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Microsoft Office and Beyond: Computer Concepts and Applications

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This book is a companion for students and novices to begin with the computing environment and the tasks associated with productivity software that will be used throughout their education and professional careers. Designed to primarily address the Windows operating system and the 2010 Microsoft Office application suite, it also includes instructions for students using OpenOffice and MacOS platforms. The focus of this text is to provide new students and those with some experience with the skills needed to proficiently discuss essential computer concepts, navigate and conduct basic tasks using an operating system, and develop files using basic productivity applications. Video tutorials on the DVD will support each chapter by demonstrating the principles presented.FEATURES: Designed to address the Windows operating system and the 2010 Microsoft Office application suite Integrates the use of both MacOS and OpenOffice into the text to describe the respective concepts inWindows and Microsoft Office Includes 4-color design with supplementary video tutorials Covers the topic of interoperability of the software packages throughout the text Numerous instructor supplements available upon adoption Includes a comprehensive DVD with project files, tips, figures, and shortcutsBRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTSI: The Computer Environment. 1.Introduction to Computer Concepts 2. Using the Computing Environment 3.Working with the Web 4. Microsoft Outlook and Email Clients. II: Word Processing and Microsoft Word 5. Introduction to Word 6. Developing and Editing Documents 7. Advanced Features. III: Presentation Software and Microsoft PowerPoint 8. Introduction to PowerPoint 9. Creating Presentations 10. Advanced Features. IV: Spreadsheet Software and Microsoft Excel 11. Introduction to Excel 12. Developing a Worksheet 13. Formulas, Functions and the What-If Analysis 14.Advanced Features. V: Database Software and Microsoft Access 15. Introduction to Databases 16. Developing a Database 17. Queries and Maintaining the Database. Appendices. A.OS Scripting B. Programming in Excel and Access.Note: If you are having difficulty running the videos included with the textbook DVD addressing the Windows 7 operating system, please click on the link below to download the TechSmith codec which will allow your version of Windows Media Player to play the videos properly. http: //www.techsmith.com/codecs.asp

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Noticing that students came to class with both Microsoft and Apple products, Richardson (director, online information technology, at a private university) and Thies (Tulane U.) developed a textbook that covers computer and Microsoft Office suite basics and advanced features on both platforms. Chapters include review questions and exercises with an answer key. Appendices feature information about additional productivity software, online document creation and sharing, and Excel functions. The DVD offers video tutorials, project files from the text, Excel templates, and MS Office shortcuts. A companion website offers additional project samples and resources. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Richardson, Theodor And Charles Thies.
Mercury Learning & Information
Richardson, Theodor
Thies, Charles
Computers : Computer Literacy
Personal Computers-General
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