Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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'."
"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."
"Very user-friendly for students. Good graphics and activities. Provides the concepts in a way students understand."
About the Author
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 that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June 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. June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their 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, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces. Best-selling author David W. Beskeen has authored or co-authored numerous computer books since 1992, including more than 25 technology-focused titles for Course Technology. Mr. Beskeen has guided readers through the mastery of PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Windows, LiveMotion™, and other proprietary software packages. In addition to his accomplishments as author, Mr. Beskeen has extensive teaching experience and is a frequently sought-after computer technology consultant. A prolific, best-selling author, Carol M. Cram has written more than 35 textbooks covering computer applications, business communications, and Internet-related subjects. Ms. Cram is also a long-time faculty member at Capilano College in North Vancouver, where she currently serves 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 has written for Course Technology for more than a decade and her accomplishments include four editions of MICROSOFT WORD ILLUSTRATED for the popular Office series. A successful freelance writer, Ms. Duffy lives and works in New Hampshire. In addition to authoring technology texts, she has worked in the business world as a writer, editor, and public relations liaison. Ms. Duffy combines her varied business knowledge and expertise in Word with her prolific writing skills to ensure this book is an exceptional resource for today's students.
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 2010. 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.