Exploring Microsoft Office 2013, Brief

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiralbound w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 7/3/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This book gives a brief overview of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Move students beyond the point-and-click.


The goal of the Exploring series is to move students beyond the point and click, to understanding the why and how behind each skill. And, because so much learning takes place outside of the classroom, this series provides learning tools that students can access anywhere, any time.


Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everyone needs to know.

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Table of Contents

Windows 8

Chapter One Getting Started with Windows 8 1

Objectives         1

Case Study: Cedar Grove Elementary School 1

Windows 8 Fundamentals         2

Understanding the Start Screen 2

Configuring the Start Screen 4

Running Windows 8 Apps 7

Closing Apps 9

Understanding the Desktop 9

Managing Windows 8 Apps and Windows 14

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Windows 8 Fundamentals 18

Windows Programs and Security Features         24

Identifying Windows Accessories 24

Working with Security Settings and Software 27

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Windows Programs and Security Features 32

Windows Search and Help 36

Performing a Search 36

Using Targeted Searches 36

Getting Help 37

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Windows Search and Help 41

Chapter Objectives Review         44

Key Terms Matching         45

Multiple Choice 46

Practice Exercises         47

Mid-Level Exercises         51

Beyond the Classroom         52

Capstone Exercise 53


Microsoft Office 2013

Chapter One Office Fundamentals and File Management: Taking the First Step 55

Objectives         55

Case Study: Spotted Begonia Art Gallery 55

Windows 8 Startup 56

Logging In with Your Microsoft Account 56

Identifying the Start Screen Components 57

Interacting with the Start Screen 58

Accessing the Desktop 58

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Windows 8 Startup 60

Files and Folders         64

Using File Explorer 64

Working with Folders and Files 67

Selecting, Copying, and Moving Multiple Files and Folders 69

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Files and Folders 71

Microsoft Office Software 76

Identifying Common Interface Components 76

Getting Office Help 82

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Microsoft Office Software 85

The Backstage View Tasks         90

Opening a File 90

Printing a File 92

Closing a File and Application 93

Hands-On Exercise 4:

The Backstage View Tasks 95

Home Tab Tasks         99

Selecting and Editing Text 99

Using the Clipboard Group Commands 103

Using the Editing Group Commands 106

Hands-On Exercise 5:

Home Tab Tasks 109

Insert Tab Tasks         114

Inserting Objects 114

Review Tab Tasks         116

Reviewing a File 116

Page Layout Tab Tasks         119

Using the Page Setup Dialog Box 120

Hands-On Exercise 6:

Insert Tab Tasks, Page Layout Tab Tasks, and

Review Tab Tasks 122

Chapter Objectives Review         126

Key Terms Matching         127

Multiple Choice 128

Practice Exercises         129

Mid-Level Exercises         133

Beyond the Classroom         135

Capstone Exercise 136

Objectives         137


Microsoft Office Word 2013

Chapter One Introduction to Word: Organizing a Document 137

Case Study: Swan Creek National Wildlife Refuge 137

Introduction to Word Processing         138

Beginning and Editing a Document 139

Customizing Word 148

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Introduction to Word Processing 151

Document Organization 157

Using Features That Improve Readability 157

Viewing a Document in Different Ways 162

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Document Organization 168

Document Settings and Properties         174

Preparing a Document for Distribution 174

Modifying Document Properties 178

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Document Settings and Properties 180

Chapter Objectives Review         184

Key Terms Matching         185

Multiple Choice 186

Practice Exercises         187

Mid-Level Exercises         191

Beyond the Classroom         194

Capstone Exercise 195


Chapter Two Document Presentation: Editing and Formatting 197

Objectives         197

Case Study: Phillips Studio L Photography 197

Text and Paragraph Formatting         198

Applying Font Attributes 198

Formatting a Paragraph 203

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Text and Paragraph Formatting 211

Document Appearance 217

Formatting a Document 217

Applying Styles 220

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Document Formatting 225

Objects         231

Inserting and Formatting Objects 231

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Objects 239

Chapter Objectives Review         245

Key Terms Matching         246

Multiple Choice 247

Practice Exercises         248

Mid-Level Exercises         253

Beyond the Classroom         256

Capstone Exercise 257

Chapter Three Document Productivity: Working with Tables and Mail Merge 259

Objectives         259

Case Study: Traylor University Economic

Impact Study 259

Tables         260

Inserting a Table 260

Formatting a Table 265

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Tables 268

Advanced Table Features         274

Managing Table Data 274

Enhancing Table Data 279

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Advanced Table Features 283

Mail Merge 289

Creating a Mail Merge Document 289

Completing a Mail Merge 293

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Mail Merge 295

Chapter Objectives Review         299

Key Terms Matching         300

Multiple Choice 301

Practice Exercises         302

Mid-Level Exercises         306

Beyond the Classroom         310

Capstone Exercise 311


Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Chapter One Introduction to Excel: What Is a Spreadsheet? 313

Objectives         313

Case Study: Ok Office Systems         313

Introduction to Spreadsheets         314

Exploring the Excel Window 314

Entering and Editing Cell Data 317

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Introduction to Spreadsheets 321

Mathematics and Formulas         324

Creating Formulas 324

Using Auto Fill 326

Displaying Cell Formulas 327

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Mathematics and Formulas 329

Workbook and Worksheet Management 334

Managing Worksheets 334

Managing Columns and Rows 337

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Workbook and Worksheet Management 341

Clipboard Tasks         346

Selecting, Moving, Copying, and Pasting Data 346

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Clipboard Tasks 351

Formatting         354

Applying Alignment and Font Options 354

Applying Number Formats 356

Hands-On Exercise 5:

Formatting 359

Page Setup and Printing         363

Selecting Page Setup Options 363

Previewing and Printing a Worksheet 367

Hands-On Exercise 6:

Page Setup and Printing 368

Chapter Objectives Review         372

Key Terms Matching         374

Multiple Choice 375

Practice Exercises         376

Mid-Level Exercises         381

Beyond the Classroom         384

Capstone Exercise 385


Chapter Two Formulas and Functions: Performing Quantitative Analysis 387

Objectives         387

Case Study: Townsend Mortgage Company 387

Formula Basics         388

Using Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References in Formulas 388

Correcting Circular References 390

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Formula Basics 392

Function Basics         396

Inserting a Function 396

Inserting Basic Math and Statistics Functions 398

Using Date Functions 403

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Function Basics 406

Logical, Lookup, and Financial Functions         411

Determining Results with the IF Function 411

Using Lookup Functions 414

Calculating Payments with the PMT Function 417

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Logical, Lookup, and Financial Functions 418

Range Names         422

Creating and Maintaining Range Names 422

Using Range Names in Formulas 424

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Range Names 425

Chapter Objectives Review         428

Key Terms Matching         429

Multiple Choice 430

Practice Exercises         431

Mid-Level Exercises         436

Beyond the Classroom         441

Capstone Exercise 443


Chapter Three Charts: Depicting Data Visually 445

Objectives         445

Case Study: Computer Job Outlook         445

Chart Creation Basics         446

Selecting the Data Source 446

Choosing a Chart Type 447

Moving, Sizing, and Printing a Chart 457

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Chart Creation Basics 460

Chart Elements         465

Adding Chart Elements 465

Formatting Chart Elements 468

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Chart Elements 473

Chart Design and Sparklines         477

Applying a Chart Style and Colors 477

Modifying the Data Source 478

Creating and Customizing Sparklines 479

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Chart Design and Sparklines 481

Chapter Objectives Review         484

Key Terms Matching         485

Multiple Choice 486

Practice Exercises         487

Mid-Level Exercises         490

Beyond the Classroom         493

Capstone Exercise 494


Microsoft Office Access 2013

Chapter One Introduction to Access: Finding Your Way Through

an Access Database 495

Objectives         495

Case Study: Managing a Business in the Global

Economy 495

Databases Are Everywhere! 496

Understanding Database Fundamentals 496

Using an Existing Database 503

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Databases Are Everywhere! 507

Sorts and Filters         514

Sorting Table Data on One or Multiple Fields 514

Creating, Modifying, and Removing Filters 515

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Sorts and Filters 518

Access Versus Excel, and Relational Databases         523

Knowing When to Use Access or Excel to Manage Data 523

Understanding Relational Power 524

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Access Versus Excel, and Relational Databases 527

Access Database Creation 531

Creating a Database 531

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Access Database Creation 535

Chapter Objectives Review         539

Key Terms Matching         540

Multiple Choice 541

Practice Exercises         542

Mid-Level Exercises         547

Beyond the Classroom         551

Capstone Exercise 552


Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013

Chapter One Introduction to PowerPoint: Creating a Basic Presentation 553

Objectives         553

Case Study: Be a Trainer 553

Introduction to Powerpoint 554

Using PowerPoint Views 555

Typing a Speaker Note 560

Saving As a Slide Show 560

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Introduction to PowerPoint 562

Presentation Creation 565

Planning a Presentation 565

Assessing Presentation Content 568

Reviewing the Presentation 569

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Presentation Creation 571

Presentation Enhancement 575

Inserting Media Objects 575

Adding a Table 576

Using Animations and Transitions 576

Inserting a Header or Footer 579

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Presentation Enhancement 581

Navigation and Printing         586

Running and Navigating a Slide Show 586

Printing in PowerPoint 589

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Navigation and Printing 592

Chapter Objectives Review         594

Key Terms Matching         595

Multiple Choice 596

Practice Exercises         597

Mid-Level Exercises         602

Beyond the Classroom         606

Capstone Exercise 607

Glossary 609

Index 617


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