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Exploring Microsoft Word 2013, Introductory, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Mary Anne Poatsy, Lynn Hogan, Robert T. Grauer

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 25, 2013


For use in the Office Applications course


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Table of Contents

Microsoft Office 2013

Chapter One: Office Fundamentals and File Management: Taking the First Step 1

Objectives 1

Case Study: Spotted Begonia Art Gallery 1

Windows 8 Startup 2

Logging In with Your Microsoft Account 2

Identifying the Start Screen Components 3

Interacting with the Start Screen 4

Accessing the Desktop 4

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Windows 8 Startup 6

Files and Folders 10

Using File Explorer 10

Working with Folders and Files 13

Selecting, Copying, and Moving Multiple Files and Folders 15

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Files and Folders 17

Microsoft Office Software 22

Identifying Common Interface Components 22

Getting Office Help 28

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Microsoft Office Software 31

The Backstage View Tasks 36

Opening a File 36

Printing a File 38

Closing a File and Application 39

Hands-On Exercise 4:

The Backstage View Tasks 41

Home Tab Tasks 45

Selecting and Editing Text 45

Using the Clipboard Group Commands 49

Using the Editing Group Commands 52

Hands-On Exercise 5:

Home Tab Tasks 55

Insert Tab Tasks 60

Inserting Objects 60

Review Tab Tasks 62

Reviewing a File 62

Page Layout Tab Tasks 65

Using the Page Setup Dialog Box 66

Hands-On Exercise 6:

Insert Tab Tasks, Page Layout Tab Tasks, and

Review Tab Tasks 68

Chapter Objectives Review         72

Key Terms Matching         73

Multiple Choice 74

Practice Exercises 75

Mid-Level Exercises 79

Beyond the Classroom         81

Capstone Exercise 82


Microsoft Office Word 2013

Chapter One: Introduction to Word: Organizing a Document

Objectives 83

Case Study: Swan Creek National Wildlife Refuge 83

Introduction to Word Processing         84

Beginning and Editing a Document 85

Customizing Word 94

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Introduction to Word Processing 97

Document Organization 103

Using Features That Improve Readability 103

Viewing a Document in Different Ways 108

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Document Organization 114

Document Settings and Properties 120

Preparing a Document for Distribution 120

Modifying Document Properties 124

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Document Settings and Properties 126

Chapter Objectives Review         130

Key Terms Matching         131

Multiple Choice 132

Practice Exercises 133

Mid-Level Exercises 137

Beyond the Classroom         140

Capstone Exercise 141

Chapter Two: Document Presentation: Editing and Formatting 143

Objectives 143

Case Study: Phillips Studio L Photography 143

Text and Paragraph Formatting         144

Applying Font Attributes 144

Formatting a Paragraph 149

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Text and Paragraph Formatting 157

Document Appearance 163

Formatting a Document 163

Applying Styles 166

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Document Formatting 171

Objects 177

Inserting and Formatting Objects 177

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Objects 185

Chapter Objectives Review         191

Key Terms Matching         192

Multiple Choice 193

Practice Exercises 194

Mid-Level Exercises 199

Beyond the Classroom         202

Capstone Exercise 203


Chapter Three Document Productivity: Working with Tables and Mail Merge 205

Objectives 205

Case Study: Traylor University Economic

Impact Study 205

Tables 206

Inserting a Table 206

Formatting a Table 211

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Tables 214

Advanced Table Features 220

Managing Table Data 220

Enhancing Table Data 225

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Advanced Table Features 229

Mail Merge 235

Creating a Mail Merge Document 235

Completing a Mail Merge 239

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Mail Merge 241

Chapter Objectives Review         245

Key Terms Matching         246

Multiple Choice 247

Practice Exercises 248

Mid-Level Exercises 252

Beyond the Classroom         256

Capstone Exercise 257


Chapter Four Collaboration and Research: Communicating and Producing Professional Papers 259

Objectives 259

Case Study: Literature Analysis 259

Research Paper Basics 260

Using a Writing Style and Acknowledging Sources 260

Creating and Modifying Footnotes and Endnotes 266

Exploring Special Features 268

Hands-On Exercise 1:

Research Paper Basics 272

Document Tracking_278

Reviewing a Document 278

Tracking Changes 281

Hands-On Exercise 2:

Document Tracking 283

Online Document Collaboration 286

Using SkyDrive 286

Sharing and Collaborating on Documents 288

Hands-On Exercise 3:

Online Document Collaboration 302

Chapter Objectives Review         307

Key Terms Matching         308

Multiple Choice 309

Practice Exercises 310

Mid-Level Exercises 314

Beyond the Classroom         316

Capstone Exercise 317


Application Capstone Exercise

Word 319

Glossary 323

Index 327


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