The No Stress Tech Guide To
Microsoft Works 8 & 8.5

Tolana Publishing

By Dr. Indera E. Murphy
Revised Edition December 2007
ISBN-10: 0-9773912-1-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-9773912-1-9
LCCN: 2006903008

332 Pages
Price $43.99 US


What's Covered

Table Of Contents
Sample Chapter
Errata



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Overview
The fastest and easiest way to overcome an obstacle is to have someone who has been there, to be by your side every step of the way. That is the purpose of this book - to be by your side every step of the way through learning Microsoft Works 8 & 8.5. The No Stress Tech Guide To Microsoft Works 8 & 8.5 will lead the novice and intermediate user through the features and applications that are part of Works 8 & 8.5, which will take your skills to the next level. This book is not for advanced or power users. After completing the exercises in this book, you will be a Works 8 or 8.5 power user!

A hands-on approach is usually the best way to learn most things in life. This book is a visual guide, that has over 640 screen shots that practically eliminate the guess work, which lets you know that you are doing the steps correctly. There are time saving tips, advice and humor to help you get the most out of Works 8 or 8.5.

The table of contents takes the HOW TO approach, which makes it easier to find exactly what you are looking for. At the end of each lesson is a "Test Your Skills" section to further ensure that you are learning the topics that are covered. The exercises in this section allow you to practice what you learned in the lesson. This book will guide you through the highways of Microsoft Works and get you up to speed. Differences between this version and the prior version will also be pointed out, in case you upgraded from the previous version of Works.

Microsoft Works 8 & 8.5 is an integrated software package that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and other tools. This book is divided into 5 sections - Works Overview, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Organization.

What's Covered . . . .

Section 1 provides an overview of the entire Microsoft Works 8 & 8.5 software package. The features of each application in Works is discussed to help you get acquainted with the terminology. You will also learn how to use the templates that come with Works.

Section 2 covers the Word Processor. You will learn how to create and edit letters and other documents, how to create templates, set up a mail merge, design a newsletter and create a Table of Contents.

Section 3 covers Spreadsheets. You will modify existing spreadsheets and create new spreadsheets. You will learn how to format spreadsheets by changing column widths, adding borders and shading, headers and footers, protect data, add formulas, use functions, and create several types of charts.

Section 4 covers Databases. You will create databases, learn how to sort records, design a data entry form, create and use filters, convert data to a spreadsheet and create reports.

Section 5 covers the Calendar and Project Organizer. These tools will help you manage your day and keep all of your work organized.

Table Of Contents

Lesson 1 - Introduction To Works 8 & 8.5
Lesson 2 - Getting Started
Lesson 3 - Templates
Lesson 4 - Word Processing Basics
Lesson 5 - Headers, Footers And Other Features
Lesson 6 - Tables Of Contents, Templates And Hyperlinks
Lesson 7 - Mail Merge, Labels And Envelopes
Lesson 8 - Advanced Word Processing Features
Lesson 9 - Spreadsheet Basics
Lesson 10 - Formulas And Functions
Lesson 11 - Spreadsheet Formatting Techniques
Lesson 12 - Chart Basics
Lesson 13 - More Charts
Lesson 14 - Database Basics
Lesson 15 - Database Sorting, Filters And Formulas
Lesson 16 - Database Report Basics
Lesson 17 - Advances Report Techniques
Lesson 18 - The Calendar
Lesson 19 - The Project Organizer




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