Enhanced Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Introductory, First Course

  • AUTHORS: David Beskeen; Carol M. Cram; Jennifer Duffy; Lisa Friedrichsen; Elizabeth Eisner Reding
  • ISBN-13: 9781305409026 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 744 Pages  Spiralbound 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014
  • ©2016     Published
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About The Product

Engage both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering Microsoft® Office 2013 applications quickly and efficiently with the acclaimed Illustrated Series' newest book: ENHANCED MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013: ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTORY, FIRST COURSE. Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series incorporates a hallmark two-page layout that allows students to see an entire task in one view. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow with new Learning Outcomes that outline the skills covered in each lesson and larger full-color screen images that reflect 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. The Enhanced Edition includes a new Student Success Guide that not only helps students prepare for success in their class but also guides them through the use of OneNote to facilitate that. The Enhanced Edition also features new and updated appendixes that offer a variety of opportunities to explore cloud computing and other developing applications in more depth.


  • Comprehensive Updates Throughout This Edition Reflect New Features and Enhancements in Microsoft® Office 2013. Your students gain a solid understanding of the very latest Microsoft® Office skills to apply to work or school assignments.
  • Learning Outcomes For Each Two-Page Lesson are Mapped To Assessments. Easily keep track of student progress and comprehension with lesson-by-lesson learning outcomes that even correspond to SAM Assessment and SAM Projects for a cohesive learning experience.
  • Design Improvements Help Keep Students Engaged. This edition is designed and formatted to keep students on track with their attention focused on key tasks and the book's clearly presented concepts.
  • SAM Projects Appendix Provides Additional Hands-On Exercises. These self-guided exercises allow students to practice Microsoft Office tasks at the skill level that is most appropriate for them and apply their skills to real-world projects. Projects can be auto-graded for SAM users, allowing students to go back and fix errors, and saving you the time of hand grading.
  • Capstone Appendix Reinforces Skills With Significant Projects. Now you can provide additional exercises to reinforce concepts and assess progress with optional assignments from this appendix.
  • Updated Appendix On Skydrive And Microsoft® Office Web Apps Help Students Learn To Use Office In The Cloud. Students both using Office on the Web and taking advantage of features offered by cloud computing.
  • Concise, To-The-Point Instruction Helps Students Of All Levels Master Essential Skills. Direct, proven instructional approach teaches how to use Microsoft® Office 2013--including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint® --as well as Windows® 8, Internet Explorer 10, Outlook and essential computer concepts.
  • Unique Two-Page Spread Presents an Entire Task In a Single View. This proven, focused visual approach keeps learners of all levels engaged and actively learning important Office skills.
  • "Quick Tips" and "Troubles" Help Students Avoid Typical Errors and Pitfalls. This edition highlights common mistakes and cautions readers with special features and helpful warnings within the step-by-step directions.
  • Practice Exercises Emphasize Relevance Of Concepts. Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops at the end of each chapter help learners become adept with their Office skills.
  • Book Serves as an Invaluable Reference Resource Now and In Future Careers. The clear presentation and easily accessible information makes this an edition students will frequently reference both during and after your course.

About the Contributor

  • 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.

  • Elizabeth Eisner Reding

    Ms. Elizabeth Eisner Reding has authored numerous books for Delmar and Course Technology on a variety of software programs, including Adobe® Photoshop, Microsoft® Office, and Microsoft® Publisher. Living in New Mexico with her husband, Ms. Reding spends her free time grilling, water gardening, road and mountain biking, and collecting Southwestern art.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Understanding Essential Computer Concepts.
Unit A: Getting Started with Windows 8.
Unit B: Understanding File Management.
Unit A: Getting Started with Internet Explorer 10.
Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013.
Unit A: Creating Documents with Word 2013.
Unit B: Editing Documents.
Unit C: Formatting Text and Paragraphs.
Unit D: Formatting Documents.
Unit A: Getting Started with Excel 2013.
Unit B: Working with Formulas and Function.
Unit C: Formatting a Worksheet.
Unit D: Working with Charts.
Unit A: Integrating Word and Excel.
Unit A: Getting Started with Access 2013.
Unit B: Building and Using Queries.
Unit C: Using Forms.
Unit D: Using Reports.
Unit B: Integrating Word, Excel and Access.
Unit A: Creating a Presentation in PowerPoint 2013.
Unit B: Modifying a Presentation.
Unit C: Inserting Objects into a Presentation.
Unit D: Finishing a Presentation.
Unit C: Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Unit A: Getting Started with E-mail.
Unit B: Managing Information Using Outlook.
Appendix: Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps.
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
Appendix: SAM Projects.
Appendix: Integrated Projects.

New to this Edition

  • Updated Working In The Cloud Appendix Highlights The Latest Developments In Cloud Computing. This optional appendix gives you the flexibility to address cloud computing in detail.
  • New Integrated Applications Projects Appendix Provides Additional Opportunities To Practice Skills. You have the flexibility to assign further meaningful, practical projects to your students.
  • New SAM Projects Appendix Offers Instructor-Authored Projects. Now your students can gain important practice using SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) self-paced assignments selected by instructors like you to help students master Microsoft® Office skills and the computer concepts that are essential to academic and career success.
  • New Student Success Guide. This guide helps students prepare for success in their class and guides them through the use of OneNote.

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