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Getting Started with Office Sway
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Jan 7, 2016
In this chapter from My Office Sway, you discover how to create a free Sway account, create and import Sways, and explore Sway navigation.
Customizing a Pivot Table in Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen, Michael Alexander
Jan 5, 2016
This chapter from Excel 2016 Pivot Table Data Crunching covers how you can use many powerful settings to tweak pivot tables. These tweaks range from making cosmetic changes to changing the underlying calculation used in the pivot table.
The Next Step Beyond the Macro Recorder in VBA Programming
By Tracy Syrstad
Jan 5, 2016
Don’t rely solely on the macro recorder to teach you VBA programming; it’s meant only as an introduction, and you can’t rely on it for more advanced programming methods. Tracy Syrstad, co-author of Excel 2016 VBA and Macros, provides 10 macro recorder tips that will take your VBA programming skills up a level or two.
Working with Pictures in PowerPoint 2016
By Echo Swinford
Dec 31, 2015
In this chapter from My PowerPoint 2016, learn how to insert and format pictures in PowerPoint 2016. Specific topics in this chapter include inserting pictures, cropping and resizing pictures, formatting pictures, compressing pictures, and creating a photo album.
Working with Fields and Forms in Word 2016
By Faithe Wempen
Dec 22, 2015
This chapter from Word 2016 In Depth delves into the technical nitty-gritty details that govern fields and shows you how you can select, insert, modify, and format fields to accomplish a variety of document-creation and formatting tasks. Even if you don’t end up working manually with fields very often, this is not wasted study! The more you understand about how fields really work, the better you will be able to troubleshoot problems that may occur, or to tweak an individual field’s options to fit an unusual formatting need.
Excel 2016 VBA and Macros: Referring to Ranges
By Bill Jelen, Tracy Syrstad
Dec 11, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 VBA and Macros shows you different ways of referring to ranges, such as specifying a row or column. You’ll also find out how to manipulate cells based on the active cell and how to create a new range from overlapping ranges.
Customizing Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen
Dec 9, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 In Depth walks you through examples of customizing the ribbon and discusses some of the important option settings available in Excel.
Working with Text in a Microsoft Office Application
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Dec 2, 2015
This chapter from Easy Office 2016 shows you how to add text to any Office application, including the option to select a font style and size; change text color; or apply bold, italic, and underlining to your text.
Sorting Data in Microsoft Excel 2016
By Tracy Syrstad
Nov 30, 2015
You’ll often need to sort your data in Excel, whether it be numerically, alphabetically, by color, or by icon. In this chapter from My Excel 2016, you’ll learn the various ways of sorting data, allowing you to view data from least to greatest, greatest to least, and even by color.
Managing and Sharing Office Files
By Joe Habraken
Nov 24, 2015
In this chapter from Office 2016 In Depth, you'll learn about the Office file formats used in each of the Office applications. You'll also learn your options for managing and sharing files.
Customizing the Office 2016 Applications
By Paul McFedries
Nov 23, 2015
In this chapter from My Office 2016, you learn about customizing the Office 2016 applications, including working with the application options and customizing the interface.
Building Basic Formulas in Excel 2016
By Paul McFedries
Nov 11, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 Formulas and Functions takes you through some formula basics, including constructing simple arithmetic and text formulas, understanding the all-important topic of operator precedence, copying and moving worksheet formulas, and making formulas easier to build and read by taking advantage of range names.
Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Excel: Working with Seasonal Time Series
By Conrad Carlberg
Oct 1, 2015
This chapter from More Predictive Analytics: Microsoft Excel takes a look at how to decompose a time series so that you can see how its seasonality operates apart from its trend (if any).
SQL Server AlwaysOn and Availability Groups
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
Jun 29, 2015
SQL Server's AlwaysOn is taking the database world by storm. This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed dives into the AlwaysOn new features and availability groups.
In-Memory Optimization and the Buffer Pool Extension in SQL Server 2014
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
Jun 18, 2015
To take maximum advantage of the performance improvements that can be achieved from having your critical OLTP tables memory resident, Microsoft developed the In-Memory Optimization feature for SQL Server. Another feature introduced in SQL Server 2014 to take advantage of the lower costs and increased sizes of SSDs, is the Buffer Pool Extension feature. The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed discuss both of these exciting new features in this chapter.
Understanding Themes in Microsoft Office (At Last!)
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 11, 2015
Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, shows you how to crack open the mystery of the Themes feature in Office and use themes to apply consistent color, font, and graphic effect formatting across documents and applications.
Desktop Publishing with Word Text Boxes
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 10, 2015
Desktop publishing software uses movable frames to give you precise control over a layout, but did you know that Microsoft Word can do basically the same thing? Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, shows you how to use Word’s Text Box feature to create simple DTP layouts.
Research Paper Citations Made Easy with Microsoft Word
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 2, 2015
Do you panic when you hear the words “research paper”? Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, explains how Microsoft Word’s Citations feature makes it easy to create correctly formatted bibliographic entries in whatever format you need.
Preface to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
May 26, 2015
The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed introduce their book and discuss its intended audience, what the book covers, and conventions used in the book.
Video: Introducing Google Apps and Cloud Computing
By Michael Miller
May 12, 2015
In this video excerpt from Using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive, Michael Miller introduces Google Apps and Cloud Computing, including Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets.

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