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ISBN-10: 1285166027
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Essential Introduction to Computers. Office 2013 and Windows 8: Essential Concepts and Skills. Word 2010. 1. Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with Pictures. 2. Creating a Research Paper with Citations and References. 3. Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table. PowerPoint2010. 1. Creating and Editing a Basic Presentation. 2. Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures and Shapes. 3. Reusing a Presentation and Adding Multimedia. Excel 2010. 1. Creating a Worksheet and an Embedded Chart. 2. Formulas, Functions, and Formatting. 3. What-If Analysis and Working with Large Worksheets. Access 2010. 1. Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction. 2. Querying a Database. 3. Maintaining a Database. Outlook 2010. 1. Using Email and Working with Messages. 2. Managing Your Time Using Calendar. Appendices. A: Project Planning Guidelines. B: Office 365. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series, and has written and co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.
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  • Series: Shelly Cashman
  • Paperback: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (May 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285166027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285166025
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SLG on February 22, 2014
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Book has lots of errors. Found it much harder to follow than previous editions by same author. Alot of the colors are off, photos are incorrect, and some of the directions are either missing or not explicit enough. I am a straight A student and have been for 2 years taking courses for Computer Applications/Microsoft Office Advanced. I found this book was my least favorite, and hardest to follow.All I can say is I cannot WAIT until this course is done and I can SELL this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Tompkins on September 27, 2014
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Incompatible with Kindle on Windows 8.1!!!!!!!

This is an (arguably overpriced) text book whose subject is teaching Office 2013 on Windows 8. However it is incompatible with the Kindle application on Windows 8 - On launching the Kindle app on Windows 8, user gets the error "This title is not available for Windows 8". Since this is a college textbook, I'm giving it a c-
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By FictionalizedTruth on July 5, 2014
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I didn't think this book was that great. It skipped over some really useful things, like mail merge for word. This book seems geared mostly for complete beginners who want to become MS office specialists, or maybe people who just graduated high school. Also I did not like the layout of the pages, and thought the author's writing style was verbose.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Queern on September 28, 2014
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The price of this Kindle book has gone up 50% since I bought it in August for $97. (!)
But worse-- my original purchased copy displayed just fine using the Kindle reader on my Windows 8.1 laptop.
Then Amazon decided to make it "incompatible" with the Windows 8.1. Kindle reader -- the very OS this version is targeting.
I could still view it on other machines with older operating systems (not useful), but it refuses to display any more on my school laptop.
What is perhaps most upsetting is the subtle demonstration that, even if you buy a Kindle book, Amazon reserves the right to take it away again.
For no apparent reason. To be fair, they have offered me a full refund. But that's not what I needed... I need it to work again. And stop messing with it, please.

Addendum:
Spoke with Kindle support, and they were not helpful. According to them, this book has always been incompatible with the Kindle reader on Windows 8 - no explanation why it worked for over a month before it mysteriously stopped working. No one at Amazon seems to be aware of the two different Kindle readers you can run under Windows 8 -- the Metro version and the generic Windows version (same as you would run under Windows 7). Oh well.

This book is still ADVERTISED as compatible with the Windows Kindle reader... LET THE BUYER BEWARE. It is not compatible any more with ANY Kindle reader running under Windows version 8.1.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Darwin Williams on September 8, 2014
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This did not come with the code I needed so I had to purchase it new
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By tina tennant on January 17, 2014
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This book is a little hard to understand unless you have a professor or teacher teaching how to do some of the exercises
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard D. Sutton on February 25, 2015
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Some of the exercises in this book are outdated due to some changes with microsoft word, for example when you need to add pictures to the documents especially in the powerpoint exercises, they no longer offer microsoft clipart and now it is powered by Bing search for adding online pictures to your documents. Makes it complicated to complete the exercises as described, but other than that very informative for a basic user.
I am required to use this book for my area of study in school, but this is very basic stuff and I myself am a little more of an advanced user, but I am still learning from this book.

As far as seller and shipping is concerned I had no problems in these areas. Haven't needed to contact them because everything was as expected. Paid the extra money for next day shipping due to deadlines in my class and it arrived the next day. The book was in good condition although some of the pages were stuck together I don't consider it to be flawed. The price was good compared to the price the college book store wanted for it in my small town. I saved close to $80 by buying from this seller
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It says that it is Compatible with Windows 8. Make sure you understand that you have to download kindle installer package for PC, it is not available on the kindle app from the windows store. This was kind of a drag because win8 kindle app came pre-installed on my machine and I had to install something I already have to read this book, which is advertised as compatible for windows 8. So far it's helped me do my school assignments so that's OK. I've learned twice as much in half the time from Lynda.com videos, which I highly recommend over this text.
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