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The smart way to learn Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013—one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to get more done with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Use Office anywhere with touch-enabled devices
  • Save time and work more easily with templates
  • Make professional-looking documents and presentations
  • Build spreadsheets to calculate and visualize data
  • Organize and share your best ideas with OneNote
  • Work with friends using social media and the cloud
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735669406
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2013
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 186,023
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Melton is a Microsoft MVP for Office and Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor. She is also a coauthor of Microsoft Office Word 2007 Inside Out.

Mark Dodge is a Microsoft Excel expert and former senior technical writer for Microsoft.

Echo Swinford is a Microsoft MVP for PowerPoint who specializes in developing PowerPoint templates, presentations, and training for corporate clients.

Ben Schorr is a Microsoft MVP for OneNote and author of several books for lawyers.

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Table of Contents

Who this book is for;
How this book is organized;
Download the practice files;
Your companion ebook;
Getting support and giving feedback;
Office Home and Student 2013 fundamentals;
Chapter 1: Getting comfortable in Office Home and Student 2013;
1.1 Exploring the Office environment;
1.2 Working with Office files;
1.3 Recovering unsaved files and versions;
1.4 Customizing the user interface;
1.5 Customizing the ribbon;
1.6 Choosing the right application for the task at hand;
1.7 Key points;
Chapter 2: Using shared Office features;
2.1 Identifying new shared features in Office Home and Student 2013;
2.2 Applying Office themes;
2.3 Inserting graphics, videos, charts, and diagrams;
2.4 Searching for online templates;
2.5 Presenting Office documents online;
2.6 Key points;
Chapter 3: Sharing and collaborating;
3.1 Defining the term cloud service;
3.2 Signing in and managing your Office account;
3.3 Connecting cloud services to your Office account;
3.4 Syncing files with SkyDrive for offline use;
3.5 Getting started with co-authoring;
3.6 Key points;
Chapter 4: Using touch in Office;
4.1 Getting comfortable with Office on a tablet;
4.2 Using touch mode;
4.3 Selecting content with touch;
4.4 Working with ink in Office;
4.5 Key points;
Word 2013;
Chapter 5: Getting comfortable in Word 2013;
5.1 Exploring the Word 2013 user interface;
5.2 Modifying your document view;
5.3 Changing other view options;
5.4 Discovering what’s new in Word 2013;
5.5 Key points;
Chapter 6: Navigating and reading documents;
6.1 Navigating a document by scrolling and using keyboard shortcuts;
6.2 Searching and navigating a document by using the Navigation pane;
6.3 Collapsing and expanding document content;
6.4 Working with documents in the new Read Mode;
6.5 Exploring research tools in Read Mode;
6.6 Key points;
Chapter 7: Editing and composing documents;
7.1 Moving the cursor by using keyboard shortcuts;
7.2 Selecting text by using the keyboard and mouse;
7.3 Using formatting marks during document composition;
7.4 Inserting symbols, international characters, and other special characters;
7.5 Using AutoCorrect;
7.6 Composing documents faster by using building blocks;
7.7 Key points;
Chapter 8: Formatting documents;
8.1 Formatting documents more efficiently;
8.2 Setting default document formatting for your documents;
8.3 Setting section formatting;
8.4 Using styles for paragraph and character formats;
8.5 Exploring other paragraph formats;
8.6 Exploring other character formats;
8.7 Managing pagination through formatting;
8.8 Key points;
Chapter 9: Presenting information;
9.1 Formatting simple lists by using bullets and numbering;
9.2 Creating tabbed lists;
9.3 Inserting tables;
9.4 Enhancing tables;
9.5 Key points;
Chapter 10: Finalizing documents;
10.1 Correcting proofing errors;
10.2 Inspecting documents before publishing;
10.3 Marking documents as final;
10.4 Creating PDF files in Word;
10.5 Printing documents;
10.6 Key points;
PowerPoint 2013;
Chapter 11: Getting comfortable in PowerPoint 2013;
11.1 Getting started working with PowerPoint 2013;
11.2 Exploring the PowerPoint 2013 tools;
11.3 Discovering the new features in PowerPoint 2013;
11.4 Key points;
Chapter 12: Designing and creating presentations;
12.1 Creating a new presentation based on a theme or template;
12.2 Applying a theme to an existing presentation;
12.3 Customizing your file with colors, fonts, and effects;
12.4 Applying theme effects to your presentation;
12.5 Adding graphics to the slide master and layouts;
12.6 Creating a custom slide layout;
12.7 Changing your presentation from a 16:9 format to a 4:3 format;
12.8 Key points;
Chapter 13: Creating on-slide content;
13.1 Choosing a slide layout and adding text in placeholders;
13.2 Adding manual text boxes;
13.3 Adding and formatting a table;
13.4 Inserting and formatting charts;
13.5 Creating and formatting SmartArt diagrams;
13.6 Reusing slides and keeping their source formatting;
13.7 Key points;
Chapter 14: Creating Office graphics;
14.1 Adding and formatting shapes;
14.2 Applying enhanced fills and effects;
14.3 Creating your own shapes;
14.4 Inserting, cropping, and formatting pictures;
14.5 Key points;
Chapter 15: Adding animation and multimedia;
15.1 Adding animation to text and shapes;
15.2 Editing video and applying transitions;
15.3 Inserting and playing online video;
15.4 Saving your presentation as a video;
15.5 Key points;
Chapter 16: Finalizing and presenting;
16.1 Adding and renaming sections;
16.2 Inserting comments;
16.3 Printing slides and notes;
16.4 Finalizing your presentation;
16.5 Delivering a presentation;
16.6 Practicing with Presenter view;
16.7 Key points;
Excel 2013;
Chapter 17: Getting comfortable in Excel 2013;
17.1 Starting Excel 2013;
17.2 Identifying what’s new in Excel 2013;
17.3 Key points;
Chapter 18: Creating and editing worksheets;
18.1 Entering and organizing data;
18.2 Changing column widths;
18.3 Using formatting to alter the appearance of data;
18.4 Extending a series with AutoFill;
18.5 Selecting and naming cell ranges;
18.6 Using column headers to define names;
18.7 Moving around in the worksheet;
18.8 Moving and adjusting cells;
18.9 Moving and copying rows and columns;
18.10 Copying one or more cells to many;
18.11 Key points;
Chapter 19: Manipulating numbers and text;
19.1 Creating, editing, and copying formulas;
19.2 Using functions;
19.3 Working with text in Excel;
19.4 Restricting cell entries;
19.5 Key points;
Chapter 20: Analyzing data;
20.1 Exploring a built-in template;
20.2 Performing what-if analyses;
20.3 Using the Quick Analysis tools;
20.4 Formatting conditionally;
20.5 Analyzing data from another source;
20.6 Filtering data with tables;
20.7 Adding data to tables;
20.8 Sorting data;
20.9 Creating a custom sort list;
20.10 Creating a PivotTable;
20.11 Key points;
Chapter 21: Formatting worksheets;
21.1 Applying number formatting;
21.2 Formatting with styles;
21.3 Creating custom themes;
21.4 Formatting in cells;
21.5 Working with custom number formats;
21.6 Working with percentage formats;
21.7 Working with fraction formats;
21.8 Working with date formats;
21.9 Protecting worksheets;
21.10 Setting view options;
21.11 Storing formats in templates;
21.12 Key points;
Chapter 22: Manipulating workbooks and worksheets;
22.1 Inserting rows and columns;
22.2 Inserting and deleting cells;
22.3 Working with panes and page layout options;
22.4 Printing row and column labels on every page;
22.5 Adjusting page breaks;
22.6 Creating a multisheet workbook;
22.7 Manipulating sheets;
22.8 Summarizing a multisheet workbook;
22.9 Working with sheet references;
22.10 Managing multiple workbooks;
22.11 Key points;
Chapter 23: Creating charts and graphics;
23.1 Creating and modifying a chart;
23.2 Adding a slicer to a PivotChart;
23.3 Adding a timeline to a chart;
23.4 Manipulating objects;
23.5 Creating and sharing graphics;
23.6 Key points;
OneNote 2013;
Chapter 24: Getting comfortable in OneNote 2013;
24.1 Getting started with OneNote 2013;
24.2 Exploring the OneNote interface;
24.3 Identifying new and improved features in OneNote 2013;
24.4 Key points;
Chapter 25: Working with notebooks, sections, and pages;
25.1 Creating a notebook;
25.2 Creating and organizing sections;
25.3 Creating and organizing pages;
25.4 Working with ink and shapes;
25.5 Recovering deleted sections or pages;
25.6 Key points;
Chapter 26: Using organizational tools;
26.1 Using tags;
26.2 Creating and customizing tags;
26.3 Using styles to format your notes;
26.4 Connecting OneNote to Outlook;
26.5 Connecting OneNote tasks to Outlook;
26.6 Using hyperlinks to tie your notes together;
26.7 Creating custom hyperlinks to other pages;
26.8 Creating and organizing tables;
26.9 Using the Insert Table feature;
26.10 Searching your notes to find information quickly;
26.11 Changing your search scope;
26.12 Key points;
Chapter 27: Sharing notes with others;
27.1 Creating a new notebook on SkyDrive;
27.2 Moving a notebook to SkyDrive;
27.3 Using a file server to share notes;
27.4 Sharing notes via SharePoint;
27.5 Sharing notes with others during a meeting;
27.6 Sending notes via email;
27.7 Exporting to other formats;
27.8 Key points;
Chapter 28: Using OneNote everywhere;
28.1 Syncing your notes by using SkyDrive;
28.2 Accessing your notes in a web browser;
28.3 Using OneNote on your phone or tablet;
28.4 Using OneNote on an iPhone or iPad;
28.5 Using OneNote Mobile for Android;
28.6 Using OneNote Mobile on a Windows Phone;
28.7 Using OneNote with a Windows 8 tablet;
28.8 Key points;
Chapter 29: Saving time with OneNote;
29.1 Finding tags;
29.2 Recording audio;
29.3 Using Quick Notes;
29.4 Using screen clipping;
29.5 Using linked notes;
29.6 Searching your images;
29.7 Inserting a spreadsheet;
29.8 Using the Napkin Math feature;
29.9 Formatting with templates;
29.10 Key points;
About the authors;

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