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    Office 2003 Books (Windows XP Home; Ver. 5.1, SP1)

    Hi. Before loading Office 2003 (technology upgrade from XP), I'd like to purchase a good book that would serve as support and reference. My techno savvy level is low to medium.

    For Windows XP, loungers advised David Progue's "The Missing Manual" and it is great. I also had purchased Woody's Timesaving Techniques", which I also like. Both are at my level of understanding!

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Budget is an issue - as always!

    Linda

    PS We use Office in our small home based business, focus on Word and PowerPoint.

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    Re: Office 2003 Books (Windows XP Home; Ver. 5.1, SP1)

    Woody has a book on Office which would be listed elsewhere on the WOPR site (there's a general link at the bottom of this page). I got it at Costco for $23.49, but haven't even opened it yet. Just my general policy with Costco and books that don't seem to last from week to week: buy now, return later. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Office 2003 Books (Windows XP Home; Ver. 5.1, SP1)

    I picked up the Office Que 2003 books and last year MS Press same price. AYK Costco will put a lot of fiction/non-fiction best sellers out for 40% off. I only wish they had more space for books and software.

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    Re: Office 2003 Books (Windows XP Home; Ver. 5.1, SP1)

    Woody's book is very good and full of tips. Very understandable whether you are experienced or just starting. Woody's book as a feature that you would like where he puts tips in squares sometimes one a page sometimes 2-3 and there are many nuggets. I used Woody's book to help me clear up confusion on setup files- and other versions of Office and it handled this very well.

    Woody has a good sense of what people need to know, and can get hung up on and gets it into terms you can understand.

    There is also a CD in the back that gives you free the full licensed to the Woody's Office Power Pack 2003. This would normally cost you $25 and the tools will help you learn to use Office better and improve considerably on what MS should have brought to Office but didn't.

    I used some of the ones for Office XP and I hope to learn more this time around. You can get some info on this at the Peer to Peer section of the Lounge--and you can get an explanation of the tools here:

    <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.wopr.com/html/woprexplained.shtml">What's in Woody's Office POWER Pack 2003
    (WOPR 2003)</A>

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    Re: Office 2003 Books (Windows XP Home; Ver. 5.1, SP1)

    Thank you jscher and SMBP - you guys are always prompt and helpful with your replies. Sounds as if Woody's is the way to go (which makes me happy as a fan of the man and all he does for us here and in all his newsletters). Like the idea of his free Power Pack, too, as I had read about it some time ago and thought it could be helpful. Will check out your link, SMBP, for additional info.

    Thanks again,

    Linda

    PS Guess it's time I joined the real world and got a membership to Costco!!

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