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About the CD

About the CD

The companion CD that ships with this book contains many tools and resources to help you get the most out of your Inside Out book.

What's On the CD

Your INSIDE OUT CD includes the following:

  • Complete eBook. In this section you'll find the electronic version of Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Inside Out. The eBook is in PDF format.

  • Insider Extras. This section includes sample files referenced in the book. Copy these files to your hard disk and use them to follow along with the books examples or as a starting point for your own work.

  • Microsoft Tools and Information. In this section you'll resources, demos, and tools for the following applications: Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, and Publisher.

  • Extending Excel. In this section you'll find great information about third-party utilities and tools you use to further enhance your experience with Excel. A copy of a program named Spreadsheet Assistant is also included in this section. Details about how you might use this application are included in relevant sections of the book.

  • Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook. Here you'll find the full electronic version of the Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition.

The companion CD provides detailed information about the files on this CD, and links to Microsoft and third-party sites on the Internet.


Please note that the links to third-party sites are not under the control of Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft is therefore not responsible for their content, nor should their inclusion on this CD be construed as an endorsement of the product or the site.

Using the CD

To use this companion CD, insert it into your CD-ROM drive. If AutoRun is not enabled on your computer, run the StartCD.exe in the root of the CD.

System Requirements

Following are the minimum system requirements necessary to run the CD:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later or Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

  • 266-MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU

  • 64 megabytes (MB) RAM

  • 8X CD-ROM drive or faster

  • Microsoft Windows–compatible sound card and speakers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher

  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device


Individual add-in system requirements are specified on the CD. An Internet connection is necessary to access the some of the hyperlinks. Connect time charges may apply.

Support Information

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the book and the contents of this companion CD. For feedback on the book content or this companion CD, please contact us by using any of the addresses listed in the “We'd Like to Hear From You” section.

Microsoft Press provides corrections for books through the World Wide Web at http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/support/. To connect directly to the Microsoft Press Knowledge Base and enter a query regarding a question or issue that you may have, go to http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/support/search.htm.

For support information regarding Windows XP, you can connect to Microsoft Technical Support on the Web at http://support.microsoft.com/.

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