Building a Foundation with Microsoft Office 2013: The Basics provides an excellent introduction to Office 2013. Intended for shorter survey courses, this textbook introduces the Office 2013 interface, file management techniques, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
This textbook is available in print or as an enhanced ebook accessible through any web browser and any mobile device. Our ebooks offer the same content as our print edition, plus embedded video, direct links to interactive content, and ebook features such as searching, annotation, and highlighting.
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Courses requiring computer concepts coverage will find those lessons in our new Essential Computing Skills text, available alone or shrink-wrapped with Building a Foundation with Microsoft Office 2013: The Basics.
Excellent book, that helps with basic learning levels :)
9/10/2015 8:55 am
I like the way it tells the students what's going to then walks them through it.
9/8/2015 8:43 am
Charissa Lannan, Educator
The text is so user-friendly. The reinforcement exercises are thorough; students feel confident that they have mastered the lesson upon completion of the exercises.
4/27/2015 10:34 am
Irene Brown, Educator
8/12/2014 5:28 am
Mohamed Hassan, Educator
Lots of information, good organization and I am still waiting for my individual orders on the 2013 classes.
9/4/2013 1:18 pm
Sara Tokheim, Educator
I am very pleased with this new edition. While there is a lot more material compared to the previous "Brief" edition for Office 2010, the additions are welcome as I will not have to use other materials (primarily in Excel and Access).
I had hoped to have a copy of the digital etext, but that is still not available as of when I am writing this. The evaluation copy I do have looks like it will be a more than adequate alternative (I am using it in iBooks on an iPad), but the links to videos and online materials do not function.
I am looking forward to what my students comments will be, but in the past my students have liked Labyrinth texts compared to some others we have used.