Practical OpenOffice.org, 1st Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • Donna Mulder
  • ISBN-10: 1423905571  |  ISBN-13: 9781423905578
  • 208 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.75
 

About

Features/Benefits

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the free, open-source software OpenOffice.org
  • Allows you the option to teach both Microsoft Office 2003 and OpenOffice.org in the same course. The Table of Contents for both of these titles in the Practical Series are the same!
  • Gets students hands-on with the word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database applications in OpenOffice.org.
  • Comes with a BookOnCD featuring animations, screen tours, and hands-on activities in a simulated environment. Also, includes a fully functional version of OpenOffice.org Portable that runs from the CD.
  • Contains Projects at the end of the book to give students the opportunity to tie everything they have learned together in a real-world environment.

Table of Contents

Part A: Windows Applications
1. Getting Started with Application Software
Part B: OpenOffice.org Writer
2. Creating a Document
3. Formatting a Document
4. Finalizing a Document
Part C: OpenOffice.org Calc
5. Creating a Worksheet
6. Formatting a Worksheet
7. Finalizing a Worksheet
Part D: OpenOffice.org Impress
8. Creating a Presentation
9. Finalizing a Presentation
Part E: OpenOffice.org Base
10. Creating a Database
11. Finalizing a Database
Part F: Projects
Projects
Introduction to Projects
Projects for Windows Application Basics
Projects for OpenOffice.org Writer
Projects for OpenOffice.org Calc
Projects for OpenOffice.org Impress
Projects for OpenOffice.org Base

Meet the Author

About the Author

June Jamrich Parsons

Prolific 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, the team opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Ms. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years, holds a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Together with Mr. Oja, she began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Their expertise helped guide the success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Their successful authorship team includes highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces, working successfully together via the Internet.

Dan Oja

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.