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Office 2008 for Mac: Small Business Projects

with Maria Langer

Video: Introduction

Demonstrates how the Office applications contain all the functions and features needed to get started building a small business.
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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Introduction
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 12m 33s
    1. Overview
      1m 52s
    2. Changing default font style settings
      4m 49s
    3. Setting default document options
      2m 50s
    4. Working with the normal template
      3m 2s
  3. 34m 42s
    1. Overview
      2m 24s
    2. Setting basic letterhead options
      11m 16s
    3. Adding a second page to the letterhead
      5m 21s
    4. Adding logos
      4m 27s
    5. Saving the letterhead template
      2m 32s
    6. Using the letterhead template
      2m 31s
    7. Modifying templates
      3m 30s
    8. Working with template files
      2m 41s
  4. 17m 8s
    1. Overview
    2. Creating envelopes from letters
      4m 54s
    3. Creating envelopes on the fly
      2m 43s
    4. Printing envelopes
      5m 10s
    5. Customizing the normal template for envelopes
      3m 44s
  5. 9m 51s
    1. Overview
      1m 17s
    2. Using the Label tool
      6m 54s
    3. Printing labels
      1m 40s
  6. 15m 22s
    1. Overview
      3m 5s
    2. Building a basic layout
      3m 48s
    3. Formatting the text and adding a logo
      4m 7s
    4. Finishing up the cards
      4m 22s
  7. 24m 29s
    1. Overview
      1m 27s
    2. Setting page options
      2m 12s
    3. Changing background colors
      3m 49s
    4. Entering content
      5m 26s
    5. Including images
      5m 40s
    6. Distributing the flyer
      5m 55s
  8. 14m 16s
    1. Overview
      1m 15s
    2. Creating categories
      2m 38s
    3. Assigning categories to contacts
      5m 8s
    4. Viewing contacts by category
      5m 15s
  9. 17m 26s
    1. Overview
      1m 26s
    2. Preparing the main documents
      5m 0s
    3. Linking the data to the document
      5m 48s
    4. Completing the mail merge
      5m 12s
  10. 11m 17s
    1. Overview
      1m 29s
    2. Creating e-mail signatures
      6m 45s
    3. Associating signatures with addresses
      3m 3s
  11. 26m 16s
    1. Overview
      1m 10s
    2. Building an outline
      7m 25s
    3. Formatting the document
      10m 45s
    4. Adding a title page and a table of contents
      6m 56s
  12. 31m 6s
    1. Overview
      1m 55s
    2. Creating the Excel invoice
      14m 54s
    3. Preparing the Word invoice
      8m 16s
    4. Using the invoice template
      6m 1s
  13. 24m 38s
    1. Overview
      1m 8s
    2. Building the receivable worksheet
      5m 6s
    3. Entering invoices and payments
      7m 53s
    4. Sorting and filtering lists
      5m 52s
    5. Printing statements
      4m 39s
  14. 16m 37s
    1. Overview
      1m 34s
    2. Building the amortization worksheet
      12m 21s
    3. Playing "what if"
      2m 42s
  15. 10m 58s
    1. Overview
      1m 3s
    2. Creating the worksheet
      5m 30s
    3. Solving for your goal
      4m 25s
  16. 17m 46s
    1. Overview
      1m 6s
    2. Setting up projects
      7m 18s
    3. Adding documents to projects
      5m 2s
    4. Viewing by project
      4m 20s
  17. 10m 20s
    1. Overview
      1m 8s
    2. Creating Entourage events
      4m 32s
    3. Responding to event invitations
      2m 50s
    4. Modifying scheduled events
      1m 50s
  18. 25m 53s
    1. Overview
      1m 7s
    2. Creating themes
      5m 27s
    3. Importing Word outlines
      11m 42s
    4. Adding transitions
      7m 37s
  19. 30s
    1. Goodbye

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Office 2008 for Mac: Small Business Projects
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In Office 2008 for Mac: Small Business Projects, author and business owner Maria Langer shows how anyone can build a small business with the tools provided in Microsoft Office 2008. Maria teaches the concepts as she creates documents that every business needs: business cards, letterhead, contact records, and invoices. She demonstrates how the Office applications contain all the functions and features needed to build a strong company identity and communicate with customers. Throughout the course, Maria gives tips from the perspective of a successful small business owner, highlighting the features that she uses every day. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Building a strong company identity with Word
  • Scheduling and modifying meeting and events in Entourage
  • Creating custom themes for slides in PowerPoint
  • Building a break-even analysis with Excel
  • Creating an invoice template with fixed information using Excel
  • Designing a company flyer or marketing piece using Word templates
  • Organizing contacts and managing projects in Entourage
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(Music playing) Hi! I'm Maria Langer. Welcome to Office 2000 for Mac: Small Business Projects. If you're using Office 2008 and want your business to thrive and grow, then this is the course for you. I'll be walking you through a variety of business projects that you can easily modify to meet your own business needs. I've grouped these projects into stand- alone chapters, so you could find the ones that interest you, without having to go through the whole course. Among other things, I'll be showing you how to create letterhead for your company, design and print business cards, manage your business contacts, perform a mail merge, create invoices and track accounts receivable and create colorful presentations.

Throughout the course, I'll be emphasizing branding and consistency in document appearance to help your company stand out from the others. I'll be showing you how to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage in ways that may be new to you. Now let's get started with Office 2008 for Mac: Small Business Projects.

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