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Digitools, the Business Technology Technology Application Tools

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ISBN-10: 0538445300

ISBN-13: 9780538445306

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Karl Barksdale, Jack P. Hoggatt, Jon A. Shank

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THE BUSINESS OF TECHNOLOGY: DIGITOOLS -- TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION TOOLS is a half- or full-year course that reflects a new direction being taken in keyboarding. The text not only includes the standard teaching methods for learning to type and format documents, but also covers computer applications such as word processing, presentations, database, and spreadsheet; the Internet; and input technologies such as speech and handwriting recognition.
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List price: $93.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 5/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Karl Barksdale is currently an instructor at the Utah County Academy of Sciences and is a former instructor at Farrer Middle school in Provo, UT. He has recently been a consultant for Google. Formerly a Development Manager for the Training and Certification team at WordPerfect Corporation, he obtained a master's degree in curriculum from the University of Utah and applied his degree as the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for Provo School District. Later he returned to education as a Business Education instructor. Since that time he has authored more than 50 business and computer education textbooks for South-Western Educational Publishing, Course Technology, Speaking Solutions, and other…    

Dr. Jack P. Hoggatt is Department Chair of the Department of Business Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has taught courses in Business Writing, Advanced Business Communications, and the communication component of the university's Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. Dr. Hoggatt has held offices in professional organizations and has received the Outstanding Post-Secondary Business Educator Award in Wisconsin. He has served as an advisor to local and state business organizations. Dr Hoggatt is involved with his community and the school activities of his children.

Dr. Jon Shank is a Professor of Education at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shank served as Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Education for more than 20 years before returning to the classroom. He currently teaches keyboarding and word processing methods to undergraduate and graduate students seeking business education certification. Over the years, he has served in numerous leadership positions in business education professional associations, as a consultant to many school districts, and on many advisory committees for school districts and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Unit DS: DigiTools for Academic and Business Success
Digital Communication Tools
Ethics: Computer Crime
Operating Systems, Applications, Files, and Folders
Operating System Know-How
Application Know-How
File Management Know-How
Digital Snapshot: Moore's Law
Digital Workbook
Net Teamwork, Communication, and Research Know-How
A Browser Bonanza
Digital Snapshot: Follow the Path to Net Resources
Using the Net to Build Teams and Better Businesses
Zooming In On: Leadership and Teamwork
Searching Online Resources
Zooming In On: TLDs
Zooming In On: Boolean Operators
Digital E-mail, Messaging, Conferencing, and Netiquette
Digital Snapshot: Name That Number
Zooming In On: Puzzling Packets
Zooming In On: Computer Viruses
Zooming In On: Team Communication
Zooming In On: Rough Drafts
Digital Workbook
Power Tools
Hospitality & Tourism
Education & Training
Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Carrier Profile: My High-Tech Dream Job
Unit IT: Input Technologies
Letter Keys
Home Keys (fdsa jkl;)
New Keys: h and e
Digital Snapshot: Standard Plan for Learning New Keys
New Keys: i and r
New Keys: o and t
New Keys: n and g
New Keys: Left Shift and Period (.)
New Keys: u and c
New Keys: w and Right Shift
New Keys: b and y
New Keys: m and x
New Keys: p and v
New Keys: q and comma (,)
New Keys: z and colon (:)
New Keys: Caps Lock and Question Mark (?)
New Keys: Tab and Backspace
Digital Workbook
Handwriting Recognition
Get Up and Going
Digital Snapshot: Using a Wacom Board
Zooming In On: Your Pen Technique
Zooming In On: How to Install Your Input Panel
Use the Input Panel's Special Features
Handtyping Essays
Digital Snapshot: Improving Your Handwriting Recognition Accuracy
Digital Workbook
Microsoft Speech Recognition
Up and Running
Zooming In On: The Proper Position of Your Headset
Use Your Speech UI and Talk to Your PC
Zooming In On: The Busy Signals
Zooming In On: Your Microphone and Other Settings
Dictating and Fixing Mistakes
Zooming In On: Spelling
Voice-Writing Skills
Digital Snapshots: Various Types of Headsets
Digital Workbook
Number and Symbol Keys
Figure Keys: 8, 1, 9, 4, 0
Figure Keys: 5, 7, 3, 6, and 2
Symbol Keys: /, $, !, %, <, and >
Symbol Keys: #, &, +, @, and ()
Symbol Keys: =, _, \, *, and []
Numeric Keypad: 4, 5, 6, and 0
Numeric Keypad: 7, 8, and 9
Numeric Keypad: 1, 2, and 3
Subtraction and Multiplication
Division and Math Problems
Digital Workbook
Acquiring Images from Scanners and Cameras
Creating Great Digital Graphics
Zooming In On: Image Exposure and Color
Digital Camera Images
Digital Workbook
Power Tools
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Health Science
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Career Profile: My Fast Talking Dream Job
Unit IP: Increasing Productivity with DigiTools
Crucial Microsoft Word Skills
The Word User Interface
Eight Keys of Digital Communications
Digital Snapshot: Eight Keys of Dynamic Digital Communications
Formatting with the Home Tab and Mini Toolbar
Zooming In On: Changing Margins
Zooming In On: Smart Tags
Apply Style Galleries
Formatting a Variety of Documents
Digital Workbook
Business Documents with Microsoft Word
Correct Business Documents with Proofreader Marks
Ethics: Classy Constructive Criticism
Illuminating Letters
Zooming In On: One Space or Two
Zooming In On: Watermarks
Digital Workbook
Desktop Publishing in Microsoft Word
Manipulate Graphics in Documents
Zooming In On: Brightness, Contrast, Grayscale, and Color Variations
Word Art, Letterhead, and Title Pages
Digital Snapshot: Serif vs. Sans Serif Fonts
Design with Templates and Clip Art
Digital Workbook
Powerful Presentations
The Keys to Powerful Presentations
Digital Snapshot: Talking Points
Adding Visual Appeal
Research, Take Notes, & Plan
Zooming In On: SmartArt
Polishing Your Presentation Skills
Team and Personal Presentations
Zooming In On: Presenting with a Pen
Digital Workbook
Power Tools
Law, Public Safety, and Security
Human Services
Information Technology
Career Profile: My High-Flying Dream Job
Unit PA: Power Applications
Microsoft Excel
Exploring Excel
The Power of Formulas
Zooming In On: The Order of Operations
Flowing Forms and Fantastic Functions
Digital Workbook
Exploring a Database
Creating a Contacts Database from a Template
Sorting, Filtering, and Reporting
Digital Workbook
Working on the Web
Create a Web Presence
Digital Snapshot: Gmail, Google Page Creator, and Other Google Tools
Translating and Adding Files to the Web
Zooming In On: Figure Formats
A Company Blog
Digital Snapshot: Blogging with Word
Digital Snapshot: Web 2.0
Ethics: Don't Place Anything Online You Don't Want To See Later
Digital Workbook
Enhance Performance with Handhelds, PDAs, or Smartphones
Unleash the Power of Handhelds
Zooming In On: Keyboard Alternatives for Tiny Computers
Set Up and View Applications
Input Tools
Using PDA Applications
Change Settings and Learn More
Digital Workbook
Microsoft OneNote
Taking Mote of OneNote PA
Zooming In On: Changing Group, Section, and Page Names
Taking and Organizing Notes
Outlining with OneNote
Changing Appearances
Using Inking, Downloading, and Searching Tools
Digital Workbook
Power Tools
Marketing, Sales, & Service
Arts, Audio/Video Technology, & Communications
Business, Management, & Administration
Government & Public Administration Careers
Career Profile: My Online Dream Job
Unit DC: DigiTools and Your Career Pathway
Research Your Career Options
Teamwork on the Job
Digital Snapshot: Career Cluster Calculations
Finding Jobs
Digital Snapshot: Some Jobs Up, Some Jobs Down
Zooming In On: Attitude, Persistence, Flexibility and Patience
Zooming In On: Temporary Employment, Internships and Apprenticeships
Finding Salaries
Zooming In On: Salary and Benefit Options
Digital Workbook
Preparing Your Job Search Documents
Preview Key Job Search Documents
Zooming In On: Your Job Search Documents
Ethics: Resume Integrity
Compare Qualifications to Employer Needs
Digital Snapshot: Earnings by Degree
Resume Building: A Lifelong Process
Zooming In On: Resume Writing
Chronological Resume
Zooming In On: Resume Writing
Letter of Application
Applying Online and Assessing Your Qualifications
Zooming In On: Resumes and Scanning
Digital Workbook
Starting a Career Successfully
Personal Employment Portfolio
Digital Snapshot: Backing Up Your Resume with Evidence
Written Recommendations
Zooming In On: A Written Recommendation
Powerfully Present Yourself
Ethics: Web Page Privacy and Honesty
Impressive Job Interviews
Ethics: Be Sincerely Nice to Everyone
Zooming In On: Dressing for an Interview
Digital Workbook
Power Tools
Career Profile: My Fishy Dream Job
Career Clusters
Document Formats