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Overview

The Exploring series helps students master the "How and Why" of performing tasks in Office to gain a greater understanding of how to use the individual applications together to solve business problems. Exploring titles feature “Perfect pages” where every step of every hands-on exercise as well as every end-of-chapter problem begins on a new page and has its own screen shot to make it easier to follow. Each chapter contains Hands-on Exercises, Capstone Exercises, and Mini-Cases for practicing and reviewing skills acquired.

Exploring Microsoft Office 2007 Brief,1/e contains an introductory and proficiency-gaining chapter on Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Ideal for students and individuals seeking a concise introduction to Office 2007 applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132240048
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/17/2007
  • Series: Exploring Series
  • Edition description: Brief
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Microsoft Office Word 2007

Chapter 1 - What Will Word Processing Do for Me?

Section 1 Introduction to Word Processing

Understanding Word Basics

Using AutoText

Viewing a Document

Using the Mini Toolbar

Hands-On Exercise #1: Introduction to Microsoft Word

Section 2 Document Formatting

Setting Margins and Specifying Page Orientation

Inserting Page Breaks

Adding Page Numbers

Inserting Headers and Footers

Creating Sections

Inserting a Cover Page

Using Find and Replace Commands

Hands-On Exercise #2: Document Organization

Section 3 The Final Touches

Checking Spelling and Grammar

Using Save and Backup Options

Selecting Printing Options

Customizing Word

Hands-On Exercise #3: The Final Touches

Summary

Key Terms

Practice Exercises

Mid-Level Exercises

Capstone Exercise

Mini Cases

Chapter 2 - Gaining Proficiency: Editing and Formatting

Section 1 Text Formatting

Applying Font Attributes Through the Font Dialog Box

Highlighting Text

Controlling Word Wrapping with Nonbreaking Hyphens and Nonbreaking Spaces

Copying Formats with the Format Painter

Hands-on exercise #1: Character Formatting

Section 2 Paragraph Formats

Setting Off Paragraphs with Tabs, Borders, Lists, and Columns

Applying Paragraph Formats

Hands-on exercise #2: Paragraph formatting

Section 3 Styles and Document References

Creating and Modifying Styles

Hands-on exercise #3: Styles

Table of Contents and Indexes

Hands-on exercise #4: Reference Pages

Summary

Key Terms

Practice Exercises

Mid-Level Exercises

Capstone Exercise

Mini Cases

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Excel

Section 1: Introduction to Spreadsheets

Defining Worksheets and Workbooks

Using Spreadsheets Across Disciplines

Planning for Good Workbook and Worksheet Design

Identifying Excel Window Components

Entering and Editing Data in Cells

Hands-On Exercise #1: Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Section 2: Mathematics and Formulas

Describing and Using Symbols and the Order of Precedence

Displaying Cell Formulas

Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns

Using Cell Ranges, Excel Move, Copy, Paste and Paste Special, and AutoFill

Hands-On Exercise #2: Jakes Gym Continued

Section 3: Workbook and Worksheet Enhancements

Managing Worksheets

Formatting Worksheets

Hands-On Exercise #3: Formatting Jake's Gym Worksheet

Section 4: Page Setup and Printing

Selecting Page Setup Options for Printing

Managing Cell Comments

Hands-On Exercise #4: Printing Jake's Gym Worksheet

Summary

Key Terms

Multiple Choice

Practice Exercises

Mid-Level Exercises

Capstone Exercise

Mini Cases

Chapter 2 - Microsoft Excel: Formulas and Functions

Section 1: Formula Basics

Creating and Copying Formulas

Using Relative and Absolute Cell Addresses

Hands-On Exercise #1: Smithtown Hospital Radiology Department Payroll

Section 2: Function Basics

Using AutoSum

Inserting Basic Statistical Functions

Using Date Functions

Hands-On Exercise #2: Completing the Smithtown Hospital Radiology Department

Section 3: Logical and Lookup Functions

Using the IF Function

Using the VLOOKUP Function

Hands-On Exercise #3: Athletic Department Eligibility Gradebook

Section 4: Financial Functions

Using the PMT Function

Using the FV Function

Hands-On Exercise #4: Purchasing a Van for the School for Exceptional Children

Summary

Key Terms

Multiple Choice

Practice Exercises

Mid-Level Exercises

Capstone Exercise

Mini Cases

Microsoft Access 2007

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Access: Finding Your Way through a Database

Section 1: Data and Files Everywhere!

Exploring, Describing, and Navigating Among the Objects in an Access Database

Understanding the Difference Between Working in Storage and Memory

Practicing Good File Management

Backing up, Compacting, and Repairing Access Files

Hands-On Exercises 1 Introduction to Databases

Section 2: Filters, Sorts, and Access Versus Excel

Creating Filters

Sorting Table Data on One or More Fields

Knowing When to Use Access or Excel to Manage Data

Hands-On Exercises 2: Data Manipulation: Filters and Sorts

Section 3: The Relational Database

Using the Relationship Window

Understanding Relational Power

Hands-On Exercises 3: Introduction to Relationships

Summary

Key Terms

Multiple Choice

Practice Exercises

Mid-Level Exercises

Capstone Exercise

Mini Cases

Chapter 2 - Relational Databases and Multi-Table Queries: Designing Databases and Using

Section 1: Related Data

Table Design, Properties, Views, and Wizards

Designing Data

Creating Tables

Hands-On Exercises 1: Table Design, Properties, Views, and Wizards

Section 2: Multiple Table Database

Understanding Table Relationships

Sharing Data with Excel

Establishing Table Relationships

Hands-on Exercises 2: Imports and Relationships

Section 3: Queries

Creating a Query

Specifying Criteria for Different Data Types

Copying and Running a Query

Using the Query Wizard

Understanding Large Database Differences

Hands-On Exercises 3: Multi-Table Query

Summary

Key Terms

Multiple Choice

Practice Exercises

Mid-Level Exercises

Capstone Exercise

Mini Cases

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Chapter 1 - Introduction to PowerPoint

Purpose of PowerPoint Presentations

Understanding the PowerPoint Interface

Creating a Basic Slide Show

Running a Slide Show

Page Setup

Printing with PowerPoint

Hands-on Exercises 1-4

Capstone Exercise

Mini-Cases 1-3

(Content Application, Disaster Recovery, Research)

Chapter 2 - Developing a Presentation

Planning Process

AutoContent Wizard

Outline Tab

Import Outlines

Animate Text

Print Outline

Export Outline to Word

Headers and Footers

Hands-on Exercises 1-4

Capstone Exercise

Mini-Cases 1-3

(Content Application, Disaster Recovery, Research)

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