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This year, millions of beginner-to-intermediate-level users will be searching for the easiest possible way to master Office 2013's new features. If you're one of them, Easy Office 2013 will give you exactly what you're looking for. This full-color, utterly simple, step-by-step tutorial is carefully crafted to provide instant access to the 100+ tasks you'll find most useful and valuable. Like all Easy series books, it teaches visually: you're never forced to work through lengthy text explanations. Its large typeface makes it even more accessible to all readers - especially senior readers whose needs are disregarded by most computer books. Written by two of the world's most experienced authors of Microsoft Office books for beginners, Easy Office 2013 presents the easiest, fastest, most direct procedures for getting the results you're looking for. Learn how to...* Get super productive with Office 2013's powerful new tools* Create, edit, and read Office files on the Web and mobile devices* Craft high-impact documents with powerful visuals* Prepare and analyze data visually with Excel charts and PivotTables* Make winning presentations with PowerPoint's new tools; even add audio and video* Work with others to review and refine your documents* Use Outlook to take control of your messages, schedules, and tasks* Take notes anywhere with OneNote: never forget a great idea again!* Publish Office content straight to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn* And more
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Table of Contents

IntroductionPART I: MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013Chapter 1 Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013 2 Using the Ribbon 4 Exploring Backstage View 6 Using the Quick Access Toolbar 8 Using the Mini Toolbar 9 Using Contextual Tabs 10 Using Task Panes 11Chapter 2 Working with Office Applications 12 Setting Up Your Account 14 Opening a File 16 Using the Clipboard to Cut, Copy, and Paste 18 Saving a File to Your Computer 20 Saving as a PDF or an XPS Document 22 Sharing a File 24 Printing a File 26 Closing a File 28 Customizing Office 30Chapter 3 Working with Text 32 Using the Font Dialog Box to Format Text 34 Aligning Text 35 Finding and Replacing Text 36 Inserting WordArt 38 Formatting WordArt 39 Checking Spelling 40Chapter 4 Working with Pictures 42 Inserting a Picture from Your Computer 44 Inserting an Online Picture from 46 Enhancing a Picture 48 Applying a Picture Style 50 Applying a Picture Border 51 Resizing a Picture 52 Cropping a Picture 53Chapter 5 Working with Shapes, SmartArt, and Screenshots 54 Inserting a Shape 56 Formatting a Shape 58 Inserting a SmartArt Graphic 60 Inserting a Screenshot 62Chapter 6 Using Microsoft Office on the Web and Mobile Devices 64 Getting Started with SkyDrive 66 Creating a New Folder 67 Managing Folders 68 Uploading Files to SkyDrive 70 Creating a New File in SkyDrive 72 Editing a File in SkyDrive 74PART II: MICROSOFT WORD 2013Chapter 7 Creating a Document in Microsoft Word 76 Starting a Blank Document 78 Starting a New Document 80 Selecting Text 81 Creating a Document from a Template 82 Creating Bullet and Number Lists 84 Changing Text Color 86 Applying Styles 87 Adding Quick Parts 88 Creating a Table 90 Creating a Quick Table 91 Applying a Table Style 92 Inserting Rows and Columns 93 Deleting Rows and Columns 94 Deleting a Table 95 Merging Table Cells 96 Splitting Table Cells 97Chapter 8 Enhancing Word Documents 98 Inserting a Cover Page 100 Inserting a Blank Page 101 Inserting a Page Break 102 Inserting Page Numbers 103 Adding Headers and Footers 104 Editing Headers and Footers 106 Inserting a Text Box 108 Inserting a Drop Cap 110 Inserting a Date 111 Inserting a Symbol 112 Inserting a Hyperlink 114 Inserting a Bookmark 115Chapter 9 Controlling Page Layout 116 Changing Page Margins 118 Modifying Page Orientation 119 Changing Page Size 120 Creating Columns 121 Applying Page Borders 122 Adding Indents 124 Changing Line Spacing 126 Controlling Paragraph Spacing 127 Setting Tabs 128 Applying a Theme 130Chapter 10 Reviewing and Viewing Word Documents 132 Tracking Changes with Document Reviewers 134 Adding Comments 136 Viewing Document Markup 138 Accepting or Rejecting Changes 139 Exploring Document Views 140 Zooming In and Out of Documents 142PART III: MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013Chapter 11 Creating an Excel Workbook 144 Creating a Workbook from a Template 146 Creating a Blank Workbook 148 Navigating the Worksheet Screen 149 Entering Data 150 Inserting a New Row 151 Inserting a New Column 152 Deleting Rows and Columns 153 Inserting a New Worksheet 154 Renaming Worksheet Tabs 155 Deleting a Worksheet 156 Hiding a Worksheet 157 Protecting a Workbook with a Password 158Chapter 12 Formatting Worksheet Data 160 Wrapping Text 162 Merging and Centering Text 163 Formatting Numbers 164 Applying Cell Styles 165 Formatting as a Table 166 Adjusting Column Width 168 Adjusting Row Height 169 Finding Data 170 Freezing Panes 171 Sorting Data 172 Filtering Data 174Chapter 13 Working with Cell Formulas and Functions 176 Creating a Simple Formula 178 Copying Formulas Using Fill 179 Creating a Compound Formula 180 Creating an Absolute Reference in a Formula 182 Using the SUM Function 184 Using the AutoSum Button 186 Using the AVERAGE Function 187Chapter 14 Working with Charts, PivotTables, and Sparklines 188 Inserting a Chart 190 Applying a Chart Style 192 Modifying a Chart 193 Creating a PivotTable 194 Adding a Sparkline 196PART IV: MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013Chapter 15 Creating and Managing PowerPoint Presentations 198 Creating a New PowerPoint Presentation 200 Exploring Normal View 202 Adding Slides to Your Presentation 203 Adding a Slide with a Bullet List 205 Adding Sections to Your Presentation 206 Creating a Presentation Outline 208Chapter 16 Editing and Formatting Presentations 210 Applying a New Slide Layout 212 Applying a New Theme 213 Formatting a Slide's Background 214 Organizing Your Presentation with Slide Sorter View 216 Copying and Moving Slides from One Presentation to Another 218 Deleting a Slide 220 Using Slide Masters 221 Inserting a Hyperlink to the Web 222 Inserting a Hyperlink to Another Slide in Your Presentation 223 Adding Headers and Footers 224 Creating Handouts in Microsoft Word 225 Printing Your Presentation 226Chapter 17 Working with Audio, Video, and Animation 228 Inserting Online Video 230 Inserting a Video Clip from Your Computer 232 Formatting Video Clips 233 Inserting an Audio Clip from Your Computer 234 Setting Slide Transitions 236 Animating Slide Objects 238 Customizing Animations on the Animation Pane 240Chapter 18 Reviewing and Making Presentations 242 Adding Comments 244 Managing Comments 245 Comparing Presentations 246 Setting Up a Slide Show 248 Rehearsing Timings 250 Recording Voice Narrations 251 Presenting Your Show 252 Presenting Online 254 Exploring Presenter View 256 Creating Videos from PowerPoint Presentations 257PART V: MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 2013Chapter 19 Sending and Receiving Messages 258 Add an Email Account 260 Exploring the Outlook Layout 262 Sending an Email Message 264 Receiving and Reading Your Email 265 Replying to a Message 266 Forwarding a Message 268 Attaching Files to a Message 269 Creating an Email Signature 270 Creating Email Rules to Manage Spam 272Chapter 20 Organizing and Scheduling in Outlook 274 Viewing Your Contacts 276 Emailing a Contact 277 Adding a New Contact 278 Viewing the Calendar 280 Scheduling an Appointment 281 Scheduling a Meeting 282 Sharing Your Calendar 284 Creating a Task 286 Managing Tasks 288 Creating Notes 289 Subscribing to RSS Feeds 290PART VI: MICROSOFT ONENOTE 2013Chapter 21 Creating Notebooks 294 Creating a New Notebook 296 Adding a Page Title 297 Creating a Section 298 Moving a Section 299 Adding Notes 300 Adding Pages 301 Creating Subpages 302 Adding a Picture 303 Applying Tags 304 Inserting Links 305 Applying a Template 306 Change Notebook Views 307Chapter 22 Enhancing and Managing Notebooks 308 Attaching Files 310 Inserting Tables 311 Recording Audio 312 Recording Video 313 Adding a Timestamp 314 Emailing a Page 315 Drawing in Your Notebook 316 Sending a Task to Outlook 318 Sending a File to OneNote 319Glossary 320Index 324

About the Author

Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a business technology author and consultant who specializes in teaching others to maximize the power of new technologies. Patrice has used-and has trained others to use-Microsoft Office for many years. She is the author of numerous books about Office for Pearson Education, including PowerPoint 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide. She can be reached through her website at Kinkoph Gunter has written and edited oodles of books over the past 20 years covering a wide variety of computer topics, including Microsoft Office programs, digital photography, and web applications. Her recent titles include Easy Microsoft Word 2010, Craigslist 4 Everyone, and Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes. Sherry's ongoing quest is to aid users of all levels in the mastering of ever-changing computer technologies, helping users make sense of it all and get the most out of their machines and online experiences.

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