Microsoft Word 2010: Introductory
By Tommy Thaler
Microsoft Word 2010: Introductory is intended for a fi rst course on Word 2010. No experience with
a computer is assumed, and no mathematics beyond the high school freshman level is required.
The objectives of this book are:
• To offer an introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
• To expose students to practical examples of the computer as a useful tool
• To acquaint students with the proper procedures to create documents suitable for coursework,
professional purposes, and personal use
• To help students discover the underlying functionality of Word 2010 so they can become more
• To develop an exercise-oriented approach that allows learning by doing Microsoft Word 2010: Introductory offers a number of new features and approaches, which
improve student understanding, retention, transference, and skill in using Word 2010. The following
enhancements will enrich the learning experience:
• Offi ce 2010 and Windows 7: Essential Concepts and Skills chapter presents basic Offi ce 2010
and Windows 7 skills.
• Streamlined fi rst chapter allow the ability to cover more advanced skills earlier.
• Chapter topic redistribution offers concise chapters that ensure complete skill coverage.
• New pedagogical elements enrich material creating an accessible and user-friendly approach.
• Break Points, a new boxed element, identify logical stopping points and give students instructions
regarding what they should do before taking a break.
• Within step instructions, Tab | Group Identifi ers, such as (Home tab | Bold button), help students
more easily locate elements in the groups and on the tabs on the Ribbon.
• Modifi ed step-by-step instructions tell the student what to do and provide the generic reason
why they are completing a specifi c task, which helps students easily transfer given skills to