Higher Education

Business Applications with Microsoft® Word, 1st Edition

  • Susan H. VanHuss University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Connie M. Forde Mississippi State University
  • Donna L. Woo Cypress College, California
  • ISBN-10: 053872756X  |  ISBN-13: 9780538727563
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.25



Business Applications with Microsoft Word takes document processing out of the classroom and into the workplace. A simulated company serves as the overall structure for this one of a kind text. Realistic workplace projects integrate business vocabulary, critical-thinking strategies, and web-research skills into the instruction of document processing making it an ideal resource for a third semester document-processing course. Related learning and success tips for working effectively are included to improve workplace efficiency and professional development. The project based applications reinforce the full range of word processing features and provide over 150 assignments. A website at www.businessapplications.com simulates an Intranet and acquaints the user wtih UBI and its services, and will provide valuable information needed in completing assignments.

Table of Contents

Project 1. UBI Administrative Services. 1. Learning About Us 2. Standardizing Document Formats 3. Updating Company Directories 4. Managing Files 5. Designing Forms Project 2. CMF Communications Inc. 1. Creating UBI Website 2. Setting Up Committees 3. Preparing for Grand Opening Budget 4. Planning the Grand Opening Activities 5. Preparing a Newsletter. 6. Design Publicity Pieces. Project 3. UBI Legal Services 1. Preparing Incorporation Documents 2. Preparing Legal Employment Documents 3. Preparing Contracts 4. Creating Intellectual Property Agreements Project 4. Champion Sports Venues, Inc. 1. Finalizing Facility Plans 2. Creating Solicitation Sponsors 3. Communicating with Stakeholders 4. Soliciting Center Proposals 5. Determining SportsPlex Inn Feasability Project 5. Netcollege 1. Preparing Business Plan 2. Preparing Traning Proposal 3. Career Training Materials 4. Completing Administrative Details Project 6. Heath Care Staff, Inc. 1. Setting Up the Office 2. Standardizing Medical Office Documentation 3. Preparing Web and PowerPoint® Documents 4. Preparing Medical Reports 5. Medical Forms Project 7. Reward Travel 1. Evaluating Hotels and Restaurants 2. Preparing Itinerary 3. Finalizing Budget 4. Designing Travel Tips. Project 8. UBI Annual Report 1. Planning Annual Report 2. Collecting Information for Report 3. Preparing Financial and Quantitative Data 4. Drafting the Annual Report 5. Finalizing the Annual Report

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Susan H. VanHuss

Dr. Susie H. VanHuss is a Professor and Program Director of Management at the University of South Carolina. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Her teaching specialties include business communications, administrative systems, and personnel management. Dr. VanHuss is a prolific author who has received a Gold Book award commemorating the sale of a million copies of one of her textbooks. Her work, published by South-Western Publishing Company, includes textbooks in communications, keyboarding and word processing, and office technology. She has written numerous journal articles and has served on the editorial review boards of several leading business education journals.

Connie M. Forde

Dr. Connie M. Forde is a full professor and head of the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University, where she leads undergraduate programs in information technology services, business technology teacher education, and industrial technology, as well as graduate programs in instructional technology. Dr. Forde also continues to advise doctoral students on their dissertation research. Prior to her tenure at Mississippi State University, she was a business teacher at both the community college and secondary levels. She earned her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Forde serves as coauthor of the COLLEGE KEYBOARDING series and a variety of word processing and integrated applications textbooks and simulations. She is a recognized contributor to the professional literature and a speaker at state, regional, and national conferences. Additionally, she has served as president of the National Business Education Association, Southern Business Education Association, and National Council of Pi Omega Pi, and chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education.

Donna L. Woo

Donna L. Woo is an instructor and department coordinator for Information Systems/Office Automation at Cypress College and associate director of education at Pacific College. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in business education from Michigan State University and earned her Ed.D. from Nova University. Her industry experience includes work for both IBM and General Motors. A respected author, Dr. Woo has written several word processing textbooks and has served as a coauthor on several editions of South-Western COLLEGE KEYBOARDING textbooks.