Software Books

From photo-editing apps to music recording software, these articles have the lowdown on your favorite programs.

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Office 2021 for Macs For Dummies

Published 05-10-2022

Turn your Mac into a productivity powerhouse with Office 2021! Long gone are the days when Microsoft's powerful office suite was just for Windows users. Mac enthusiasts are also able to pop open ubiquitous apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on their preferred desktop or laptop! But if you're new to Microsoft Office on the Mac—or you just need a hand with some of its latest features—you should check out Office 2021 For Macs For Dummies. This handy guide will show you how to conquer the essentials of all the key apps that make Office 2021 such a productivity booster. You'll also discover: Brand-new features, like an improved dark mode and better accessibility capabilities How to share documents directly in a collaborative setting How Microsoft's Text Predictions work in various apps in Office 2021 Ideal for Mac-lovers who can't escape the lure of Microsoft's iconic office software, Office 2021 For Macs For Dummies is a can't-miss resource that will help you successfully blend the reliable computing power of your Mac or MacBook with the productivity power of Microsoft Office.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic For Dummies

Published 05-03-2022

Learn to make your digital photos *pop* with easy-to-follow help using AI-powered software from Adobe With no prior photography or editing experience necessary, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic For Dummies delivers a must-have walkthrough for taking your photos to the next level using Adobe’s powerful consumer software. You’ll learn the fundamentals of opening your pictures, managing your photo library, and fixing common problems—like redeye and poor lighting—before jumping into more advanced topics, like creating slideshows and troubleshooting problems. The perfect place to begin learning how to improve your family photos, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic For Dummies also helps you discover: How to take control of and organize your photo library How to apply common artificial intelligence-powered photo enhancements with the click of a mouse Ways to share your photos with the world, both digitally and on paper The premier jumping-off point for aspiring photo editors everywhere, this book is a can’t-miss resource for anyone who wants to make the most of their digital photo collection and for professionals who want to expand their design skillset by learning Adobe Lightroom Classic.

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Dummies

Published 04-26-2022

When the filming stops, the real video production work begins Ever wonder how your favorite video creators regularly put out such slick content? They're probably using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, a go-to video production app for both professional and amateur video creators. Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Dummies walks you through each step of editing and producing slick and stylish videos that stand up to what the pros post. From transferring your digital movie files from your camera or phone to your computer all the way to uploading your latest creation to YouTube or the web, this book has the info you need to bring your ideas to life. If you're new to video production, you can begin at the beginning with the handbook's user-friendly guide to the basics of setting clips on the timeline and making them flow seamlessly. Or, if you've already got a few videos under your belt, you can skip right to the more advanced material, like special effects and handy tricks of the trade. You’ll also find: Instruction on joining video clips into a continuous final product, complete with transitions, special effects, and more Advice on improving sound, getting rid of color errors, and customizing the look of your videos with filters and aftereffects Straightforward guides to adding voiceovers and soundtracks to your videos So, if you're new to Adobe Premiere Pro CC—or digital video editing in general—Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Dummies is the first and last resource you'll need to start editing like a pro.

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Excel Dashboards & Reports For Dummies

Published 04-05-2022

It’s time for some truly “Excel-lent” spreadsheet reporting Beneath the seemingly endless rows and columns of cells, the latest version of Microsoft Excel boasts an astonishing variety of features and capabilities. But how do you go about tapping into some of that power without spending all of your days becoming a spreadsheet guru? It’s easy. You grab a copy of the newest edition of Excel Dashboards & Reports For Dummies and get ready to blow the pants off your next presentation audience! With this book, you’ll learn how to transform those rows and columns of data into dynamic reports, dashboards, and visualizations. You’ll draw powerful new insights from your company’s numbers to share with your colleagues – and seem like the smartest person in the room while you’re doing it. Excel Dashboards & Reports For Dummies offers: Complete coverage of the latest version of Microsoft Excel provided in the Microsoft 365 subscription Strategies to automate your reporting so you don’t have to manually crunch the numbers every week, month, quarter, or year Ways to get new perspectives on old data, visualizing it so you can find solutions no one else has seen before If you’re ready to make your company’s numbers and spreadsheets dance, it’s time to get the book that’ll have them moving to your tune in no time. Get Excel Dashboards & Reports For Dummies today.

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Excel Macros For Dummies

Published 03-22-2022

Save time and become an Excel wizard with the world’s leading Excel macro guide Do you love Excel and all the things you can do with it, but wish you could just work…faster? Excel macros—automated workflows that save you time and energy—might be just what you need. In Excel Macros For Dummies, you’ll learn over 70 of the most productive, time-saving macros in less time than it takes to back up the files on your computer! Every chapter in the book gives you practical info and exercises you can put to work immediately, alongside step-by-step instructions and guidance on how to customize Excel to fit your every need. Inside, you’ll find: Automations that take your Excel productivity to the next level, and beyond Fully updated macros compatible with the newest version of Excel included in Microsoft 365 Careful explanations of the basics as well as tips for the advanced user With something for everyone, Excel Macros For Dummies is the productivity supercharger you’ve been waiting for. Grab a copy today!

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AutoCAD For Dummies, 19th Edition

Published 03-15-2022

You’re one step away from creating crystal-clear computer-aided drafts in AutoCAD Ever started an AutoCAD project, only to give up when you couldn’t quite get the hang of it? Or do you have a project coming up that would really benefit from a few meticulously created drawings? Then you need the latest edition of AutoCAD For Dummies, 19th Edition the world’s bestselling retail book about the wildly popular program. With coverage of all the important updates to AutoCAD released since 2019, this book walks you through the very basics of pixels, vectors, lines, text, and more, before moving on to more advanced step-by-step tutorials on three-dimensional drawings and models. Already know the fundamentals? Then skip right to the part you need! From blocks to parametrics, it’s all right here at your fingertips. You’ll also find: In-depth explanations of how to create and store your drawings on the web Stepwise instructions on creating your very first AutoCAD drawing, from product installation and project creation to the final touches An exploration of system variables you can tweak to get the best performance from AutoCAD Perfect for the AutoCAD newbie just trying to find their way around the interface for the first time, AutoCAD For Dummies, 19th Edition is also a must-read reference for the experienced user looking to get acquainted with the program’s latest features and essential drawing tips. Grab a copy today!

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Excel Power Pivot & Power Query For Dummies

Published 03-02-2022

Learn to crunch huge amounts of data with PowerPivot and Power Query Do you have a ton of data you need to make sense of? Microsoft’s Excel program can handle amazingly large data sets, but you’ll need to get familiar with PowerPivot and Power Query to get started. And that’s where Dummies comes in. With step-by-step instructions—accompanied by ample screenshots—Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies will teach you how to save time, simplify your processes, and enhance your data analysis and reporting. Use Power Query to discover, connect to, and import your organization’s data. Then use PowerPivot to model it in Excel. You’ll also learn to: Make use of databases to store large amounts of data Use custom functions to extend and enhance Power Query Add the functionality of formulas to PowerPivot and publish data to SharePoint If you’re expected to wrangle, interpret, and report on large amounts of data, Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies gives you the tools you need to get up to speed quickly.

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Microsoft 365 For Dummies

Published 03-02-2022

Amp up your collaboration skills and rock the modern workplace by harnessing the power of Microsoft 365 with this one-stop guide to the world's leading productivity platform  The Microsoft 365 productivity solution for the workplace is a cloud-based service with many features for effective and secure collaboration virtually or in person. Whether you start your day with meetings in Teams, respond to Outlook emails, create documents with Office apps, or even automate your work with artificial intelligence, Microsoft 365 has you covered. But first, you must unlock the potential of this powerful solution to showcase your ability to keep up with the modern workplace and make an impact in your organization. To do that, you need Microsoft 365 For Dummies!  This book walks you through the steps to get your work done anytime, anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft Teams as the central hub.  Discover how to chat online in real time; conduct online meetings; co-author documents in the cloud; develop no-code applications; and even prioritize your well-being. The insights and step-by-step guidance in Microsoft 365 For Dummies will help you stay connected and engaged with your colleagues.  Level up your teamwork game with the latest meeting and collaboration best practices from Microsoft Teams  Stretch your use of Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote) by infusing artificial intelligence into your everyday tasks  Save time (and look really smart) by automating your work with the Power Platform apps  Take a break from work and focus on your health and well-being at home or in the office  Whether you’re a Microsoft 365 newbie or a superuser looking for details on what's new, Microsoft 365 For Dummies is the friendly and authoritative how-to book you need. Discover the benefits of cloud technology today!  

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Office 2021 All-in-One For Dummies

Published 02-23-2022

Say hello to Office productivity with this one-stop reference With Office 2021 All-in-One For Dummies, you can get up and running with Microsoft's legendary software suite. This update covers all the tweaks you can find in the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams. You'll also learn how to make these apps work harder for you, because we dig deep into the tips and features that casual Office users might not know about. This edition also offers expanded coverage of Teams and other collaborative tools, so you can nail working from home, or just get a few of those meetings out of the way without having to leave your desk. How can you quickly give documents the same format in Word? What was that one useful Excel function, again? And how does setting up a meeting on Teams work? Office 2021 All-in-One For Dummies serves up quick and simple answers to these questions, along with hundreds of other answers you're expected to know when you work in Office. Learn how Microsoft Office works and get the most out of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams Make amazing charts and graphs that you can plug into your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations Get better at working collaboratively with file sharing options and other neat features Do more, faster with expert tips and guidance on the full suite of Office software for 2021 Whether you're new to Office or just need a refresher for the newest updates, the nine mini-books inside are your keys to getting stuff done.

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QuickBooks Online For Dummies

Published 02-23-2022

Get a handle on the world’s most popular cloud bookkeeping and accounting app QuickBooks Online comes second-to-none in providing simple and powerful bookkeeping and accounting features that can streamline your business, make you more profitable, and organize your company’s finances. But if you’re not quite sure how to make it all work, or if you just want to get a grip on its newest features, QuickBooks Online For Dummies is the companion you need to make the most of your favorite cloud accounting software. This book walks you through each and every step of creating an invoice or credit memo, recording a sale, paying bills, setting up and managing your inventory, and tracking your business checkbook and credit cards. It also includes: New updates on exporting data to Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets so that you can analyze your business data new ways. Stepwise walkthroughs of how to install and set up a new instance of QuickBooks Online for your business or personal accounts. Exclusive tips for bookkeepers and accountants working with clients in QuickBooks Online, including new techniques for automating monthly reports that you create in Excel from data that you export from QuickBooks. Whether you’re a small business owner, an accountant, a bookkeeper, or just someone trying to help their boss keep up with their accounting records, QuickBooks Online For Dummies is the resource you need to make the most popular cloud bookkeeping and accounting software in the world work for you!

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