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Signature Series: Advanced Microsoft Word 2013: Desktop Publishing

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Pages: 676 | Copyright: 2014

Author(s): Joanne Arford, Audrey Roggenkamp, and Ian Rutkosky


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Paradigm's Signature Series: Advanced Microsoft Word 2013: Desktop Publishing text offers comprehensive instruction and practice with illustrated, step-by-step instructions in advanced Word 2013 techniques. This text provides opportunities for students to use critical thinking, decision making, creativity, and collaborative learning as they plan, design, and evaluate a variety of business and personal publication formats.

  • Comprehensive exercises with illustrated, step-by-step instructions allow students to grasp techniques easily.
  • Full-size replicas of the completed documents for in-chapter exercises help students visualize the expected results.
  • Design concepts such as focus, balance, directional flow, contrast, proportion, and consistency are reinforced throughout.
  • Unit assessments reinforce writing and problem-solving skills within the context of Word documents.
  • Group projects promote collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • Plus, instruction on creating web pages, PowerPoint presentations, and Publisher documents included.
Table of Contents

Unit 1 Understanding and Applying Desktop Publishing Concepts

Chapter 1: Understanding the Desktop Publishing Process

Chapter 2: Applying and Modifying Fonts

Chapter 3: Inserting and Modifying Page Elements

Unit 1 Performance Assessments 

Unit 2 Preparing Personal and Business Documents

Chapter 4: Creating Personal Documents

Chapter 5: Creating Letterheads, Envelopes, Business Cards, and Press Releases

Chapter 6: Creating Basic Elements of a Newsletter 

Chapter 7: Using Design Elements to Enhance Newsletters

Unit 2 Performance Assessments

Unit 3 Preparing Promotional Documents

Chapter 8: Creating Flyers and Announcements

Chapter 9: Creating Brochures and Booklets

Chapter 10: Creating Specialty Promotional Documents

Unit 3 Performance Assessments

Unit 4 Producing Web Pages, Microsoft Publisher Documents and PowerPoint Presentations

Chapter 11: Creating Web Pages and Forms

Chapter 12: Introducing Microsoft Publisher 2013

Chapter 13: Creating Presentations Using PowerPoint

Unit 4 Performance Assessments

Author Bio

Joanne Arford, a graduate of Western Michigan University, is currently an adjunct faculty member at the College of DuPage in Illinois. She has written several editions of the Advanced Word Desktop Publishing textbook.

Audrey Roggenkamp has been teaching courses in the Business Information Technology department at Pierce College Puyallup, including keyboarding, skill building, and Microsoft Office programs. In addition to this textbook, Ms. Roggenkamp has authored and co-authored many computer application textbooks for Paradigm Publishing including Marquee Series: Microsoft Office 2013, 2010, and 2007, Signature Series: Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, and 2007, Using Computers in the Medical Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010, 2007 and 2003, and Computer and Internet Essentials: Preparing for IC3.

Ian Rutkosky teaches Business Technology courses at Pierce College Puyallup. In addition to this textbook, he has co-authored many Computer and Internet Essentials: Preparing for IC3, Marquee Series: Microsoft Office 2013, and Using Computers in the Medical Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010. He is also a co-author and consultant for Paradigm's SNAP training and assessment software.