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  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (May 12 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470270322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470270325
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #491,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Packed with the latest Office tricks and tips

Create beautiful documents, crunch numbers and data, and make your slide shows sing

It's a suite deal — documents, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail, and calendars, all in Office 2008 for Mac. Learn how to create cool-looking newsletters, build spreadsheets and charts, design a presentation with pizzazz, and organize life with your address book, calendar, and e-mail.

Discover how to:

  • Install and update Office 2008

  • Create documents using templates, tables, and graphics

  • Add images, sound, and movies to a slide show

  • Enter, format, sort, and filter data in cells

  • Send and receive e-mail

About the Author

Bob LeVitus is considered one of the world's leading authorities on all things Mac. He pens the popular "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle every Tuesday and is a columnist for The Mac Observer.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By seaside gal on May 12 2011
Format: Paperback
Has not been much help to me at all, too much lose information that is a drag to read through. I would not recommend this book. I was looking for more specific help with very basic office issues, such as arranging folders, deleting and organizing this information. I did not find any of this in the book, or if it is there it is not very easy to access therefore not helpful.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Don't be a Dummie and Buy It Jan. 20 2008
By Leslie Curtis - Published on
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I am a first time Mac owner, and I thought this would be just what I needed. IF the author spent less time on being cute, and more on being informative, it might work. There were so many things that were barely touched on including "Mail" that if you are a first time Mac user this book does little to make you feel comfortable with it. Spend a few more dollars and get the "The Missing Manual Leopard Edition. David Pogue takes up almost 900 pages to explain what you need to know as opposed to "Dummies" 450 pages.
39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
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Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

As in the past "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has written a basic, yet thorough, introduction to this latest version of OS X. Not only does it contain well organized information, but it is fun to read. Each section has clear instructions that are easy to follow when read through as a unit. My one reservation is that the index is not as complete as I would like. The "Dummies" books all add on the cover: "A Reference for the Rest of Us!". I find that topics that are actually available in the book are not in the index when one tries to look them up. With a better index this would be a much better reference.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Office 2008 for Dummies June 25 2008
By Robert C. Westerfeldt - Published on
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I found that the "Dummy" books were very helpful with my old Mac/Office software, and l purchased this book on that basis. So far, it has been most helpful on my iMac/Office 2008 setup, clarifying procedures and capabilities, and helping me in understanding the systems. I recommend it.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Macs 4 Me Jan. 21 2009
By M. Jones - Published on
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Ok. I bought the book before I bought Office 2008. I use the book for a cheat sheet for my Entourage. Yes I had to get rid of Outlook. Good read with a sense of humor. If you love to learn the little things, tips, etc. this is the book for you.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
A Great Reference Oct. 6 2009
By Carlene Brown - Published on
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"Office 2008 for Mac: for Dummies" was written by Bob Levitus, the well-known Mac expert often referred to as Dr. Mac. In describing the book he states "I don't think you're dumb - quite the opposite! My second choice for this book's title was 'Office 2008 for Mac For People Smart Enough to Know They Need Help With It'.

Mr. Levitus writes in straight-forward, everyday language, avoiding the technical jargon that causes most of us to roll our eyes and sends our brains into panic mode. The book is full of information and advice covering all the things you need to know about Office 2008 for Mac and includes timesaving tips, tricks, techniques, and step-by-step instructions with a bit of humor added.

"Office 2008 for Mac: for Dummies" is a good reference for both the first time Office user and the experienced Office user. Part 1 starts with the very basics, describing the three Office versions available to purchase, how to install them, and how to set them up. Then looks at the features that work the same in all four of the applications.

The book is then divided into specialized sections, one for each of the applications included in Office 2008 for Mac, starting with the most popular application, Microsoft Word. The author begins with very basic information explaining what a word processor is and does and continues on through all the procedures, tools and elements used in Word to help the reader master the use of the application. This section ends with subjects such as creating a Table of Contents, using the collaboration features, and how to create web pages.

Mr. LeVitus uses this same format in introducing each of the other Office 2008 applications, Power Point, Excel, and Entourage. He begins with an overview and a definition of what the product is and how it is used. Then covers the basics of the software so you understand the procedures necessary to use it and continues on with well explained how-tos for each of the tools and elements. Each section ends exploring some of the more advanced features of the application.

Office 2008 for Mac is my first experience with the Office products. I've used Macs for over fifteen years, but had never ventured into Microsoft Office till now. Consequently, this book, "Office 2008 for Mac: for Dummies", provides a great learning tool for me. The information is well written and easy to follow. The step-by-step instructions make it easy to understand and to try the procedure that is being explained. The book includes graphics on most every page that clarify the topics being discussed. Even though it is a computer instruction book, it is written in such an interesting manner that it is not boring. There is enough humor written into the book to cause you to smile as you read through the pages of useful instructions and information.

"Office 2008 for Mac: for Dummies: is an ideal reference even for experienced Office users. Besides the basics it covers what's new in Office 2008 for Mac, many tips and hints that make your Office experience easier and quicker, plus many how-tos for the advanced features. Both the Table of Contents and Index are well defined making it easy to find the topic or feature you are researching.

If you have procedural questions or want to get the most from your Office 2008 products I think you will find the answers and tips that will enable you to gain control of the Office suite of applications in "Office 2008 for Mac: for Dummies".