Microsoft® Office® 2010 and Beyond:

Computer Concepts and Applications

Theodor Richardson, PhD
Charles Thies (Tulane University)

Pub Date:  January 2014
Specs:8 x 10   Paperback with DVD
Pages: 470
Price: $89.95

Designed to primarily address the Windows operating system and the 2010 Microsoft Office application suite, it also includes instructions for students using OpenOffice and MacOS platforms. Over 50 video tutorials on the DVD will support each chapter by demonstrat­ing the principles presented. The focus of this text is to provide new students and those with some experience with the skills needed to proficiently discuss essential computer concepts, navigate and conduct basic tasks using an operating system, and develop files using basic productivity applications.



I: The Computer Environment. 1.Introduction to Computer Concepts 2. Using the Computing Environment 3.Working with the Web 4. Microsoft Outlook and Email Clients. II: Word Processing and Microsoft Word 5. Introduction to Word 6. Devel­oping and Editing Documents 7. Advanced Features. III: Presentation Software and Microsoft PowerPoint 8. Introduction to PowerPoint 9. Creating Presentations 10. Advanced Features. IV: Spreadsheet Software and Microsoft Excel 11. Introduction to Excel 12. Developing a Worksheet 13. Formulas, Functions and the What-If Analysis 14.Advanced Features. V: Database Software and Microsoft Access 15. Introduction to Databases 16. Developing a Database 17. Queries and Maintaining the Database. Appendices. A.OS Scripting B. Programming in Excel and Access.


Theodor Richardson is the Online Program Director and Interim Chair for the Information Technology Department at a private university. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering with a concentration in multimedia and image processing. Charles Thies has a successful track record as an IT executive in business and with the DOD, and is currently an instructor at Tulane University.