Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory

  • AUTHORS: Misty E. Vermaat; Steven M. Freund; Corinne Hoisington; Eric Schmieder; Mary Z. Last; Philip J. Pratt; Susan L. Sebok; Joy L. Starks
  • ISBN-13: 9781305870017 
  • 1080 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2016, 2014, 2011
  • ©2017     Published
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About The Product

Introduce your students to the important new features that the latest version of Microsoft® Office has to offer with the focused approach found in MICROSOFT® OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016: INTRODUCTORY. 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: INTRODUCTORY 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 success with Microsoft® Office 2016.


  • BOOK OFFERS UNIQUE EMPHASIS ON THE REASONING BEHIND EACH PROCESS. Students go well beyond simply following instructions to accomplish each task. They explore context for their complete projects as they learn the “why” behind each step in the process.
  • ROADMAPS FOR EACH MODULE DETAIL PROGRESS. Helpful Roadmaps within each module visually show students where they are in the process of completing the module project.
  • CONTENT EMPHASIZES CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. Opportunities to refine critical thinking appear throughout the text within “Consider This” sections, thought-provoking questions, and problem-solving activities. Numerous end-of-module activities engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they learn to create their own solutions.
  • BOOK ENCOURAGES PERSONALIZATION. This edition asks students to incorporate personal detail in their solutions for every module project and assignment to ensure that each student’s solution will be unique.

About the Contributor

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Corinne Hoisington

    Corinne Hoisington is a professor at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Professor Hoisington has been honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award. A dynamic speaker, she regularly presents on new technology and education trends to instructors across North America. She is the author of several best-selling Shelly Cashman Series texts on Windows, Visual Basic, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as Android app development.

  • Eric Schmieder

    For over 15 years, Mr. Schmieder has served as a computer technology instructor in adjunct and full-time capacities in curriculum instruction, corporate training, continuing education, economic and workforce development, professional development, small business, and webmaster certificate programs throughout North Carolina. His classroom instruction has served students at NC State University and many schools in the NC Community College System. He is a member of the NC Computer Instructors Association (NCCIA), NC Community College Faculty Association (NCCCFA), Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and US Distance Learning Association (USDLA). He holds certifications as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Office Master Specialist and is a regular presenter at local and national conferences.

  • 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 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 2013 books for this popular Shelly Cashman Series and 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.

  • Joy L. Starks

    Joy L. Starks is a Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She has written chapters in several of the Shelly Cashman Series Office books and authored the Photoshop, Java Programming, and Microsoft Publisher series of books. As well as speaking engagements, she also hosts the nationally-renowned Tech Camp for Teachers on the IUPUI campus each summer.

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.
Word 3 Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table.
PPT 1 Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures.
PPT 2 Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt.
PPT 3 Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation.
Excel 1 Creating a Worksheet and a Chart.
Excel 2 Formulas, Functions, and Formatting.
Excel 3 Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis.
Access 1 Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction.
Access 2 Querying a Database.
Access 3 Maintaining a Database.
Outlook 1 Managing Email Messages with Outlook.
Outlook 2 Managing Calendars with Outlook.

New to this Edition

  • NEW WORD MODULE INTRODUCES THE LATEST STRENGTHS OF WORD 2016. This edition provides new hands-on module projects and effective introductions to the important 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 project teaches students how to create a personal budget. It also addresses chart types and functions that are new to Excel 2016.
  • NEW PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR WORK AND SCHOOL MODULE PROVIDE A VISUAL INTRODUCTION. These helpful, easy-to-use apps by author Corinne Hoisington visually guide students through using Microsoft® OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge. Fun, hands-on activities ensure active learning. Companion Sways provide videos and step-by-step instructions to help students learn to master each app.


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  • SAM 365 & 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects Instant Access with Access to 1 MindTap® Reader for 6 months  (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.
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    Cengage Learning has partnered with leading LMS providers to deliver seamless access to our premier learning solutions from the environment that is most comfortable and familiar to you and your students. This allows students get up and running quickly and for you to enhance and customize your course with learning activities that will elevate thinking and improve course outcomes.
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Student Supplements

  • SAM 365 & 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects Instant Access with Access to 1 MindTap® Reader for 6 months  (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.
    Price = 118.00
  • LMS Integrated SAM 365 & 2016 Assessments, Trainings, and Projects with 1 MindTap® Reader, (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337114014 | ISBN-13: 9781337114011)
    This access code will provide you with seamless access to your SAM 365 & 2016 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.
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