We are excited to announce that Microsoft Word 2013 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735669123) by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox has shipped to the printer!

 

The smart way to learn Microsoft Word 2013 —one step at a time!

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create great-looking documents with Microsoft Word 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

• Create documents on your PC or touch-enabled device
• Master core tools for designing and editing docs
• Manage page layout, style, and navigation
• Organize content in tables, lists, and charts
• Add pictures, diagrams, and other visuals
• Create custom styles and templates

Your Step by Step digital content includes:
• All the book’s practice files
• Fully searchable ebook.

Introduction (excerpt)

Part of the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs, Microsoft Word 2013 is a sophisticated word-processing program that helps you quickly and efficiently author, format, and publish all the business and personal ocuments you are ever likely to need. Microsoft Word 2013 Step by Step offers a comprehensive look at the features of Word that most people will use most frequently.

Who this book is for

Microsoft Word 2013 Step by Step and other books in the Step by Step series are designed for beginning to intermediate-level computer users. Examples shown in the book generally pertain to small and medium-sized businesses but teach skills that can be used in organizations of any size. Whether you are already comfortable working in Word and want to learn about new features in Word 2013 or are new to Word, this book provides invaluable hands-on experience so that you can create and modify professional documents with ease.

 

How this book is organized

This book is divided into three parts. Part 1 teaches readers how to create, print, and distribute standard documents in Word 2013. Tutorials lead the reader through the process of creating document elements such as formatted text, columns, lists, tables, and simple graphics. Part 2 discusses ways of enhancing standard document content with diagrams, charts, and other visual elements; organizing and arranging content; and saving Word files in various formats. Part 3 delves into advanced techniques and tools that include creating reference elements, creating mail merge documents, collaborating on document creation, and customizing program functionality to fit the way you work. This three-part structure allows readers who are new to the program to acquire basic skills and then build on them, while readers who are comfortable with Word 2013 basics can focus on material that is of the most interest to them.


Chapter 1 contains introductory information that will primarily be of interest to readers who are new to Word or are upgrading from Word 2003 or an earlier version. If you have worked with a more recent version of Word, you might want to skip directly to Chapter 2.

This book has been designed to lead you step by step through all the tasks you’re most likely to want to perform with Word 2013. If you start at the beginning and work your way through all the exercises, you will gain enough proficiency to be able to create and work with most types of Word documents. However, each topic is self-contained, so you can jump in anywhere to acquire exactly the skills you need.

 

Contents at a glance

Introduction

Part 1 Basic Word documents

1 Explore Microsoft Word 2013
2 Enter, edit, and proofread text
3 Modify the structure and appearance of text
4 Organize information in columns and tables
5 Add simple graphic elements
6 Preview, print, and distribute documents

Part 2 Document enhancements

7 Insert and modify diagrams
8 Insert and modify charts
9 Add visual elements
10 Organize and arrange content
11 Create documents for use outside of Word

Part 3 Additional techniques

12 Link to information and content
13 Reference content and content sources
14 Work with mail merge
15 Collaborate on documents
16 Work in Word more efficiently

 

Glossary

Keyboard shortcuts

Index

About the authors