Higher Education

New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2010: Brief, 1st Edition

  • Ann Shaffer
  • Patrick Carey Westminster Kingsway College
  • Kathleen T. Finnegan
  • Joseph J. Adamski Grand Valley State University
  • Beverly B. Zimmerman Brigham Young University
  • ISBN-10: 0538743085  |  ISBN-13: 9780538743082
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008
  • © 2011 | Published
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About

Overview

With the New Perspectives' critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office 2010 and will learn how to take advantage of the flexibility it offers. Case-based tutorials challenge students to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With New Perspectives, students understand why they're learning what they're learning and are better situated to retain skills beyond the classroom.

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Features and Benefits

  • New business case scenarios keep students engaged throughout the tutorials, providing a real-world context in which they can apply the concepts and skills presented.
  • Visual Overview – a two-page spread at the start of each tutorial – gives a visual look at the tasks and elements covered in the tutorial and can be used as a study guide before quizzes and tests.
  • ProSkills boxes tie Office 2010 concepts with career relevancy by providing guidance on how to use the software in professional situations.
  • ProSkills Exercises integrate technology skills with professional skills, further grounding concepts in reality. ProSkills exercises include topics such as teamwork, written communication, verbal communication, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Key Steps highlight important points to help students pay close attention to completing the step correctly and avoiding time-consuming rework.

Table of Contents

PART 1. WINDOWS.
1. Exploring the Basics of Microsoft Windows Vista.
2. File Management
3. Managing Your Files.
PART 2. OFFICE.
1. Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2010.
PART 3. WORD.
Tutorial 1: Creating a Document.
Tutorial 2: Editing and Formatting a Document
PART 4. EXCEL.
Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel.
Tutorial 2: Formatting a Workbook.
Tutorial 3: Working with Formulas and Functions.
PART 5. ACCESS.
Tutorial 1: Creating a Database.
Tutorial 2: Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships.
Tutorial 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database.
PART 6. POWERPOINT.
Tutorial 1: Creating a Presentation.
PART 7. OUTLOOK.
Tutorial 1: Communicating with Outlook 2010.

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Bundle: Text + Video Companion, Brief

ISBN-10: 1133070264  | ISBN-13: 9781133070269

List Price = $252.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.71

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  • New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2010: Brief
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  • Video Companion DVD
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ISBN-10:  1133499643 | ISBN-13:  9781133499640

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  • New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2010: Brief
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  • Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111736219 | ISBN-13: 9781111736217)

Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $58.00  | CengageBrain Price = $58.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.00

Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription  (ISBN-10: 1111747970 | ISBN-13: 9781111747978)

If you teach Microsoft Office 2010, consider bundling your order with this trial software! If your students haven't upgraded from Office 2007 or don't have Microsoft Office at all, this CD allows students to use Office 2010 on their personal computers for up to 180 days! This trial software can only be purchased in a bundle (it cannot be purchased alone). Contact your sales representative for more information.

List Price = $17.75  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $17.75

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133628885 | ISBN-13: 9781133628880)

List Price = $133.00  | CengageBrain Price = $133.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111736219 | ISBN-13: 9781111736217)

Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $58.00  | CengageBrain Price = $58.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $58.00

Microsoft® Office 2010 180-day Subscription  (ISBN-10: 1111747970 | ISBN-13: 9781111747978)

If you are taking a Microsoft Office 2010 course, ask your instructor to bundle their textbook order with this trial software! If you haven't upgraded from Office 2007 or don't have Microsoft Office at all, this CD allows you to use Office 2010 on your personal computer for up to 180 days! This trial software can only be purchased in a bundle (it cannot be purchased alone). Ask your instructor to contact their sales representative for more information.

List Price = $17.75  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $17.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ann Shaffer

Ms. Ann Shaffer has contributed to several books about computers, including NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT® WORD. She began a career in textbook publishing as a Development Editor for William C. Brown and is now a freelance technical editor and writer. Ms. Shaffer holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Patrick Carey

Mr. Patrick Carey received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Today, Mr. Carey has authored or co-authored more than 20 leading academic and trade texts for the software industry.

Kathleen T. Finnegan

Kathleen Finnegan is a co-author on New Perspectives on Microsoft® Access® and has edited and managed many other successful textbooks on Microsoft® applications for Cengage Learning’s Course Technology. She has taught various computer courses for corporate training and high-tech companies and has developed courseware as both a technical writer and editor, with over 20 years of experience in this field.

Joseph J. Adamski

Joseph J. Adamski spent 12 years as a computer professional at aerospace and financial services companies and is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Grand Valley State University. He has worked as a computer professional and educator for over 40 years with a special interest in database management and personal uses of databases.

Beverly B. Zimmerman

Beverly B. Zimmerman, an award-winning Associate Professor at Brigham Young University, holds a Ph.D. in instructional design. She has published several articles on the use of computer technology for teaching writing, co-authored over 30 books on computer applications software, and authored an oral presentations book.