Degunking Microsoft Office covers the basics to help you quickly get your PCs back to top performance. The unique thing about Degunking Microsoft Office is that it's organized according to the special "cleaning" process that will improve the performance of your computer. Shortcut and time calculation charts are provided at the beginning of the book to help you determine how much time is required to perform different degunking tasks.
The book provides proven degunking maintenance tasks that you should perform on a regular basis to keep your machine running at optimum levels. Topics covered include the basics of degunking ("Why is my computer all gunked up in the first place?"), cleaning files, hard drives, and making space, uninstalling programs you don't need, fixing your desktop and start menus, degunking email and dealing with spam, improving and cleaning the registry, hardware stuff to help with degunking, improving security, backing up precious files, doing a clean install when you really have to, and much more.
Topics include: installing or upgrading MS Office, finding and eliminating unwanted or unneeded programs, app features that break and how to fix them, ways to enhance the Office suite, how to best use free third-party tools and utilities to save time, how to fix security issues and protect your files from viruses, how to create simple macros to improve efficiency, and much, much more. Readers will learn tips and tricks to easily maintain MS Office and prevent clutter from accumulating. Some of the important issues covered include what MS options can be changed and why; what buttons users can get rid of from the toolbars, and what commands can be removed from the menus; how to best degunk documents like Word files, presentations, and spreadsheets; and how to add useful commands and shortcuts to save valuable time. No matter how experienced you are with MS Office, this book is sure to teach you some new tips to make using Office easier.
About the Author
Wayne Palaia (Northfield,NJ) has worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as a computer scientist for nearly 13 years developing and maintaining software systems and specializing in air traffic radar operations. Wayne designed the integration and deployment of more than 250 microcomputers to various radar sites in remote locations, as well as the logistics support program. He has used Microsoft Office for nearly ten years to develop and maintain detailed technical documentation (user guides, handbooks, and developer documentation), SQL client/server information systems using Microsoft Access and Oracle.
He also maintains a 60+ node LAN and intranet and is currently developing an electronic book (HTML/Help system) titled "Radar Analysis for Beginners" as well as application context-sensitive help systems.
Christina Palaia (Steamboat Springs, CO) has been a technical editor of computer-related books for 8 years. She edits and develops certification exam manuscripts as well as general trade books and college textbooks on a variety of topics, including information technology and computer science. Christina has contributed to several Facts on File publications and developed a user manual for a customized software application for a national nonprofit organization. She is a partner in an editorial services business that serves major multinational publishing houses as well as small imprints and independent authors.