Higher Education

Microsoft® Office 2007: Introductory Course, 1st Edition

  • Pasewark/Pasewark
  • Rachel Biheller Bunin
  • Jessica Evans
  • Katherine T. Pinard
  • Robin M. Romer
  • Ann Fisher
  • Barbara M. Waxer Santa Fe Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1423903986  |  ISBN-13: 9781423903987
  • 952 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.00
  • Newer Edition Available



This text includes features that make learning easy and enjoyable - yet - challenging for learners. Students receive a wide range of learning experiences from activities with one or two commands to simulations and case studies that challenge and sharpen learners' problem-solving skills.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers a flexible format making this book ideal for classrooms with students who have varying abilities.
  • Provides numerous step-by-step exercises, review exercises, case projects, integration lessons, and a Capstone project to enhance students' learning experiences.
  • Helps students develop skills individually or in a team setting using strong end-of-lesson material, including Command Skills,Concept Skills, Concepts Review, and On-the-Job simulations.
  • Gives students additional information and guidance through Did you Know? boxes, Net tips boxes, and Important boxes.
  • Increases student's retention of skills through end-of-lesson exercises including lesson summary, vocabulary, and review questions.
  • Includes an Online Companion website with exercises and hands-on labs for additional student learning.
  • 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

Lesson 1: Microsoft Windows® Vista Basics.
Lesson 2: Microsoft Office® 2007 Basics.
Lesson 1: Word Basics.
Lesson 2: Basic Editing.
Lesson 3: Helpful Word Features.
Lesson 4: Formatting Text.
Lesson 5: Formatting Paragraphs and Documents.
Lesson 6: Working with Graphics.
Lesson 7: Working with Documents.
Lesson 8: Increasing Efficiency Using Word.
Lesson 1: Excel Basics.
Lesson 2: Changing the Appearance of a Worksheet.
Lesson 3: Organizing the Worksheet.
Lesson 4: Entering Worksheet Formulas.
Lesson 5: Using Functions.
Lesson 6: Enhancing a Worksheet.
Lesson 7: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks.
Lesson 8: Working with Charts.
Lesson 1: Access Basics.
Lesson 2: Creating a Database.
Lesson 3: Creating Queries.
Lesson 4: Creating and Modifying Forms.
Lesson 5: Creating and Modifying Reports.
Lesson 6: Integrating Access.
Lesson 1: PowerPoint Basics.
Lesson 2: Creating and Enhancing PowerPoint Presentations.
Lesson 3: Working with Visual Elements.
Lesson 4: Expanding on PowerPoint Basics.
Lesson 1: Outlook Basics and E-mail.
Lesson 2: Calendar.
Lesson 3: Working with Other Outlook Tools.
Microsoft Publisher 2007.
Lesson 1: Publisher Basics.
Lesson 2: Enhancing Publisher Documents.
Additional Material:
Capstone Simulation: Green Way Lawn Care Service.
Appendix A: Computer Concepts.
Appendix B: Keyboarding Touch System Improvement.

Alternate Formats

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 142390396X  | ISBN-13: 9781423903963

    List Price = $211.95  | CengageBrain Price = $211.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.00

  • Paperbound Edition

    ISBN-10:  1423903978 | ISBN-13:  9781423903970

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  • Microsoft® Office 2007: Introductory Course
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Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resources DVD  (ISBN-10: 142390401X | ISBN-13: 9781423904014)

Meet the Author

Author Bio


Pasewark LTD is a family owned business. The authors have written more than 100 books about computers, accounting, and office technology. Pasewark LTD authors are members of several professional associations that help authors write better books. The authors have been recognized with numerous awards for classroom teaching.

Rachel Biheller Bunin

Rachel Biheller Bunin has been writing and editing books on computer applications for almost 25 years. She has been an invited speaker on PowerPoint and presentation graphics at several national conferences. Rachel received a Masters in Educational Technology from Fordham University.

Jessica Evans

Jessica Evans is the author or co-author of more than 50 titles from the New Perspectives, Illustrated, and Succeeding in Business Series. Ms. Evans also has extensive work experience for the Cengage Learning Computing team as a developmental editor and has edited more than 40 projects on programming languages, database concepts, SQL, Oracle, database applications, Office applications, and website development.

Katherine T. Pinard

Katherine T. Pinard has more than 25 years of experience writing and editing books about computer concepts, applications, and technology. She has co-authored or contributed to over 20 successful books and has edited or managed more than 60 titles. She is MOS certified in Word and PowerPoint.

Robin M. Romer

Over the past 25 years, Robin M. Romer has focused on writing and editing books about computing, including computer applications, Web design and development, and service desks. In 2001, Robin sold her successful imprint, Acada Books, to return to her roots and concentrate on hands-on writing and editing. She has authored and contributed to more than 30 books and edited more than 50 titles.

Ann Fisher

Ann Fisher is a freelance writer and developmental editor who has worked on many Course Technology titles over the last ten years, including Adobe titles, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. She has also co-authored Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. Ann brings her experience in software training to her clear, effective style of writing and editing.

Barbara M. Waxer

In addition to writing popular textbooks on Microsoft® and Adobe®, Barbara Waxer teaches Copyright and Digital Media at Santa Fe Community College. Her text INTERNET SURF AND TURF: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT, FAIR USE AND FINDING MEDIA won the 2006 Texty Award, presented by the Text and Academic Authors Association, as well as the New England Book Show Award in the College Category.