New Perspectives on Microsoft® Excel® 2013, Comprehensive Enhanced Edition

  • AUTHORS: Roy Ageloff; Patrick Carey; June Jamrich Parsons; Dan Oja; Carol DesJardins
  • ISBN-13: 9781305501126 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1016 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014
  • ©2016     Published
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About The Product

Help your students develop the critical Microsoft® Excel 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® EXCEL 2013, COMPREHENSIVE ENHANCED EDITION continues to engage students by applying MS Excel 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® EXCEL 2013 helps students understand why what they’re learning is important.


  • 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 Excel 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 Excel 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 EXCEL 2013 CONCEPTS TO CAREERS. These features provide guidance on how to most effectively use Excel 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 Contributor

  • Roy Ageloff

    Roy Ageloff has taught courses in computer programming, database design and development, accounting information systems, and office productivity software at the University of Rhode Island and has written textbooks in programming languages, database software, and spreadsheet applications. He is a business consultant and teacher at Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona.

  • Patrick Carey

    Mr. Patrick Carey received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Today, Mr. Carey has authored or co-authored more than 20 leading academic and trade texts for the software industry.

  • June Jamrich Parsons

    June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

  • Dan Oja

    An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased an Apple II+ in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

  • Carol DesJardins

    Ms. Carol DesJardins spent 25 years in the private sector as a programmer, systems analyst and eventually Chief Information Officer. During that time, she honed her skills with Excel as an analysis tool. She transitioned her knowledge to the classroom and has taught several applications and programming courses. Ms. DesJardins co-authored her first textbook on Excel. In addition to writing, she continues to teach at St. Clair County Community College.

Table of Contents

Student Success Guide.
Managing Your Files.
Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel.
Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data.
Tutorial 3: Calculating Data with Formulas and Functions.
Tutorial 4: Analyzing and Charting Financial Data.
Tutorial 5: Working with Excel Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.
Tutorial 6: Managing Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks.
Tutorial 7: Developing an Excel Application.
Tutorial 8: Working with Advanced Functions.
Tutorial 9: Exploring Financial Tools and Functions.
Tutorial 10: Performing What-If Analyses.
Tutorial 11: Connecting to External Data.
Tutorial 12: Collaborating on a Shared Workbook.
Additional Cases.
Appendix A: Working with Text Functions and Creating Custom Formats.
Appendix B: Advanced Filters, Database Functions, and Summary IFS Functions.
Appendix C: Enhancing Excel with Visual Basic for Applications.
Appendix D: Working with Enhanced Formatting Tools.
Appendix E: SAM Projects.
Appendix F: Capstone Projects.
Appendix G: 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 content in this edition.
  • NEW CAPSTONE PROJECTS APPENDIX PROVIDES THREE NEW PROJECTS TO CHALLENGE STUDENTS. These thought-provoking projects encourage students to apply the Excel 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 Excel 2013.