Windows 8 and Office 2013 For Dummies


Learn to:

  • Navigate the Windows 8 Start screen
  • Create user accounts and set passwords
  • Use Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook®

Master the basics of

Windows 8 and Office 2013!

Windows and Office work together to turn your PC into a productivity tool. The unique Windows ...

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Learn to:

  • Navigate the Windows 8 Start screen
  • Create user accounts and set passwords
  • Use Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook®

Master the basics of

Windows 8 and Office 2013!

Windows and Office work together to turn your PC into a productivity tool. The unique Windows 8 interface combines with updates to Office 2013 to create a new computing experience. This book offers quick answers for when you get stuck. Learn your way around the Windows 8 Start screen and Charms bar as well as Office 2013 applications.

  • The new Windows — see how to launch programs, customize Windows 8, and create user accounts
  • Apps and more — install and update apps, locate missing ones, and identify which ones are running
  • Get social — add your social networking and e-mail accounts to Windows 8 for quicker updating
  • Welcome to Office 2013 — navigate the Ribbon and create and format Word documents and Excel spreadsheets
  • Get organized — manage your e-mail and contacts and track your appointments

Open the book and find:

  • A tour of the Windows 8 Start screen
  • How to password-protect your user account
  • Tips for adding or removing Start screen items
  • Advice on customizing Office 2013
  • Ways to punch up your PowerPoint presentations
  • Hints for analyzing data with Excel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118669532
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/20/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Portable Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 11.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Rathbone, the bestselling author of all editions of Windows For Dummies, is an expert on Windows and PC operation. Wallace Wang has written books on Office and programming languages.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Windows 8 5

Chapter 1: Revealing Windows 8 7

Chapter 2: The Mysterious New Start Screen 17

Chapter 3: The Traditional Desktop 53

Chapter 4: Basic Desktop Window Mechanics 79

Chapter 5: Storage: Internal, External, and in the Sky 97

Chapter 6: Working with Apps 123

Chapter 7: Engaging the Social Apps 137

Chapter 8: Entertaining Yourself through the Start Screen 163

Chapter 9: Customizing Windows 8 and Computing Safely 187

Part II: Office 2013 223

Chapter 10: Getting Started with Office 2013 225

Chapter 11: Working with Word 249

Chapter 12: Playing the Numbers with Excel 277

Chapter 13: Making Presentations with PowerPoint 323

Chapter 14: Getting Organized with Outlook 363

Chapter 15: Storing Stuff in Access 387

Part III: The Part of Tens 415

Chapter 16: Ten Things You’ll Hate about Windows 8 417

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Using Office 2013 431

Index 447

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