Computer Applications – CSIT 110 – Required Textbook and Reference Card

 

For CSIT 110, Computer Applications for the Mac, at MiraCosta College, you’ll need a textbook and a Quick Reference Card.

You can purchase your textbook from the MiraCosta Bookstore; from the textbook publisher O’Reilly; or from another source.

Textbook:
Office 2011 - The Missing ManualOffice 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual

Kindle Version: Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual for Kindle


Mac OS X Snow Leopard Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts – Laminated Card)

You can purchase this reference guide from the MiraCosta Bookstore or from another source.

I suggest the following Quick Reference Cards as well:

Word 2011 for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts – Laminated Card)

Excel 2011 for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts – Laminated Cards)

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac Quick Reference Guide: Introduction (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts – Laminated Card)

Hope this helps!

Kathy Van Pelt, Instructor
MiraCosta College

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3 thoughts on “Computer Applications – CSIT 110 – Required Textbook and Reference Card”

  1. In general, I think Office 2011 is a good uaprgde to 2008. A lot of the deficiences in Office 2008 have been addressed, and the application is a bit more mac like . PROS: Probably the biggest change people will see out of the gate are interface changes. I think the move to a more ribbon like interface was a good one, that helps keep everything you want together (especially on multiple monitors), but the formatting toolbars are still around if you want to back to those. Help is now Apple help based, all versions support Automator actions, apps are much more friendly to spaces, spotlight and time machine, VBA is back, etc. Outlook is a great addition if you’re connecting your Mac to an Exchange server at work, and is actually pretty decent on it’s own. I think I may actually prefer it to Mail.app, but we’ll see how my thoughts are over a longer time scale. CONS: Office 2011 is now intel only, but considering the fact that Apple has also started dropping PowerPC support, I don’t think that’s a huge deal. Licensing has changed for the business version, whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on your situation. Office 2008 let you install a copy on a desktop and a portable computer. Office 2011 now comes in a 1 license and 2 license version. If you don’t have 2 computers, this might be a positive thing for you, but if you’ve got a desktop and a laptop, you’re probably not too happy about it. Office 2011 also does require activation, although that’s quick and painless. I’m sure some people won’t like it though.

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