Higher Education

Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated, Second Course, 1st Edition

  • David Beskeen
  • Carol M. Cram Capilano College
  • Jennifer Duffy
  • Lisa Friedrichsen Johnson County Community College
  • Lynn Wermers North Shore Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1285082257  |  ISBN-13: 9781285082257
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25
  • 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 OFFICE 2013 applications 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.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Concise, to-the-point instruction helps students of all levels learn essential skills for using Microsoft Office 2013—including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, as well as the integration of the applications.
  • 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

WORD:
Unit E: Creating and Formatting Tables.
Unit F: Illustrating Documents with Graphics.
Unit G: Working with Themes and Building Blocks.
Unit H: Merging Word Documents.
EXCEL:
Unit E: Analyzing Data Using Formulas.
Unit F: Managing Workbook Data.
Unit G: Using Tables.
Unit H: Analyzing Table Data.
Integration.
Unit D: Integrating Word and Excel.
ACCESS:
Unit E: Modifying the Database Structure.
Unit F: Improving Queries.
Unit G: Enhancing Forms.
Unit H: Analyzing Data with Reports.
Integration.
Unit E: Integrating Word, Excel, and Access.
POWERPOINT:
Unit E: Working with Advanced Tools and Masters.
Unit F: Enhancing Charts.
Unit G: Inserting Graphics, Media, and Objects.
Unit H: Using Advanced Features.
Integration.
Unit F: Integrating Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
APPENDICES:
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
Appendix: SAM Projects.
Appendix: Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps.

What's New

  • Completely updated to reflect new features and enhancements in Microsoft Office 2013.
  • 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.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1285082265 | ISBN-13: 9781285082264

    List Price = $144.95  | CengageBrain Price = $144.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

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.

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

ISBN-10: 1305429605  | ISBN-13: 9781305429604

List Price = $222.95  | CengageBrain Price = $222.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $167.21

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated, Second Course
    List Price = $186.95  | CengageBrain Price = $186.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25
  • 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


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

ISBN-10:  1305511816  | ISBN-13:  9781305511811

List Price = $232.95  | CengageBrain Price = $232.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated, Second Course
    List Price = $186.95  | CengageBrain Price = $186.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25
  • 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


Printed Text + SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated Second Course

ISBN-10:  1305597796 | ISBN-13:  9781305597792

List Price = $232.95  | CengageBrain Price = $232.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated, Second Course
    List Price = $186.95  | CengageBrain Price = $186.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25
  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated Second Course
    List Price = $146.00  | CengageBrain Price = $146.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.00


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.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285082281 | ISBN-13: 9781285082288)

Go beyond the book with Instructor Resources to help you make the most of your classroom and lessons. Here you will find additional information on how to use our text as well as teaching and testing aids, including data files, annotated solutions files and rubrics, printed test banks, ExamView test banks, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and more.

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 128508229X | ISBN-13: 9781285082295)

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  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.75

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305443063 | ISBN-13: 9781305443068)

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: 1305510933 | ISBN-13: 9781305510937)

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

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 128508229X | ISBN-13: 9781285082295)

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  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.75

LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305443063 | ISBN-13: 9781305443068)

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

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated Second Course  (ISBN-10: 1285761111 | ISBN-13: 9781285761114)

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

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.

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.