Microsoft® Word 2013: Complete, 1st Edition

  • Misty E. Vermaat Purdue University Calumet
  • ISBN-10: 1285167724  |  ISBN-13: 9781285167725
  • 632 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
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Introduce your students to the latest that Microsoft Office has to offer with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series® books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series® has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With MICROSOFT WORD 2013, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. In this text you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of MICROSOFT WORD 2013 through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. With these enhancements and more, the Shelly Cashman Series® continues to deliver the most effective educational materials for you and your students.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Step-by-step, screen by screen approach presents students with explanatory and navigational information when they need to know it, and addresses all learning styles to help students retain and apply skills in their personal and professional lives.
  • Proven pedagogy with an emphasis on project planning frames each chapter around a practical problem to be solved, and encourages critical thinking about how to proceed at various points in the chapter.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter activities provide a variety of reinforcement opportunities for students to apply and expand their skills.

Table of Contents

Office 2013 and Windows 8: Essential Concepts and Skills.
Office 365 Essentials.
1. Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with a Picture.
2. Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources.
3. Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table.
4. Creating a Document with a Title Page, Lists, Tables, and a Watermark.
5. Using a Template to Create a Resume and Sharing a Finished Document.
6. Generating Form Letters, Mailing Labels, and a Directory.
7. Creating a Newsletter with a Pull-Quote and Graphics.
Appendix A: APA Research Paper - Chapter 2 Supplement.
Quick Reference.
Important Notes for Windows 7 Users.

What's New

  • Now, when students complete projects they are told WHY each step in the process is necessary, in addition to being told what they will be doing and how to accomplish each task.
  • New mini-roadmaps are provided throughout each chapter, visually showing students where they are in the process of completing the chapter project.
  • Critical thinking has been expanded throughout the text. Consider This boxes throughout each chapter provide thought-provoking questions and problem-solving activities. Chapter-ending Consider This: Plan Ahead boxes and Consider This: Your Turn assignments engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create their own solutions. Plus, every student assignment ends with a question that requires students' thoughts and opinions.
  • New emphasis on personalization asks students to include a personal detail in their solutions to every chapter project and assignment, ensuring that each student solution will be unique.
  • New lab on integrating Cloud and Web technologies with Microsoft Word challenges students to use general guidelines to learn and investigate independently.

Learning Resource Bundles

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ePack: Text + SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Instant Access Code

ISBN-10: 1418817937  | ISBN-13: 9781418817930

List Price = $193.95  | CengageBrain Price = $193.95

Bundle: Microsoft® Word 2013: Complete + SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  130512930X | ISBN-13:  9781305129306

List Price = $274.95  | CengageBrain Price = $274.95


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 128516685X | ISBN-13: 9781285166858)

Go beyond the book with Instructor Resources to help you make the most of your classroom and lessons. Here you will find additional information on how to use our text as well as teaching and testing aids.

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1285166663 | ISBN-13: 9781285166667)

CD containing all Microsoft Office 2013 student data files.

List Price = $17.95  | CengageBrain Price = $17.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.25

Student Supplements

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1285166663 | ISBN-13: 9781285166667)

CD containing all Microsoft Office 2013 student data files.

List Price = $17.95  | CengageBrain Price = $17.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Misty E. Vermaat

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft® Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Ms. Vermaat has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series and has written or co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS, and Microsoft® Word books.