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Microsoft® Word 2013 for Medical Professionals, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer Duffy
  • Carol M. Cram
  • ISBN-10: 1285083946
  • ISBN-13: 9781285083940
  • 304 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Help your students master the Microsoft® Word 2013 skills essential for success in today's medical office or health-related career with the dynamic new MICROSOFT® WORD 2013 FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. This reader-friendly book introduces Microsoft® Word 2013 using a best-selling step-by-step format and visually driven approach. Actual medical examples and timely projects within an intriguing case study related to the medical industry prepare students to meet contemporary medical office challenges. Both beginning and experienced student benefits from the book's straightforward approach. MICROSOFT® WORD 2013 FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ensures your students have the Word skills necessary to support the front or back office of a clinic, hospital, or medical practice with great success.


  • TIMELY EXAMPLES AND EXERCISES RELATE SPECIFICALLY TO TODAY'S MEDICAL FIELD. Students work with examples and end-of-unit exercises distinctive to the medical field and typical of the tasks and challenges they are likely to encounter in a contemporary medical office, hospital or clinic work setting.

  • COMPREHENSIVE EXERCISES OFFER INCREASING DIFFICULTY TO REINFORCE CRITICAL SKILLS. This edition's comprehensive and applied end-of-unit exercises increase in level of difficulty as students progress. All exercises map to the SAM (Skill Assessment Manager), providing further opportunities to strengthen key skills.

  • REALISTIC MEDICAL CASE STUDY OFFERS PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE. Students work through an ongoing case study based on a realistic type of outpatient medical facility, Riverwalk Medical Clinic. Students use the skills they've learned as they work with the facility's family doctors, specialists, nursing and support staff.

  • DISTINCTIVE TWO-PAGE PRESENTATION FORMAT ENABLES STUDENTS TO MASTER A SINGLE CONCEPT AT A TIME. The best-selling authors' unique two-page spread provides step-by-step instructions on the left page and oversized, clear screen illustrations on the right page. Advanced students can quickly review familiar skills before moving on while beginners are able to master one skill at a time with no confusion.

  • ADVANCED CHALLENGE EXERCISES PROVIDE MORE COMPLEX PRACTICE. Optional Advanced Challenge Exercises at the end of each unit let students practice the more advanced skills covered in the lessons.

  • Helps students of all levels learn essential skills for using Microsoft Office 2013—including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, as well as Windows 8.

  • Lessons and exercises feature real-life documents used in medical offices to help students master the skills necessary in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint to support the front or back office of a clinic, hospital or medical practice.

  • Unique visual design presents each skill on two facing pages, and keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track.

  • Predicts commonly made mistakes and offers "Quick Tips" and "Troubles" within the step-by-step directions to help students avoid typical errors and pitfalls.

  • Makes concepts relevant with end-of-chapter Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops.

  • Serves as a great reference both during and after the course.

About the Author

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.

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.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013.
Unit A: Creating Documents in Word 2013.
Unit B: Editing Documents.
Unit C: Formatting Text and Paragraphs.
Unit D: Creating and Formatting Tables.
Unit E: Formatting Documents.
Unit F: Merging Word Documents.
Unit G: Working with Styles and Templates.
Unit H: Developing Multipage Documents.
Unit I: Building Forms.
Appendix: Illustrating Documents with Graphics.
Appendix: Collaborating on Documents.
Appendix: Working in the Cloud.

New to this edition

  • All units are updated to reflect the changes in Microsoft Office 2013.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments, including end-of-unit exercises, SAM Assessment, and test banks.
  • New! Design improvements help keep students engaged and on track.
  • Updated appendix on SkyDrive and Microsoft Office Web Apps help students learn to use Office in the cloud.


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

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