Higher Education

Performing with Computer Applications: Personal Information Manager, Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Presentations, Internet, and Web Design, 3rd Edition

  • Iris Blanc New York City Board of Education and Totenville High School
  • ISBN-10: 141886515X  |  ISBN-13: 9781418865153
  • 824 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2001
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50



Using the developmental approach to learning, Performing with Computer Applications, 3rd Edition offers a means of learning about computers, thinking critically, solving problems, communicating effectively, applying technology to task and working in teams. The book introduces word processing, Internet, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation concepts through sequential practice material. It is non-software specific so its exercises can be used with any software or operating system.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a comprehensive computer applications text that can be flexibly used�in a traditional, self-paced or online setting.
  • Contains over 200 hands-on exercises and projects on word processing, Internet, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Computers

Unit I: Orientation
1. Get Started
2. Use Settings, Displays, Help, and File Management

Unit II: Work with a Personal Information Manager
1. Exploring Outlook
2. Work with Contacts
3. Work with the Calendar, Tasks, and Notes

Unit III: Word Processing
1. Create and Save Documents
2. Open and Edit Documents
3. Work with Text Alignments, Fonts, and Font Formatting
4. Basic Document Formatting and Editing
5. Additional Document Formatting and Editing
6. Work with the Internet
7. Work with Multiple-Page Documents and Multiple Documents
8. Work with Columns, Tables, and Forms
9. Work with AutoText and Macros; Merge

Unit IV: Desktop Publishing
1. Work with Objects, Lines, and Text Boxes
2. Work with Drawing Tools
3. Add Special Effects

Unit V: Spreadsheets
1. Create, Save, and Print a Worksheet
2. Use Formulas; Copy a Formula; Format and Enhance Worksheet Data
3. Use Functions, Additional Formatting, and Editing
4. Create and Edit Charts
5. Integrate Worksheets with Other Applications

Unit VI: Database
1. Plan, Create, and Save a Database
2. Open, Edit, and Print a Database
3. Modify and Format a Database; Search and Sort a Database
4. Use Queries and Create Reports; Integrate Databases with Other Applications

Unit VII: Presentations
1. Create, Save, and Print a Presentation
2. Enhance Slides; Work with Text and Objects
3. Work with Slide Shows; Integrate Presentations with Other Applications

Unit VIII: Web Sites
1. Work with Web Pages
2. Create and Enhance Web Sites

Capstone Projects
1. Planning a Conference
2. Organizing a Community Activity
3. Planning a Group Travel Expedition



What's New

  • Discusses Outlook, an integral component of Office that now more than ever easily interfaces with the other applications and is a common tool in today�s workplace.
  • Includes Integrated Projects that give students more practice applying technology to task in an integrated environment.
  • Examines new features of Office, such as Research Tools, Versions, and Frames (in Word Processing).

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Iris Blanc

Iris Blanc is currently the Director of Virtual Enterprises, International, a New York City Department of Education program. Ms. Blanc has taught business education and computer applications at the high school and college levels for over thirty years. She was formerly the assistant principal/department chair of Business Education at Tottenville High School, a New York City public high school. Ms. Blanc conducts seminars, workshops, and short courses in applied learning strategies and methods of teaching and integrating technology at conferences nationwide.