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Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Brief, 1st Edition

  • Steven M. Freund
  • Mary Z. Last
  • Philip J. Pratt
  • Susan L. Sebok
  • Misty E. Vermaat
  • ISBN-10: 1305870050
  • ISBN-13: 9781305870055
  • 616 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Introduce your students to the most important new features that the latest version of Microsoft® Office has to offer with the concise, effective approach found in MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: BRIEF. This new edition is part of the acclaimed Shelly Cashman Series® that has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: BRIEF continues the Series’ strong history of innovation with an enhanced learning approach that addresses the varied learning styles of today’s students. A trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach encourages students to expand their understanding of Microsoft® Office 2016 through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. This new edition delivers the most effective educational materials specifically designed to engage readers, improve retention, and prepare students for future success with MS Office 2016.

Features

  • STEP-BY-STEP, SCREEN-BY-SCREEN APPROACH EFFECTIVELY INTRODUCES KEY OFFICE 2016 SKILLS. This proven visual approach presents students with explanatory and navigational information when they need to know it. The book addresses the needs of all learning styles to help students retain and apply skills in their personal and professional lives.

  • PROVEN PEDAGOGY EMPHASIZES PROJECT PLANNING. This project planning approach frames the explanations within each module around a practical problem that students need to solve. This brief presentation encourages critical thinking as the learner determines how to proceed at various key points within the module.

  • EXTENSIVE END-OF-MODULE ACTIVITIES REINFORCE KEY OFFICE SKILLS AND APPLICATIONS. These proven, class-tested activities provide a variety of reinforcement opportunities for students to apply and expand their basic Office 2016 skills.

About the Author

Steven M. Freund

Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida and serves as a leader instructor of various Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, programming, and Internet technology courses throughout Central Florida. An integral author for the successful Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Institute, as well as other customer events. Mr. Freund has co-authored multiple editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, Mozilla Firefox, Windows® Internet Explorer, Windows®, Office, and Dreamweaver books. He has also written numerous successful instructor supplements..

Mary Z. Last

Mary Z. Last has taught computer information systems since 1984. She retired from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, where she was an associate professor and the Director of the Center for Effectiveness in Learning and Teaching. Ms. Last is actively involved in the Computing Educator's Oral History Project that encourages young women to pursue careers in math and science. She has been a contributing author to the Shelly Cashman Series since 1992. She also authors many instructor resources for leading database texts.

Philip J. Pratt

Philip J. Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Valley State University, where he taught for 33 years. His teaching interests include database management, systems analysis, complex analysis and discrete mathematics. He has authored more than 75 textbooks and has co-authored three levels of Microsoft® Office Access books for the popular Shelly Cashman Series, in addition to the popular A GUIDE TO SQL.

Susan L. Sebok

Susan L. Sebok is a retired professor at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. She is also a licensed attorney. Ms. Sebok has co-authored several successful textbooks for the leading Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Microsoft® PowerPoint® and DISCOVERING COMPUTERS.

Misty E. Vermaat

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS and Microsoft® Word books.

Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Productivity Apps for School and Work.
Office 2016 and Windows 10: Essential Concepts and Skills.
Word 1. Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with a Picture.
Word 2. Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources.
PPT 1. Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures.
PPT 2. Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt.
Excel 1. Creating a Worksheet and a Chart.
Excel 2. Formulas, Functions, and Formatting.
Access 1. Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction.
Access 2. Querying a Database.
Index.

New to this edition

  • NEW WORD MODULE INTRODUCES THE LATEST STRENGTHS OF MS WORD 2016. This edition provides new hands-on module projects and effective introductions to the key features new to Word 2016, including Smart Lookup button and Insights task pane.
  • NEW POWERPOINT® MODULE HIGHLIGHTS THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES IN THE LATEST VERSION. Your students work with new projects and exercises that emphasize the topics that are most relevant in their lives. This edition expands explanation of usage of inserting and formatting shapes.
  • NEW EXCEL MODULE EMPHASIZES PRATICAL USES FOR NEW FEATURES. An updated, useful project teaches students how to create a personal budget. It also addresses chart types and functions that are new to Excel 2016.
  • NEW ACCESS MODULE PROVIDES VALUABLE HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Students work with a new database project that models the real world of a human resources outsourcing company. Students learn to use new query, report and form examples from Access 2016.

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: 1305870417 | ISBN-13: 9781305870413)

Find everything you need for your course all in one place. All instructor resources for this book are available instantly through the password-protected Instructor Companion Website, including the Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank and PowerPoint® slides.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305881516 | ISBN-13: 9781305881518)

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.

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Vermaat/Freund/Hoisington/Schmeider/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Starks' Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory  (ISBN-10: 1305870433 | ISBN-13: 9781305870437)

MindTap Computing for Freund/Last/Pratt/Vermaat/Sebok/Hoisington/Starks/Schmieder’s Shelly Cashman Series® 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.

LMS Integrated MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305870484 | ISBN-13: 9781305870482)

This access code will provide your students with seamless access to their MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Vermaat/Freund/Hoisington/Schmeider/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Starks' Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory  (ISBN-10: 1305882792 | ISBN-13: 9781305882799)

MindTap Computing for Freund/Last/Pratt/Vermaat/Sebok/Hoisington/Starks/Schmieder’s Shelly Cashman Series® 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.

LMS Integrated MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305882830 | ISBN-13: 9781305882836)

This access code will provide your students with seamless access to their MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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 Vermaat/Freund/Hoisington/Schmeider/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Starks' Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory  (ISBN-10: 1305870433 | ISBN-13: 9781305870437)

MindTap Computing for Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App to learn on your terms. 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 you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE THE TEXT 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.

LMS Integrated MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305870484 | ISBN-13: 9781305870482)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Vermaat/Freund/Hoisington/Schmeider/Last/Pratt/Sebok/Starks' Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory  (ISBN-10: 1305882792 | ISBN-13: 9781305882799)

MindTap Computing for Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App to learn on your terms. 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 you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE THE TEXT 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.

LMS Integrated MindTap Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305882830 | ISBN-13: 9781305882836)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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.