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Enhanced Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Introductory, First Course, 1st Edition

  • David Beskeen
  • Carol M. Cram
  • Jennifer Duffy
  • Lisa Friedrichsen
  • Elizabeth Eisner Reding
  • ISBN-10: 1305409027
  • ISBN-13: 9781305409026
  • 744 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Engage both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering Microsoft® Office 2013 applications quickly and efficiently with the acclaimed Illustrated Series' newest book: ENHANCED MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013: ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTORY, FIRST COURSE. Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series incorporates a hallmark two-page layout that allows students to see an entire task in one view. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow with new Learning Outcomes that outline the skills covered in each lesson and larger full-color screen images that reflect exactly what students should see on their own computers. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson and introduces a case study for further application. The Enhanced Edition includes a new Student Success Guide that not only helps students prepare for success in their class but also guides them through the use of OneNote to facilitate that. The Enhanced Edition also features new and updated appendixes that offer a variety of opportunities to explore cloud computing and other developing applications in more depth.

Features

  • Comprehensive Updates Throughout This Edition Reflect New Features and Enhancements in Microsoft® Office 2013. Your students gain a solid understanding of the very latest Microsoft® Office skills to apply to work or school assignments.

  • Learning Outcomes For Each Two-Page Lesson are Mapped To Assessments. Easily keep track of student progress and comprehension with lesson-by-lesson learning outcomes that even correspond to SAM Assessment and SAM Projects for a cohesive learning experience.

  • Design Improvements Help Keep Students Engaged. This edition is designed and formatted to keep students on track with their attention focused on key tasks and the book's clearly presented concepts.

  • SAM Projects Appendix Provides Additional Hands-On Exercises. These self-guided exercises allow students to practice Microsoft Office tasks at the skill level that is most appropriate for them and apply their skills to real-world projects. Projects can be auto-graded for SAM users, allowing students to go back and fix errors, and saving you the time of hand grading.

  • Capstone Appendix Reinforces Skills With Significant Projects. Now you can provide additional exercises to reinforce concepts and assess progress with optional assignments from this appendix.

  • Updated Appendix On Skydrive And Microsoft® Office Web Apps Help Students Learn To Use Office In The Cloud. Students both using Office on the Web and taking advantage of features offered by cloud computing.

  • Concise, To-The-Point Instruction Helps Students Of All Levels Master Essential Skills. Direct, proven instructional approach teaches how to use Microsoft® Office 2013--including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint® --as well as Windows® 8, Internet Explorer 10, Outlook and essential computer concepts.

  • Unique Two-Page Spread Presents an Entire Task In a Single View. This proven, focused visual approach keeps learners of all levels engaged and actively learning important Office skills.

  • "Quick Tips" and "Troubles" Help Students Avoid Typical Errors and Pitfalls. This edition highlights common mistakes and cautions readers with special features and helpful warnings within the step-by-step directions.

  • Practice Exercises Emphasize Relevance Of Concepts. Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops at the end of each chapter help learners become adept with their Office skills.

  • Book Serves as an Invaluable Reference Resource Now and In Future Careers. The clear presentation and easily accessible information makes this an edition students will frequently reference both during and after your course.

Reviews

"I like the very user-friendly approach and layout of the Illustrated book, as well as the pedagogy--the review skills and concepts. The students are reading and using the extra tips and information in the margins, which is a surprise to me because with the previous book I used they were overwhelmed by too much information. This 'hits it'."
— Linda Baier, Mayville State University

About the Author

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.

Lisa Friedrichsen

Lisa Friedrichsen is a professor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, where she teaches database and web development classes. As an author, she has written several prominent Access, Office and Web-related textbooks. Ms. Friedrichsen combines her ability to teach with extensive industry experience to create clear, practical presentations. She has a B.S. in engineering from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. from Drake University. She worked for a decade at IBM Corporation before becoming a consultant, author and college professor.

Elizabeth Eisner Reding

Ms. Elizabeth Eisner Reding has authored numerous books for Delmar and Course Technology on a variety of software programs, including Adobe® Photoshop, Microsoft® Office, and Microsoft® Publisher. Living in New Mexico with her husband, Ms. Reding spends her free time grilling, water gardening, road and mountain biking, and collecting Southwestern art.

Table of Contents

CONCEPTS.
Unit A: Understanding Essential Computer Concepts.
WINDOWS 8.
Unit A: Getting Started with Windows 8.
Unit B: Understanding File Management.
INTERNET EXPLORER 10.
Unit A: Getting Started with Internet Explorer 10.
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 E-mail.
Unit B: Managing Information Using Outlook.
Appendices.
Appendix: Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps.
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
Appendix: SAM Projects.
Appendix: Integrated Projects.

New to this edition

  • Updated Working In The Cloud Appendix Highlights The Latest Developments In Cloud Computing. This optional appendix gives you the flexibility to address cloud computing in detail.
  • New Integrated Applications Projects Appendix Provides Additional Opportunities To Practice Skills. You have the flexibility to assign further meaningful, practical projects to your students.
  • New SAM Projects Appendix Offers Instructor-Authored Projects. Now your students can gain important practice using SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) self-paced assignments selected by instructors like you to help students master Microsoft® Office skills and the computer concepts that are essential to academic and career success.
  • New Student Success Guide. This guide helps students prepare for success in their class and guides them through the use of OneNote.

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: 1305491882 | ISBN-13: 9781305491885)

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 timesaving 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 anywhere.

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Beskeen/Cram/Duffy/Friedrichsen/Reding's Enhanced Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Introductory, First Course  (ISBN-10: 1305491866 | ISBN-13: 9781305491861)

MindTap Computing for Beskeen/Cram/Duffy/Friedrichsen/Reding’s Enhanced Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Introductory, First Course is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours’, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305491920 | ISBN-13: 9781305491922)

This access code will provide your students with seamless access to their MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content. MindTap for Beskeen/Cram/Duffy/Friedrichsen/Reding's Enhanced Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Introductory, First Course is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with eBook Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305672380 | ISBN-13: 9781305672383)

SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) trains and tests students on essential Microsoft® Office, Word, and computer concepts skills. Students engage in a hands-on environment, then apply their skills to real-world applications. SAM’s auto-graded assignments and flexible reporting tools saves you time and energy.

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Student Supplements

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Beskeen/Cram/Duffy/Friedrichsen/Reding's Enhanced Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Introductory, First Course  (ISBN-10: 1305491866 | ISBN-13: 9781305491861)

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LMS Integrated for MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305491920 | ISBN-13: 9781305491922)

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. MindTap for Beskeen/Cram/Duffy/Friedrichsen/Reding's Enhanced Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Introductory, First Course provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time – you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps – from note taking to flashcards -- you’ll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Beskeen/Cram/Duffy/Friedrichsen/Reding's Enhanced Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Introductory, First Course

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SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) is the top online training resource for Microsoft® Office suites applications, including Word 2013. With automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan, SAM helps you stay on track for improved grades. SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment preparing you for more workplace success.

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