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Higher Education

MicroType 5 Windows Individual License CD-ROM, 5th Edition

  • includes Quick Start Guide
  • South-Western Educational Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0538449802  |  ISBN-13: 9780538449809
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003, 1999
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.75



MICROTYPE 5 is an instructional program for alphabetic and numeric keyboarding, skill-building, and the numeric keypad with motivating graphics, games, and a word processor with built-in timer. This software program teaches correct finger placement and builds basic keyboarding skills, then works on speed and accuracy. This package includes an Individual License CD and a Quick Start Guide.

Features and Benefits

  • This flexible program can be used stand-alone or in conjunction with a South-Western text.
  • Skill Analysis Tests help establish students’ keying skill at the beginning of the course and can be used as a periodic assessment tool.
  • Web-based reporting feature allows instant, easy access to student reports with optional instructor Web site for distance learning.
  • Timed writings are available for alphabetic and numeric review lessons to provide additional student practice/assessment.
  • Skill-building lessons for both speed and accuracy provide practice as well as performance feedback.
  • 3-D viewer shows proper posture, hand positioning, and ergonomics.
  • Voice-over instructions are offered in Spanish or English.
  • Textbook Keying feature checks selected activities that can be keyed from a variety of South-Western texts.
  • System Requirements: PC (or 100% compatible) with 233 MHz Pentium II or higher processor; 32 MB RAM (64 MB required for Windows 2000); Hard Disk with 40 MB free (plus 100 MB to run movies from hard drive instead of the CD-ROM); Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista; CD-ROM drive; Soundblaster compatible sound card and speakers; 800Ă—600 monitor capable of displaying 256 colors; 10 Megabit Ethernet (100 Megabit recommended) for network operation.

Table of Contents

1. Alphabetic Keyboarding, Lessons 1-20.
2. Numeric Keyboarding, Lessons 1-16.
3. Numeric Keypad, Lessons 1-6.
4. New Key Review, Lessons 1-23.
5. Skill Building.
6. Quick Review.
7. Drill Practice.
8. Textbook Keying.
9. Timed Writings.
10. References.
11. Communication Skills.
12. Movies.
13. Games.

What's New

  • Updated interface and menu structure improve navigation and ease of use.
  • New-key review lessons have been added for students who have already learned touch-typing.
  • Communication activities help students gain confidence and proficiency as skilled communicators.
  • Word Processor now includes additional formatting options, a built-in timer, and is Vista-compatible.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Network Site License

    ISBN-10: 0538449772  | ISBN-13: 9780538449779

    List Price = $1588.95  | CengageBrain Price = $1588.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1177.00

  • Century 21 Jr.

    ISBN-10:  0538450622 | ISBN-13:  9780538450621

    List Price = $2474.95  | CengageBrain Price = $2474.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1833.50

Efficacy and Outcomes


"The most significant strengths of MicroType are the order and organization of the lessons (I like one left hand and one right hand key in each lesson), some of the games (specifically Key-A-Shot and Connect It), the movies, the class preference choices (I like the option of changing between single and double spacing in timings, in the teacher utility section, and the use of color graphics in the lessons."

— Robert J. Campbell, Chippewa Valley High School, Clinton Township, MI

"I do believe that MicroType is a great supplement to the textbook activities. I have always felt that South-Western Publishing Company has offered great textbooks and supplementary materials in the business education field. I think South-Western is the leader in keyboarding instruction materials."

— Rindy Eisenhauer, Marion High School, Marion, IL


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

MicroType 5 with Checkbook Pro Demo CD-ROM and Demo Guide  (ISBN-10: 0538449861 | ISBN-13: 9780538449861)

The demo CD provides a fully functioning demo of all features of the software. Print and Save functions are disabled.

Student Supplements

MicroType 5 with Checkbook Pro Demo CD-ROM and Demo Guide  (ISBN-10: 0538449861 | ISBN-13: 9780538449861)

The demo CD provides a flash presentation overview of the software and its many features.

List Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

South-Western Educational Publishing

South-Western Educational Publishing, a partner within the leading Cengage Learning, offers the most extensive selection of Business Education materials on the market today for secondary and higher education as well as corporate and retail business environments. For more than 100 years, South-Western has assembled expert authorship to deliver best-in-class business learning content to equip individuals with the tools and resources necessary to excel and maintain professional success.