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New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Comprehensive (New Perspectives (Thomson Course Technology)) Paperback – August 24, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1423905851 ISBN-10: 1423905857 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: New Perspectives (Thomson Course Technology)
  • Paperback: 904 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology; 1 edition (August 24, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423905857
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423905851
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #860,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Roy Ageloff has taught courses in computer programming, database design and development, accounting information systems, and office productivity software at the University of Rhode Island and has written textbooks in programming languages, database software, and spreadsheet applications. He is a business consultant and teacher at Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona.

Patrick Carey received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Patrick has authored or co-authored over 20 academic and trade texts for the software industry.

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June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Customer Reviews

Very detailed and well written.
Scott Vantrease
When you get this book, there is a web address in the back where you can go to download the Excel files for your lessons.
dropin'em
And I thought I knew Excel - wrong!
C. Moore

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Thomas J. Schriber on August 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
Three cheers for this book and the other Thomson/Course Technology "Comprehensive" books addressing various applications in Microsoft Office 2007 (and, earlier, in Office 2003, etc.). The books are designed for successful use (either on a self-study basis, or in formal courses) on the part of those who, starting with no prior knowledge, want to bring themselves up to a skill level corresponding to what Microsoft terms "Microsoft Certified Application Specialist." Here are some of the distinguishing features of this Excel 2007 book:

(1) The book makes effective use of color, including frequent and well annotated screen shots.

(2) The book presents material in a highly readable, step by step way. (This might be a disadvantage for fast-track users of the book who do not need or want that much "hand holding," but it does mean that just about any motivated person who works conscientiously with the book can achieve success.)

(3) Each of the 12 chapters is set in the context of a "case" providing meaningful settings within which the application potential of Excel is brought into focus, usually in a "business-related" way. (This contrasts with some books that describe "how to do this" and "how to do that," but might lack motivation for WHY it might be of interest to be able to do this or do that.) Peripheral benefit: the book provides an informal introduction to some aspects of business, in the sense of extracting information from data to provide insights and perhaps support fundamental decision making.

(4) Each chapter concludes with a set of five exercises or "cases," starting with an exercise in which the reader is asked to extend the material developed in the body of the chapter.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Enica Castaneda on December 14, 2008
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This text book is very thorough: It provides excellent pictures, so there is no guess work as to whether you did something right or not; it walks you through everything step-by-step; gives you real life scenarios of projects; and also gives you necessary information as to what is and is not professional - when certain visuals should be used as opposed to other for given information, data, statistics. This is definitely a book that I will not be selling back to the school bookstore :0). I'm tabbing it up so I know where to jump to when I need help and keeping it until Excel 2012 comes out!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By dropin'em on July 31, 2009
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If you own Excel and have never used it, this is a wonderful way to learn. This book is very comprehensive and is used as a textbook for college courses on Excel. The book starts with the most basic skills, such as entering text in a cell, navigating the spreadsheet, copying and pasting, ect. In the subsequent chapters you learn pretty much every feature Excel has to offer. When you get this book, there is a web address in the back where you can go to download the Excel files for your lessons. Each chapter has its own set of lessons. For example, Chapter 2 is about formatting a spreadsheet. At the beginning of the chapter you open the file for the chapter 2 tutorial. This file is an Excel spreadsheet which you will format as you go along with the lesson. The book clearly explains every step and tells you what to type, which buttons to click on, ect. Each chapter also contains troubleshooting tips for common errors begining users make. At the end of each chapter there are are also several Excel problems which you can complete for additional practice.

I have been working on this book consistently and am almost done. All in all it looks like I will have taken about 7 weeks total by the time I finish. Keep in mind that I work on it roughly an hour a day and sometimes more. Also, there are 5 problems at the end of each chapter and I usually do about 1 or 2.

As far as the difficultly level, I would say that this is a pretty easy book, especially in the first several chapters. When you get to the advanced formulas it can make you scratch your head a little and may require a little extra effort, but if you have some basic computer and math skills, then you shouldn't have to worry about getting stuck. Of course, you can always take a course or have someone who already knows the program help you if you do run into problems.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Donna Lee on March 22, 2010
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At the end of each tutorial there are case problems and assignments that allow you to practice what you've learned. The required student data files are downloaded from the internet. However, you are NOT able to check your work. You will have no idea whether you are completing the assignments accurately or if you need to spend additional time learning a particular topic.

Workbook solutions are only available to instructors; an email and password are required to download solutions, practice exams and other great learning tools.

I wish I had known this before purchasing this very expensive book. If anyone can help me to access the solutions, I would be most grateful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Starr on September 3, 2009
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This book was fantastic. I learned so much such as creating and applying tables and graphs and inserting pivot tables. Although my instructor went through the lessons really fast, I am going to hold onto my book and practice all the lessons so I can become more efficient. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who needs to upgrade their Excel skills while working on the job.
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