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Overview

With proven pedagogy that emphasizes critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage, New Perspectives helps students develop the Microsoft Office 2013 skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. Updated with all new case-based tutorials, New Perspectives Microsoft Office 2013 continues to engage students in applying skills to real-world situations, making concepts relevant. A new Troubleshoot case problem enhances critical thinking, and a new tutorial on Managing Your Files helps students navigate Windows 8. As always, New Perspectives improves learning outcomes and transference of skills by helping students understand why what they're learning is important.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285167640
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Series: New Perspectives Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 1144
  • Sales rank: 62,835
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Shaffer has contributed to several books about computers, including New Perspectives on Microsoft Word. She began in textbook publishing as a Development Editor for William C. Brown and is now a freelance technical editor and writer. Ann holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Patrick Carey received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Patrick has authored or co-authored over 20 academic and trade texts for the software industry.

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, she opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Kathleen Finnegan is a co-author on New Perspectives on Microsoft Access and has edited and managed many other textbooks on Microsoft applications for Cengage Learning's Course Technology. Kathleen taught various computer courses for corporate training and high-tech companies and developed courseware as a technical writer and editor.

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Table of Contents

Essential Computer Concepts. Exploring the Basics of Windows 8. Managing Your Files. Browser Basics and Information Literacy. Word Tutorial 1: Creating a Document. Word Tutorial 2: Editing and Formatting a Document. Word Tutorial 3: Creating Tables and a Multipage Report. Word Tutorial 4: Enhancing Page Layout and Design. Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel. Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data. Excel Tutorial 3: Calculating Data with Formulas and Functions. Excel Tutorial 4: Analyzing and Charting Financial Data. Access Tutorial 1: Creating a Database. Access Tutorial 2: Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships. Access Tutorial 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database. Access Tutorial 4: Creating Forms and Reports. PowerPoint Tutorial 1: Creating a Presentation. PowerPoint Tutorial 2: Adding Media and Special Effects. Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Appendix A: Introduction to Cloud Computing. Appendix B: Capstone Projects. Appendix C: SAM Projects.

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