Higher Education

Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Reding
  • Lynn Wermers North Shore Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1285093194  |  ISBN-13: 9781285093192
  • 520 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.75
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013 quickly and efficiently. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series’ hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire task in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the skills covered in each lesson, and larger full-color screens represent exactly what students should see on their own computers. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson, and introduces a case study for further application.

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Features and Benefits

  • Concise, to-the-point instruction helps students learn essential skills for using Microsoft Excel 2013—including creating worksheets, using formulas and functions, and creating charts.
  • Unique 2-page spread keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track by presenting an entire task in a single view.
  • Predicts commonly made mistakes and offers "Quick Tips" and "Troubles" within the step-by-step directions to help students avoid typical errors and pitfalls.
  • Makes concepts relevant with end-of-chapter Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops.
  • Serves as a great reference both during and after the course.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013.
Unit B: Working with Formulas and Function.
Unit C: Formatting a Worksheet.
Unit D: Working with Charts.
Unit E: Analyzing Data Using Formulas.
Unit F: Managing Workbook Data.
Unit G: Using Tables.
Unit H: Analyzing Table Data.
Unit I: Automating Worksheet Tasks.
Unit J: Enhancing Charts.
Unit K: Using What-if Analysis.
Unit L: Analyzing Data with PivotTables.
Unit M: Exchanging Data with Other Programs.
Unit N: Sharing Excel Files and Incorporating Web Information.
Unit O: Customizing Excel and Advanced Worksheet Management.
Unit P: Programming with Excel.
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
Appendix: SAM Projects.
Appendix: Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps.

What's New

  • Updated to reflect the changes in Microsoft Excel 2013, including creating worksheets, using formulas and functions, and creating charts.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments, including SAM Assessment and SAM Projects.
  • New! Design improvements help keep students engaged and on track.
  • Updated appendix on SkyDrive and Microsoft Office Web Apps help students learn to use Office in the cloud.

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: Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete + Windows 7 CourseNotes + Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 130513527X  | ISBN-13: 9781305135277

List Price = $176.95  | CengageBrain Price = $176.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete
    List Price = $156.95  | CengageBrain Price = $156.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.75
  • Windows 7 CourseNotes
    List Price = $10.95  | CengageBrain Price = $10.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $8.25
  • Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $18.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00


ePack: Text + MindLink for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305512049  | ISBN-13:  9781305512047

List Price = $211.95  | CengageBrain Price = $211.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.96

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete
    List Price = $156.95  | CengageBrain Price = $156.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.75
  • LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access
    List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00


Bundle: Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete + MOS 2007/2010 Paper Exam Voucher + Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305135717  | ISBN-13:  9781305135710

List Price = $246.95  | CengageBrain Price = $246.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.21

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete
    List Price = $156.95  | CengageBrain Price = $156.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.75
  • MOS 2007/2010 Paper Exam Voucher
    List Price = $84.95  | CengageBrain Price = $84.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.50
  • Microsoft Office 365 180-Day Trial, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $18.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00


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

ISBN-10:  1305597826 | ISBN-13:  9781305597822

List Price = $201.95  | CengageBrain Price = $201.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $151.46

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete
    List Price = $156.95  | CengageBrain Price = $156.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.75
  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Multi-Term Instant Access
    List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00


Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I like the very user-friendly approach and layout of the Illustrated book, as well as the pedagogy – the review skills and concepts. The students are reading and using the extra tips and information in the margins, which is a surprise to me because with the previous book I used they were overwhelmed by too much information. This 'hits it'."

— Linda Baier, Mayville State University

"My custom Illustrated books cover the material well. My students tell me that they are written in a way they can understand. The books give excellent material but leaves the instructor room for innovative projects. The exercises are great learning tools. When the students tell me they are reading the text, I know we have made a good choice."

— Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Forsyth Technical Community College

"Very user-friendly for students. Good graphics and activities. Provides the concepts in a way students understand."

— Deborah Peairs, Clark State Community College

Supplements

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.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285093224 | ISBN-13: 9781285093222)

Now 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 textbook. A variety of ancillaries are included such as data and solution files, syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhanced their knowledge and course appreciation.

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1285093232 | ISBN-13: 9781285093239)

All data files and data file grids necessary to complete chapter projects are conveniently located on this CD for students who do not have reliable internet access.

List Price = $18.95  | CengageBrain Price = $18.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.75

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305443322 | ISBN-13: 9781305443327)

SAM trains, and tests essential Microsoft Office and computer concepts skills. Students engage in a hands-on environment, then apply their skills to real-world applications. SAM’s auto-graded assignments and flexible reporting tools saves instructors time and energy.

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305510631 | ISBN-13: 9781305510630)

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete  (ISBN-10: 1285759397 | ISBN-13: 9781285759395)

Go from Office user to Office expert SAM –Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office suites. No matter what your skill level, SAM helps you learn with confidence so you have a better chance to make better grades. Navigate easily from day one SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. See how Office is used in the real world SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment, which will prepare you for more workplace success. Set yourself up for better grades Automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan help you stay on track for improved grades. Student Testimonials: “My course experience using SAM has been great. It has actually helped me more in class because it lets us do an unlimited amount of training. If we do need help with something, we can just log onto SAM and do it.” - Student Westchester Community College “[SAM] told me all of the mistakes I made, and when I saw the mistakes, it allowed me to use critical thinking of what I could do to make that problem 100% correct.” - Student Hutchinson Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about SAM for this course. Visit us online: sam.cengage.com

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1285093232 | ISBN-13: 9781285093239)

All data files and data file grids necessary to complete chapter projects are conveniently located on this CD for students who do not have reliable internet access.

List Price = $18.95  | CengageBrain Price = $18.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.75

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305443322 | ISBN-13: 9781305443327)

Go from Office user to Office expert SAM –Skills Assessment Manager – is the top online training resource for Microsoft Office suites. No matter what your skill level, SAM helps you learn with confidence so you have a better chance to make better grades. Navigate easily from day one SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. See how Office is used in the real world SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment, which will prepare you for more workplace success. Set yourself up for better grades Automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan help you stay on track for improved grades. Student Testimonials: “My course experience using SAM has been great. It has actually helped me more in class because it lets us do an unlimited amount of training. If we do need help with something, we can just log onto SAM and do it.” - Student Westchester Community College “[SAM] told me all of the mistakes I made, and when I saw the mistakes, it allowed me to use critical thinking of what I could do to make that problem 100% correct.” - Student Hutchinson Community College CTA: Ask your instructor about SAM for this course. Visit us online: sam.cengage.com

List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Elizabeth Reding

Elizabeth Eisner Reding has authored many 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, she 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.