The Design is clean and the approach is simple; a list of steps to move users through Office XP tasks. Extensive end-of-project exercises reinforce what readers have learned. Easy to use, clear, concise instructions are accompanied by numbered screens, text is in black and white for flexible and inexpensive customization. The Essentials Series for Microsoft Office XP has be rewritten and redesigned ? hands-on tutorials with a project orientation are designed to give users a thorough knowledge of software applications. Extensive end-of-project exercises emphasize hands-on skill development. For anyone interested in updating their software applications skills.