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Office XP 1
Office XP 1, 2/e
Timothy O'Leary, Arizona State University
Linda O'Leary

Instructor's Resources

We understand that, in today’s teaching environment, offering a textbook alone is not sufficient to meet the needs of the many instructors who use our books. To teach effectively, instructors must have a full complement of supplemental resources to assist them in every facet of teaching from preparing for class, to conducting a lecture, to assessing students’ comprehension. The O’Leary Series offers a fully-integrated supplements package and Web site, as described below.

Instructor’s Resource Kit

  • The Instructor’s Resource Kit contains a computerized Test Bank, an Instructor’s Manual, and PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Features of the Instructor’s Resource Kit are described below.

  • Instructor’s Manual: The Instructor’s Manual contains lab objectives, concepts, outlines, lecture notes, and command summaries. Also included are answers to all end-of chapter material, tips for covering difficult materials, additional exercises, a schedule showing how much time is required to cover text material, and several handy reference guides.

  • Computerized Test Bank: The test bank contains over 1,200 multiple choice, true/false, and discussion questions. Each question will be accompanied by the correct answer, the level of learning difficulty, and corresponding page references. Our flexible Diploma software allows you to easily generate custom exams.

  • PowerPoint Presentation Slides: The presentation slides, will include lab objectives, concepts, outlines, text figures, and speaker’s notes. Also included are bullets to illustrate key terms and FAQ’s.

Online Learning Center/Web Site

Found at, this site provides additional learning and instructional tools to enhance the comprehension of the text. The OLC/Web Site is divided into these three areas:

  • Information Center: Contains core information about the text, supplements, and the authors.

  • Instructor Center: Offers instructional materials, downloads, additional exercises, and other relevant links for professors.

  • Student Center: Contains chapter competencies, chapter concepts, self-quizzes, flashcards, projects, animations, additional web links, and more!

Skills Assessment

SimNet (Simulated Network Assessment Product)—SimNet provides a way for you to test students’ software skills in a simulated environment. SimNet is available for Microsoft Office 97, Microsoft Office 2000, and Microsoft Office XP. SimNet provides flexibility for you in your course by offering:

  • Pre-testing options.
  • Post-testing options.
  • Course placement testing.
  • Diagnostic capabilities to reinforce skills.
  • Proficiency testing to measure skills.
  • Web or LAN delivery of tests.
  • Computer based training tutorials (New for Office XP)
  • MOUS preparation exams

For more information on skills assessment software, please contact your local sales representative, or visit us at

Digital Solutions to Help You Manage Your Course

  • PageOut—PageOut is our Course Web Site Development Center that offers a syllabus page, URL, McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center content, online exercises and quizzes, gradebook, discussion board, and an area for student Web pages.

    Available for free with any McGraw-Hill/Irwin product, PageOut requires no prior knowledge of HTML, no long hours of coding, and a way for course coordinators and professors to provide a full-course web site. PageOut offers a series of templates—simply fill them with your course information and click on one of 16 designs. The process takes under an hour and leaves you with a professionally designed Website. We’ll even get you started with sample web sites, or enter your syllabus for you! PageOut is so straightforward and intuitive, it's little wonder why over 12,000 college professors are using it.

    For more information, visit the PageOut web site at

  • Online Courses Available—Online Learning Centers (OLCs) are your perfect solutions for Internet-based content. Simply put, these Centers are "digital cartridges" that contain a book’s pedagogy and supplements. As students read the book, they can go online and take self-grading quizzes or work through interactive exercises. These also provide students appropriate access to lecture materials and other key supplements.

    Online Learning Centers can be delivered through any of these platforms:

    • McGraw-Hill Learning Architecture (TopClass)


    • (formally Real Education)

    • WebCT (a product of Universal Learning Technology)
    McGraw-Hill has partnerships with WebCT and Blackboard to make it even easier to take your course online. Now you can have McGraw-Hill content delivered through the leading Internet-based learning tool for higher education.
    At McGraw-Hill. we have the following service agreements with WebCT and Blackboard:
  • Instructor Advantage
    Instructor Advantage is a special level of service McGraw-Hill offers in conjuction with WebCT designed to help you get up and running with your new course. A team of specialists will be immediately available to ensure everything runs smoothly through the life of your adoption.

  • Instructor Advantage Plus
    Qualified McGraw-Hill adopters will be eligible for an even higher level of service. A certified WebCT or Blackboard specialist will provide a full day of on-site training for you and your staff. You will then have unlimited e-mail and phone support through the life of your adoption. Please contact your local McGraw-Hill representative for more details.

Technology Connection Seminar Series

McGraw-Hill/Irwin’s Technology Connection seminar series offered across the country every year demonstrates the latest technology products and encourages collaboration among teaching professionals.

Computing Essentials

Available alone, or packaged with the O’Leary Series, Computing Essentials offers a unique, visual orientation that gives students a basic understanding of computing concepts. Computing Essentials is one of the few books on the market that is written by a professor who still teaches the course every semester and loves it. While combining current topics and technology into a highly illustrated design geared to catch students’ interest and motivate them in their learning, this text provides an accurate snapshot of computing today. When bundled with software application lab manuals, students are given a complete representation of the fundamental issues surrounding the personal computing environment.


  • A "Learn By Doing" approach that encourages students to engage in activity that is more interactive than the traditional learning pattern students typically follow in a concepts course. The exercises, explorations, visual orientation, inclusion of screen shots and numbered steps, and integrated internet references combine several methods to achieve an interactive learning environment for optimum reinforcement.
  • On The Web Explorations appear throughout the margins of the text and encourage students to go to the Web to visit several informative and established sites in order to learn more about the chapter’s featured topic.
  • On The Web Exercises present thought-provoking questions that allow students to construct articles and summaries for additional practice on topics relevant to that chapter while utilizing Web resources for further research. These exercises serve as additional reinforcement of the chapter’s pertinent material while also allowing students to gain more familiarity with the Web.
  • A Look to the Future sections provide insightful developments about the future impact of technology and forecasts of how upcoming enhancements in the world of computing will play such an important and powerful role in society.
  • Colorful Visual Summaries (in a 2-page spread format) are found at the end of every chapter and provide dynamic, graphical reviews of the important lessons featured in each chapter for additional reinforcement.
  • End of Chapter Review follows a three-level format and includes exercises that encourage students to review terms, concepts, and applications of concepts. Through matching, true/false, multiple choice, short answer completion, concept matching, and critical thinking questions, students have multiple review opportunities.


PowerWeb is an exciting new online product available from McGraw-Hill. A nominally priced token grants students access through our website to a wealth of resources—all corresponding to computer literacy. Features include an interactive glossary; current events with quizzing, assessment, and measurement options; Web survey; links to related text content; and WWW searching capability via Northern Lights, an academic search engine. Visit the PowerWeb site at

Interactive Companion CD-ROM

This free student CD-ROM, designed for use in class, in the lab, or at home by students and professors alike, includes a collection of interactive tutorial labs on some of the most popular and difficult concepts topics to illustrate in information technology. By combining video, interactive exercises, animation, additional content, and actual "lab" tutorials, we expand the reach and scope of the textbook. The lab titles are listed below:

  • Binary Numbers
  • Basic Programming
  • Computer Anatomy
  • Disk Fragmentation
  • E-mail Essentials
  • Multimedia Tools
  • Workplace Issues (ergonomics/privacy/security)
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Programming II
  • Network Communications
  • Purchasing Decisions
  • User Interfaces
  • File Organization
  • Word Processing and Spreadsheets
  • Internet Overview
  • Photo Editing
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Computer Troubleshooting
  • Programming Overview
  • SQL Queries