Numbers and arrays of numbers are no longer just the province of accountants. Tomorrow's work force will include a high percentage of "knowledge workers" routinely using spreadsheets. This simple introduction to spreadsheets and some of their uses can be a great help to older children (and their parents). Using a spreadsheet program is not as intuitive as using a word processing program. This book eases the reader into the concepts by using an address list as the first example. The forty topic areas are well chosen to help readers achieve useful results. An attractively priced introduction to a powerful and important tool. 2001, EDC Publishing, $10.95. Ages 10 to 12. Reviewer: M. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
From The Critics
Middle school readers into adult ages will find An Introduction To Spreadsheets a very simple introduction to spreadsheets and their applications, using Microsoft's Excel or Office 97 programs. Easy diagrams, cartoons, and clear instructions accompany a guide which will appeal to those with a solid foundation in computer use, who want to take the next step.