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Enhanced Computer Concepts and Microsoft® Office 2013 Illustrated, 1st Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • David Beskeen
  • Carol M. Cram
  • Jennifer Duffy
  • ISBN-10: 1305409019
  • ISBN-13: 9781305409019
  • 832 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2013
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Present the computer concepts and Microsoft® Office 2013 skills perfect for your Introduction to Computing course with the latest ENHANCED COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED. This all-in-one book makes the computer concepts and skills your students need to know easily accessible. Key application skills are clearly demonstrated using the user-friendly two-page spread found in the popular Microsoft® Office 2013 Illustrated Introductory, First Course. Today’s most up-to-date technology developments and concepts are clarified using the distinctive step-by-step approach from the Computer Concepts Illustrated Brief book. This edition highlights updated Office 365 content with Integrated Applications Projects, a Student Success Guide, and SAM Projects for important hands-on practice. You’ll find a wealth of instructional support and resources, including MindTap customized learning paths to reinforce the important skills and theories found in ENHANCED COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED.

Features

  • UNIQUE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION TEACHES BOTH MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013 SKILLS AND IMPORTANT COMPUTER CONCEPTS. This book uses the proven Illustrated Series approach to emphasize both the latest Microsoft® Office 2013 skills as well as today’s most important computer concepts, while enhanced technology resources help you reinforce students’ abilities.

  • DETAILED LESSONS HIGHLIGHT TODAY’S MOST IMPORTANT COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND THE NEWEST TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY AND TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD. Your students learn the skills that reflect today’s most progressive computer technology as they gain a thorough introduction to Microsoft® Office 2013 application skills.

  • EASY-TO-FOLLOW AND EASY-TO-ABSORB TWO-PAGE SPREAD LESSONS APPEAL TO A WIDE VARIETY OF LEARNING STYLES. This proven, focused visual approach with an entire task visible in a single view keeps learners of all levels engaged and actively learning important Office skills.

  • EXTENSIVE END-OF-UNIT ACTIVITIES PROVIDE HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Proven, practical exercises help learners become adept in their new Office skills while reinforcing the conceptual material from each chapter.

About the Author

June Jamrich Parsons

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Dan Oja

An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased an Apple II+ in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

David Beskeen

David W. Beskeen has authored or co-authored numerous successful computer books since 1992, including more than 25 titles for Course Technology. He has guided readers in mastering PowerPoint®, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Windows®, Livemotion and other leading proprietary software packages. An expert in applied technology, Mr. Beskeen has extensive teaching and consulting experience in today’s computer technology.

Carol M. Cram

Carol M. Cram is the author of more than 35 textbooks on computer applications, business communications and Internet-related subjects. Ms. Cram was also a long-time faculty member at Capilano College in North Vancouver, where she served as the Convenor of the Executive Support Program and the Program Consultant for Business and Computers in Continuing Education as well as instructor of business and computer-related courses.

Jennifer Duffy

Jennifer Duffy is a freelance author who lives and works in New Hampshire. She has been writing leading texts for Course Technology for more than ten years and has authored previous editions of MICROSOFT® WORD ILLUSTRATED for the popular Office series. Ms. Duffy has worked successfully in the business world as a writer, editor and public relations liaison. She combines her strong business knowledge and expertise in Word with exceptional writing skills that ensure the clarity of this and each of her other books.

Table of Contents

Student Success Guide.
CONCEPTS:
Unit A: Computer and Internet Basics.
Unit B: Computer Hardware.
Unit C: Computer Software.
Unit D: File Management and Digital Electronics.
WINDOWS 8:
Unit A: Getting Started with Windows 8.
Unit B: Understanding File Management.
INTERNET EXPLORER 10:
Unit A: Getting Started with Internet Explorer.
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft® Office 2013.
MICROSOFT WORD 2013:
Unit A: Creating Documents with Word 2013.
Unit B: Editing Documents.
Unit C: Formatting Text and Paragraphs.
Unit D: Formatting Documents.
MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Excel 2013.
Unit B: Working with Formulas and Function.
Unit C: Formatting a Worksheet.
Unit D: Working with Charts.
INTEGRATION:
Unit A: Integrating Word and Excel.
MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Access 2013.
Unit B: Building and Using Queries.
Unit C: Using Forms.
Unit D: Using Reports.
INTEGRATION:
Unit B: Integrating Word, Excel and Access.
MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013:
Unit A: Creating a Presentation in PowerPoint 2013.
Unit B: Modifying a Presentation.
Unit C: Inserting Objects into a Presentation.
Unit D: Finishing a Presentation.
INTEGRATION:
Unit C: Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Email.
Unit B: Managing Information Using Outlook.
Appendices:
Appendix A: Working in the Cloud.
Appendix B: Integration Appendix.
Appendix C: SAM Projects Appendix.
Appendix: Capstone Projects.

New to this edition

  • UPDATED OFFICE 365 COVERAGE HELPS STUDENT NAVIGATE THE RADICAL DIFFERENCES FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF OFFICE. Students learn how to download from the cloud and save documents in the cloud using SkyDrive. They also discover how to maximizing the Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, including the latest Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, and Access.
  • NEW INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS PROJECTS APPENDIX PROVIDES ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO PRACTICE SKILLS. This appendix gives you the flexibility to assign further meaningful, practical projects to your students.
  • NEW SAM PROJECTS APPENDIX OFFERS INSTRUCTOR-AUTHORED PROJECTS. Now your students can gain hands-on practice using SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) self-paced assignments selected by instructors, like you, to help them master Microsoft® Office skills and the computer concepts most essential for academic and career success.
  • STUDENT SUCCESS GUIDE EQUIPS YOUR STUDENTS WITH SKILLS TO ACCOMPLISH MORE IN YOUR COURSE AND BEYOND. Meaningful tips, advice and suggested resources to overcome common challenges prepare your students with the skills and insights to master key computer concepts, maximize the power of Microsoft® Office and become successful digital citizens.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Website  (ISBN-10: 1305491777 | ISBN-13: 9781305491779)

Discover everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download helpful PowerPoint® presentations, the time-saving instructor’s manual, proven test bank and more.

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Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero™, is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Parsons/Oja/Beskeen/Cram/Duffy's Enhanced Computer Concepts and Microsoft® Office 2013 Illustrated  (ISBN-10: 1305491742 | ISBN-13: 9781305491748)

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Utilizing MindLinks, you and your students can access MindTap using your Learning Management System. MindTap offers your students a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia, and activities that move them up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to application, analysis, and critical thinking. In MindTap, students focus on the material that matters most, while staying organized and efficient. MindTap guides students with a Learning Path built around key objectives. Use as-is or match to your syllabus by hiding, rearranging, or adding you own content.

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Student Supplements

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This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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