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Integrated Computer Applications 6th Edition

Susie H. VanHuss, Connie M. Forde, Donna L. Woo

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2009, 2006, 2003
  • 237 Pages


INTEGRATED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 6E challenges students to combine all of the tools of Microsoft Office 2010 plus web computing with decision-making and formatting using real-world projects. Each module includes 5 to 8 lessons and two integrated projects emphasizing the basic and commonly-used advanced skills required in the workplace. Numerous projects throughout the text integrate new skills with prior application skills that incorporate Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, and Web computing with Office Web Apps.

Susie H. VanHuss, University of South Carolina (Retired)

Dr. Susie H. VanHuss received her B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Her teaching specialties include business communications, administrative systems, and personnel management. Her work, includes textbooks in communications, keyboarding and word processing, and office technology. She has written numerous journal articles and has served on the editorial review boards of several leading business education journals.

Connie M. Forde, Mississippi State University

Dr. Connie M. Forde is a full professor and head of the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University, where she leads undergraduate programs in information technology services, business technology teacher education, and industrial technology, as well as graduate programs in instructional technology. Dr. Forde also continues to advise doctoral students on their dissertation research. Prior to her tenure at Mississippi State University, she was a business teacher at both the community college and secondary levels. She earned her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Forde serves as coauthor of the COLLEGE KEYBOARDING series and a variety of word processing and integrated applications textbooks and simulations. She is a recognized contributor to the professional literature and a speaker at state, regional, and national conferences. Additionally, she has served as president of the National Business Education Association, Southern Business Education Association, and National Council of Pi Omega Pi, and chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education.

Donna L. Woo, Cypress College, California

Donna L. Woo is an instructor and department coordinator for Information Systems/Office Automation at Cypress College and associate director of education at Pacific College. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in business education from Michigan State University and earned her Ed.D. from Nova University. Her industry experience includes work for both IBM and General Motors. A respected author, Dr. Woo has written several word processing textbooks and has served as a coauthor on several editions of South-Western COLLEGE KEYBOARDING textbooks.
  • NEW! Instruction is updated throughout for Microsoft Office 2010 and new topics are added.
  • NEW! Two NEW modules cover OneNote and Web computing with Office Web Apps.
  • NEW! Outlook includes a new lesson on managing email.
  • NEW! CourseMate website features video tutorials and an interactive eBook to enhance the learning experience. Comprehensive quizzing, flashcards, and web links are also included.
  • Instruction on new commands is concise and highlights the path on the ribbon for easy recognition.
  • Full-page models provide guides to learn or review document formats.
  • Tips alert students to shortcuts, reminders, and ways to avoid potential problems.
  • Career Focus and Job Knowledge features offer practical tips for success and review best practices.
  • Data files and other resources are available at
  • Organized into distinct modules, this flexible package provides the freedom to choose the applications most suited to your interests.
  • Each module is divided into two skill levels: Essentials (basic) and Beyond the Essentials (skills for gaining proficiency in the application).
  • Integrated projects throughout the text apply new skills with prior application skills, in meaningful work-related applications using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, and Web Computing with Office Web Apps.
  • The essentials of the Office 2010 suite are covered to ensure a thorough understanding of software applications.
  • Quick Check solutions provide immediate feedback on selected drills and applications.
Lesson 1: Block Letters.
Lesson 2: Memos.
Lesson 3: Multiple-Page Documents.
Lesson 4: Tables.
Lesson 5: Unbound Reports with Track Changes.
Lesson 6: Left bound Reports with Cover Pages.
Project 1—Creative Design and Production I: Apply Word in a Business Setting.
Beyond the Essentials.
Lesson 7: Documents with Graphics.
Lesson 8: Reports with Sections and Table of Contents.
Lesson 9: Reports with Citations.
Lesson 10: Customize Document Themes and Templates.
Lesson 11: Mass Mailings.
Project 2—Creative Design and Production II: Apply Word in a Business Setting.
Lesson 1: Create Presentations Using Designs.
Lesson 2: Work with layouts, graphics, and tables.
Lesson 3: Add Transitions and Animations.
Lesson 4: Prepare and Print Slides, Notes, and Handout.
Project 3—Riverfront Enterprises: Integrating PowerPoint and Word.
Beyond the Essentials.
Lesson 5: Customize Presentations.
Lesson 6: Link and Embed Files.
Lesson 7: Manage and Deliver Presentations.
Project 4—The Leadership Group: Integrating PowerPoint and Word.
Lesson 1: Create Worksheets.
Lesson 2: Edit Worksheets.
Lesson 3: Insert Formulas and Functions.
Lesson 4: Print Worksheets.
Project 5—The Bookstore, Inc., Integrating Excel and Word.
Beyond the Essentials.
Lesson 5: Create and Modify Charts.
Lesson 6: Sort and Filter.
Lesson 7: Pivot Tables.
Lesson 8: 3-D Cell References.
Project 6— The Bookstore, Inc., Integrating Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Lesson 1: Create Publications Using Templates.
Lesson 2: Work with Text Boxes and Frames.
Lesson 3: Customize Templates.
Lesson 4: Create Template from Blank Page.
Project 7—Creative Design and Production III: Integrating Publisher and Word.
Module VI: Access.
Lesson 1: Work with Access.
Lesson 2: Create and Modify Tables.
Lesson 3: Create Simple Queries.
Lesson 4: Create and Customize Forms.
Project 8—WorldWide Telecom, Inc.— Integrating Access and Excel.
Beyond the Essentials.
Lesson 5: Create Simple Reports.
Lesson 6: Create Table Relationships.
Lesson 7: Import and Export Data.
Project 9— WorldWide Telecom, Inc.— Integrating Access with Word and PowerPoint.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Outlook and E-mail.
Lesson 2: Create and Manage Contacts.
Lesson 3: Use Calendar to Schedule Appointments.
Lesson 4: Create and Use Tasks.
Lesson 5: Create and Use Notes.
Lesson 6 Managing Emails.
Project 10—Aldrin Glenn Aircraft: Integrating Outlook and Word.
Lesson 1: Create Notebooks.
Lesson 2: Collect and Organize Content.
Lesson 3: Access, Use, and Print Content.
Project 11: VanHuss & VanHuss, Inc. Integrating Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
Lesson 1: Word on the SkyDrive.
Lesson 2: Excel and PowerPoint on the SkyDrive.
Lesson 3: OneNote on the SkyDrive.
Project 12: VanHuss & VanHuss, Inc. Integrating Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Office Web Apps.
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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

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The Instructor's Resource CD-ROM includes ExamView® Testing Software, allowing instructors to create custom exams by selecting questions, editing existing questions, and adding new questions; PowerPoint® resource slides that provide supplementary information, activities to reinforce key concepts, and solutions to end-of-chapter activities; and the Instructor's Manual, which organizes each chapter by learning objectives and includes teaching suggestions and answers to end-of-chapter activities.

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