Microsoft® Office 2013 for Medical Professionals Illustrated, 1st Edition

  • David Beskeen
  • Jennifer Duffy
  • Lisa Friedrichsen Johnson County Community College
  • Elizabeth Eisner Reding
  • ISBN-10: 1285083903  |  ISBN-13: 9781285083902
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012
  • © 2014 | Published
  • List Price = $ 127.95
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Develop the Microsoft® Office 2013 skills necessary for success in any medical office or health-related career with the new, reader-friendly MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013 FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ILLUSTRATED. This dynamic, visually-driven book introduces the most important skills within Microsoft® Office 2013 using step-by-step instructions and vibrant, clear visuals. Actual medical examples, timely projects and intriguing case studies related to today’s medical industry prepare you to meet contemporary medical office challenges. Both beginner and experienced users will find MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2013 FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ILLUSTRATED filled with relevant information that’s essential now and ideal for long-term reference in any office administration, medical assisting, or health care career.

Features and Benefits

  • TIMELY EXAMPLES, PROJECTS AND CASES RELATE SPECIFICALLY TO TODAY’S MEDICAL FIELD. All of this edition’s memorable examples, interesting projects, and engaging case studies highlight the use of Microsoft® Office 2013 within today’s medical office, hospital or clinic work settings. Because concepts are relevant, students are more likely to retain these important skills.
  • UNIQUE APPROACH IS IDEAL FOR ALL LEARNING LEVELS. This edition offers a dynamic visual, flexible presentation that is appropriate for all learners – from computer novices to experienced users - allowing you to effectively teach students of all levels in the same classroom.
  • DISTINCTIVE TWO-PAGE PRESENTATION FORMAT ENABLES STUDENTS TO MASTER A SINGLE CONCEPT AT A TIME. The best-selling authors’ unique two-page spread provides step-by-step instructions on the left page and oversized screen visuals on the right page. With this streamlined format, advanced students can quickly review familiar skills before moving on to more challenging topics. Beginning students can focus on one skill at a time while following the steps and screenshots with no confusion.
  • IDEAL REFERENCE TOOL FOR USE AGAIN AND AGAIN. This book’s easy-to-follow format makes it a powerful reference tool that students will use often even after the course is finished.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Getting Started with Windows 8.
Unit B: Understanding File Management.
Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013.
WORD 2013.
Unit A: Creating Documents with Word 2013.
Unit B: Editing Documents.
Unit C: Formatting Text and Paragraphs.
Unit D: Creating and Formatting Tables.
Unit E: Formatting Documents.
Unit F: Merging Word Documents.
EXCEL 2013.
Unit A: Getting Started with Excel 2013.
Unit B: Working with Formulas and Functions.
Unit C: Formatting a Worksheet.
Unit D: Working with Charts.
ACCESS 2013.
Unit A: Getting Started with Access 2013.
Unit B: Building and Using Queries.
Unit C: Creating and Using Forms and Reports.
Unit A: Creating a Presentation in PowerPoint 2013.
Unit B: Modifying a Presentation.
Unit C: Customizing a Presentation.
Appendix: Working in the Cloud.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Beskeen

David W. Beskeen has authored or co-authored numerous computer books since 1992, including more than 25 titles for Course Technology. He has guided readers in mastering PowerPoint®, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Windows®, Livemotion, and other leading proprietary software packages. An expert in applied technology, Mr. Beskeen has a variety of teaching and consulting experience in today’s computer technology.

Jennifer Duffy

Jennifer Duffy is a freelance author who lives and works in New Hampshire. She has been writing leading texts for Course Technology for more than ten years and has authored previous editions of MICROSOFT® WORD ILLUSTRATED for the popular Office series. Ms. Duffy has worked successfully in the business world as a writer, editor, and public relations liaison. She combines her strong business knowledge and expertise in Word with exceptional writing skills that ensure the clarity of this and each of her other books.

Lisa Friedrichsen

Lisa Friedrichsen is a Professor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, where she teaches database and web development classes. As an author, she has written several prominent Access, Office, and Web related textbooks. Ms. Friedrichsen combines her ability to teach with extensive industry experience to create clear, practical presentations. Ms. Friedrichsen’s undergraduate degree is in Engineering from Iowa State University and she has an MBA from Drake University. She worked for a decade at IBM Corporation before becoming a consultant, author, and college professor.

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.