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The updated 7th edition of this combination textbook and workbook is designed as an introduction to Spanish for classroom use. The emphasis is on oral proficiency—conversational speaking and listening comprehension—but the authors also present detailed instruction in the fundamentals of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing in Spanish. The book is filled with exercises and answers, true-to-life dialogues, humorous cartoons, illustrations of Hispanic art, and photos that capture the flavor of Spanish culture in Spain and Latin America. In this new edition, the lessons have been enriched with subtopics to enhance conversational speech. Also new with this edition are four compact discs that have been updated in content, and which replace the previously available tape cassettes, This audio component supplements the book, providing valuable instruction in listening comprehension and correct pronunciation of spoken Spanish. A teacher's manual is also available.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764177743
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Spanish Now Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 78,407
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy C. Muir is an award-winning author who has written over 50 books on topics ranging from desktop applications to online safety and distance learning. She has also contributed articles to magazines on topics such as distance learning and home design. Prior to her freelance career, Nancy worked in both the software and publishing industries and has taught technical writing at the university level. She holds a certificate in distance learning design from the University of Washington.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Excel Basics.

An Introduction to Excel.

Start and Close Excel.

Navigate the Excel Program Window.

Understanding the Ribbon, Galleries, and Contextual Tools.

Change Views.

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar.

Display Task Panes.

Find Help.

Chapter 2. Workbook Fundamentals.

Start a New Workbook File.

Save a Workbook.

Publish a Workbook as an Excel Binary Workbook.

Open an Existing Workbook.

Close a Workbook.

Delete a Workbook.

Arrange Workbook Windows.

Protect a Workbook.

Hide or Show a Worksheet.

Chapter 3. Entering Data.

Enter Data.

Turn On Text Wrapping.

Resize Columns and Rows.

Select Cells.

Enter Data with AutoFill.

Work with AutoCorrect.

Edit Data.

Work with Smart Tags.

Check Spelling in a Worksheet.

Chapter 4. Working with Worksheets

Understanding Worksheet Structure.

Navigate Worksheets.

Name a Worksheet.

Add a Worksheet.

Delete a Worksheet.

Move a Worksheet.

Copy a Worksheet.

Format Worksheet Tab Color.

Protect Worksheet Data.

Chapter 5. Selecting Data with Formulas and Functions.

Understanding Formulas.

Create Formulas.

Reference Absolute and Relative Cells.

Copy Formulas.

Name Cells and Ranges.

Reference Ranges in Formulas.

Reference Cells from Other Worksheets.

Understanding Functions.

Apply a Function.

Total Cells with AutoSum.

Check for Formula Errors.

Audit a Worksheet for Errors.

Chapter 6. Rearranging Worksheet Data.

Move and Copy Data.

Delete Data or Cells.

Add Columns and Rows.

Delete Columns and Rows.

Center Data across Columns.

Transpose Columns and Rows.

Set Column Width and Row Height.

Hide Columns and Rows.

Freeze a Column or Row.

Split a Worksheet into Panes.

Find and Replace Data.

Chapter 7. Formatting Worksheets.

Apply Bold, Italics, and Underlining.

Change the Font and Size.

Change Number Formats.

Increase or Decrease Decimals.

Change Data Color.

Apply Workbook Themes.

Align Cell Data.

Rotate Cell Data.

Control Text Wrap.

Add Borders.

Add Background Color to Cells.

Assign a Background to a Worksheet.

Copy Cell Formatting.

Apply a Style.

Chapter 8. Enhancing Worksheets with Graphics.

Insert Image Files.

Insert Clip Art.

View Clip Art with the Clip Organizer.

Download Clip Art from the Web.

Draw Shapes.

Add a WordArt Object.

Move and Resize Objects.

Rotate and Flip Objects.

Crop a Picture.

Add Shadow and 3-D Effects.

Format an Object.

Group and Ungroup Objects.

Chapter 9. Previewing and Printing. 

Add Headers and Footers.

Insert Page Breaks.

Preview a Worksheet.

Set Up Printing Options.

Print a Worksheet.

Define a Print Area.

Chapter 10. Communicating Information with Charts.

Understanding Excel Charts.

Create a Chart with Galleries.

Move and Resize Charts.

Change the Chart Type.

Change the Axes Titles.

Manipulate 3-D Charts.

Format Chart Objects.

Add Chart Objects.

Change the Chart Data.

Format Charts with Layouts and Styles.

Insert SmartArt Charts.

Chapter 11. Analyzing Worksheet Data.

Understanding Database Lists.

Create a Database Table.

Add Records Using a Data Form.

Edit Records.

Search for Records.

Identify Duplicate Values in a Table.

Set Data Validation Rules.

Sort Records.

Filter Data with AutoFilter.

Analyze Data with a PivotTable.

Chapter 12. Using Excel Tools.

Add a Watch Window.

Load Add-Ins.

Analyze Data with Add-In Tools.

Examine Alternatives with Goal Seek.

Create Scenarios.

Optimize Formulas with Solver.

Chapter 13. Sharing Excel Data.

Link Data.

Edit Linked Data.

Link Between Worksheets.

Embed Objects.

Enable Workbook Sharing.

Add a Comment.

Track and Review Workbook Changes.

Merge Workbooks.

E-mail a Workbook.

Import Data.

Export Data.

Chapter 14. Using Excel on the Web.

Add Web Tools to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Publish a Workbook as a Web Page.

Insert a Hyperlink.

Download a Stock Quote.

Copy Web Data to a Worksheet.

Run a Web Query.

Chapter 15. Improving Excel Efficiency

Personalize the Excel Program Window.

Change the Default Font.

Change the Default File Location.

Open Files in a Specified Folder Automatically.

Set Macro Security.

Record a Macro.

Create an Excel Template.

Apply an Excel Template.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Great book,do buy it.

    I highly recommend this book to all those that want to teach or
    learn Spanish. It is easy to understand,has examples that are very
    consistent,lessons are organized and it even has CD's,a dictionary
    and a teacher's manual. And the price is fine,other books cost much
    more and you don't learn anything. The first reviewer "book review"
    says it is a bad book-maybe she doesn't understand it. For this book
    you have to study a lot, take the course very seriously with a teacher and practice Spanish as much as possible. This book is valuable to everyone that is committed about learning Spanish and the brand Barron's is one of the best educational ones out there. A great book,
    do buy it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    book review

    I am extremely disappointed with this bbok. I am determined to learn the spanish language and have plenty of spanish speaking people supporting me. This book is not updated or current. I spend alot of money on the book, growing up the barrons books were great. I do not find this text user friendly their examples are obsure and inconsistent. terrebly disappointed in this book and am out 30$.

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    The best book for anyone..

    The spanish now book has helped me in many ways, I certainly love the CD it is very clear and understanding. I also recommend this book for anyone who is trying to learn. Thank you for everything

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    NOT for beginners

    While this book is full of written dialouge and pleasant illustrations, the fact that it does not 'start at the beginning' with the introduction of grammar concepts and verb conjugations, makes this book useful ONLY for someone who already has a working knowledge of Spanish. Do not buy this book if you are looking for a beginner text to learn the foundations of Spanish.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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