So I got a new position at work and will be using Office much more heavily, I was using it on occasion for things not especially critical to my work but will now be using it heavily every day. Also, I will be using 2010 instad of 2003 so there are pretty major UI changes. I am looking for books that cover 'everything' without being too dumbed down seeing as I'm pretty computer savvy in general.
The program I will be using most heavily is Excel, for data analysis. I am familiar with what I would say are basics but my former skills have atrophied. I got this already: http://www.amazon.com/Excel-2010-Bible- ... 660&sr=8-1
for Excel and it seems pretty good so far. If there is a vastly better Excel book, let me know.
I am still looking for a 'general' Office 2010 book. There isn't as much universal good or bad reviews for the general ones. I would like to brush up on more advanced Word and PowerPoint techniques in particular but don't want to buy a whole suite of books for the Office suite so would like to get a 'general' one. A lot of the general ones seem kind of dumbed down though. I know they won't be as in-depth as program-specific ones but that's OK for everything except Excel.
Finally, a good book on Lotus Notes would be nice as well. Maybe this isn't even worth it, I don't know, but being able to do some more advanced things in Notes would be nice. I am not in IT so won't be programming per se, but a good book on what is possible in Notes, even if it includes programming stuff, would be fine. I may do some basic things like scripting though...I'm not really sure what Notes has in that regard.