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New Perspectives Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Brief, 1st Edition

  • Patrick Carey
  • Dan Oja
  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Katherine T. Pinard
  • Robin M. Romer
  • Lisa Ruffolo
  • Ann Shaffer
  • Mark Shellman
  • Sasha Vodnik
  • ISBN-10: 130587918X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305879188
  • 608 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Help your students develop the Microsoft® Office 2016 skills they need to be successful in college and beyond with the emphasis on critical-thinking, problem-solving and in-depth coverage found in NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: BRIEF. Updated with all-new case scenarios, this concise introduction applies skills that students are learning to real-world situations to ensure that concepts are relevant. New Productivity Apps provide a dynamic visual introduction to Microsoft® OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge with fun, hands-on activities for active learning. Companion Sways provide videos and step-by-step instructions to help students learn to use each app. With an unmatched emphasis on learning outcomes and transference of skills, NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: BRIEF helps your students clearly understand why what they’re learning is important.

Features

  • BUSINESS CASE SCENARIOS KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED. These practical case scenarios throughout the module provide a real-world context in which students can apply the concepts and skills they have mastered.

  • VISUAL OVERVIEWS PROVIDE A GRAPHICAL PREVIEW OF EACH MODULE’S CONTENT. These two-page spreads at the start of each module session visually examine the tasks and elements covered in the module. Students can use these as study guides before quizzes and tests.

  • PROSKILLS BOXES CONNECT MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2016 CONCEPTS TO CAREER SUCCESS. These helpful features emphasize the relevance of the Office skills students are learning by providing guidance on how to use the software most effectively in professional situations.

  • KEY STEPS DRAW STUDENTS’ ATTENTION TO CRITICAL POINTS. These Key Steps help students pay close attention to completing the each step correctly and avoiding time-consuming rework

About the Author

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.

Dan Oja

An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased an Apple II+ in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

June Jamrich Parsons

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

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 more than 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.

Lisa Ruffolo

Lisa Ruffolo has served as a technical writer and editor for more than 30 years. She is pursuing an emphasis in operating systems and digital literacy. She has edited top-selling books in the fields of introduction to computing, Microsoft Office, PC repair and computer programming.

Ann Shaffer

Ms. Ann Shaffer is the co-author of NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT® WORD and has contributed to many other Cengage publications. She has more than 25 years of experience as a developmental editor and co-author of books, journal articles and multimedia in a variety of fields, including computer science, mathematics, history, engineering and social sciences. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mark Shellman

Dr. Mark Shellman is an instructor and the Chair of the Information Technology Department at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina. Dr. Mark, as his students refer to him, prides himself on being student-centered and loves learning himself. His favorite subjects in the information technology realm include databases and programming languages. Dr. Mark has been teaching information technology for more than thirty years and has co-authored several texts in the New Perspectives Series on Microsoft® Access databases.

Sasha Vodnik

Sasha Vodnik is a programmer, instructional designer, and trainer. They have authored or co-authored textbooks on front-end topics including HTML, CSS, and XML, and have also written and presented several online courses for advanced JavaScript developers. Sasha currently works as a technical course developer at DocuSign, where they focus on creating training materials for software developers.

Table of Contents

Productivity Apps for School and Work.
Managing Your Files.
Word Module 1: Creating and Editing a Document.
Word Module 2: Navigating and Formatting a Document.
Excel Module 1: Getting Started with Excel.
Excel Module 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data.
Excel Module 3: Performing Calculations with Formulas and Functions.
Access Module 1: Creating a Database.
Access Module 2: Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships.
Access Module 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database.
PowerPoint Module 1: Creating a Presentation.
Communicating with Outlook 2016.

New to this edition

  • UPDATES REFLECT THE NEW FEATURES IN MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016. This concise edition introduces all of the latest enhancements in the most recent version of Microsoft® Office to ensure your students are prepared when they enter the workforce.
  • NEW CASE SCENARIOS KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED. These practical case scenarios for module and end-of-module exercises, including Review Assignments and Case Problems help students apply skills and concepts to real-world situations.
  • NEW PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR SCHOOL AND WORK MODULE PROVIDES A VISUAL INTRODUCTION. These helpful, easy-to-use apps by well-known technology author Corinne Hoisington visually guide students through using Microsoft® OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge. Companion Sways provide videos and step-by-step instructions to help students learn to master each app.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Website  (ISBN-10: 1305881435 | ISBN-13: 9781305881433)
Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305879236 | ISBN-13: 9781305879232)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

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MindTap Computing for Carey/Desjardins/Shaffer/Shellman/Vodnik’s New Perspectives Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

SAM 365 & 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects Instant Access with 1 MindTap Reader, (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 133711393X | ISBN-13: 9781337113939)

SAM trains and assesses essential Microsoft Office and computer concepts skills. Students engage in a hands-on simulated environment, then apply their skills live in the applications with real world scenarios. SAM’s auto-graded assignments and flexible reporting tools saves instructors time and energy.

Student Supplements

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Carey/DesJardins/Shaffer/Shellman/Vodnik's New Perspectives Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory  (ISBN-10: 1305879279 | ISBN-13: 9781305879270)

MindTap Computing for Carey/Desjardins/Shaffer/Shellman/Vodnik’s New Perspectives Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN POTENTIAL. GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where to focus efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE YOUR TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, gather everything you’ve flagged into a guide you organize.

MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Carey/Desjardins/Shaffer/Shellman/Vodnik's New Perspectives Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory  (ISBN-10: 1305882466 | ISBN-13: 9781305882461)

MindTap Computing for Carey/Desjardins/Shaffer/Shellman/Vodnik’s New Perspectives Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN POTENTIAL. GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where to focus efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE YOUR TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, gather everything you’ve flagged into a guide you organize.

SAM 365 & 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects Instant Access with 1 MindTap Reader, (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 133711393X | ISBN-13: 9781337113939)

This access code is available to you for as long as your institution uses SAM 365 & 2016. MindTap Reader access length is dependent upon how it was setup by your instructor. SAM – Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office and computer concepts skills. With automatic feedback on assignments and personalized study guides, SAM helps you stay on track for improved grades. SAM has all your course content in one easy location. SAM training and assessments simulate the real Microsoft Office environment and SAM projects let you apply the skills live in the application using real-world scenarios, preparing you for more workplace success.