With the New Perspectives' critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office 2010 and will learn how to take advantage of the flexibility it offers. Case-based tutorials challenge students to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With New Perspectives, students understand why they're learning what they're learning and are better situated to retain skills beyond the classroom.
Ms. Ann Shaffer has contributed to several books about computers, including New Perspectives on Microsoft Word. She began a career in textbook publishing as a Development Editor for William C. Brown and is now a freelance technical editor and writer. Ms. Shaffer holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Patrick Carey received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Patrick has authored or co-authored over 20 academic and trade texts for the software industry.
Roy Ageloff has taught courses in computer programming, database design and development, accounting information systems, and office productivity software at the University of Rhode Island and has written textbooks in programming languages, database software, and spreadsheet applications. He is a business consultant and teacher at Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona.
S. Scott Zimmerman obtained a Ph.D. from Florida State University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University. He is currently a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and has published many scientific papers, computer articles, and computer programming and applications software books.
Beverly B. Zimmerman, an award-winning Associate Professor at Brigham Young University, holds a Ph.D. in instructional design. She has published several articles on the use of computer technology for teaching writing, co-authored over 30 books on computer applications software, and authored an oral presentations book.
Word--Level II Tutorials. Tutorial 5: Working with Templates and Outlines. Tutorial 6: Using Mail Merge. Tutorial 7: Collaborating with Others and Creating Web Pages. Excel--Level II Tutorials. Tutorial 5: Working with Excel Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts. Tutorial 6: Managing Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks. Tutorial 7: Using Advanced Functions, Conditional Formatting, and Filtering. Tutorial 8: Developing an Excel Application. Appendix A: Working with Text Functions and Creating Custom Format. Appendix B: Integrating Excel with Other Windows Programs. Access--Level II Tutorials. Tutorial 5: Creating Advanced Queries and Enhancing Table Design. Tutorial 6: Using Form Tools and Creating Custom Forms. Tutorial 7: Creating Custom Reports. Tutorial 8: Sharing, Integrating, and Analyzing Data. Appendix A: Relational Databases and Database Design. PowerPoint--Level II Tutorials. Tutorial 3: Presenting a Slide Show with Special Effects. Tutorial 4: Integrating PowerPoint with Other Programs and Collaborating with Workgroups .