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Ten Reasons to Upgrade to Office 2010
By Steve Schwartz
Sep 1, 2010
Steve Schwartz, author of Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, reviews 10 features in the various Office 2010 modules that give current users some impetus to upgrade. Whether you're champing at the bit to get the newest version or you're skeptical about needing to upgrade, you may find some of these improvements enticing.
Getting Started with Microsoft Word 2010
By Steve Schwartz
Jul 29, 2010
In this introductory chapter, Steve Schwartz explains the Word interface, working in different views, and entering and editing text.
The Risks of the Backchannel
By Cliff Atkinson
Jan 14, 2010
If presenters and audiences aren't prepared for the impact of a backchannel, there are risks of misunderstandings and public blowups.
All About Keyframes in Photodex ProShow
By Jon Canfield
Apr 28, 2009
Keyframes allow you to create all of the spectacular effects you see in advanced shows. This chapter explains what keyframes are and how you create them.
Security Alert!: What Every Vista User Should Know to Keep Their Computer Safe
By Matt Kloskowski, Kleber Stephenson
May 12, 2008
In this excerpt from The Windows Vista Book, authors Matt Kloskowski and Kleber Stephenson show you how to protect a computer running Windows Vista from all of the bad people wanting to do bad things to it.
Personalize Your Work Environment in Windows Vista
By Chris Fehily
May 5, 2008
In this sample chapter, excerpted from Microsoft Windows Vista: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition, author Chris Fehily shows you step-by-step how to make yourself at home in Windows Vista.
How To Buy and Rent Media To Play on Your Apple TV
By Jeff Carlson
May 2, 2008
In this excerpt from The Apple TV Pocket Guide, Second Edition, author Jeff Carlson tells you how to buy cool stuff to watch on your Apple TV using either your computer or the Apple TV itself.
Guide To Good Text in Microsoft Office 2008
By Steve Schwartz
Apr 25, 2008
In this sample chapter from Microsoft Office 2008: Visual QuickStart Guide, author Steve Schwartz shows you step-by-step and with tons of visuals how to format your text so that all of your documents look good in the Office.
Photoshop Author Matt Kloskowski’s Five Faves
By Matt Kloskowski
Apr 9, 2008
Everyone has favorites. We asked Matt Kloskowski, the education and curriculum developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals—and host of our Photoshop Reference Guide—about a few of his.
Run Windows on Your Mac Using Parallels
By Dwight Silverman
Mar 21, 2008
Now you no longer have to choose between Mac OS X and Windows! Computer columnist Dwight Silverman shows you how to run Windows on your Mac using Parallels.
Make Presentations That People Will Remember
By Garr Reynolds
Feb 8, 2008
Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the net—presentationzen.com—helps you tell a story through your presentation that people won't soon forget.
QuickStart Guide to Lighting for Movies
By Jeff Carlson
Feb 8, 2008
Author Jeff Carlson helps you avoid disasters in the editing room by making sure you shoot your films in the right light.
It's Tricky: Scott Kelby's Coolest iPod Tips & Tricks
By Scott Kelby
Feb 1, 2008
Best-selling author Scott Kelby shares a few of his best tips for getting the most out of your iPod.
Transform Dull PowerPoint Presentations With Keynote
By RHED Pixel, Richard Harrington
Dec 28, 2007
Richard Harrington and the experts at RHED Pixel show you how to bring those boring PowerPoint presentations into Keynote and turn them into animated, self-running slideshows that will keep your audiences engaged.
Getting the Type Right: Tips for Working with Text in PowerPoint 2007
By Tom Negrino
Nov 21, 2007
Author Tom Negrino explains how to work with text in PowerPoint 2007 using step-by-step instructions and plenty of screen shots.
How to Use Mail and Calendar on the iPhone
By Christopher Breen
Nov 9, 2007
Gadget guru Chris Breen offers his best tips for using Apple's Mail and Calendar apps with your iPhone.
Inside Numbers: How Apple Does Spreadsheets
By Ryan Faas
Nov 9, 2007
Ryan Faas tells you all about Apple’s new Numbers spreadsheet program, which is flexible and powerful enough for consumers and small businesses (and some larger businesses, too).
iPhoto '08's Greatest Hits
By Jim Heid
Oct 26, 2007
Apple’s new, improved iPhoto ’08 has a slew of new features that will change the way you work with photos on your Mac. Jim Heid, author of the upcoming The Macintosh iLife ’08, takes you on a tour of his favorite iPhoto improvements.
How to Use Other Programs with Microsoft Vista
By Larry Magid, Dwight Silverman
Oct 12, 2007
Authors Larry Magid and Dwight Silverman show you how to install new programs that work with Microsoft Vista and what to do when you inevitably run into problems.
Ten Tips For Creating Professional Presentations in Keynote '08
By Neale Monks
Aug 13, 2007
Keynote '08 provides some of the best tools in the business for creating top-notch slideshows, but to use them properly takes a bit more thought; Neale Monks shows you how.

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