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COMPUTER Concepts & Microsoft Office 2013

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COMPUTER Concepts & Microsoft Office 2013 - Text with Student Resources CD
ISBN: 978-0-76385-187-3

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Pages: 768 | Copyright: 2013

Author(s): Denise Seguin


Available Spring 2013!

COMPUTER Concepts & Microsoft Office 2013 is the one-textbook solution for your introduction to computer students. Highly visual and logically organized, instructors and learners will experience a seamless transition from concepts coverage to applications coverage—both are written in the same style and presented in the same way. Gone are the days of switching from one text to another.

Using a projects-based approach, students will:

  • Learn the need-to-know computer skills to be successful in today’s digital world
  • “Do” activities – topics are organized in brief 2- and 4-page spreads that appeal to a variety of learners
  • Refer to visual aids throughout the text, including pictures, diagrams, charts, graphs, etc.
  • Review and reinforce learning through end-of-chapter projects – presented in increasing levels of difficulty
  • Be exposed to the latest concepts, software, and applications – including green computing, ethics, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office 2013

Also available as a split!

Table of Contents

Part One: Living, Studying, and Working in a Digital World. 1. Living in a Digital World. 2. Exploring the World Using the Internet. 3. Computer Hardware. 4. The Operating System and Utility Programs. 5. Application Software. 6. Using Social Media to Connect and Communicate. 7. Computer Security and Privacy. Appendix A. Buying a New Computing Device. Appendix B. Wireless Networking. Part Two: Productivity Applications for Success at Home, at School, and at Work. 1. Using Windows 8 and Managing Files. 2. Navigating and Searching the Web. 3. Exploring Microsoft Office 2013 Essentials. 4. Organizing and Managing Class Notes using OneNote. 5. Communicating and Scheduling Using Outlook. 6. Creating, Editing, and Formatting Documents using Word. 7. Enhancing a Document with Special Features. 8. Creating, Editing, and Formatting a Worksheet using Excel. 9. Working with Functions, Charts, Tables, and Page Layout Options in Excel. 10. Creating, Editing, and Formatting a Presentation using PowerPoint. 11. Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Sound, Video, and Animation Effects. 12. Using and Querying an Access Database. 13. Creating a Table, Form, and Report in Access. 14. Integrating Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access Components. 15. Using Windows Live SkyDrive and Other Cloud Computing Technologies.

Author Bio

Denise Seguin has served in the Faculty of Business at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology in London, Ontario since 1986. She developed curriculum and taught a variety of office technology, software applications, and accounting courses to learners in postsecondary Information Technology diploma programs and Continuing Education courses. Seguin has served as Program Coordinator for Computer Systems Technician, Computer Systems Technology, Office Administration, and Law Clerk programs and was acting Chair of the School of Information Technology in 2001. Along with authoring COMPUTER Concepts and Microsoft Office 2013, she has also authored and co-authored many computer application textbooks for Paradigm Education Solutions.