Microsoft Announces At a Glance Visual References for Microsoft Office 97

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 28, 1997 — Microsoft Corporation today announced publication of the At a Glance series of visual references for users of Microsoft®
Office 97 applications. The books in this new series use computer screen illustrations accompanied by clear, numbered steps to show users the easiest way to accomplish an array of computing tasks. At a Glance is the newest series in the current lineup of user-friendly computing guides for Microsoft Office 97 from Microsoft Press.

Designed as desktop reference tools for users who need immediate answers, At a Glance visual references deliver instant information. Users can quickly get the answers they need to keep on working. No explanation takes more than two pages, and each topic section is self-contained so users aren’t locked into learning about topics in any particular order. Additionally, margin notes with
“Tip,” “See Also,”
“Try This”
headings point out valuable efficiency tricks, related information, and short examples.

Availability and Pricing

The At a Glance series is available now in bookstores and software stores and directly from Microsoft Press at 1-800-MSPRESS. Titles in the series include coverage of Microsoft Word 97, Microsoft Excel 97, the Microsoft PowerPoint®
97 presentation graphics program, Microsoft Access 97, Microsoft Outlook 97 desktop information manager, Microsoft Office 97, and Microsoft FrontPage 97 Web authoring and management tool. Most books in the series carry a suggested retail price of U.S. $16.95 ($22.95 in Canada). Reseller prices may vary, and shipping and handling charges will apply for direct orders.

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Books and Interactive Training for Every Computing Need

Microsoft Press offers a full line of Microsoft Office 97 computing guides and interactive training solutions for users at every level. Field Guides are compact quick references perfect for the home, the office, or the road. Alphabetic entries and troubleshooting hints and tips make them a popular choice for anywhere computing. And their convenient size makes them easy to slip into a purse, into a bag, or next to a laptop. Suggested retail price for each book in the series is U.S. $9.95. ($12.95 in Canada).

The Step by Step series of self-study kits features modular lessons and practice files on disk so new users can learn at their own pace without attending a class. Users can work through every lesson to complete the full course or do individual lessons to learn just the skills they need. Step by Step books also provide complete preparation for the Certified Microsoft Office User (CMOU) program. This certification program is designed for business professionals and students who use Microsoft Office 97 products in their daily work. Participants can take two levels of exams-Proficient and Expertthat enable them to showcase their skill levels to potential employers. For more information about the certification process, visit the Certified Microsoft Office User program Web site at Suggested retail price for most books in the Step by Step series is U.S. $29.95 ($39.95 in Canada).

The Running series Select Editions are comprehensive references and tutorials designed to help users get the most out of Microsoft Office 97. The authors of this series are acknowledged experts in their fields who have worked with the software from the earliest stages. Readers get expert advice and inside tips directly from the software pros. Each Running book comes with a companion CD containing a searchable electronic version of the book and access to the database of problem-solving information used by the Microsoft Support Services division-a one-stop information resource. Most titles in the series carry a suggested retail price of U.S. $39.95 ($53.95 in Canada), except Running Microsoft PowerPoint 97 (ISBN 1-57231-324-2) with a suggested retail price of U.S. $29.95 ($39.95 in Canada).

Also available from Microsoft Press is the all-new, interactive, multimedia training solution called Microsoft Office 97 Starts Here (ISBN 1-57231-303-X). Designed for individual learning at home or on the job, the suggested retail price for this exciting CD-based product is U.S. $29.99 ($39.99 in Canada).

Microsoft Press is the publishing division of Microsoft Corporation and the leading source of up-to-date information about Microsoft products and related technologies. Millions of users rely on a complete line of world-class Microsoft Press computer books and multimedia training and reference tools. Titles ranging from self-paced tutorials for first-time computer users to advanced technical references and programming guides for computer professionals are distributed through book and software retailers worldwide. Consumers in the United States can also order directly from the publisher at 1-800-MSPRESS and via the Internet at .

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