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Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Brief, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Eisner Reding
  • ISBN-10: 1285093216
  • ISBN-13: 9781285093215
  • 144 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering Microsoft Excel 2013 quickly and efficiently. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series' hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire task in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the skills covered in each lesson, and larger full-color screens represent 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.

Features

  • Concise, to-the-point instruction helps students learn essential skills for using Microsoft Excel 2013—including creating worksheets, using formulas and functions, and creating charts.

  • Unique 2-page spread keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track by presenting an entire task in a single view.

  • 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.

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

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

Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 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.
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
Appendix: SAM Projects.
Appendix: Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps.

New to this edition

  • Updated to reflect the changes in Microsoft Excel 2013, including creating worksheets, using formulas and functions, and creating charts.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments, including SAM Assessment and SAM Projects.
  • 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.