Illustrated Course Guide: Microsoft® Excel® 2013 Basic, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Eisner Reding
  • Lynn Wermers North Shore Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1285093399  |  ISBN-13: 9781285093390
  • 184 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
  • List Price = $ 75.95
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Loved by students for the visual and flexible way to build computer skills, the Illustrated Course Guides are ideal for learning Microsoft Excel 2013 regardless of your experience level. Each two-page spread focuses on a single skill, making information easy to follow and absorb. The Illustrated Course Guides split Microsoft Excel 2013 concepts and skills into three manageable levels – Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced – perfect for workshops or accelerated courses.

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Features and Benefits

  • Helps students learn the essentials of using Microsoft Excel 2013 -- including step-by-step instructions on creating worksheets, working with formulas and functions, and creating charts.
  • Unique visual design presents each skill on two facing pages, and keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track.
  • Predicts commonly made mistakes and offers "Quick Tips" within the step-by-step directions to help students avoid typical errors and pitfalls.
  • Serves as a great reference both during and after the course.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Get Started with Office 2013.
Unit A: Get Started with Excel 2013.
Unit B: Work with Formulas and Functions.
Unit C: Format a Worksheet.
Unit D: Work with Charts.
Unit E: Analyze Data Using Formulas.
Appendix: Working in the Cloud.

What's New

  • Updated to reflect the changes in the latest release of Microsoft Excel 2013, including the new cloud-based capabilities.
  • Updated appendix on SkyDrive and Microsoft Office Web Apps help students learn to use Excel in the cloud.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments.
  • New! Design improvements help keep students engaged and on track.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Illustrated Course Guide: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Basic + Illustrated Course Guide: Microsoft® Excel® 2013 Basic + Illustrated Course Guide: Microsoft® Word 2013 Basic

ISBN-10: 133736553X | ISBN-13: 9781337365536

List Price = $216.95  | CengageBrain Price = $216.95

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Elizabeth Eisner Reding

Ms. Elizabeth Eisner Reding has authored numerous books for Delmar and Course Technology on a variety of software programs, including Adobe® Photoshop, Microsoft® Office, and Microsoft® Publisher. Living in New Mexico with her husband, Ms. Reding spends her free time grilling, water gardening, road and mountain biking, and collecting Southwestern art.

Lynn Wermers

Lynn Wermers is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts where she teaches MS Office and web development courses. She also teaches part-time in the Math Department for the School of College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Ms. Wermers has authored numerous leading books that focus on Excel for Cengage Learning.