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Discovering Computers and Microsoft® Office 2010: A Fundamental Combined Approach 1st Edition

Gary B. Shelly, Misty E. Vermaat

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011
  • 1000 Pages


DISCOVERING COMPUTERS& MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010: A FUNDAMENTAL COMBINED APPROACH is designed to provide you with everything you need for your Intro to Computers course in ONE book. This new offering from the Shelly Cashman Series® combines the best selling Discovering Computers, computer concepts material with the step-by-step Microsoft Office 2010 applications content to provide you and your students with a single offering for your Intro to Computers course.

Gary B. Shelly,

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Misty E. Vermaat, Purdue University Calumet

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS, and Microsoft® Word books.
  • New! Interactive, integrated e-book option enhances student learning by allowing them to access activities, video within the context of e-page.
  • New ! Interactive, integrated e-book option brings the book to life, whereas pictures within the book become videos and artwork becomes animations.
  • Discovering Computers content is updated to ensure coverage of the latest technology break-through including the iPad and much more.
  • New! New opening chapter presents essential Office 2010 and Windows® 7 skills preventing repetitive coverage of basic skills in the applications chapters and providing students with a strong base for further learning.
  • Chapter topic redistribution offers concise chapters that ensure complete skill coverage and lead to more manageable chapters.
  • New pedagogical elements enrich material and create an accessible and user-friendly approach allowing easy navigation through the skills in each chapter.
  • A project-based approach that allows students to learn skills within a real-world context.
  • A singular text provides all of your students' needs for coverage of both computer concepts and Microsoft Office 2010 skills.
  • Provide students with a solid understanding of the current trends in technology as they are applied to today's digital world.
  • A proven step-by-step pedagogy and enhanced callouts within screenshots, walk students through each step of a task, making it easy to learn difficult skills.
Discovering Computers – Fundamentals.
1. Introduction to Computers.
Special Feature 1: Living Digitally.
2. The Internet and World Wide Web.
Special Feature 2: Making Use of the Web.
3. Application Software.
Special Feature 3: Digital Video Technology.
4. Operating Systems and Utility Programs.
Special Feature 4: Digital Communications.
5. Computer Security and Safety, Ethics, and Privacy.
Special Feature 5: Buyer's Guide: How to Purchase Computers and Mobile Devices.
Quiz Yourself Answers.
Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7.
Office 2010 and Windows 7: Essential Concepts and Skills.
Introduction to Windows Internet Explorer.
1. Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with Pictures.
2. Creating a Research Paper with Citations and References.
3. Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table.
1. Creating and Editing a Presentation with Clip Art.
2. Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt.
3. Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media.
1. Creating a Worksheet and an Embedded Chart.
2. Formulas, Functions, and Formatting.
3. What-If Analysis, Charting, and Working with Large Worksheets.
1. Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction.
2. Querying a Database.
Appendix A: Project Planning Guidelines.
Appendix B: Publishing Office 2010 Web Pages Online.
Appendix C: Saving to the Web Using Windows Live SkyDrive.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133457223
  • ISBN-13: 9781133457220
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ISBN: 9781305871816
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