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Introduction to Computers with MS-Office 2000

By Alexis Leon & Mathews Leon, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Microsoft's Office 2000 is suite of applications aimed at improving human productivity whether it is at the office or in the home. The Office 2000 suite contains a set of seamlessly integrated applications that will help you become more productive and efficient in most of your day-to-day activities-may it be organizing your calendar, sending and receiving e-mails, composing a letter, creating a letterhead or visiting card, designing and publishing a newsletter or even creating and publishing your web site. Office 2000 suite contains a set of very powerful, popular and easy-to-use applications that can make your life a lot easier. It contains the world's most popular word processor (Word 2000), electronic spreadsheet (Excel 2000) and Internet browser (Internet Explorer). It also contains an excellent presentation software (PowerPoint 2000), a full-fledged relational database management system (Access 2000), a very efficient organizer cum e-mail client (Outlook 2000), a wonderful publishing software (Publisher 2000), a graphics package (PhotoDraw 2000), an award winning Web site creation tool (FrontPage 2000) and a set of small business tools. If one knows how to use these tools, then he/she can save a lot of time, effort and money and can be more productive and efficient.

Introduction to Computers with MS-Office 2000 is written for all who want to learn about computers and the most popular productivity improvement tools mentioned above-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, PhotoDraw, Internet Explorer and so on. This book is written in a step-by-step style so as to make the learning of the packages as easy as possible. Since the book is divided into sections you don't need to read the book from cover to cover. If you are new to computers, read the first sections on computers, Windows and Office 2000 and then you can move straight to the package you want to learn first.

The book uses a single example, that of a book store, to explain how each package in the Office 2000 suite could be used to accomplish the various tasks that one will have to perform--whether he/she is working for a big organization, running a small business or using the computer for personal purposes. We have tried to make the learning process easy by providing a lot of screen shots, real life examples, exercises, and so on. We hope that you will find this book very useful and will help you become more productive.