Computer Literacy for IC3 Unit 2 Using Productivity Software

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2009-03-27
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Written to provide all students with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate computer and Internet literacy.Computer Literary for IC3was written to align with a certification called "Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)". This certification is for users who want to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in todayrs"s academic and professional environments. The Computer Literacy for IC3 text is written to meet the certification standards and provide students with a broad understanding of the key components of computer literacy in order to prepare for the exam. This certification has 3 units: bull; Unit 1: Computing Fundamentals (computer concepts) bull; Unit 2: Using Productivity Software bull; Unit 3: Living Online (the Internet) Each of these units is available as a separate Computer Literacy for IC3 text. This text contains: Unit 2: Using Productivity Software and covers productivity software based on Microsoft Office including common program functions, word processing functions, spreadsheet functions, and presentation software functions. The second edition of Computer Literacy for IC3 has been revised to keep up with the IC3 programrs"s evolution, which reflects the recent changes in computers and technology. Instead of publishing one large, comprehensive text, the three units are now available as separate, smaller texts. Starting with Office Applications; Creating a New Word Document and Inserting Graphics and Tables; Format and Organize Paragraphs and Documents; Formatting Informational Documents; Work with Collaborative Tools; Creating a Formatting a Worksheet; Managing Money Using Formulas and Functions; Giving Meaning to Data Using Charts; Creating a Presentation; Enhancing a Presentation; Creating a Customized Database; Retrieving Information from Your Database Computer Literacy for IC3prepares students from the IC3 certification, which ensures that students and professionals have all the core skills needed to work in todayrs"s technological environment.

Author Biography

Robert L. Ferrett recently retired as Director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provided computer training and support to faculty.  He has authored or co-authored more than 80 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Windows Vista, WordPerfect, and Word.  He has been designing, developing, and delivering computer workshops for nearly two decades.  Bob has written for the GO! Series, and was a series editor for the Learn 97, Learn 2000, and Learn XP books.  He has a BA in Psychology, an MS in Geography, and an MS in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University.  His doctoral studies are in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University.  As a sidelight, Bob teaches a four-week Computers and Genealogy class, and has written genealogy and local history books.


Sally Preston teaches computing in a variety of settings, which provides her with ample opportunity to observe how people learn, what works best, and what challenges are present when learning a new software program.  The diverse experience provides a complementary set of skills and knowledge that is blended into her writing.  Sally has been writing computer textbooks for nearly ten years and has authored books for the GO! Series, the Learn Series, and for the Essential Series.  Sally has an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.  When she is away from her computer she is often found planting flowers in her garden.


John Preston is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University in the College of Technology in the Technology Management program. He has been teaching, writing, and designing computer courses since the advent of PCs, and has authored and co-authored more than sixty books on computer applications and the relationship between technology and society. He teaches courses in global technologies, managing information systems, project management, and quantitative reasoning. He served as program coordinator of the Energy Management program and has trained commercial energy auditors for all of the major utilities in Michigan. Prior to his tenure at EMU, he was a partner in an energy management consulting firm.


Table of Contents

IC3-2009 Unit 2ndash;Key Applications Outline
Starting with Office Applications
Start an Application and Identify Common On-Screen Elements
Open and Save a File, and Close Applications
Navigate a Document and Insert, Select, and Edit Text
Use Buttons and Dialog Boxes
Check Spelling and Grammar
Select and Format Text
Copy, Paste, Cut and Move Text
Use Galleries, Contextual Tabs, and the Quick Access Toolbar
Print Documents
Use Help
Creating a New Word Document and Inserting Graphics and Tables
Create a Document
Create and Modify a Bulleted List
Format, Align and Indent Text
Create a Title with WordArt
Insert and Modify Clip Art
Insert and Modify Pictures
Insert Tables
Format Tables
Create a Document from a Template
Format and Organize Paragraphs and Documents
Import and Modify Text
Create, Apply, and Modify Styles
Use Language Tools
Create Footnotes
Manage Citations
Prepare Document for Printing
Formatting Informational Documents
Insert Data from Another Document
Format a Multi-Column Document
Save a Document as a Template
Insert Data from Excel
Create a Tabbed List
Use the Format Painter
Save a Document as a PDF Fil
Save a File as a Web Page
Work with Collaborative Tools
Insert Comments into a Document
Track Changes in a Document
Review and Consolidate Changes
Create a Document Template for Merging
Insert Merge Fields into a Document
Merge Document with a Data Source
Transmit Files Electronically
Creating a Formatting a Worksheet
Navigate a Workbook, Select Cells, and Enter Text and Data
Adjust Column Widths
Insert or Delete Rows or Columns
Sum a Column of N<$$$>
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