Higher Education

New Perspectives on Microsoft® Office 2013: Brief, 1st Edition

  • Ann Shaffer
  • Patrick Carey Westminster Kingsway College
  • Kathleen T. Finnegan
  • Joseph J. Adamski Grand Valley State University
  • Beverly B. Zimmerman Brigham Young University
  • ISBN-10: 1285167651  |  ISBN-13: 9781285167657
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
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With proven pedagogy that emphasizes critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage, New Perspectives helps students develop the Microsoft Office 2013 skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. Updated with all new case-based tutorials, New Perspectives Microsoft Office 2013 continues to engage students in applying skills to real-world situations, making concepts relevant. A new Troubleshoot case problem enhances critical thinking, and a new tutorial on Managing Your Files helps students navigate Windows 8. As always, New Perspectives improves learning outcomes and transference of skills by helping students understand why what they're learning is important.

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Features and Benefits

  • Business case scenarios keep students engaged throughout the tutorials, providing a real-world context in which they can apply the concepts and skills presented.
  • Visual Overview – a two-page spread at the start of each tutorial – gives a visual look at the tasks and elements covered in the tutorial and can be used as a study guide before quizzes and tests.
  • ProSkills boxes tie Office 2013 concepts with career relevancy by providing guidance on how to use the software in professional situations.
  • ProSkills Exercises integrate technology skills with professional skills, further grounding concepts in reality. ProSkills exercises include topics such as teamwork, written communication, verbal communication, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Key Steps highlight important points to help students pay close attention to completing the step correctly and avoiding time-consuming rework.

Table of Contents

Exploring the Basics of Windows 8.
Managing Your Files.
Word Tutorial 1: Creating a Document.
Word Tutorial 2: Editing and Formatting a Document.
Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel.
Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data.
Excel Tutorial 3: Calculating Data with Formulas and Functions.
Access Tutorial 1: Creating a Database.
Access Tutorial 2: Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships.
Access Tutorial 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database.
PowerPoint Tutorial 1: Creating a Presentation.
Communicating with Outlook 2013.
Appendix A: Introduction to Cloud Computing.

What's New

  • Fully updated to reflect the new features and enhancements in Microsoft Office 2013.
  • New case scenarios for all tutorials and end-of-tutorial exercises, including Review Assignments and Case Problems, engage students in applying skills and concepts to real-world situations.
  • New Troubleshoot case problems engage students in locating, analyzing, and correcting existing errors to enhance critical-thinking skills.
  • New Managing Your Files tutorial covers file management in Windows 8, the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8, as well as some of the new touch features in Windows 8 and Office 2013.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ann Shaffer

Ms. Ann Shaffer has contributed to several books about computers, including NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MICROSOFT® WORD. She began a career in textbook publishing as a Development Editor for William C. Brown and is now a freelance technical editor and writer. Ms. Shaffer holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Patrick Carey

Mr. Patrick Carey received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Today, Mr. Carey has authored or co-authored more than 20 leading academic and trade texts for the software industry.

Kathleen T. Finnegan

Kathleen Finnegan is a co-author on New Perspectives on Microsoft® Access® and has edited and managed many other successful textbooks on Microsoft® applications for Cengage Learning’s Course Technology. She has taught various computer courses for corporate training and high-tech companies and has developed courseware as both a technical writer and editor, with over 20 years of experience in this field.

Joseph J. Adamski

Joseph J. Adamski spent 12 years as a computer professional at aerospace and financial services companies and is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Grand Valley State University. He has worked as a computer professional and educator for over 40 years with a special interest in database management and personal uses of databases.

Beverly B. Zimmerman

Beverly B. Zimmerman, an award-winning Associate Professor at Brigham Young University, holds a Ph.D. in instructional design. She has published several articles on the use of computer technology for teaching writing, co-authored over 30 books on computer applications software, and authored an oral presentations book.