Exploring Microsoft Office 2007, Volume 1

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2007 - Computers - 1164 pages
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The goal of the Exploring series has been to move students beyond the point and click and help the student understand why and when they would perform a skill. The system structure considers the following three points.

Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did 5 years ago. With this in mind, the new edition of Exploring moves students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everybody needs to know. This ensures that students will be engaged from Chapter 1 throughout the book.

Students have diverse career goals. The examples in the text (and the accompanying Instructor Resources) include the health sciences, hospitality, urban planning, business and more so Exploring will be relevant to every student in the course.

Students read, prepare and study differently than they used to. Rather than reading a book cover to cover students want to easily identify what they need to know, and then learn it efficiently. The key features bring students into the content and make the text easy to use.

Students will be more engaged, achieve a higher level understanding in Office, and will successfully complete this course.

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About the author (2007)

Dr. Robert T. Grauer

Dr. Robert T. Grauer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the University of Miami, where he has been honored with the Outstanding Teacher Award in the School of Business. He is the vision behind the Exploring Series, which is about to sell its 3 millionth copy.

Dr. Grauer has written more than 50 books on programming and information systems. His work has been translated into three foreign languages and is used in all aspects of higher education at both national and international levels.

Dr. Grauer also has been a consultant to several major corporations including IBM and American Express. He received his Ph.D. in operations research in 1972 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Judith Scheeren

Judith Scheeren is a professor of computer technology at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, Pennsylvania where she received the Outstanding Teacher award. She holds an M.S.I.S. She holds an M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and an advanced certificate in online teaching and learning from the University of California at Hayward. She has several years of experience in the computer industry with Fortune 500 companies. She has developed and written training materials for custom applications in both the public and private sectors. She also has written books on desktop publishing.

Maurie Wigman Lockley

Maurie Wigman Lockley teaches desktop applications and management information systems classes at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has been an instructor there since 1990.

She lives in a tiny piedmont North Carolina town with her husband, daughter, and two preschool-aged grandsons. She spends her free time playing with the boys, reading, camping, playing computer games, and singing. She serves on several not-for-profit boards and is active at her church.

Michelle Hulett

Michelle Hulett received a B.S. degree in CIS from the University of Arkansas and a M.B.A. from Missouri State University. She has worked for various organizations as a programmer, network administrator, computer literacy coordinator, and educator. She currently teaches computer literacy and Web design classes at Missouri State University.

When not teaching or writing, she enjoys flower gardening, traveling (Alaska and Hawaii are favorites), hiking, canoeing, and camping with her husband, John, and dog, Dakota.

Cynthia Krebs

Cynthia Krebs is a professor in the Digital Media Department at Utah Valley State College, where she has taught since 1988. In addition to teaching classes in basic computer proficiency using Microsoft Office, she teaches classes in business presentations, business graphics, and an introduction to multimedia. She has received the Teacher-of-the-Year Award in the School of Business twice during her tenure at UVSC.

She has written chapters for many texts, co-authored a text on advanced word processing, and has presented locally and nationally. A graduate of Utah State University, Cynthia lives in Springville, Utah.

She has four children and one granddaughter. When she isn't teaching or writing, she enjoys spending time with her children and spoiling her granddaughter.

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