Recently, I received the book Office 2013 For Dummies
by Wallace Wang for review. I gave it to our office assistant to look over. I didn’t want to offend her by the “dummies” title so I made sure she knew it was for a review.
Office 2013 for Dummies includes chapters on Getting Started with Office 2013, Working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and additional tips.
What our office assistant found was that some of the information was so basic she already knew it and other information didn’t apply to our office – such as using Outlook or Access. Powerpoint was of interest but at the time she didn’t have a specific reason to use it so it was hard to apply the information but I am giving the book back to her after this review to have as a resource when the need arises.
I guess the title of “dummies” is off-putting when giving it to an employee but the information covers all the basics and with the plethora of “dummies” books out there I would hope that most people don’t take offense but instead use the information the book covers – which is a lot.
Personally, I see keeping the book as a resource for the basic Excel formulas which are incredibly useful when crunching numbers and creating charts for presentations from your information.
This book is also available in the Kindle edition.