This is a really first-rate book on Office 2000 that is straightforward enough for beginners yet possesses a breadth and depth which will keep the interest of advanced users. Wonderful graphics, well-written text, all the ingredients needed to capture and keep the attention of all those fortunate enough to read this book. This book provides all the ins and outs and tips and tricks of the other books without the tedious verbosity and mind-numbing attention to obscure details of interest to literally no one but the author. The authors that write those huge 2000 page tomes write as if they're being paid by the word. Thankfully, Ms. Maran doesn't fall prey to that particular temptation. Turn to this book when you've become thoroughly disgusted with the others, you won't be sorry.