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This textbook helps students develop their word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, presentation graphics, integration, and Internet skills. The CD-ROM contains data files, a keyboarding course, and typing tests. Wire spiral binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131856004
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/2/2004
  • Series: DDC Learning Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Computers and Applications
Computer Basics 1
Types of Applications 4
Understanding Features of Windows and Windows Applications 6
Understanding Features of Macintosh and Macintosh Applications 12
II. Word Processing
Lesson 1 Getting Started with Word Processing 20
Create new documents
Save new documents
Close an open document
Move the insertion point in the document
Check spelling in a document
Lesson 2 Basic Editing 31
Open an existing document
Insert and delete text
Work with proofreader's marks
Print an open document
Preview an open document
Mark edits in a document
Accept or reject edits
Lesson 3 Formatting Basics 44
Align text in a document
Center text in a document
Apply text attributes
Work with fonts and font sizes
Use superscript, subscript, and symbols
Insert bullets
Correct errors with the Undo feature
Lesson 4 Advanced Formatting 63
Set margins and indent text
Adjust line spacing
Set tabs
Copy format in a document
Copy and move text in a document
Lesson 5 Improving Organization, Appearance, and Word Choice 79
Create and edit an outline
Work with styles
Use the thesaurus
Find and replace text in a document
Lesson 6 Working with Multiple-Page Documents 95
Create page and section breaks in a document
Work with multiple-page letters and reports
Enhance a document with headers, footers, and page numbers
Add headers and footers to multiple-page documents
Use endnotes
Add comments to a document
Practice moving and copying text in multiple-page documents
Lesson 7 Creating Columns and Tables 127
Work with newspaper-style columns
Set custom widths in columns
Table basics
Format and edit a table
Sort information in a table
Lesson 8 Creating Documents with Merge 152
Merge Basics
Work with main and data documents
Create envelopes and labels
Lesson 9 Advanced Word Processing 171
Copy and move text between documents
Work with automatic text entries
Create and run macros
Insert a file into a document
III. Desktop Publishing
Lesson 10 Enhancing Documents with Graphics, Rules, and Boxed Text 187
Get started with clip art
Enhance a document with lines, borders, and shading
Work with text and graphics
Create a graphic with a caption
Lesson 11 Mastering the Drawing Tools 208
Work with shapes
Create different effects with layered shapes
Enhance drawing lines with width and color
Compose grouped objects
Lesson 12 Advanced Tools and Effects 225
Work with text design, reverse text, and letter spacing
Create drop capitals in newsletters
Enhance a document with watermarks
Format text with pull quotes
IV. Spreadsheet
Lesson 13 Getting Started with Spreadsheet Basics 250
Create a spreadsheet
Move within a spreadsheet
Enter information in a spreadsheet
Print a spreadsheet
Save and close a spreadsheet file
Lesson 14 Entering Formulas and Formatting a Spreadsheet 264
Work with formulas and quick sums
Format a spreadsheet
Apply number and date formats
Lesson 15 Spreadsheet Enhancements 275
Adjust column width in a spreadsheet
Add borders and shading to a spreadsheet
Work with copy and move features
Use the fill feature
Enhance a spreadsheet with automatic formats
Lesson 16 Printing Options and Working with Functions 289
Function basics
Set up print options
Work with headers and footers
Preview a spreadsheet
V. Database
Lesson 17 Getting Started with Database Basics 312
Plan a database
Create a database
Enter information into a database
Save a database
Work with forms
Lesson 18 Basic Database Editing and Printing 329
Work with forms and tables
Adjust column and field width
Preview and print a database
Lesson 19 Formatting a Database 343
Work with fonts and font attributes
Adjust margins in a data table
Practice inserting and deleting records
Apply filters
VI. Presentation Graphics
Lesson 20 Getting Started with Presentation Graphics 364
Create a presentation
Work with views
Add speaker notes to a presentation
Print a presentation
Save and close a presentation
Lesson 21 Editing and Formatting a Presentation 375
Add slides to a presentation
Enhance a presentation with clip art and design templates
Format slide text with decorative fonts and text alignments
Work with charts and tables on slides
Design a slide master
Lesson 22 Setting Up a Slide Show 395
Work with transitions, builds, and animation
Run a slide show
VII. Integration and Internet Features
Lesson 23 Application Integration 404
Integrate a word processing outline and a presentation
Add a spreadsheet to a word processing document
Add a spreadsheet to a presentation
Use a database to create a merge document
Import information from a spreadsheet to a database
Lesson 24 Using Internet Features 423
Find help and information on the Web
E-mail from an application
E-mail a file
Save a word processing document as a Web page
Save a spreadsheet as a Web page
Save a presentation as a Web page
View database information in Web format
Insert and use hyperlinks
VIII. Appendixes
Appendix A Spreadsheet Grid 444
Appendix B Database Planning Worksheet 446
IX. Glossary
X. Index
XI. Bonus Lessons on CD
Lesson 25 Supplementary Word Processing Exercises
Use templates to create documents
Create a resume
Format a bibliography and news release
Lesson 26 Creating Charts in a Spreadsheet
Chart basics
Present data using bar charts and pie charts
Add labels to a chart
Create stacked bar charts
Lesson 27 Finding Records and Querying a Database
Find matching records one at a time
Create a query
Use operators to create a more powerful query
Lesson 28 Sorting a Database and Creating Reports
Master the sort feature
Present information in a report
Enhance and print a report
Work with grouped data
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