Office 2013: the real startup guide

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Our famous guide to Office, saving money, install and new features. Now for Office 2013.

Many of you figured it was coming and now it’s here … Office 2013: the real startup guide is available now.

“Things you need to know that Microsoft won’t tell you: saving money, installing, configuring and using Office 2013”

Only $9.95 –get it now

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We’ll give you information that Microsoft doesn’t provide ‘up front’ so that you can make a properly informed purchase, installation and configuration of Office 2013.

Buying – the big change in Office 2013 is the way it’s sold. You can still buy Office 2013 ‘off the shelf’ but it costs more and you get a lot less than in the past.

Install – there are things that you should do to make your Office install more stable and efficient.

64-bit– Office 2013 has special considerations, which we look at in detail.

Configure – Microsoft chooses the original settings based on what they think people want and, occasionally, some marketing agenda.This book suggests easy changes to make.

New and changed – an in-depth look at some of the new and changed Office 2013 features.

Word – you can now edit PDF files, insert online video and design tables more easily.Reading mode and Reviewing have improvements

Outlook has an easier way to reply to messages with inline messaging. Quick Peeklets you quickly view contacts and appointments without totally switching windows. At least, you canre-order folders!

Excel – Flash Fill and Quick Analysis plus much easier ways to choose Charts and PivotTables. Also welcome additions like proper multiple windows and animations.Naturally there’s new functions including a way to grab XML data without code.

PowerPoint now has widescreen slides. Smart Guides are really clever helpers for positioning objects. Merge shapes to create your own.Color matching lets you get your colors exactly right.Video/audio formats have changed and there’s better Comments .

Office 2013: the real startup guide applies to all versions of Office 2013 including:

  • Office 365 Home Premium
  • Office 365 University
  • Home and Student edition
  • Home and Business edition
  • Professional edition

Around 240 pages, full color, fully updated, with discounts for subscribers.


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