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

  • AUTHORS: S. Scott Zimmerman; Beverly B. Zimmerman; Ann Shaffer; Katherine T. Pinard
  • ISBN-13: 9781305507708 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 512 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014
  • ©2016     Published
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About The Product

Help your students develop the critical Microsoft® PowerPoint® 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 POWERPOINT 2013, COMPREHENSIVE ENHANCED EDITION continues to engage students by applying MS PowerPoint 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 POWERPOINT 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 PowerPoint® 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 PowerPoint® 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 POWERPOINT® 2013 CONCEPTS TO CAREERS. These features provide guidance on how to most effectively use PowerPoint® 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

  • 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 has contributed to several books about computers, including NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT® WORD. She began a career in textbook publishing as a Development Editor for William C. Brown and is now a freelance technical editor and writer. Ms. Shaffer 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 over 20 successful books and has edited or managed more than 60 titles. She is MOS certified in Word and PowerPoint.

Table of Contents

Student Success Guide.
Managing Your Files.
Presentation Concepts: Planning, Developing, and Giving a Presentation.
Tutorial 1: Creating a Presentation.
Tutorial 2: Adding Media and Special Effects.
Tutorial 3: Applying Advanced Formatting to Objects.
Tutorial 4: Advanced Animations and Distributing Presentations.
Tutorial 5: Integrating PowerPoint with Other Programs.
Tutorial 6: Customizing Presentations and the PowerPoint Environment.
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 PowerPoint® content in this edition.
  • NEW CAPSTONE PROJECTS APPENDIX PROVIDES THREE NEW PROJECTS TO CHALLENGE STUDENTS. These thought-provoking projects encourage students to apply the PowerPoint® 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 Exam for PowerPoint® 2013.

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