Exploring: Microsoft Excel 2013, Introductory / Edition 1

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Ideal for students and individuals seeking an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013.

The Exploring series charts readers beyond the “point and click,” helping them understand WHY they use Microsoft Office skills along with HOW they perform them. The latest edition provides an easy-to-follow map through each chapter to help readers learn, study, and review efficiently and be successful in this class and beyond. The entire approach allows students to map their way quickly and easily through the book, focusing on the key objectives, and using their own efficient study habits as a model for success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133412178
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/12/2013
  • Series: Exploring Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,383,174
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Microsoft Office 2013

Chapter One Office Fundamentals and File Management: Taking the First Step 1

Objectives 1

Case Study: Spotted Begonia Art Gallery 1

Windows 8 Startup 2

Logging In with Your Microsoft Account 2

Identifying the Start Screen Components 3

Interacting with the Start Screen 4

Accessing the Desktop 4

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Windows 8 Startup 6

Files and Folders 10

Using File Explorer 10

Working with Folders and Files 13

Selecting, Copying, and Moving Multiple Files and Folders 15

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Files and Folders 17

Microsoft Office Software 22

Identifying Common Interface Components 22

Getting Office Help 28

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Microsoft Office Software 31

The Backstage View Tasks 36

Opening a File 36

Printing a File 38

Closing a File and Application 39

Hands-On Exercise 4:

The Backstage View Tasks 41

Home Tab Tasks 45

Selecting and Editing Text 45

Using the Clipboard Group Commands 49

Using the Editing Group Commands 52

Hands-On Exercise 5:

Home Tab Tasks 55

Insert Tab Tasks 60

Inserting Objects 60

Review Tab Tasks 62

Reviewing a File 62

Page Layout Tab Tasks 65

Using the Page Setup Dialog Box 66

Hands-On Exercise 6:

Insert Tab Tasks, Page Layout Tab Tasks, and

Review Tab Tasks 68

Chapter Objectives Review 72

Key Terms Matching 73

Multiple Choice 74

Practice Exercises 75

Mid-Level Exercises 79

Beyond the Classroom 81

Capstone Exercise 82

Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Chapter One Introduction to Excel: What Is a Spreadsheet? 83

Objectives 83

Case Study: ok Office Systems 83

Introduction to Spreadsheets 84

Exploring the Excel Window 84

Entering and Editing Cell Data 87

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Introduction to Spreadsheets 91

Mathematics and Formulas 94

Creating Formulas 94

Using Auto Fill 96

Displaying Cell Formulas 97

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Mathematics and Formulas 99

Workbook and Worksheet Management 104

Managing Worksheets 104

Managing Columns and Rows 107

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Workbook and Worksheet Management 111

Clipboard Tasks 116

Selecting, Moving, Copying, and Pasting Data 116

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Clipboard Tasks 121

Formatting 124

Applying Alignment and Font Options 124

Applying Number Formats 126

Hands-On Exercise 5:

Formatting 129

Page Setup and Printing 133

Selecting Page Setup Options 133

Previewing and Printing a Worksheet 137

Hands-On Exercise 6:

Page Setup and Printing 138

Chapter Objectives Review 142

Key Terms Matching 144

Multiple Choice 145

Practice Exercises 146

Mid-Level Exercises 151

Beyond the Classroom 154

Capstone Exercise 155

Chapter Two Formulas and Functions: Performing Quantitative Analysis 157

Objectives 157

Case Study: Townsend Mortgage Company 157

Formula Basics 158

Using Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell

References in Formulas 158

Correcting Circular References 160

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Formula Basics 162

Function Basics 166

Inserting a Function 166

Inserting Basic Math and Statistics Functions 168

Using Date Functions 173

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Function Basics 176

Logical, Lookup, and Financial Functions 181

Determining Results with the IF Function 181

Using Lookup Functions 184

Calculating Payments with the PMT Function 187

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Logical, Lookup, and Financial Functions 188

Range Names 192

Creating and Maintaining Range Names 192

Using Range Names in Formulas 194

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Range Names 195

Chapter Objectives Review 198

Key Terms Matching 199

Multiple Choice 200

Practice Exercises 201

Mid-Level Exercises 206

Beyond the Classroom 211

Capstone Exercise 213

Chapter Three Charts: Depicting Data Visually 215

Objectives 215

Case Study: Computer Job Outlook 215

Chart Creation Basics 216

Selecting the Data Source 216

Choosing a Chart Type 217

Moving, Sizing, and Printing a Chart 227

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Chart Creation Basics 230

Chart Elements 235

Adding Chart Elements 235

Formatting Chart Elements 238

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Chart Elements 243

Chart Design and Sparklines 247

Applying a Chart Style and Colors 247

Modifying the Data Source 248

Creating and Customizing Sparklines 249

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Chart Design and Sparklines 251

Chapter Objectives Review 254

Key Terms Matching 255

Multiple Choice 256

Practice Exercises 257

Mid-Level Exercises 260

Beyond the Classroom 263

Capstone Exercise 264

Chapter Four Datasets and Tables: Managing Large Volumes of Data 265

Objectives 265

Case Study: Reid Furniture Store 265

Large Datasets 266

Freezing Rows and Columns 267

Printing Large Datasets 267

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Large Datasets 271

Excel Tables 275

Designing and Creating Tables 275

Applying a Table Style 279

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Excel Tables 281

Table Manipulation 286

Sorting Data 286

Filtering Data 288

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Table Manipulation 292

Table Aggregation 297

Using Structured References and a Total Row 297

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Table Aggregation 300

Conditional Formatting 304

Applying Conditional Formatting 304

Creating a New Rule 308

Hands-On Exercise 5:

Conditional Formatting 311

Chapter Objectives Review 315

Key Terms Matching 316

Multiple Choice 317

Practice Exercises 318

Mid-Level Exercises 322

Beyond the Classroom 324

Capstone Exercise 326

Summarizing and Analyzing Data 327

Application Capstone Exercise

Excel 327

Glossary 329

Index 334

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