Learning Microsoft Office XP through Applications & Exercises From Beginner to Expert--The Skills YOU Need in the Workplace Each lesson contains short exercises designed for using Office XP in real-life business settings. Exercises include key terms, concise notes, conceptual descriptions of the Office features, and hands-on mouse and keystroke procedures. Exercise Directions offer step-by-step instructions to put the students' skills to work. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint--And How to Use Them Together All Office applications can be used separately or integrated to create sophisticated professional-looking documents. Use Word to create letters, memos, reports, and Web pages. Track financial data and create charts and graphs with Excel. Use Access to store, retrieve, and report on information. Develop multimedia presentations with PowerPoint. Learn by Doing; Not Reading Learning Office XP launches the students into the workplace setting. Each exercise begins On the Jobwith a brief description of how you would use the features of that exercise in the office. Each exercise ends with On Your Own,an additional critical-thinking exercise where students apply newly learned skills to create their own documents using their own information. Experience the Internet--No Modem Needed! Students integrate the Internet with Office applications without a modem or Internet connection. By launching the simulation and following the steps in the book, students go to real Web sites simulated on the CD-ROM, find information, and use the information in Office documents. Putting Student Skills to the Challenge A Challenge Lesson combines critical thinking, application integration, and Internet skills. Only basic step directions are given--students use their own skills to complete the exercise. Bonus Items on the CD-ROM Data Files Students do less typing and more application. Additional Lessons, Typing Tests with Automatic Scoring, and Keyboarding Course Learn basic Office XP skills and develop advanced skills using more complex Office features. Keyboarding course helps those new to typing or in need of skill-building drills. Learn Business and Financial Terms CD-ROM includes a glossary of terms used in the exercises, the workplace, and the financial arena. Computer Literacy Basics Computer Literacy bonus exercises cover computers, computer care, and computer history. We'll Teach You Word Fonts Labels & Envelopes Centering & Aligning Columns Mail Merge Graphics Excel Worksheets Labels Formulas Functions Charts Enhancements Access Database Objects Wizards Filters Queries Views PowerPoint Presentations Slides Graphics Organization Charts HandoutsWeixel, Suzanne is the author of 'Learning Microsoft Office Xp', published 2002 under ISBN 9781585771356 and ISBN 158577135X.