Table of contents for Essentials projects for Microsoft Office 2003 / Mary Pascarella, Dawn Parrish Wood.

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Contents at a Glance
Project 1	Taking a Tour of Project 2003	
Project 2	Specifying Overall Project Settings	
Project 3	Entering Tasks and Creating a Project Schedule	
Project 4	Scheduling Resources and Assigning Costs	
Project 5	Modifying Task Information	
Project 6	Modifying Tasks Using the Gantt Chart	
Project 7	Customizing Project and Sharing Information
Project 8	Integrating Project Data	
	Integrating Projects	
	File Guide	
	Task Guide	
Essentials courseware from Prentice Hall Information Technology is anchored in the 
practical and professional needs of all types of students.
The Essentials series is conceived around a learning-by-doing approach that encourages 
you to grasp application-related concepts as you expand your skills through hands-on 
tutorials. As such, it consists of modular lessons that are built around a series of numbered, 
step-by-step procedures that are clear, concise, and easy to review.
The end-of-project exercises have likewise been carefully constructed, from the routine 
Checking Concepts and Terms to creative tasks in the Discovery Zone that prod you into 
extending what you've learned into areas beyond the explicit scope of the lessons proper.
How to Use This Book
Typically, each Essentials book is divided into eight projects. A project covers one area (or a 
few closely related areas) of application functionality. Each project consists of six to nine 
lessons that are related to that topic. Each lesson presents a specific task or closely related 
set of tasks in a manageable chunk that is easy to assimilate and retain.
Each element in the Essentials book is designed to maximize your learning experience. A 
list of the Essentials project elements and a description of how each element can help you 
follows. To find out more about the rationale behind each book element and how to use 
each to your maximum benefit, take the following walk-through.
Essentials Series 2003 Walk-Through
Project Objectives. Starting with an objective gives you short-term, attainable goals. At the 
beginning of each project are objectives that closely match the titles of the step-by-step 
Why Would I Do This? Introductory material at the beginning of each project provides an 
overview of why these tasks and procedures are important.
Visual Summary. An illustrated introductory feature graphically presents the concepts and 
features you will learn, including the final results of completing the project.
Step-by-Step Tutorials. Hands-on tutorials let you "learn by doing" and include 
numbered, bold, step-by-step instructions. 
If You Have Problems. These short troubleshooting notes help you anticipate or solve 
common problems quickly and effectively.
To Extend Your Knowledge. These features at the end of most lessons provide extra tips, 
shortcuts, alternative ways to complete a process, and special hints about using the software.
End-of-Project Exercises. Extensive end-of-project exercises emphasize hands-on skill 
development. You'll find three levels of reinforcement: Skill Drill, Challenge, and Discovery 
Zone. Accompanying data files eliminate unnecessary typing. 
Creative Solution Exercises. Special icons mark selected end-of-project exercises. The 
creative solution exercises enable you to make choices that result in a unique solution.
Integrating Projects Exercises. Hands-on activities provide an opportunity to apply skills 
from two or more projects.
File Guides. Convenient reference tables list the student and solution files for each project.
Task Guides. These charts, found at the end of each book, list alternative ways to complete 
common procedures and provide a handy reference tool.
Typeface Conventions Used in This Book
Essentials Microsoft Office 2003 uses the following typeface conventions to make it easier 
for you to understand the material.
Key terms appear in italic and bold the first time they are defined in a project.
Monospace type appears frequently and looks like this. It is used to indicate text that you 
are instructed to key in.
Italic text indicates text that appears onscreen as (1) warnings, confirmation, or general 
information; (2) the name of a file to be used in a lesson or exercise; and (3) text from a 
menu or dialog box that is referenced within a sentence, when that sentence might appear 
awkward if it were not set off.
Hotkeys are indicated by underline. Hotkeys are the underlined letters in menus, toolbars, 
and dialog boxes that activate commands and options, and are a quick way to choose 
frequently used commands and options. Hotkeys look like this: File, Save.
Student Resources
Companion Web Site ( This text-specific Web site provides 
students with additional information and exercises to reinforce their learning. Features 
include: additional end-of-project reinforcement material; online Study Guide; easy access 
to all project data files; and much, much more!
Accessing Student Data Files. The data files that students need to work through the 
projects can be downloaded from the Companion Web site ( 
Data files are provided for each project. The filenames correspond to the filenames called 
for in this book. The files are named in the following manner: The first character indicates 
the book series (E = Essentials), the second character denotes the application (W = Word, E 
= Excel, etc.), and the third character indicates the level (1 = Level 1, 2 = Level 2, and 3 = 
Level 3). The last four digits indicate the project number and the file number within the 
project. For example, the first file used in Project 3 would be 0301. Therefore, the complete 
name for the first file in Project 3 in the Word Level 1 book is EW1_0301. The complete 
name for the third file in Project 7 in the Excel Level 2 book is EE2_0703.
Instructor's Resources
Customize Your Book ( The Prentice Hall Information 
Technology Custom PHIT Program gives professors the power to control and customize 
their books to suit their course needs. The best part is that it is done completely online using 
a simple interface.
Professors choose exactly what projects they need in the Essentials Microsoft Office 2003 
series, and in what order they appear. The program also enables professors to add their own 
material anywhere in the text's presentation, and the final product will arrive at each 
professor's bookstore as a professionally formatted text.
To learn more about this new system for creating the perfect textbook, go to, where the online walk-through demonstrates how to create a 
Instructor's Resource CD-ROM. This CD-ROM includes the entire Instructor's Manual 
for each application in Microsoft Word format. Student data files and completed solutions 
files are also on this CD-ROM. The Instructor's Manual contains a reference guide of 
these files for the instructor's convenience. PowerPoint slides, which give more information 
about each project, are also available for classroom use.
Companion Web Site ( Instructors will find all of the 
resources available on the Instructor's Resource CD-ROM available for download from the 
Companion Web site.
TestGen Software. TestGen is a test generator program that lets you view and easily edit 
test bank questions, transfer them to tests, and print the tests in a variety of formats suitable 
to your teaching situation. The program also offers many options for organizing and 
displaying test banks and tests. A built-in random number and text generator makes it ideal 
for creating multiple versions of tests. Powerful search and sort functions let you easily 
locate questions and arrange them in the order you prefer.
QuizMaster, also included in this package, enables students to take tests created with 
TestGen on a local area network. The QuizMaster utility built into TestGen lets instructors 
view student records and print a variety of reports. Building tests is easy with TestGen, and 
exams can be easily uploaded into WebCT, Blackboard, and CourseCompass.
Prentice Hall has formed close alliances with each of the leading online platform providers: 
WebCT, Blackboard, and our own Pearson CourseCompass.
WebCT and Blackboard. Each of these custom-built distance-learning course features 
exercises, sample quizzes, and tests in a course management system that provides class 
administration tools as well as the ability to customize this material at the instructor's 
CourseCompass. CourseCompass is a dynamic, interactive online course management tool 
powered by Blackboard. It lets professors create their own courses in 15 minutes or less 
with preloaded quality content that can include quizzes, tests, lecture materials, and 
interactive exercises.
Performance-Based Training and Assessment: Train & Assess IT. Prentice Hall offers 
performance-based training and assessment in one product; Train & Assess IT.
The Training component offers computer-based instruction that a student can use to 
preview, learn, and review Microsoft Office application skills. Delivered via Web or CD-
ROM, Train IT offers interactive multimedia, computer-based training to augment 
classroom learning. Built-in prescriptive testing suggests a study path based not only on 
student test results but also on the specific textbook chosen for the course.
The Assessment component offers computer-based testing that shares the same user 
interface as Train IT and is used to evaluate a student's knowledge about specific topics in 
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, Outlook, and the Internet. It does this in a 
task-oriented, performance-based environment to demonstrate students' proficiency and 
comprehension of the topics. More extensive than the testing in Train IT, Assess IT offers 
more administrative features for the instructor and additional questions for the student. 
Assess IT also enables professors to test students out of a course, place students in 
appropriate courses, and evaluate skill sets.

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Microsoft Office.
Business -- Computer programs.