If you're like many people, you wouldn't dream of turning on your computer without also instantly (or almost instantly) launching at least one of the applications included in Microsoft Office. This task-based guide recognizes that and gets down to business fast, taking you step-by-step through all of the key features of the Microsoft Office 2004 suite for Mac OS X: Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Entourage 2004and MSN Messenger Version 4.0. If you're a beginning user, youll appreciate the friendly, visual approach to all of Offices word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, and email features. And if you're an Office veteran, youll relish the coverage of Office 2004's newest features (many of them exclusive to Macs): Compatibility Reports, which identify and correct discrepancies between different versions of Office documents (including Mac and Windows versions); Word's Notebook Layout View; Excel's Page Layout View; and much more.
Steve Schwartz has been a computer-industry writer since 1978, in which time he has written 40 books (including co-authoring Microsoft Office v.X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide) and published hundreds of feature articles and reviews for a variety of computer magazines.