Office 2019 For Seniors For Dummies

Office 2019 For Seniors For Dummies

by Faithe Wempen


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Make sense of Office 2019 

Just like using a computer for the first time, learning Microsoft Office applications can be confusing and intimidating at any age. Office 2019 For Seniors For Dummies helps seniors get up to speed quickly with clear-cut, easy-to-read-and-understand steps on how to get the most out of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

The book assumes no prior information and starts with showing how to start each application, how to navigate the interface, dress up documents in Word, create spreadsheets in Excel, create a PowerPoint presentation, and use Outlook as an email client. You’ll also find templates for each application for letters, faxes, a budget grid in Excel, and more.

  • Use Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Dress up your letters, invitations, and other documents
  • Manage your finances with Excel
  • Use your email to stay in touch with friends and family

If you’re an over-50 PC user looking for some gentle instruction on making the most of Office 2019, you’ve come to the right place!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119517979
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 169,199
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Faithe Wempen, M.A., is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor and the author of over 150 books on computer technology, including Outlook 2019 for Dummies and PowerPoint Bible. She is also a CompTIA A+ certified PC technician and an adjunct Computer Technology instructor at Purdue University. Her online courses in Office applications and digital literacy have educated over a quarter of a million students for corporate clients.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 3

Icons Used in This Book 3

Beyond the Book 4

Where to Go from Here 4

Part 1 Getting Started With Office 2019 5

Chapter 1 The Two-Dollar Tour 7

Start an Office Application 8

Start a New Document 9

Explore the Office Ribbon and Tabs 10

Understand the File Menu (Backstage View) 14

Create a Document 15

Type Text 16

Insert a Picture 18

Move Around in a Document 19

Select Content 21

Zoom In and Out 23

Change the View 24

Chapter 2 Exploring the Common Features of Office Applications 27

Edit Text 28

Move and Copy Content 29

Choose Fonts and Font Sizes 33

Apply Text Formatting 35

Use the Mini Toolbar 37

Work with Themes 38

Check Your Spelling and Grammar 42

Chapter 3 Opening, Saving, and Printing Files 47

Save Your Work 48

The Basic Save 48

Changing the Save Location 50

Choosing a File Type 54

Open a Previously Saved File 55

Change the File Listing View 56

Email Your Work to Others 57

Emailing a Link to a Document 58

Emailing a Copy of a Document 59

Share Your Work in Other Formats 61

Print Your Work 64

Recover Lost Work 66

Part 2 Word 69

Chapter 4 Composing Your Thoughts in Word 71

Examine the Word Interface 72

Move Around and Select Text 73

Choose Paper Size and Orientation 74

Set Margins 76

Select the Right Screen View 78

Align and Indent Paragraphs 80

Change Line Spacing 86

Create Bulleted and Numbered Lists 88

Chapter 5 Dressing Up Your Documents 91

Apply Styles and Style Sets 92

Insert Photos 97

Size and Format a Picture 100

Position a Picture 101

Add a Page Border 102

Apply a Background Color to a Page 104

Create Tables 106

Format a Table 109

Chapter 6 Taking Word to the Next Level 111

Number the Pages 112

Use Headers and Footers 114

Insert Cover Pages and Other Building Blocks 117

Print an Envelope 119

Perform a Mail Merge 121

Insert the Date and Time 127

Part 3 Excel 129

Chapter 7 Creating Basic Spreadsheets in Excel 131

Understand Excel's Unique Features 132

Get Familiar with Spreadsheet Structure 134

Move the Cell Cursor 134

Select a Range 135

Type and Edit Cell Contents 139

Insert and Delete Rows, Columns, and Cells 141

Work with Worksheets 145

Chapter 8 Doing the Math: Formulas and Functions 149

Learn How Formulas Are Structured 150

Write Formulas That Reference Cells 150

Move and Copy Cell Content 152

Reference a Cell on Another Sheet 154

Understand Functions 154

Take a Tour of Some Basic Functions 157

Explore Financial Functions 159

Chapter 9 Creating Visual interest with Formatting and Charts 163

Adjust Row Height and Column Width 164

Wrap Text in a Cell 165

Apply Gridlines or Borders 166

Apply Fill Color 169

Format Text in Cells 171

Format the Spreadsheet as a Whole 173

Create a Basic Chart 174

Identify the Parts of a Chart 177

Format a Chart 178

Chapter 10 Using Excel as a Database 183

Understand Databases 184

Prepare a List for a Mail Merge 184

Store Data in a Table 185

Sort a Table 187

Filter Data in a Table 189

Split a Column's Content 192

Merge the Contents of Columns 195

Part 4 Outlook 197

Chapter 11 Managing Email with Outlook 199

Set Up Outlook for the First Time 200

Set Up Additional Mail Accounts 201

Troubleshoot Mai! Setup Problems 202

Take a Quick Tour of Outlook's Mail Feature 206

Receive and Read Your Mail 207

View Photos and Other Attachments 209

Reply to a Message 210

Forward a Message 211

Compose a Message 212

Attach a File to a Message 214

Avoid Frauds, Scams, and Viruses 215

Chapter 12 Managing the Details: Contacts, Notes, and Tasks 219

Store Contact Information 220

Edit and Delete Contacts 223

Choose How the Contact List Appears 224

Use the Contacts List 225

Create Notes 227

Categorize Notes 230

Use Tasks and the To-Do List 232

Update the Status of a Task 235

Set a Task Reminder 236

Chapter 13 Your Busy Life: Using the Calendar 239

View Your Calendar 239

Create and Delete a Calendar Event 242

Set an Event to Recur 243

Configure Event Reminders 245

Add Holidays 246

Print a Hard Copy of Your Calendar 247

Part 5 Powerpoint 251

Chapter 14 Getting Started with PowerPoint 253

Explore the PowerPoint Interface 254

Work with PowerPoint Files 255

Understand PowerPoint Views 256

Create New Slides 258

Use Slide Placeholders 259

Turn Text AutoFit Off or On 261

Change Slide Layouts 263

Move or Resize Slide Content 263

Manually Place Text on a Slide 264

Navigate and Select Text 265

Select Content 267

Chapter 15 Dressing Up Your Presentations 269

Understand and Apply Themes and Variants 270

Change the Presentation Colors 271

Edit Slide Masters 272

Format Text Boxes and Placeholders 274

Insert Pictures 275

Create a Photo Album Presentation 279

Chapter 16 Adding Movement and Sound 283

Animate Objects on a Slide 284

Add Slide Transition Effects 289

Set Slides to Automatically Advance 291

Add a Soundtrack 292

Chapter 17 Presenting the Show 293

Display a Slide Show Onscreen 294

Use the Slide Show Tools 296

Print Copies of a Presentation 299

Package a Presentation for Distribution 301

Make a Video of the Presentation 304

Appendix: Customizing Office Applications 307

Index 315

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