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New Perspectives on Microsoft® Word® 2013, Comprehensive Enhanced Edition, 1st Edition

  • S. Scott Zimmerman
  • Beverly B. Zimmerman
  • Ann Shaffer
  • Katherine T. Pinard
  • ISBN-10: 1305507851
  • ISBN-13: 9781305507852
  • 728 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Help your students develop the critical Microsoft® Word® 2013 skills they need for success in college and beyond with this latest edition from the leading New Perspectives Series. Updated with all-new case-based tutorials, NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT WORD 2013, COMPREHENSIVE ENHANCED EDITION continues to engage students by applying MS Word 2013 skills to real situations that fully demonstrate the relevance of concepts. Proven pedagogy emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage. A new Troubleshoot case problem enhances analytical skills, while a new tutorial on Managing Your Files helps students navigate Windows 8. A wealth of resources, including MindTap and SAM, provides opportunities for students to practice skills. Improve learning outcomes and ensure transference of skills as NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT WORD 2013 helps students understand why what they’re learning is important.

Features

  • BUSINESS CASE SCENARIOS PROVIDE A REAL-WORLD CONTEXT FOR CONCEPTS. These intriguing scenarios keep students engaged throughout the tutorials as they provide a real-world context in which students can apply the Word concepts and skills they are learning.

  • TWO-PAGE VISUAL OVERVIEWS INTRODUCE KEY ELEMENTS OF EACH TUTORIAL. This dynamic two-page graphic spread at the beginning of each tutorial previews the Word tasks and elements the tutorial will address. These Overviews can serve as a useful study guide before quizzes and tests.

  • PROSKILLS BOXES DEMONSTRATE THE RELEVANCY OF WORD 2013 CONCEPTS TO CAREERS. These features provide guidance on how to most effectively use Word software in professional situations.

  • PROSKILLS EXERCISES INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY SKILLS WITH PROFESSIONAL SKILLS. These exercises further ground concepts in today’s business reality. ProSkills Exercises focus on relevant topics, such as teamwork, written communication, verbal communication, problem solving, and decision making.

  • KEY STEPS HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANT POINTS IN COMPLETING WORK CORRECTLY. This helpful feature guides students in paying close attention in order to accomplish each step the right way and avoid any time-consuming re-work.

About the Author

S. Scott Zimmerman

S. Scott Zimmerman obtained a Ph.D. from Florida State University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University. He is currently a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and has published many scientific papers, computer articles, and computer programming and applications software books.

Beverly B. Zimmerman

Beverly B. Zimmerman, an award-winning Associate Professor at Brigham Young University, holds a Ph.D. in instructional design. She has published several articles on the use of computer technology for teaching writing, co-authored over 30 books on computer applications software, and authored an oral presentations book.

Ann Shaffer

Ms. Ann Shaffer is the co-author of NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT® WORD and has contributed to many other Cengage publications. She has more than 25 years of experience as a developmental editor and co-author of books, journal articles and multimedia in a variety of fields, including computer science, mathematics, history, engineering and social sciences. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Katherine T. Pinard

Katherine T. Pinard has more than 25 years of experience writing and editing books about computer concepts, applications, and technology. She has co-authored or contributed to more than 20 successful books and has edited or managed more than 60 titles. She is MOS certified in Word and PowerPoint.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Student Success Guide.
Managing Your Files.
Tutorial 1: Creating and Editing a Document.
Tutorial 2: Navigating and Formatting a Document.
Tutorial 3: Creating Tables and a Multipage Report.
Tutorial 4: Enhancing Page Layout and Design.
Tutorial 5: Working with Templates, Themes, and Styles.
Tutorial 6: Using Mail Merge.
Tutorial 7: Collaborating with Others and Integrating Data.
Tutorial 8: Customizing Word and Automating Your Work.
Tutorial 9: Creating Online Forms Using Advanced Table Techniques.
Tutorial 10: Managing Long Documents.
Additional Cases.
Appendix A: SAM Projects.
Appendix B: Capstone Projects.
Appendix C: Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

New to this edition

  • NEW STUDENT SUCCESS GUIDE PROVIDES HELPFUL INSIGHTS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES. This useful Guide offers content essential to your students’ success in the classroom with a special focus on effective planning, time management, and study tools. The Guide emphasizes Microsoft® OneNote, in particular, to increase students’ overall effectiveness.
  • NEW SAM PROJECTS APPENDIX HIGHLIGHTS INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW PROJECTS THAT CORRESPOND WITH THIS EDITION. You’ll find printed instructions for a new instructor-authored SAM Project that corresponds to the new Word content in this edition.
  • NEW CAPSTONE PROJECTS APPENDIX PROVIDES THREE NEW PROJECTS TO CHALLENGE STUDENTS. These thought-provoking projects encourage students to apply the Word concepts and skills they’ve learned with three levels of content: Introductory (Tutorials 1-4), Intermediate (Tutorials 5-8), and Advanced (Tutorials 9-12).
  • NEW MICROSOFT® OFFICE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION APPENDIX PROVIDES AN INVALUABLE REFERENCE TOOL. This new appendix highlights key information about the certification program with a table that indicates where applicable certification skills are covered in this edition. This information is vital for students pursuing the Microsoft® Office Specialist Core and Expert Exams for Word 2013.

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 Website  (ISBN-10: 1305574842 | ISBN-13: 9781305574847)

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 Solutions Manual and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305575229 | ISBN-13: 9781305575226)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions. 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 Zimmerman/Zimmerman/Shaffer/Pinard's New Perspectives on Microsoft® Word® 2013, Comprehensive Enhanced Edition  (ISBN-10: 1305507940 | ISBN-13: 9781305507944)

MindTap Computing for Zimmerman/Zimmerman/Shaffer/Pinard’s New Perspectives on Microsoft® Word® 2013, Comprehensive Enhanced Edition 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: 1305575261 | ISBN-13: 9781305575264)

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.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with eBook, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305673425 | ISBN-13: 9781305673427)

A unique access code provides your students with seamless access to their SAM resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students are prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305673409 | ISBN-13: 9781305673403)
SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with eBook Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305672453 | ISBN-13: 9781305672451)

SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) 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

MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Zimmerman/Zimmerman/Shaffer/Pinard's New Perspectives on Microsoft® Word® 2013, Comprehensive Enhanced Edition  (ISBN-10: 1305507940 | ISBN-13: 9781305507944)

As a student using MindTap Computing for Zimmerman/Zimmerman/Shaffer/Pinard’s New Perspectives on Microsoft® Word® 2013, Comprehensive Enhanced Edition, you have the tools you need to better manage your limited time, with the ability to complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn. Course material that is specially customized for you by your instructor in a proven, easy-to-use interface, keeps you engaged and active in the course. MindTap helps you achieve better grades today by cultivating a true understanding of course concepts, and with a mobile app to keep you on track. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from note taking to flashcards – you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. You will stay engaged with real world assignments and motivated by information that shows where you stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class. MindTap eliminates the guesswork, focusing on what’s most important to your instructor with a learning path designed specifically by your instructor and for your course. Master the most important information with built-in study tools that help students stay organized and use their time efficiently.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305575261 | ISBN-13: 9781305575264)

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.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with eBook, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305673425 | ISBN-13: 9781305673427)

A unique access code provides you with seamless access to your SAM 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.

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305673409 | ISBN-13: 9781305673403)
SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with eBook Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305672453 | ISBN-13: 9781305672451)

SAM -– Skills Assessment Manager –- is the top online training resource for Microsoft® Office suites. 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.