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Overview

PRACTICAL COMPUTER LITERACY, Third Edition, provides clear, comprehensive instruction on the basics of computer literacy. This convenient, reader-friendly text integrates computer concepts, Microsoft Office 2010 applications, and Internet essentials within a streamlined package. Concise lessons within each chapter, usually one page in length, are presented in an appealing Frequently Asked Questions format and include full-color screenshots or diagrams. Additionally, the textbook comes with a robust BookOnCD, which is a digital version of the textbook that brings the book to life with videos, animated diagrams, software tours and provides assessment opportunities via WebTrack technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538742153
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Series: New Perspectives Practical Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Esteemed professionals and respected authors June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Ms. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today's their team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

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Table of Contents

1. Computer Hardware. 2. Peripheral Devices. 3. System and Application Software. 4. Installing Software. 5. Getting Started with Windows 7. 6. Working with Windows Settings and Accounts. 7. Working with Files. 8. Getting Started with Application Software. 9. Creating a Document. 10. Formatting a Document. 11. Finalizing a Document. 12. Creating a Worksheet. 13. Formatting a Worksheet. 14. Finalizing a Worksheet. 15. Creating a Presentation. 16. Finalizing a Presentation. 17. Creating a Database. 18. Finalizing a Database. 19. Networks. 20. Working with E-Mail. 21. Browsing the Web. 22. Computer Benefits and Risks. 23. Introduction to Projects. 24. Submitting an Assignment as a Printout or on a Removable Storage Device. 25. Submitting an Assignment as an E-mail Attachment. 26. Microsoft Office 2007 Configuration. 27. Windows and File Management Projects. 28. Projects for Windows Application Basics. 29. Projects for Microsoft Word. 30. Projects for Microsoft Excel. 31. Projects for Microsoft PowerPoint. 32. Projects for Microsoft Access. 33. E-mail Projects. 34. Web Projects.

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