Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated, Second Course

  • AUTHORS: David Beskeen; Carol M. Cram; Jennifer Duffy; Lisa Friedrichsen; Lynn Wermers
  • ISBN-13: 9781285082257 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 512 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • ©2014     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

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.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • David Beskeen

    David W. Beskeen has authored or co-authored numerous 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 a variety of 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, the Program Consultant for Business and Computers in Continuing Education, and an 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. Ms. Friedrichsen’s undergraduate degree is in Engineering from Iowa State University and she has an MBA 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 MS Office and web development courses. She also teaches part-time in the Math Department for the School of 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.
  • Updated appendix on SkyDrive and Microsoft Office Web Apps help students learn to use Office in the cloud.

Components

Teacher Components

  • 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.
    Price = 14.50

Student Supplements

  • 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.
    Price = 14.50

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  • Casebound Edition
    ISBN-10: 1285082265 | ISBN-13: 9781285082264
    Price = $111.25