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New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013 First Course, Enhanced Edition, 1st Edition

  • Ann Shaffer
  • Patrick Carey Westminster Kingsway College
  • June Jamrich Parsons
  • Dan Oja
  • Kathleen T. Finnegan
  • ISBN-10: 1305409000  |  ISBN-13: 9781305409002
  • 1272 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2010
  • © 2016 | Published
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  • Newer Edition Available

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Overview

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 type of case problem enhances critical thinking. 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

  • 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.
  • 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 avoid time-consuming rework.

Table of Contents

Student Success Guide.
Essential Computer Concepts.
Exploring the Basics of Windows 8.
Managing Your Files.
Internet Basics and Information Literacy.
Word Tutorial 1: Creating and Editing a Document.
Word Tutorial 2: Navigating and Formatting a Document.
Word Tutorial 3: Creating Tables and a Multipage Report.
Word Tutorial 4: Enhancing Page Layout and Design.
Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel.
Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting Workbook Text and Data.
Excel Tutorial 3: Calculating Data with Formulas and Functions.
Excel Tutorial 4: Analyzing and Charting Financial Data.
Access Tutorial 1: Creating a Database.
Access Tutorial 2: Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships.
Access Tutorial 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database.
Access Tutorial 4: Creating Forms and Reports.
PowerPoint Tutorial 1: Creating a Presentation.
PowerPoint Tutorial 2: Adding Media and Special Effects.
Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Appendix A: Introduction to Cloud Computing.
Appendix B: Capstone Projects.
Appendix C: Integrated Projects.
Appendix D: SAM Projects.

What's New

  • Updated Working in the Cloud Appendix.
  • New Integrated Applications Projects Appendix.
  • New SAM Projects Appendix with instructor-authored projects.
  • New grading in SAM for the chapter projects.

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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.

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.

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.