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Download Microsoft Excel 97 - Illustrated PLUS Edition epub

by Tara Lynn O'Keefe,Elizabeth Eisner Reding

Part of the Illustrated Series, this text offers a quick, visual way to build Microsoft Excel 97 skills. Covers introductory through advanced skills.
Download Microsoft Excel 97 - Illustrated PLUS Edition epub
ISBN: 0760051496
ISBN13: 978-0760051498
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Software
Author: Tara Lynn O'Keefe,Elizabeth Eisner Reding
Language: English
Publisher: Course Technology; 1 edition (August 5, 1997)
Pages: 464 pages
ePUB size: 1501 kb
FB2 size: 1908 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 362
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Although there is a fair amount of information in this book, I was disappointed by a number of issues. In the first place, I found the review sections at the ends of the chapters to be geared towards classroom settings and of limited use to the independent student. Answers to chapter quizzes were not provided, which makes it pretty hard to check progress. The worst disappointment was the "interactive" CD-Rom. I got continual error messages due to the fact that the sound files could not play (no, it's not my computer). The CD only covers the first 5 chapters of the book, and the accompanying quiz is only 10 questions, which does not give a very in depth assesment of knowledge. Finally, the quiz itself was buggy; out of the ten questions the software would only allow me to answer 7. I got all seven correct; the program then gave me a score of 47%!! Maybe I'm just a sour-puss, but I felt the short-comings and software problems more than outweighed the benefits; I went out and bought another book.
There is a CD in the back of this book that will have you functioning in Excel at top speed. Go through it first!
Then start with the book. The lessons breakup into 10 minute segments. By the time you are finished with the book you will have the information to pass the MOUS certification test with ease! If you need to review a concept, the keystrokes are printed in red ink so that you don't have to re-read the whole text. I have taught several Excel computer classes using this book as the instruction textbook. Well written!
As an instructor, finding good instruction books is important to me. I have used the Step by Step series in learning new MS applications, and I like them. This book on Excel, however, strikes me as equally good, if not even better. I like the layout of the book, the fact that the exercises are 2 pages long, with tasks easily identifiable. There are good review chapters and exercises, too. The only negative is that the CD did not work properly, but that didn't take away from the guts of the lessons.