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Computer Concepts and Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated, 1st Edition

  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • David Beskeen
  • Carol M. Cram Capilano College
  • Jennifer Duffy
  • Lisa Friedrichsen Johnson County Community College
  • Elizabeth Eisner Reding
  • ISBN-10: 1285092902  |  ISBN-13: 9781285092904
  • 800 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.75
  • Newer Edition Available

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Overview

Everything you need for your Introduction to Computing course! COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED delivers the most up-to-date computer concepts and Microsoft® Office 2013 skills in an accessible, easy-to-follow format. The Illustrated Series has been praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly layout, which engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering application skills and computer concepts quickly and efficiently. Thanks to the Illustrated Series’ hallmark 2-page layout, each task is presented in a single view, enabling students to work through an entire process without turning a page. 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. With COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED, everything your students need is at their fingertips. Cengage Learning's COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class goes beyond the book and applies skills in a variety of activities and real-life scenarios.

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Features and Benefits

  • Offers an all-in-one solution for teaching Microsoft® Office 2013 and computer concepts in a concise, user-friendly format.
  • Includes detailed lessons on important computer concepts and the newest trends in technology and today's digital world as well as a thorough introduction to Microsoft Office 2013 application skills.
  • 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

CONCEPTS:
Unit A: Computer and Internet Basics
Unit B: Computer Hardware
Unit C: Computer Software.
Unit D: File Management and Digital Electronics.
WINDOWS 8:
Unit A: Getting Started with Windows 8.
Unit B: Understanding File Management.
INTERNET EXPLORER 10:
Unit A: Getting Started with Internet Explorer
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013.
MICROSOFT WORD 2013:
Unit A: Creating Documents with Word 2013.
Unit B: Editing Documents.
Unit C: Formatting Text and Paragraphs.
Unit D: Formatting Documents.
MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Excel 2013.
Unit B: Working with Formulas and Function.
Unit C: Formatting a Worksheet.
Unit D: Working with Charts.
INTEGRATION:
Unit A: Integrating Word and Excel.
MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Access 2013.
Unit B: Building and Using Queries.
Unit C: Using Forms.
Unit D: Using Reports.
INTEGRATION:
Unit B: Integrating Word, Excel and Access.
MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013:
Unit A: Creating a Presentation in PowerPoint 2013.
Unit B: Modifying a Presentation.
Unit C: Inserting Objects into a Presentation.
Unit D: Finishing a Presentation.
INTEGRATION:
Unit C: Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 2013:
Unit A: Getting Started with Email.
Unit B: Managing Information Using Outlook.
Appendices:
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
Appendix: SAM Projects.
Appendix: Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps.

What's New

  • New! Office units are completely updated to reflect new features and enhancements in Microsoft Office 2013.
  • NEW! Updated to include two units on Windows 8.
  • 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.
  • New! SAM Projects appendix provides additional exercises that can be auto-graded for SAM users.
  • New! Capstone appendix provides additional exercises for reinforcement and assessment.
  • Updated appendix on SkyDrive and Microsoft Office Web Apps help students learn to use Office in the cloud.

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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

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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285092953 | ISBN-13: 9781285092959)

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Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1285092988 | ISBN-13: 9781285092980)

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Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1285092988 | ISBN-13: 9781285092980)

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305876512 | ISBN-13: 9781305876514)

Everything you need to know for your Introduction to Computing course! COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED delivers the most up-to-date computer concepts and Microsoft® Office 2013 skills in an accessible, easy-to-follow format. The Illustrated Series has been praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly layout, which engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering application skills and computer concepts quickly and efficiently. Thanks to the Illustrated Series’ hallmark 2-page layout, each task is presented in a single view, enabling you to work through an entire process without turning a page. New Learning Outcomes outline the skills covered in each lesson, and larger full-color screens represent exactly what you should see on your own computer. With COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED, everything you need is at your fingertips. The more you practice, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285587375 | ISBN-13: 9781285587370)

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LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305442806 | ISBN-13: 9781305442801)

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

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SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2013: Illustrated  (ISBN-10: 1285736702 | ISBN-13: 9781285736709)

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

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305577744 | ISBN-13: 9781305577749)

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SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2013: Illustrated Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285736400 | ISBN-13: 9781285736402)

SAM is the premier proficiency-based assessment and training environment for Microsoft® Office. SAM Assessment and Training helps you build skills and confidence with a variety of real-life simulations, and SAM Projects’ assignments prepare you to use Office applications in likely real-world settings.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

June Jamrich Parsons

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Dan Oja

An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased an Apple II+ in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

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.

Carol M. Cram

Carol M. Cram is the author of more than 35 textbooks on computer applications, business communications, and Internet-related subjects. Ms. Cram was also a long-time faculty member at Capilano College in North Vancouver, where she served as the Convenor of the Executive Support Program, the Program Consultant for Business and Computers in Continuing Education, and an instructor of business and computer-related courses.

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.