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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


Microsoft Office Word 2013

Chapter One Introduction to Word: Organizing a Document 137

Objectives         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


Chapter Four Collaboration and Research: Communicating and Producing

Professional Papers 313

Objectives         313

Case Study: Literature Analysis         313

Research Paper Basics         314

Using a Writing Style and Acknowledging Sources 314

Creating and Modifying Footnotes and Endnotes 320

Exploring Special Features 322

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Research Paper Basics 326

Document Tracking_332

Reviewing a Document 332

Tracking Changes 335

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Document Tracking 337

Online Document Collaboration 340

Using SkyDrive 340

Sharing and Collaborating on Documents 342

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Online Document Collaboration 356

Chapter Objectives Review         361

Key Terms Matching         362

Multiple Choice 363

Practice Exercises         364

Mid-Level Exercises         368

Beyond the Classroom         370

Capstone Exercise 371


Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Chapter One Introduction to Excel: What Is a Spreadsheet? 373

Objectives         373

Case Study: Ok Office Systems         373

Introduction to Spreadsheets         374

Exploring the Excel Window 374

Entering and Editing Cell Data 377

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Introduction to Spreadsheets 381

Mathematics and Formulas         384

Creating Formulas 384

Using Auto Fill 386

Displaying Cell Formulas 387

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Mathematics and Formulas 389

Workbook and Worksheet Management 394

Managing Worksheets 394

Managing Columns and Rows 397

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Workbook and Worksheet Management 401

Clipboard Tasks         406

Selecting, Moving, Copying, and Pasting Data 406

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Clipboard Tasks 411

Formatting         414

Applying Alignment and Font Options 414

Applying Number Formats 416

Hands-On Exercise 5:

Formatting 419

Page Setup and Printing         423

Selecting Page Setup Options 423

Previewing and Printing a Worksheet 427

Hands-On Exercise 6:

Page Setup and Printing 428

Chapter Objectives Review         432

Key Terms Matching         434

Multiple Choice 435

Practice Exercises         436

Mid-Level Exercises         441

Beyond the Classroom         444

Capstone Exercise 445


Chapter Two  Formulas and Functions: Performing Quantitative Analysis 447

Objectives         447

Case Study: Townsend Mortgage Company 447

Formula Basics         448

Using Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References

in Formulas 448

Correcting Circular References 450

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Formula Basics 452

Function Basics         456

Inserting a Function 456

Inserting Basic Math and Statistics Functions 458

Using Date Functions 463

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Function Basics 466

Logical, Lookup, and Financial Functions         471

Determining Results with the IF Function 471

Using Lookup Functions 474

Calculating Payments with the PMT Function 477

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Logical, Lookup, and Financial Functions 478

Range Names         482

Creating and Maintaining Range Names 482

Using Range Names in Formulas 484

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Range Names 485

Chapter Objectives Review         488

Key Terms Matching         489

Multiple Choice 490

Practice Exercises         491

Mid-Level Exercises         496

Beyond the Classroom         501

Capstone Exercise 503


Chapter Three Charts: Depicting Data Visually 505

Objectives         505

Case Study: Computer Job Outlook         505

Chart Creation Basics         506

Selecting the Data Source 506

Choosing a Chart Type 507

Moving, Sizing, and Printing a Chart 517

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Chart Creation Basics 520

Chart Elements         525

Adding Chart Elements 525

Formatting Chart Elements 528

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Chart Elements 533

Chart Design and Sparklines         537

Applying a Chart Style and Colors 537

Modifying the Data Source 538

Creating and Customizing Sparklines 539

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Chart Design and Sparklines 541

Chapter Objectives Review         544

Key Terms Matching         545

Multiple Choice 546

Practice Exercises         547

Mid-Level Exercises         550

Beyond the Classroom         553

Capstone Exercise 554


Chapter Four  Datasets and Tables: Managing Large Volumes of Data 555

Objectives         555

Case Study: Reid Furniture Store 555

Large Datasets         556

Freezing Rows and Columns 557

Printing Large Datasets 557

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Large Datasets 561

Excel Tables         565

Designing and Creating Tables 565

Applying a Table Style 569

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Excel Tables 571

Table Manipulation 576

Sorting Data 576

Filtering Data 578

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Table Manipulation 582

Table Aggregation 587

Using Structured References and a Total Row 587

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Table Aggregation 590

Conditional Formatting         594

Applying Conditional Formatting 594

Creating a New Rule 598

Hands-On Exercise 5:

Conditional Formatting 601

Chapter Objectives Review         605

Key Terms Matching         606

Multiple Choice 607

Practice Exercises         608

Mid-Level Exercises         612

Beyond the Classroom         614

Capstone Exercise 616


Chapter Five Subtotals, PivotTables, and PivotCharts: Summarizing and Analyzing Data 617

Objectives         617

Case Study: Ivory Halls Publishing Company 617

Subtotals and Outlines         618

Subtotaling Data 618

Grouping and Ungrouping Data 621

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Subtotals and Outlines 622

Pivottable Basics         626

Creating a PivotTable 626

Modifying a PivotTable 629

Hands-On Exercise 2:

PivotTable Basics 634

Pivottable Options         639

Filtering and Slicing a PivotTable 639

Creating a Calculated Field 642

Hands-On Exercise 3:

PivotTable Options 644

Pivottable Design and Pivotcharts         649

Formatting a PivotTable 649

Using PowerPivot Functionality 650

Creating a PivotChart 652

Hands-On Exercise 4:

PivotTable Design and PivotCharts 654

Chapter Objectives Review         656

Key Terms Matching         657

Multiple Choice 658

Practice Exercises         659

Mid-Level Exercises         663

Beyond the Classroom         665

Capstone Exercise 666


Chapter SIix What-If Analysis: Using Decision-Making Tools 667

Objectives         667

Case Study: Personal Finance: Buying Your

First Home 667

One- and Two-Variable Data Tables         668

Creating a One-Variable Data Table 668

Creating a Two-Variable Data Table 672

Hands-On Exercise 1:

One- and Two-Variable Data Tables 674

Goal Seek and Scenario Manager 679

Identifying an Input Value with Goal Seek 679

Using Scenario Manager 680

Generating Scenario Summary Reports 682

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Goal Seek and Scenario Manager 684

Solver 688

Loading the Solver Add-In 688

Optimizing Results with Solver 689

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Solver 695

Chapter Objectives Review         699

Key Terms Matching         700

Multiple Choice 701

Practice Exercises         702

Mid-Level Exercises         705

Beyond the Classroom         707

Capstone Exercise 709


Chapter Seven Specialized Functions: Logical, Lookup, Databases, and Finances 711

Objectives         711

Case Study: Transpayne Filtration 711

Logical and Lookup Functions         712

Creating a Nested Logical Function 712

Using Match and Index Lookup Functions 716

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Logical and Lookup Functions 719

Database Filtering and Functions         723

Using Advanced Filtering 723

Manipulating Data with Database Functions 725

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Database Filtering and Functions 728

Financial Functions         732

Creating a Loan Amortization Table 732

Performing Other Financial Calculations 734

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Financial Functions 737

Chapter Objectives Review         741

Key Terms Matching         742

Multiple Choice 743

Practice Exercises         744

Mid-Level Exercises         749

Beyond the Classroom         752

Capstone Exercise 753


Chapter Eight Statistical Functions: Analyzing Statistics 755

Objectives         755

Case Study: Education Evaluation 755

Math and Statistical Functions         756

Using Conditional Math and Statistical Functions 756

Calculating Relative Standing with Statistical Functions 759

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Math and Statistical Functions 764

Descriptive Statistical Functions         769

Measuring Central Tendency 769

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Descriptive Statistical Functions 773

Inferential Statistics         776

Loading the Analysis ToolPak 776

Performing Analysis Using the Analysis ToolPak 776

Performing Analysis of Variance (Anova) 776

Calculating Covariance 778

Creating a Histogram 778

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Inferential Statistics 780

Chapter Objectives Review         784

Key Terms Matching         785

Multiple Choice 786

Practice Exercises         787

Mid-Level Exercises         790

Beyond the Classroom         792

Capstone Exercise 793



Microsoft Office Access 2013

Chapter One Introduction to Access: Finding Your Way Through an Access Database 795

Objectives         795

Case Study: Managing a Business in the Global

Economy 795

Databases Are Everywhere! 796

Understanding Database Fundamentals 796

Using an Existing Database 803

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Databases Are Everywhere! 807

Sorts and Filters         814

Sorting Table Data on One or Multiple Fields 814

Creating, Modifying, and Removing Filters 815

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Sorts and Filters 818

Access Versus Excel, and Relational Databases         823

Knowing When to Use Access or Excel to Manage Data 823

Understanding Relational Power 824

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Access Versus Excel, and Relational Databases 827

Access Database Creation 831

Creating a Database 831

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Access Database Creation 835

Chapter Objectives Review         839

Key Terms Matching         840

Multiple Choice 841

Practice Exercises         842

Mid-Level Exercises         847

Beyond the Classroom         851

Capstone Exercise 852


Chapter Two Tables and Queries in Relational Databases: Designing

Databases and Extracting Data 853

Objectives         853

Case Study: Bank Audit 853

Table Design, Creation, and Modification 854

Designing a Table 854

Creating and Modifying Tables 858

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Table Design, Creation, and Modification 864

Multiple-Table Databases         869

Sharing Data 869

Establishing Table Relationships 872

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Multiple-Table Databases 877

Single-Table Queries         883

Creating a Single-Table Query 883

Specifying Query Criteria for Different Data Types 885

Understanding Query Sort Order 889

Running, Copying, and Modifying a Query 889

Using the Query Wizard 890

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Single-Table Queries 893

Multitable Queries         896

Creating a Multitable Query 896

Modifying a Multitable Query 897

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Multitable Queries 901

Chapter Objectives Review         905

Key Terms Matching         907

Multiple Choice 908

Practice Exercises         909

Mid-Level Exercises         914

Beyond the Classroom         918

Capstone Exercise 920


Chapter Three Customize, Analyze, and Summarize Query Data: Creating and Using Queries to Make Decisions 923

Objectives         923

Case Study: Housing Slump Means Opportunity

For College Students         923

Calculations and Expressions         924

Creating a Calculated Field in a Query 924

Formatting and Saving Calculated Results 927

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Calculations and Expressions 930

The Expression Builder and Functions         935

Creating Expressions with the Expression Builder 935

Using Built-In Functions in Access 937

Hands-On Exercise 2:

The Expression Builder and Functions 940

Aggregate Functions         945

Adding Aggregate Functions to Datasheets 945

Creating Queries with Aggregate Functions 946

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Aggregate Functions 952

Chapter Objectives Review         955

Key Terms Matching         956

Multiple Choice 957

Practice Exercises         958

Mid-Level Exercises         961

Beyond the Classroom         965

Capstone Exercise 967


Chapter Four Creating and Using Professional Forms and Reports:

Moving Beyond Tables and Queries 969

Objectives         969

Case Study: Coffee Shop Starts New Business         969

Form Basics         970

Creating Forms Using Form Tools 970

Using Form Views 977

Working with a Form Layout Control 980

Sorting Records in a Form 982

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Form Basics 984

Report Basics         990

Creating Reports Using Report Tools 990

Using Report Views 997

Modifying a Report 999

Sorting Records in a Report 1002

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Report Basics 1004

Chapter Objectives Review         1008

Key Terms Matching         1010

Multiple Choice 1011

Practice Exercises         1012

Mid-Level Exercises         1015

Beyond the Classroom         1018

Capstone Exercise 1019


Chapter Five Data Validation and Data Analysis: Reducing Errors and

Extracting Better Information 1021

Objectives         1021

Case Study: Implementing a New Database At

Tommy’s Shelter 1021

Data Validation in Tables         1022

Establishing Data Validation 1022

Creating an Input Mask 1025

Creating and Modifying a Lookup Field 1027

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Data Validation in Tables 1032

Data Analysis Using Advanced Select Queries         1037

Creating a Parameter Query 1037

Using Advanced Functions in the Expression Builder 1041

Performing Date Arithmetic 1047

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Data Analysis Using Advanced Select Queries 1051

Chapter Objectives Review         1056

Key Terms Matching         1057

Multiple Choice 1058

Practice Exercises         1059

Mid-Level Exercises         1062

Beyond the Classroom         1064

Capstone Exercise 1066


Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013

Chapter One Introduction to PowerPoint: Creating a Basic Presentation 1069

Objectives         1069

Case Study: Be a Trainer 1069

Introduction to Powerpoint 1070

Using PowerPoint Views 1071

Typing a Speaker Note 1076

Saving As a Slide Show 1076

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Introduction to PowerPoint 1078

Presentation Creation 1081

Planning a Presentation 1081

Assessing Presentation Content 1084

Reviewing the Presentation 1085

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Presentation Creation 1087

Presentation Enhancement 1091

Inserting Media Objects 1091

Adding a Table 1092

Using Animations and Transitions 1092

Inserting a Header or Footer 1095

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Presentation Enhancement 1097

Navigation and Printing_1102

Running and Navigating a Slide Show 1102

Printing in PowerPoint 1105

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Navigation and Printing 1108

Chapter Objectives Review_1110

Key Terms Matching_1111

Multiple Choice 1112

Practice Exercises_1113

Mid-Level Exercises_1118

Beyond the Classroom_1122

Capstone Exercise 1123


Chapter Two Presentation Development: Planning and Preparing a

Presentation 1125

Objectives         1125

Case Study: The Wellness Education Center 1125

Templates         1126

Creating a Presentation Using a Template 1126

Modifying a Presentation Based on a Template 1128

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Templates 1129

Outlines         1134

Creating a Presentation in Outline View 1134

Modifying an Outline Structure 1135

Printing an Outline 1137

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Outlines 1138

Data Imports         1142

Importing an Outline 1142

Reusing Slides from an Existing Presentation 1142

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Data Imports 1144

Design 1146

Using Sections 1146

Examining Slide Show Design Principles 1147

Modifying a Theme 1149

Modifying the Slide Master 1150

Hands-On Exercise 4:

Design 1153

Chapter Objectives Review         1157

Key Terms Matching         1158

Multiple Choice 1159

Practice Exercises         1160

Mid-Level Exercises         1164

Beyond the Classroom         1167

Capstone Exercise 1168

Glossary 1169

Index 1181


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