adding in all these extras makes it harder for the user, or in this case reader, to find the basic functions of the program they need. This book could have easily been half the size and the reader would have understood most of what they need to know about Office.

The text was easy to understand for those functions the author was describing but there was a distinct lack of the common Visual Quickstart Guide screenshots and visual enhancements. The book was extremely text heavy and dense because of this. For a intermediate user trying to look up how to create a stock chart or brushing up on mail merging, this is a good manual. Beginning users will be overwhelmed with the comprehensiveness of it all.

Pros: Covers a vast majority of functions in the Microsoft Office 2008 Suite.
Cons: A vast majority of functions in the Microsoft Office 2008 Suite are unnecessary and overwhelming, just like this book
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