Higher Education

Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory Concepts and Techniques, Windows Vista Edition, 1st Edition

  • Gary B. Shelly
  • Thomas J. Cashman
  • Misty E. Vermaat Purdue University Calumet
  • ISBN-10: 1423927133  |  ISBN-13: 9781423927136
  • 1216 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $188.25
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Introduce your students to the new generation of Microsoft Office with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With Office 2007, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. In Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory Concepts and Techniques you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of the Office 2007 software through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead. Brand new end of chapter exercises prepare students to become more capable software users by requiring them to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create real-life documents.

Features and Benefits

  • Gives students an introduction to the core Microsoft Office 2007 applications, computer concepts, Windows Vista, Outlook, and integration skills using the highly-successful Shelly Cashman Series pedagogy.
  • Offers a new Plan Ahead feature which prepares students to create successful projects by encouraging them to think about what they are trying to accomplish before they begin.
  • Gives students the information they need to know, when they need to know it through enhancements to the step-by-step instructions, a new Q&A feature, and improved call-outs on screenshots.
  • Engages students with new Experimental steps, which encourage them to go beyond step-by-step instructions to take advantage of the features in the Microsoft Office 2007 new user interface.
  • Increases students' retention with brand new end-of-chapter exercises, including Make It Right, Extend Your Knowledge, and Make It Personal, which emphasize problem-solving and experimentation.
  • Meets the requirements of the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exams for Microsoft Office Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 when used in conjunction with the Shelly Cashman Series Advanced and Post-Advanced Concepts and Techniques books.
  • Bundle in the Microsoft Office 2007 180-Day trial software to ensure that your students have access to Office 2007 on their personal computers! Click on the supplements link to see more information.

Table of Contents

Essential Introduction to Computers

Microsoft Windows Vista
1. Introduction to Windows Vista

Microsoft Word 2007
1. Creating and Editing a Word Document
2. Creating a Research Paper
3. Creating a Cover Letter and a Resume
Web Feature: Creating a Web Page Using Word

Microsoft Excel 2007
1. Creating a Worksheet and an Embedded Chart
2. Formulas, Functions, Formatting, and Web Queries
3. What-If Analysis, Charting, and Working with Large Worksheets
Web Feature: Creating Web Pages Using Excel

Microsoft Access 2007
1. Creating and Using a Database
2. Querying a Database
3. Maintaining a Database
Integration Feature: Sharing Data Among Applications

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
1. Creating and Editing a Presentation
2. Creating a Presentation with Illustrations and Shapes
Web Feature: Creating Web Pages Using PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook 2007
1. Managing E-Mail and Contacts with Outlook

Microsoft Office 2007 Integration
1. Integrating Office 2007 Applications and the World Wide Web

A: Project Planning Guidelines
B: Introduction to Microsoft Office 2007
C: Microsoft Office 2007 Help
D: Publishing Office 2007 Web Pages to a Web Server
E: Customizing Microsoft Office 2007
F: Steps for the Windows XP User
G: Microsoft Business Certification Program

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  • Spiral Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1423912314  | ISBN-13: 9781423912316

    List Price = $192.95  | CengageBrain Price = $192.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.75

  • Paperbound Edition

    ISBN-10:  1423912284  | ISBN-13:  9781423912286

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    ISBN-10:  1423912306 | ISBN-13:  9781423912309

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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.

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Instructor Supplements

Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory Concepts and Techniques, Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418843350 | ISBN-13: 9781418843359)

Ideal as a reinforcement supplement to the Introductory textbook.

List Price = $82.95  | CengageBrain Price = $82.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1423912268 | ISBN-13: 9781423912262)

Student Supplements

Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory Concepts and Techniques, Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418843350 | ISBN-13: 9781418843359)

Ideal as a reinforcement supplement to the Introductory textbook.

List Price = $82.95  | CengageBrain Price = $82.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25

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.