Higher Education

Microsoft Office 2003: Essential Concepts and Techniques, 2nd Edition

  • Gary B. Shelly
  • Thomas J. Cashman
  • Misty E. Vermaat Purdue University Calumet
  • ISBN-10: 1418859478  |  ISBN-13: 9781418859473
  • 440 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.75



This new second edition includes sufficient material for a first course on Office 2003 applications. Challenge students with all new In the Lab exercises. Help students reinforce key skills with Case Studies and online tools on the Companion Web site. Our Microsoft Office 2003, Second Edition books continue with the innovation, quality, and reliability that you have come to expect from the Shelly Cashman Series.

Features and Benefits

  • Broadens students' learning experience with new Case Studies in the Essential Introduction to Computers section that integrate computer concepts in an Office 2003 course.
  • Contains a completely revised Windows XP Project that teaches students the essentials of file management and covers the features in Windows XP Service Pack 2.
  • Offers new In the Lab exercises that provide even more opportunity for students to practice the skills they learn in each project.
  • FREE perforated Office 2003 CourseCard back cover provides students a quick reference to Office 2003 skills at their fingertips.

Table of Contents

Windows XP and Office 2003
1. Introduction to Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2003

Word 2003
1. Creating and Editing a Word Document

Excel 2003
1. Creating a Worksheet and an Embedded Chart

Access 2003
1. Creating and Using a Database

PowerPoint 2003
1. Using a Design Template and Text Slide Layout to Create a Presentation

A: Microsoft Office Help System
B: Speech and Handwriting Recognition and Speech Playback
C: Publishing Office Web Pages to a Web Server
D: Changing Screen Resolution and Resetting the Toolbars and Menus
E: Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

Thomas J. Cashman

Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.

Misty E. Vermaat

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.