Higher Education

Microsoft® Word 2013: Illustrated Brief, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer Duffy
  • ISBN-10: 1285093135  |  ISBN-13: 9781285093130
  • 144 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.25
  • Newer Edition Available
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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 Word 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.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Concise, to-the-point instruction helps students learn essential skills for using Microsoft Word 2013—including step-by-step instructions on creating, editing, and formatting documents.
  • 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 A: Creating Documents with Word 2013.
Unit B: Editing Documents.
Unit C: Formatting Text and Paragraphs.
Unit D: Formatting Documents.
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 Word 2013, including the new cloud capabilities.
  • 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

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

ISBN-10: 1305593928  | ISBN-13: 9781305593923

List Price = $124.95  | CengageBrain Price = $124.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Word 2013: Illustrated Brief
    List Price = $46.95  | CengageBrain Price = $46.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.25
  • 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

Bundle: Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief, 9th + Microsoft® Word 2013: Illustrated Brief + Microsoft® Windows 8: Illustrated Essentials

ISBN-10:  1285927982 | ISBN-13:  9781285927985

List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.71

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  • Computer Concepts: Illustrated Brief
    List Price = $62.95  | CengageBrain Price = $62.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.25
  • Microsoft® Word 2013: Illustrated Brief
    List Price = $46.95  | CengageBrain Price = $46.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.25
  • Microsoft® Windows 8: Illustrated Essentials
    List Price = $37.95  | CengageBrain Price = $37.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.50

Efficacy and Outcomes


"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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.