Microsoft Office is the de facto standard for productivity applications not only in the Windows world, but also on the Macintosh.When Office v. X came out in 2002 it was one of the first major native OS X Macintosh applications. The new version of the suite, Office 2004 is expected in the first half of 2004. It features an array of improvements and three new components -- Project Center, Notebook, and Scrapbook. Yet the typical Mac user often feels that he or she does not know enough about these complex Office applications to be as productive and efficient as possible. They aren't intimidated by technology -- they just don't have the time to figure out on their own the things they need to learn. Unlike most books designed for beginners, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac in a Snap doesn't waste the reader's time covering the simple stuff they usually already know, with each mouse click or dialog box painstakingly documented for them. Instead, the book is packed with over 160 truly useful Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage tips and techniques as well as fully documenting the new featues in Office 2004 for Mac. And it is written and organized in a unique random-access format that makes all these nuggets of information or advice instantly and easily accessible.