Microsoft Office XP Step-By-Step (With CD-ROM)
||Author: Online Tra Inc. Perspection, Curtis Frye, Online Training Solutions Inc., Perspection Inc.|
List Price: $44.99
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Publisher: Microsoft Press (11 July, 2001)
Sales Rank: 25,812
Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Weak attempt from Curtis
First off, I must say I'm a big Curtis Frye enthusiast. He has penned some extraordinarily helpful computer books in the past. But, quite frankly, this is not one of them. Not to push the envelope, but, Curtis I'm deeply disappointed by your less than helpful latest effort(if you call it that). I wanted to learn about advanced filters, HLOOKUP, And VLOOKUP in Excel, but came away learning absolutely nada. While the individual Step-by-Step books are great, this insipid collaboration failed to advance my skills, let alone help me one iota.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Better than nothing but not worth the Money
I purchased this book, the day I bought the professional edition of Microsoft office for my XP computer. I had previously used, on occassion, Microsoft office for the Win95 system.
I feel I wasted my $ on this book. This book is fine for someone who is new to microsoft office, but it is not a good investment for someone accustomed to using the intermediate level Que books-which I had purchased for microsoft office for Win95.
I would never purchased his book, had the Q books been available to me, but I did not see any Que books on XP in April of 2002.
this book is beautifully illustrated, and so if you are not a computer tech junkie-as I am, perhaps looking at this book will get you excited about computers of today. But I would not recommend this book to anybody but a rank beginner of Windows-esp the WinXP system, since this book does not address the advanced features of the program-which is why I bought the book.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Very good for beginners
This is an excellent book for beginners! Even if you think you know how use programs like Word and Access, this book is sure to show you a few new things. All examples and lessons are very easy and small (for ease of mental "digestion") and give you instructions Step-by-Step. Even if you mess up somewhere, they tell exactly what is supposed to happen, thus you can see where your problem is.
I only have a couple gripes. One being that, since I am a web developer, I felt the Frontpage section did not address certain beginners problems. Also, I felt that there was not a plethora of seriously needed information in the Word section, but this could be because it is a beginners book.
All in all, I suggest this book to anyone (although you might do well to get it from the library first).
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