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Office 2013 All-in-One For Dummies

By: Peter Weverka Published: 03-04-2013

Home and business users around the globe turn to Microsoft Office and its core applications every day. Whether you're a newcomer or a veteran Office user, this friendly-but-informative guide provides in-depth coverage on all the newest updates and enhancements to the Office 2013 suite. With an overview of tools common to all Office applications and self-contained minibooks devoted to each Office application, Office 2013 All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed and answers the questions you'll have down the road.

  • Explores the new Office interface and explains how it works across the applications
  • Features eight minibooks that cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, OneNote, common Office tools, and ways to expand Office productivity
  • Highlights the new online versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as changes to the interface and new tools and techniques

Office 2013 All-in-One For Dummies makes it easy to learn to use Office and gets you up and running on all the changes and enhancements in Office 2013.

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How to Compare Documents in Word 2013

Step by Step / Updated 06-03-2016

Word 2013 offers a command for comparing the original document to a revised edition and another for comparing two different revised editions of the same document. After you make the comparison, Word creates a third document showing the changes and who made them.

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How to Create Rules for Arriving Messages in Outlook 2013

Step by Step / Updated 06-03-2016

Outlook 2013 lets you earmark messages and even move messages as they arrive automatically to folders apart from the Inbox folder. You create a rule to move e-mail from a particular person automatically to a folder or be alerted when e-mail arrives from a certain person or the Subject line of a message includes a certain word.

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How to Present a PowerPoint 2013 Presentation Online

Step by Step / Updated 06-03-2016

You can play a PowerPoint 2013 presentation on your computer for people to watch on their web browsers. Presenting online is made possible by the Office Presentation Service, a free service for everyone who has Office software and a Microsoft Account, which is also free. The Office Presentation service creates a temporary web address for you to show your presentation. Before showing it, you send audience members a link to this web address. Note that online presentations are shown in real time.

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How to Record an Audio Note in OneNote 2013

Step by Step / Updated 06-03-2016

If your computer can record sound, you can make a voice recording of a note in OneNote 2013. The note is stored as a Windows media audio file (.wma).

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How to Establish Data-Validation Rules in Excel 2013

Step by Step / Updated 06-03-2016

By establishing data-validation rules in Excel 2013, you can greatly decrease the chances of errors being entered, and the rules aren’t particularly hard to set up.

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How to Create and Enter Data in an Access 2013 Form

Step by Step / Updated 06-03-2016

It’s easier to enter data in a form than in an Access data sheet. Therefore, you probably will need to create a form within Access 2013. Here's how.

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Office 2013 All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 03-27-2016

The programs in the Office 2013 suite — Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, OneNote 2013, Outlook 2013, Access 2013, and Publisher 2013 — have much in common. Master the commands in one Office 2013 program and you are well on your way to mastering the other programs. Following is key information you can take to any Office 2013 program you are working in.

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How to Remove the Background from a Graphic Image in Office 2013

Step by Step / Updated 03-27-2016

Pictures can be messy. You may have a picture that you’d like to use in an Office 2013 document, but the picture has a distracting background (or even someone you’d like to forget). Fortunately, Office 2013 provides simple tools that can help you remove a background you don’t want.

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How to Share Your Office 2013 Files and Folders

Step by Step / Updated 03-27-2016

You can collaborate with others by sharing your Office 2013 files and folders. Sharing enables them to view or edit your work and provide valuable feedback (or just enjoy your vacation memories).

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How to Save an Office 2013 File as a PDF

Step by Step / Updated 03-27-2016

PDF files are designed to be viewed and printed in a program called Adobe Reader. Nearly every computer has Adobe Reader, which is why it is sometimes convenient to save your Office 2013 files as PDFs. If someone to whom you sent a PDF file doesn’t have the program, they can download it for free at.

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