Office 2013 The Missing Manual

Author: Nancy Conner
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449359430
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Genre: Computers

Microsoft Office is the most widely used productivity software in the world, but most people just know the basics. This helpful guide gets you started with the programs in Office 2013, and provides lots of power-user tips and tricks when you’re ready for more. You’ll learn about Office’s new templates and themes, touchscreen features, and other advances, including Excel’s Quick Analysis tool. The important stuff you need to know: Create professional-looking documents. Use Word to craft reports, newsletters, and brochures for the Web and desktop. Stay organized. Set up Outlook to track your email, contacts, appointments, and tasks. Work faster with Excel. Determine the best way to present your data with the new Quick Analysis tool. Make inspiring presentations. Build PowerPoint slideshows with video and audio clips, charts and graphs, and animations. Share your Access database. Design a custom database and let other people view it in their web browsers. Get to know the whole suite. Use other handy Office tools: Publisher, OneNote, and a full range of Office Web Apps. Create and share documents in the cloud. Upload and work with your Office files in Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

Office 2013 The Missing Manual

Author: Nancy Conner
Publisher: Pogue Press
ISBN: 1449357083
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Genre: Computers

Microsoft Office is the world's most popular productivity suite, but with its wide array of programs, it's hard to know where to start. This practical and entertaining guide not only gets you started with Office, it reveals all kinds of useful things you didn’t know the software could do—with plenty of power-user tips and tricks when you’re ready for more. You'll be creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and more in no time. The important stuff you need to know: Create professional-looking documents. Learn everything you need to know to craft beautiful Word documents. Stay organized. Keep track of your email, calendar, and contacts with Outlook. Crunch numbers with ease. Assemble data, make calculations, and summarize the results with Excel. Make eye-catching presentations. Build PowerPoint slideshows with video and audio clips, animations, and more. Build Access databases quickly. Make your data easy to find, sort, and manage. Manage your files more efficiently. Use the new Backstage view to quickly work with your Office files. Get to know the whole suite. Learn to use other handy Office tools: Publisher, OneNote, and Office Web Apps.

Microsoft Project 2007

Author: Bonnie Biafore
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596528362
Release Date: 2007-10-08
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to the project management tool covers such topics as estimating work time, setting up a project schedule, building a team, setting up a budget, tracking progress, evaluating performance, and reporting on projects.

Access 2013 The Missing Manual

Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449359478
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Computers

Unlock the secrets of Access 2013 and discover how to use your data in creative ways. With this book’s easy step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to build and maintain a full-featured database and even turn it into a web app. You also get tips and practices from the pros for good database design—ideal whether you’re using Access for business, school, or at home. The important stuff you need to know Build a database with ease. Organize and update lists, documents, catalogs, and other types of information. Create your own web app. Let your whole team work on a database in the cloud. Share your database on a network. Link your Access database to SQL Server or SharePoint. Customize the interface. Make data entry a breeze by building your own templates Find what you need fast. Search, sort, and summarize huge amounts of data in minutes. Put your info to use. Turn raw info into well-formatted printed reports. Dive into Access programming. Automate complex tasks and solve common challenges.

Microsoft Project 2013 The Missing Manual

Author: Bonnie Biafore
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449357924
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Computers

Get up to speed on Microsoft Project 2013 and learn how to manage projects large and small. This crystal-clear book not only guides you step-by-step through Project 2013’s new features, it also gives you real-world guidance: how to prep a project before touching your PC, and which Project tools will keep you on target. With this Missing Manual, you’ll go from project manager to Project master. The important stuff you need to know Learn Project 2013 inside out. Get hands-on instructions for the Standard and Professional editions. Start with a project management primer. Discover what it takes to handle a project successfully. Build and refine your plan. Put together your team, schedule, and budget. Achieve the results you want. Build realistic schedules with Project, and learn how to keep costs under control. Track your progress. Measure your performance, make course corrections, and manage changes. Create attractive reports. Communicate clearly to stakeholders and team members using charts, tables, and dashboards. Use Project’s power tools. Customize Project’s features and views, and transfer info via the cloud, using Microsoft SkyDrive.

Excel 2013

Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 144935727X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

Offering an updated overview of the latest version of the spreadsheet program, a manual covers the entire gamut of how to build spreadsheets, add and format information, print reports, create charts and graphics, and use basic formulas and functions.

QuickBase The Missing Manual

Author: Nancy Conner
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596554583
Release Date: 2007-03-21
Genre: Computers

Ready to put Intuit's QuickBase to work? Our new Missing Manual shows you how to capture, modify, share, and manage data and documents with this web-based data-sharing program quickly and easily. No longer do you have to coordinate your team through a blizzard of emails or play frustrating games of "guess which document is the right one." QuickBase saves your organization time and money, letting you manage and share the information that makes your business tick: sales figures, project timelines, drafts of documents, purchase or work requests--whatever information you need to keep business flowing smoothly. QuickBase: The Missing Manual shows you how to choose among QuickBase's dozens of ready-made applications (mini-databases, essentially) and how to customize one to fit your needs exactly. You'll also learn to assign people different roles within the application. The guide also shows you how to: Capture and modify data: Whatever kind of data you need to store--sales leads, catalog listings, project milestones, workflow checklists--you can use QuickBase's forms to record and organize that data so it makes sense to you. Filter, sort, and group data: Easily find the records that match your criteria, and then sort those records into groups that make their relationships clear. Display your data: QuickBase uses different views (Table, Grid Edit, Summary/Crosstab, Calendar, Chart, and Timeline) to display and summarize data. Switching between them is easy, like taking tasks listed in a table and displaying them as a timeline. Create reports: Print out a hard copy, embed charts in the annual report, or email this month's sales numbers. Because Intuit frequently introduces new features to QuickBase, you'll find updates to this book at our Missing Manual web site so you can benefit from the latest technology and user suggestions right away.

Photoshop CC The Missing Manual

Author: Lesa Snider
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449342371
Release Date: 2013-06-24
Genre: Computers

Photoshop CC is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop as easy as possible by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you’ll delve deep into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical editing advice you can use every day. The important stuff you need to know: Learn your way around. Take a tour of Photoshop’s workspace and learn how to customize it. Unlock the magic. Use layers, masks, and Smart Objects to safely edit your images. Perfect your photos. Learn techniques for cropping, color-correcting, retouching, and combining photos. Master color. Drain, change, and add color; create gorgeous black-and-whites, partial-color effects, and duotones. Be artistic. Create illustrations, paintings, and pro-level text; use filters effectively, edit video, and create 3D art. Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print, presentations, and the Web. Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.

HTML5 The Missing Manual

Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449373443
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Computers

HTML5 is more than a markup language—it’s a collection of several independent web standards. Fortunately, this expanded guide covers everything you need in one convenient place. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world examples, HTML5: The Missing Manual shows you how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic graphics, geolocation, offline features, and responsive layouts for mobile devices. The important stuff you need to know: Structure web pages more effectively. Learn how HTML5 helps web design tools and search engines work smarter. Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser. Create stunning visuals with Canvas. Draw shapes, pictures, and text; play animations; and run interactive games. Jazz up your pages with CSS3. Add fancy fonts and eye-catching effects with transitions and animation. Design better web forms. Collect information from visitors more efficiently with HTML5 form elements. Build it once, run it everywhere. Use responsive design to make your site look good on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Include rich desktop features. Build self-sufficient web apps that work offline and store the data users need.

Google Apps The Missing Manual

Author: Nancy Conner
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596551766
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Genre: Computers

Among its many amazing applications, Google now has web-based alternatives to many of the applications in Microsoft Office. This comprehensive and easy-to-follow new book enables you to explore Google's new office applications in detail. Once you do, you'll be in good company -- more than 100,000 small businesses and some corporations are already looking to take advantage of these free Google offerings. Google Apps: The Missing Manual teaches you how to use three relatively new applications from Google: "Docs and Spreadsheets", which provide many of the same core tools that you find in Word and Excel; and Google Calendar and Gmail, the applications that offer an alternative to Outlook. This book demonstrates how these applications together can ease your ability to collaborate with others, and allow you access to your documents, mail and appointments from any computer at any location. Of course, as remarkable as these applications are, Google's office suite is definitely a work-in-progress. Navigating what you can and can't do and -- more importantly -- understanding how to do it isn't always easy. And good luck finding enough help online. Google Apps: The Missing Manual is the one book you need to get the most out of this increasingly useful part of the Google empire. This book: Explains how to create, save and share each of Google's web-based office applications Offers separate sections for Docs and Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, and Gmail Demonstrates how to use these applications in conjunction with one another Gives you crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations that will satisfy users of all technical levels Many of you already use Gmail, but do you know its full potential? Do you know how you can increase its power by using Gmail with Doc and Spreadsheets and Google Calendar? You'll find out with Google Apps: The Missing Manual. You'll also come to understand why large corporations such as General Electric and Proctor & Gamble are taking a long, hard look at these applications.

CSS The Missing Manual

Author: David Sawyer McFarland
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449379490
Release Date: 2009-08-21
Genre: Computers

Cascading Style Sheets can turn humdrum websites into highly-functional, professional-looking destinations, but many designers merely treat CSS as window-dressing to spruce up their site's appearance. You can tap into the real power of this tool with CSS: The Missing Manual. This second edition combines crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and dozens of step-by-step tutorials to show you how to design sites with CSS that work consistently across browsers. Witty and entertaining, this second edition gives you up-to-the-minute pro techniques. You'll learn how to: Create HTML that's simpler, uses less code, is search-engine friendly, and works well with CSS Style text by changing fonts, colors, font sizes, and adding borders Turn simple HTML links into complex and attractive navigation bars -- complete with rollover effects Create effective photo galleries and special effects, including drop shadows Get up to speed on CSS 3 properties that work in the latest browser versions Build complex layouts using CSS, including multi-column designs Style web pages for printing With CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, you'll find all-new online tutorial pages, expanded CSS 3 coverage, and broad support for Firebox, Safari, and other major web browsers, including Internet Explorer 8. Learn how to use CSS effectively to build new websites, or refurbish old sites that are due for an upgrade.

QuickBooks 2013 The Missing Manual

Author: Bonnie Biafore
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449316112
Release Date: 2012-10-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Explains how to use QuickBooks to set-up and manage bookkeeping systems, track invoices, pay bills, manage payroll, generate reports, and determine job costs.

Microsoft Project 2013 The Missing Manual

Author: Bonnie Biafore
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449357948
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Computers

Get up to speed on Microsoft Project 2013 and learn how to manage projects large and small. This crystal-clear book not only guides you step-by-step through Project 2013’s new features, it also gives you real-world guidance: how to prep a project before touching your PC, and which Project tools will keep you on target. With this Missing Manual, you’ll go from project manager to Project master. The important stuff you need to know Learn Project 2013 inside out. Get hands-on instructions for the Standard and Professional editions. Start with a project management primer. Discover what it takes to handle a project successfully. Build and refine your plan. Put together your team, schedule, and budget. Achieve the results you want. Build realistic schedules with Project, and learn how to keep costs under control. Track your progress. Measure your performance, make course corrections, and manage changes. Create attractive reports. Communicate clearly to stakeholders and team members using charts, tables, and dashboards. Use Project’s power tools. Customize Project’s features and views, and transfer info via the cloud, using Microsoft SkyDrive.

OS X Mavericks The Missing Manual

Author: David Pogue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449372903
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Computers

What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Its 200 new features include Mac versions of iPad goodies like Maps, iBooks, and iTunes Radio—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 11 years straight. The important stuff you need to know: Big-ticket changes. Finder tabs. Finder tags. App Nap. iCloud Keychain. iTunes Radio. Maps. iBooks. Automatic app updating. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it. Nips and tucks. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Calendar, Notification Center,Messages, Time Machine… Shortcuts. Meet the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power users. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X’s Unix chassis—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear. There’s something new on practically every page of this edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them.

Galaxy S4 The Missing Manual

Author: Preston Gralla
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449373405
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Computers

Galaxy S4 is amazing right out of the box, but if you want to get the most of out your S4 or S4 Mini, start here. With clear instructions and savvy advice from technology expert Preston Gralla, you’ll learn how to go online, play games, listen to music, watch movies & TV, monitor your health, and answer calls with a wave of your hand. The important stuff you need to know: Be connected. Browse the Web, manage email, and download apps through WiFi or S4’s 3G/4G network. Navigate without touch. Use Air Gestures with your hand, or scroll with your eyes using Smart Screen. Find new ways to link up. Chat, videochat, and add photos, video, or entire slideshows to text messages. Get together with Group Play. Play games or share pictures, documents, and music with others nearby. Create amazing images. Shoot and edit photos and videos—and combine images from the front and back cameras. Keep music in the cloud. Use Google Play Music to store and access tunes. Check your schedule. Sync the S4 with your Google and Outlook calendars.