Learning Microsoft Office XP - with CD-ROM / Edition 1

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Overview

Learning Microsoft® Office XP
through Applications & Exercises
From Beginner to Expert—The Skills YOU Need in the Workplace
  • Each lesson contains short exercises designed for using Office XP in real-life business settings.
  • Exercises include key terms, concise notes, conceptual descriptions of the Office features, and hands-on mouse and keystroke procedures.
  • Exercise Directions offer step-by-step instructions to put the students' skills to work.
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint—And How to Use Them Together
  • All Office applications can be used separately or integrated to create sophisticated professional-looking documents.
  • Use Word to create letters, memos, reports, and Web pages. Track financial data and create charts and graphs with Excel.
  • Use Access to store, retrieve, and report on information.
  • Develop multimedia presentations with PowerPoint.
Learn by Doing; Not Reading
  • Learning Office XP launches the students into the workplace setting. Each exercise begins On the Job with a brief description of how you would use the features of that exercise in the office.
  • Each exercise ends with On Your Own, an additional critical-thinking exercise where students apply newly learned skills to create their own documents using their own information.
Experience the Internet—No Modem Needed!
  • Students integrate the Internet with Office applications without a modem or Internet connection. By launching the simulation and following the steps in the book, students go to real Web sites simulated on the CD-ROM, find information, and use the information in Office documents.
Putting Student Skills to the Challenge
  • A Challenge Lesson combines critical thinking, application integration, and Internet skills.
  • Only basic step directions are given—students use their own skills to complete the exercise.
Bonus Items on the CD-ROM

Data Files
• Students do less typing and more application.
Additional Lessons, Typing Tests with Automatic Scoring, and Keyboarding Course
• Learn basic Office XP skills and develop advanced skills using more complex Office features.
• Keyboarding course helps those new to typing or in need of skill-building drills.
Learn Business and Financial Terms
• CD-ROM includes a glossary of terms used in the exercises, the workplace, and the financial arena.
Computer Literacy Basics
• Computer Literacy bonus exercises cover computers, computer care, and computer history.

We'll Teach You

Word
• Fonts
• Labels & Envelopes
• Centering & Aligning
• Columns
• Mail Merge
• Graphics

Excel
• Worksheets
• Labels
• Formulas
• Functions
• Charts
• Enhancements

Access
• Database Objects
• Wizards
• Filters
• Queries
• Views

PowerPoint
• Presentations
• Slides
• Graphics
• Organization
• Charts
• Handouts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585771356
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: DDC Learning Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 508
  • Product dimensions: 11.04 (w) x 9.85 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Read an Excerpt

Microsoft Office XP is Microsoft's suite of application software. The Standard version includes Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The Professional version includes the above applications plus Access. This book covers Word (the word processing tool), Excel (the spreadsheet tool), PowerPoint (the presentation tool), and Access (the database tool). Because Microsoft Office is an integrated suite, the components can all be used separately or together to create professional-looking documents and to manage data. How We've Organized the Book

Learning Microsoft Office XP is made up of seven sections:

  • Basics—Included on CD
    This short chapter introduces essential Office skills—including starting Microsoft Office, using the mouse and keyboard, screen elements, and an overview of the applications. If you are completely new to the Office suite, you should start with this lesson. All of the lessons on CD can be printed out or viewed on-screen. See page ix for details on how to access the files.
  • Word 2002
    With Word you can create letters, memos, Web pages, newsletters, and more.
  • Excel 2002
    Excel, Microsoft's spreadsheet component, is used to organize and calculate data, track financial data, and create charts and graphs.
  • Access 2002
    Access is Microsoft's powerful database tool. Using Access you will learn to store, retrieve, and report on information.
  • PowerPoint 2002
    Create dynamic on-screen presentations with PowerPoint, the presentation graphics tool.
  • Challenge Lesson—Included on CD
    This chapter combines critical thinking, application integration, and Internet skills.In the Challenge Lesson, you will retrieve data from the Internet, send Web documents via e-mail, download clip art and add it to a PowerPoint presentation, create a Web page, and more. In each exercise, only basic step directions are given—you need to rely on your own skills to complete the exercise.
  • Advanced Lessons—Included on CD
    These lessons cover advanced Word, Excel, and Access skills.

Each chapter in Learning Microsoft Office XP is made up of several lessons. Lessons are comprised of short exercises designed for using Office XP in real-life business settings. Every application exercise (except for the Critical Thinking Exercises and the Challenge Exercises) is made up of seven key elements:

  • On the Job. Each exercise starts with a brief description of how you would use the features of that exercise in the workplace.
  • Exercise Scenario. The Office tools are then put into context by setting a scenario. For example, you may be a designer putting together a promotional sales flyer using Word or you may be responsible for tracking inventory for a gourmet-food store.
  • Terms. Key terms are included and defined at the start of each exercise, so you can quickly refer back to them. The terms are then highlighted in the text.
  • Notes. Concise notes for learning the computer concepts.
  • Procedures. Hands-on mouse and keyboard procedures teach all necessary skills.
  • Application Exercise. Step-by-step instructions put your skills to work.
  • On Your Own. Each exercise concludes with a critical thinking activity that you can work through on your own. You may have to create a personal budget spreadsheet in Excel or a personal Web page in Word. You are challenged to come up with data and then additionally challenged to use the data in a document. The On Your Own sections can be used as additional reinforcement, for practice, or to test skill proficiency.
  • In addition, each lesson ends with a Critical Thinking Exercise. As with the On Your Owns, you need to rely on your own skills to complete the task.
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Table of Contents

GETTING STARTED WITH OFFICE XP—INCLUDED ON CD (Exercise 1-4).

WORD 2002

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word 2002 (Exercises 1-8).

Lesson 2: Basic Editing Skills (Exercises 9-14).

Lesson 3: Formatting Basics (Exercises 15-21).

Lesson 4: Using the Internet and E-mail; Creating Web Pages (Exercise 22-26).

Lesson 5: Creating Tables (Exercises 27-31).

Lesson 6: Creating Documents with Merge (Exercises 32-35).

Lesson 7: Creating and Editing Longer Documents (included on CD) (Exercises 36-41).

Lesson 8: Enhancing Documents and Automating Tasks (included on CD) (Exercises 42-49).

EXCEL 2002.

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Excel (Exercises 1-6).

Lesson 2: Working with Formulas and Formatting (Exercises 7-12).

Lesson 3: Working with Functions, Formulas, and Charts (Exercises 13-19).

Lesson 4: Advanced Printing, formatting, and Editing (Exercises 20-27).

Lesson 5: Advanced Chart Techniques (included on CD) (Exercises 28-31).

Lesson 6: Working with Lookup Functions, PivotCharts, and PivotTables (included on CD) (Exercises 32-35).

Lesson 7: Internet and Integration with Excel (included on CD) (Exercises 36-39).

ACCESS 2002.

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access 2002 (Exercises 1-6).

Lesson 2: Working with Tables and Datasheets (Exercises 7-10).

Lesson 3: Simplifying Data Entry with Lookups and Forms (Exercises 11-16).

Lesson 4: Find Information in a Database (Exercises 17-23).

Lesson 5: Display Information with Reports (included on CD) (Exercises 24-28).

POWERPOINT 2002.

Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint 2002 (Exercises 1-7).

Lesson 2: Editing and Formatting a Presentation (Exercises 8-16).

Lesson 3: Starting Up a Slide Show (Exercise 17-24).

CHALLENGE LESSON—INCLUDED ON CD (Exercises 1-9).

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Preface

Microsoft Office XP is Microsoft's suite of application software. The Standard version includes Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The Professional version includes the above applications plus Access. This book covers Word (the word processing tool), Excel (the spreadsheet tool), PowerPoint (the presentation tool), and Access (the database tool). Because Microsoft Office is an integrated suite, the components can all be used separately or together to create professional-looking documents and to manage data.

How We've Organized the Book

Learning Microsoft Office XP is made up of seven sections:

  • Basics—Included on CD
    This short chapter introduces essential Office skills—including starting Microsoft Office, using the mouse and keyboard, screen elements, and an overview of the applications. If you are completely new to the Office suite, you should start with this lesson. All of the lessons on CD can be printed out or viewed on-screen. See page ix for details on how to access the files.
  • Word 2002
    With Word you can create letters, memos, Web pages, newsletters, and more.
  • Excel 2002
    Excel, Microsoft's spreadsheet component, is used to organize and calculate data, track financial data, and create charts and graphs.
  • Access 2002
    Access is Microsoft's powerful database tool. Using Access you will learn to store, retrieve, and report on information.
  • PowerPoint 2002
    Create dynamic on-screen presentations with PowerPoint, the presentation graphics tool.
  • Challenge Lesson—Included on CD
    This chapter combines critical thinking, application integration, and Internet skills. In the Challenge Lesson, you will retrieve data from the Internet, send Web documents via e-mail, download clip art and add it to a PowerPoint presentation, create a Web page, and more. In each exercise, only basic step directions are given—you need to rely on your own skills to complete the exercise.
  • Advanced Lessons—Included on CD
    These lessons cover advanced Word, Excel, and Access skills.

Each chapter in Learning Microsoft Office XP is made up of several lessons. Lessons are comprised of short exercises designed for using Office XP in real-life business settings. Every application exercise (except for the Critical Thinking Exercises and the Challenge Exercises) is made up of seven key elements:

  • On the Job. Each exercise starts with a brief description of how you would use the features of that exercise in the workplace.
  • Exercise Scenario. The Office tools are then put into context by setting a scenario. For example, you may be a designer putting together a promotional sales flyer using Word or you may be responsible for tracking inventory for a gourmet-food store.
  • Terms. Key terms are included and defined at the start of each exercise, so you can quickly refer back to them. The terms are then highlighted in the text.
  • Notes. Concise notes for learning the computer concepts.
  • Procedures. Hands-on mouse and keyboard procedures teach all necessary skills.
  • Application Exercise. Step-by-step instructions put your skills to work.
  • On Your Own. Each exercise concludes with a critical thinking activity that you can work through on your own. You may have to create a personal budget spreadsheet in Excel or a personal Web page in Word. You are challenged to come up with data and then additionally challenged to use the data in a document. The On Your Own sections can be used as additional reinforcement, for practice, or to test skill proficiency.
  • In addition, each lesson ends with a Critical Thinking Exercise. As with the On Your Owns, you need to rely on your own skills to complete the task.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2003

    Very good book for beginners using Office XP

    Very good choice for beginners using Office XP. However, it does not have extensive exercises like the Deluxe Edition of Learning Microsoft Office 2000 from DDC Pub also.

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