Four Software Tools with Lotus 1-2-3, WORDPERFECT and dBase III Plus

Four Software Tools with Lotus 1-2-3, WORDPERFECT and dBase III Plus

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This text is a step-by-step, hands-on introduction to the IBM PC, its hardware and operating system, and three primary areas of application: word processing, spreadsheets and data management. Upon completion of the text, the student will have a thorough working knowledge of today's most popular software applications. There are numerous hands-on sections marked by easy-to-find computer icons and easy to use function templates for all software packages. The DOS section features a discussion of sub-directories and the dBase section includes programming in dBase. An extensive appendix covers Lotus 1-2-3, and other appendices contain command summaries of all the software packages. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on introductory courses in microcomputer applications using the IBM PC to teach DOS, word processing, spreadsheets and data management.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 712 pages
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534088201
  • 9780534088200

Table of contents

Introduction to microcomputers and DOS. Microcomputer hardware. Microcomputer software. Commonly used IBM PC DOS commands. Advanced DOS concepts. Word processing with WordPerfect. Introduction to word processing. More on printing, saving, and other features. Special WordPerfect print features. WordPerfect block and find. WordPerfect productivity aids. Advanced features of WordPerfect. Fundamentals of spreadsheets and Lotus 1-2-3. More on ranges, copying, formatting, printing, and functions. Maintaining and enhancing your worksheets. Professional use of worksheets. Graphing with 1-2-3. Data management. Spreadsheet macros. Data base management using dBase III Plus. Introduction to data base and dBase III Plus. Building a file using dBase III Plus. dBase III Plus file Manipulation commands. Ordering dBase III files. More on dBase commands. Advanced features of dBase III Plus. Appendices.show more