Microsoft® Windows 8: Illustrated Essentials

  • AUTHOR: Barbara Clemens
  • ISBN-13: 9781285170114 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 64 Pages  Stitched binding 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2002
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

Designed to meet the needs of users from a broad range of experience levels, Microsoft Windows 8 Illustrated Essentials equips your students with Windows 8 basics using its hallmark 2-page spread format. This practical, user-friendly design makes learning accessible by allowing students to see an entire task in one view. Streamlined into two units, Microsoft Windows 8 Illustrated Essentials gets students up and running with the latest features of Windows 8, including the new user interface, working with the Charms bar, starting an app, working with windows, and managing files.


  • Unique 2-page spread keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track by presenting an entire lesson in a single view.
  • Makes concepts relevant with end-of-chapter Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops.
  • Helps students learn the essentials of navigating and using Windows 8--including step-by-step instructions on navigating the new user interface, starting and exiting apps, working with windows, and using file management features.
  • Predicts commonly made mistakes and offers "Quick Tips" within the step-by-step directions to help students avoid typical errors and pitfalls.
  • Serves as a great reference both during and after the course.

About the Contributor

  • Barbara Clemens

    Barbara Clemens has been a software product manager, editor, writer, and instructor for more than 25 years, working with Addison-Wesley Publishing, Course Technology, and Cengage Learning. She has edited and written many Microsoft® Office textbooks, and has created instructional videos and online courses on Office.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Getting Started with Windows 8.
Unit B: Understanding File Management.

New to this Edition

  • Covers essential Windows 8 skills including using the new user interface, working with the Charms bar, starting an app, working with windows, and managing files.
  • Helps students understand Cloud storage and its advantages, using Microsoft SkyDrive as an example.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments.
  • New! Helpful new table describes how to move around a computer hierarchy using the Navigation pane, the Address bar, the File list, and the keyboard.
  • New! Design improvements help keep students engaged and on track.
  • Now all instructor materials are available online. Motivate and enhance student learning with text-specific ancillaries, including data and solution files, syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations.