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    book for advanced users (Office 2002)

    Hey all:

    Several years ago, I became a word expert-ish using Woody's Word 97 Annoyances text. I'm not sure where my copy is any longer, but I wanted to pass on a suitably advanced text to a colleague to help her learn the best bits of Word and in turn help the rest of the less-advanced users in our office. Is there a good book for Word 2002 that anyone has run into? Or should she just buy a copy of Word 97 Annoyances? In other words, how much has really changed from that book's publication?

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    Re: book for advanced users (Office 2002)

    The books that I find best, perhaps because I am used to their styles, are Que's Special Edition, Using Word. I bought Woody's new book on Office 2003 (not detailed enough on Word) and another one on Word 2003 which I did not like. I bought the Special Edition for Word 2003 and like it very much. I have bought each version since Word 6.0 except for the version on Word XP. You might find one in a library to see if you like it before you buy it.

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    Re: book for advanced users (Office 2002)

    Kkris - there are also a large number of Word sites around on the web that offer advanced (ish) help with all aspects of Word. Some of them are not necessarily aimed at a specific version of Word. If you do a Google search, you should be able to find them. HTH <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: book for advanced users (Office 2002)

    I wonder if there's a really satisfactory answer to this. I agree with Fred that Que's books on Using Word (Bill Camarda) are among the best. However, Woody's Annoyances book was unique. The problem with the former is that it teaches you the basics about Word's features (including so called advanced features), but really doesn't tell you how to overcome the pitfalls or give you ideas about using the features in different ways. Frankly, some of the information is plain wrong. Woody's book is great reading no matter what version because it gave practical problems & opinionated solutions. However, each version has its own set of annoyances. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: book for advanced users (Office 2002)

    Thanks to everyone who answered. I can see I need to search out my copy of Word Annoyances; and then go look at the Que books. I completely remember the great feeling of control Woody's book gave me, and I was hoping to pass it on; but it sounds like a modified version of passing the torch will have to suffice.

    Thanks again!

    Kris

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