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Your Office: Getting Started with Windows 8, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Amy S. Kinser, Eric Cameron

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 9, 2013

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For introductory computer courses on Microsoft Office 2010 or courses in computer concepts with a lab component for Microsoft Office 2010 applications.


Your Office is the Office Applications textbook that bridges the gap between skill and application, and empowers students to master Office 2010 as a tool to solve problems and make decisions.

The cases progress students from learning the skills in each Office Application to using the applications as tools to make business decisions.

The unique modular structure provides a strong foundation for students through practice in each workshop and then synthesizes the objectives covered over two workshops, challenging students to really retain what they learned as opposed to learning and then forgetting soon after.


The series scenario introduces a large global business (the resort and spa) made up of smaller businesses (golf pro shop, spa, restaurants, event planning, etc) featured in the cases that run throughout all four applications.  This approach gives students a solid understanding of how an organization works by exposing them to how individuals in all facets of a business interact with tools like Microsoft Office and use information to make decisions.

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**This is a one-chapter supplement.**

Table of Contents

Workshop 1: Understanding the Windows 8 Interface

prepare case: Painted Paradise Golf Resort and Spa—Employee Introduction to Microsoft Windows 8

Understanding Windows 8

Starting and Shutting Down Windows 8

Exploring the Windows 8 Interface

Exploring the Windows 8 Start Screen

Using the Snipping Tool

Using WordPad

Switching Between Programs

Opening and Closing Programs

Using Charms and Windows Search

Using Gestures

Protecting Windows 8

Logging in Using a Microsoft Account

Using Picture Passwords

Adding a PIN Login

Logging in Using PINs and Picture Passwords

Adding a Trusted PC

Using Internet Explorer 10

Concept Check

Key Terms

Visual Summary


Practice Case 1

Problem Solve

Problem Solve Case 1

Workshop 2: Managing Files, Folders, and the Windows Desktop

Prepare Case: Introducing Microsoft Windows 8 to the Employees of the Painted Paradise Golf Resort and Spa

Using File Explorer

Opening and Navigating File Explorer

Adding Folders to Libraries

Working with Folders and Libraries

Creating and Naming a New Folder Copying, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Folders

Copying Folders

Moving Folders

Renaming Folders

Deleting Folders

Working with Files

Copying, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files

Copying a Single File

Copying a Group of Files

Copying a Nonadjacent Group of Files

Moving a Single File

Previewing Files

Renaming and Deleting Files

Zipping Files

Extracting Zipped Files

Adding Tags to Files

Searching for Tagged Files

Exploring the Windows 8 Desktop

Identifying Desktop Elements

Understanding the Taskbar

Working with Windows

Opening and Managing Windows

Moving and Sizing a Window

Minimizing and Restoring a Window

Maximizing, Snapping, and Closing a Window

Working with Multiple Windows

Switching Between Windows Using Taskbar Buttons

Switching Between Windows Using a Key Combination

Using Shake

Arranging Windows Using Cascade

Stacking Windows

Arranging Windows Side By Side

Personalizing the Desktop

Changing the Appearance of the Desktop

Changing the Desktop Background

Selecting a Screen Saver

Undoing Changes

Concept Check

Key Terms

Visual Summary


Practice Case 1

Problem Solve

Problem Solve Case 1

MICROSO FT Windows 8 Module 1 Capstone

More Practice

More Practice Case 1

Problem Solve

Problem Solve Case 1

Problem Solve Case 2


How Others Perform

Perform in Your Career


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