New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013, First Course: A Comprehensive Guide by Ann Shaffer and Others
If you are looking for a book that will help you develop the Microsoft Office 2013 skills you need to be successful in college and beyond, you might want to check out New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013, First Course by Ann Shaffer, Patrick Carey, June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja, and Kathy T. Finnegan. This book is part of the New Perspectives series, which has a proven pedagogy that emphasizes critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage of the topics.
The book covers the essential computer concepts and skills for using Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Word 2013, Excel 2013, Access 2013, and PowerPoint 2013. It also introduces cloud computing and Office 365, and shows how to integrate Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint in various projects. The book features case-based tutorials that engage you in applying skills to real-world situations, making concepts relevant. It also includes a new Troubleshoot type of case problem that enhances critical thinking. In addition, the book provides learning outcomes and transference of skills by helping you understand the importance of what you're learning.
The book is available in both print and ebook formats from Cengage Learning. You can also access additional resources such as data files, videos, quizzes, and more from the companion website. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user of Microsoft Office 2013, you will find this book to be a valuable and comprehensive guide.
In this article, we will give you a brief overview of each chapter of the book and some of the key features and benefits of using it.
Chapter 1: Essential Computer Concepts. This chapter introduces you to the basic components and functions of a computer system, such as hardware, software, data, networks, and security. You will also learn how to use Windows 8 to manage files and folders, customize settings, and access apps.
Chapter 2: Internet Basics and Information Literacy. This chapter covers the fundamentals of using the Internet, such as browsing websites, searching for information, evaluating sources, and communicating online. You will also learn how to use Internet Explorer 10 to navigate the web, manage tabs, use favorites, and adjust settings.
Chapter 3: Creating and Editing a Document. This chapter teaches you how to use Word 2013 to create and edit documents, such as letters, memos, reports, and resumes. You will learn how to enter and edit text, apply formatting, insert symbols and special characters, check spelling and grammar, and print documents.
Chapter 4: Navigating and Formatting a Document. This chapter shows you how to use Word 2013 to navigate and format long documents, such as research papers, newsletters, and flyers. You will learn how to use views, zoom, scroll bars, find and replace, headers and footers, page numbers, margins, columns, page breaks, and section breaks.
Chapter 5: Creating Tables and a Multipage Report. This chapter demonstrates how to use Word 2013 to create tables and a multipage report with references. You will learn how to insert and modify tables, sort and filter data, apply styles and themes, create outlines and subheadings, insert citations and footnotes, generate a bibliography, and add a cover page.
Chapter 6: Enhancing Page Layout and Design. This chapter explores how to use Word 2013 to enhance the page layout and design of your documents. You will learn how to insert and format graphics, shapes, text boxes, WordArt, SmartArt, charts, screenshots, captions, cross-references, indexes,
and tables of contents.
Chapter 7: Getting Started with Excel. This chapter introduces you to the basics of using Excel 2013 to create and edit worksheets. You will learn how to enter and edit data,
insert rows and columns,
adjust cell size,
and absolute cell references,
and print worksheets.
Chapter 8: Formatting Workbook Text
and Data. This chapter teaches you how to use Excel 2013
to format workbook text
such as dates,
You will learn how to apply fonts,
You will also learn how to rename
and move worksheets,
and unhide rows
Chapter 9: Calculating Data with Formulas
and Functions. This chapter shows you how to use Excel 2013
to calculate data with formulas
You will learn how to use arithmetic operators,
order of operations,
and error values.
You will also learn how to use the Insert Function dialog box,
the Formula AutoComplete feature,
the Formula bar,
the Name box,
and the Range Finder tool.
Chapter 10: Analyzing
and Charting Financial Data. This chapter demonstrates how to use Excel 2013
and chart financial data.
You will learn how to use financial functions,
such as PMT,
You will also learn how to create
and modify charts,
such as column charts,
Chapter 11: Creating a Database. This chapter introduces you to the basics of using Access 2013