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Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated, Second Course, 1st Edition

  • David Beskeen
  • Carol M. Cram
  • Jennifer Duffy
  • Lisa Friedrichsen
  • Lynn Wermers
  • ISBN-10: 1285082257
  • ISBN-13: 9781285082257
  • 512 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 OFFICE 2013 applications 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 of all levels learn essential skills for using Microsoft Office 2013—including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, as well as the integration of the applications.

  • 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

"Very user-friendly for students. Good graphics and activities. Provides the concepts in a way students understand."
— Deborah Peairs, Clark State Community College

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.

Lynn Wermers

Lynn Wermers is a professor in the Computer Science Department at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts, where she teaches IT, data management, data analysis and web development courses. She also teaches part-time in the math department for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Ms. Wermers has authored numerous leading books that focus on Excel for Cengage Learning.

Table of Contents

WORD:
Unit E: Creating and Formatting Tables.
Unit F: Illustrating Documents with Graphics.
Unit G: Working with Themes and Building Blocks.
Unit H: Merging Word Documents.
EXCEL:
Unit E: Analyzing Data Using Formulas.
Unit F: Managing Workbook Data.
Unit G: Using Tables.
Unit H: Analyzing Table Data.
Integration.
Unit D: Integrating Word and Excel.
ACCESS:
Unit E: Modifying the Database Structure.
Unit F: Improving Queries.
Unit G: Enhancing Forms.
Unit H: Analyzing Data with Reports.
Integration.
Unit E: Integrating Word, Excel, and Access.
POWERPOINT:
Unit E: Working with Advanced Tools and Masters.
Unit F: Enhancing Charts.
Unit G: Inserting Graphics, Media, and Objects.
Unit H: Using Advanced Features.
Integration.
Unit F: Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
APPENDICES:
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
Appendix: SAM Projects.
Appendix: Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps.

New to this edition

  • Completely updated to reflect new features and enhancements in Microsoft Office 2013.
  • 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.
  • New! SAM Projects appendix provides additional exercises that can be auto-graded for SAM users.
  • New! Capstone appendix provides additional exercises for reinforcement and assessment.

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

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285082281 | ISBN-13: 9781285082288)

Go beyond the book with Instructor Resources to help you make the most of your classroom and lessons. Here you will find additional information on how to use our text as well as teaching and testing aids, including data files, annotated solutions files and rubrics, printed test banks, ExamView test banks, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and more.

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 128508229X | ISBN-13: 9781285082295)

All data files and data file grids necessary to complete chapter projects are conveniently located on this CD for students who do not have reliable internet access.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305443063 | ISBN-13: 9781305443068)

SAM trains, and tests essential Microsoft Office 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 instructors time and energy.

Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with eBook, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305510933 | ISBN-13: 9781305510937)
Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 128508229X | ISBN-13: 9781285082295)

All data files and data file grids necessary to complete chapter projects are conveniently located on this CD for students who do not have reliable internet access.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305443063 | ISBN-13: 9781305443068)

Go from Office user to Office expert SAM –Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office suites. No matter what your skill level, SAM helps you learn with confidence so you have a better chance to make better grades. Navigate easily from day one SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. See how Office is used in the real world SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment, which will prepare you for more workplace success. Set yourself up for better grades Automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan help you stay on track for improved grades. Student Testimonials: “My course experience using SAM has been great. It has actually helped me more in class because it lets us do an unlimited amount of training. If we do need help with something, we can just log onto SAM and do it.” - Student Westchester Community College “[SAM] told me all of the mistakes I made, and when I saw the mistakes, it allowed me to use critical thinking of what I could do to make that problem 100% correct.” - Student Hutchinson Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about SAM for this course. Visit us online: sam.cengage.com

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with eBook for Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated Second Course  (ISBN-10: 1285761111 | ISBN-13: 9781285761114)

Go from Office user to Office expert SAM –Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office suites. No matter what your skill level, SAM helps you learn with confidence so you have a better chance to make better grades. Navigate easily from day one SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. See how Office is used in the real world SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment, which will prepare you for more workplace success. Set yourself up for better grades Automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan help you stay on track for improved grades. Student Testimonials: “My course experience using SAM has been great. It has actually helped me more in class because it lets us do an unlimited amount of training. If we do need help with something, we can just log onto SAM and do it.” - Student Westchester Community College “[SAM] told me all of the mistakes I made, and when I saw the mistakes, it allowed me to use critical thinking of what I could do to make that problem 100% correct.” - Student Hutchinson Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about SAM for this course. Visit us online: sam.cengage.com