Keyboarding and Word Processing, Complete Course, Lessons 1-110: Microsoft Word 2013: College Keyboarding, 19th Edition

  • Susie H. VanHuss University of South Carolina (Retired)
  • Connie M. Forde Mississippi State University
  • Donna L. Woo Cypress College, California
  • Vicki Robertson Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133588972  |  ISBN-13: 9781133588979
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2006
  • © 2014 | Published
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Get ready for academic and workplace success with KEYBOARDING AND WORD PROCESSING, COMPLETE COURSE, LESSONS 1-110, MICROSOFT 2013, 19th Edition. This market-leading text provides the tools you need to develop expertise in keyboarding, document formatting, and word processing skills using Microsoft® Word 2013. To build proficiency in these critical job-ready skills, lessons are structured for maximum efficiency in learning and to encourage productivity. When coupled with Keyboarding Pro DELUXE Online (KPDO) web-based software you can work independently at home or at school with this easy-to-use integrated system.

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Features and Benefits

  • Carefully crafted drills strengthen keyreaches and build fluency and control.
  • Illustrations, photos, and tips reinforce correct techniques and encourage good habits.
  • Supplemental drills and timed writings provide extra practice to strengthen and refine skills.
  • Ribbon path highlights the key steps to learning new commands.
  • QuickCheck provides a visual thumbnail solution to help the learner know if they are on track, and Trouble Shooting tips offer advice on overcoming problems.
  • Communication activities and videos in KPDO review reinforce essential business communication skills and prepare students for academic and job success.
  • Three extensive projects apply critical thinking and the document formatting and word processing skills learned to that point.
  • An extensive Reference Guide provides convenient access to a range of model documents, giving students consistent examples to use as a standard.

Table of Contents

Module 1 Alphabetic keys (L1-13).
Module 2 Figure and Symbol Keys (L14-25).
Module 3 Word 2013 Essentials (L26-31).
Module 4 Memos and Letters (L32-37).
Module 5 Tables (L38-42).
Module 6 Reports (L43-49).
Module 7 Graphics (L50-53).
Module 8 Project 1 (L54-55).
Module 9 Web Apps .
Module 10 Advanced Business Correspondence (L56-60) .
Module 11 Documents with Complex Tables and Graphics (61-69).
Module 12 Business Reports (L70-75).
Module 13 Mail Merge (L76-80).
Module 14 Project 2 (L81-83).
Module 15 Meeting, Travel, and News Documents (L84-88).
Module 16 Human Resources/Employment Documents (L89-93).
Module 17 Health and Medical Documents (94-98).
Module 18 Legal Documents (L99-104) .
Module 19 Project 3 (L105-107).
Module 20 Web Apps (L108-110).
Reference Guide.
Command Summary.
Windows 8.
File Management.

What's New

  • Introduction to Keyboarding Pro DELUXE Online (KPDO) web-based software will get students up and running quickly.
  • Six new-key learning review lessons provide additional reinforcement.
  • New lessons on MLA and APA report styles give greater emphasis to academic reports.
  • Updated for Microsoft® Word 2013 and Windows 8 with greater emphasis on critical productivity tools and decreased emphasis on less frequently used commands.
  • New short projects at the end of each module reinforce prior learning and offer a realistic assessment option.
  • Two new chapters on Microsoft Web Apps provide realistic exposure to SkyDrive and cloud computing.
  • Expanded coverage in specialized career areas (legal, medical, and human resource/employment) ensures a wide variety of realistic documents.
  • Communicating Today feature highlights trends in industry or productivity tools in Word 2013.
  • Additional composition activities in each module reinforce essential workplace communication skills and prepare students for academic and job success.

Learning Resource Bundles

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ePack: Text + Keyboarding Pro DELUXE Online Lessons 1-55 6-Month Instant Access + Keyboarding Pro Deluxe Online Lessons 56-110 6-Month Instant Access Code

ISBN-10: 1305366182  | ISBN-13: 9781305366183

List Price = $304.95  | CengageBrain Price = $304.95

ePack: Printed Text, L 1-110 + Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial Instant Access + Keyboarding Pro DELUXE Online Lessons 1-55 6-Month Instant Access + Keyboarding Pro Deluxe Online Lessons 56-110 6-Month Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305597346 | ISBN-13:  9781305597341

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, L1-110  (ISBN-10: 1133957862 | ISBN-13: 9781133957867)

All instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the text, such as data files, Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides, teaching suggestions, and ExamView® software, and the syllabus have all been updated for the current edition.

Keyboarding Pro Delux Online Lessons 1-110 Instructor's Portal Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285177037 | ISBN-13: 9781285177038)

List Price = $73.50  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50

Student Supplements

Keyboarding Pro Delux Online Lessons 1-110 Instructor's Portal Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285177037 | ISBN-13: 9781285177038)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Susie H. VanHuss

Dr. Susie H. VanHuss received her B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Her teaching specialties include business communications, administrative systems, and personnel management. Her work, includes textbooks in communications, keyboarding and word processing, and office technology. She has written numerous journal articles and has served on the editorial review boards of several leading business education journals.

Connie M. Forde

Dr. Connie M. Forde is a full professor and head of the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University, where she leads undergraduate programs in information technology services, business technology teacher education, and industrial technology, as well as graduate programs in instructional technology. Dr. Forde also continues to advise doctoral students on their dissertation research. Prior to her tenure at Mississippi State University, she was a business teacher at both the community college and secondary levels. She earned her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Forde serves as coauthor of the COLLEGE KEYBOARDING series and a variety of word processing and integrated applications textbooks and simulations. She is a recognized contributor to the professional literature and a speaker at state, regional, and national conferences. Additionally, she has served as president of the National Business Education Association, Southern Business Education Association, and National Council of Pi Omega Pi, and chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education.

Donna L. Woo

Donna L. Woo is an instructor and department coordinator for Information Systems/Office Automation at Cypress College and associate director of education at Pacific College. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in business education from Michigan State University and earned her Ed.D. from Nova University. Her industry experience includes work for both IBM and General Motors. A respected author, Dr. Woo has written several word processing textbooks and has served as a coauthor on several editions of South-Western COLLEGE KEYBOARDING textbooks.

Vicki Robertson

Vicki Robertson received her M.S. and B.S. degrees in education from the University of Memphis. She currently teaches at the University of Memphis and online for Southwest Community College. She is a member of the National Business Education Association and Southern Business Education Association, and she has served on the executive board for the Tennessee Business Education Association.