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Advanced Word Processing, Lessons 56-110: Microsoft® Word 2010, 18th Edition

  • Susie H. VanHuss
  • Connie M. Forde
  • Donna L. Woo
  • ISBN-10: 0538495405
  • ISBN-13: 9780538495400
  • 384 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2006, 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

Help your students master the advanced word processing skills most important for career success! The 18th edition of ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING, LESSONS 56-110, merges the formatting emphasis of the previous Essentials series with the productivity tools from the Certified series for a text that meets the needs of students seeking expertise with Microsoft Word 2010. Each lesson is clearly focused, well structured, and designed to provide step-by-step training and reinforcement to help students quickly develop advanced skills. Based on customer feedback, this semester-based text includes 55 lessons in a one-book solution that includes both documents and software instructions within a space-saving easel-back format. Lessons 56-110 cover business correspondence, tables, reports, document design, mail merge, advanced graphics, meeting documents and collaboration, legal and medical documents, and employment documents. A separate, first-semester text is available with Lessons 1-55, and a single-volume complete course text includes both semesters, plus a set of supplemental lessons related to Microsoft Office Specialist certification.


  • The South-Western College Keyboarding series features a complete set of textbooks and software to support all courses, making it easy to choose compatible components for every course structure and schedule—and across the entire keyboarding and word processing curriculum.

  • Supplemental drills and timed writings give students extra practice to strengthen important skills using the Keyboarding Pro software, while communication activities reinforce vital language arts skills such as proofreading, capitalization, and composition.

  • A module covering employment documents provides students with the real-world skills and relevant knowledge to succeed in today's business climate.

  • An extensive Style Guide provides convenient access to a range of model documents, giving students realistic examples.


"I really love the books. They are easy to read, easy to teach from. Course content can be increased or decreased depending on student ability."- Kay Holcomb, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell
— Kay Holcomb

About the Author

Susie H. VanHuss

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

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

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.

Table of Contents

9. Word 2010 Review.
10. Memos and Letters.
11. Organize Tables.
12. Reports.
13. Mail Merge.
Project 2: Palm Beach Pet Center I.
14. Documents with Graphics.
15. Meeting Documents and Collaboration.
16. Legal and Medical Documents.
17. Employment Documents.
18. Review and Assessment.
Project 3: Palm Beach Pet Center II.
Reference Guide.
Summary of Commands.

New to this edition

  • The Eighteenth Edition has been updated throughout the text to reflect the commands and capabilities of Microsoft® Word 2010—including all word processing drills and applications—enabling students to build expertise with the latest software and prepare for success in a real-word business environment.
  • Word processing directions are now written specifically for Keyboarding Pro DELUXE, supporting seamless integration of the printed lessons and software for easier comprehension, more effective skill building, and enhanced learning.
  • The text includes a wide variety of reports, and medical and legal documents, providing a more diverse experience that prepares students to apply their skills in a variety of settings.
  • The text is structured for maximum efficiency in learning and application. For example, building blocks are introduced with business letters to encourage effective formatting.
  • Modules include integrated coverage of applied communication skills such as proofreading and language arts.
  • Integrated learning tools give students a real advantage. For example, QuickChecks provide a visual solution to help students confirm that they're making progress and applying skills correctly; Challenge Applications extend learning by integrating research, critical thinking skills, or a combination of skills; and Trouble Shooting tips offer advice on overcoming problems such as incorrect pagination within document sections.
  • The text introduces communication skills and videos for Word 2010 commands (located in Keyboarding Pro DELUXE) before students are required to apply the associated skills, giving them the opportunity to absorb key concepts and hone their understanding in advance.


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's Manual, L56-120  (ISBN-10: 0840053398 | ISBN-13: 9780840053398)

Prepare for class more quickly and effectively with resources such as teaching suggestions, solutions, and tips for assessing student progress. Solutions printouts and teaching notes are new to the Eighteenth Edition.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, L56-110  (ISBN-10: 0840053401 | ISBN-13: 9780840053404)
Instructor's Manual, L1-25  (ISBN-10: 0840058713 | ISBN-13: 9780840058713)

Prepare for class more quickly and effectively with resources such as teaching suggestions, activity solutions, and tips for assessing student progress. New Solutions printouts and teaching notes are new to the Eighteenth Edition.

Keyboarding Pro DELUXE 2 Site License  (ISBN-10: 0840053193 | ISBN-13: 9780840053190)

This software uses step-by-step training and reinforcement to help students develop their skills and confidence while developing a strong foundation in the basic keyboarding skills they need for career success. Updated for Microsoft Word 2010, the software now includes a check for document formatting, a new timed writing report, and updated reference videos.