RTM’d today: MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word


We are happy to announce that MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, by Joan Lambert, (ISBN 9780735669253) has shipped to the printer! Please read on for preordering information, the Contents at a glance, and an excerpt from the Introduction.

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Contents at a glance


Taking a Microsoft Office Specialist exam

Exam 77-418 Microsoft Word 2013


1 Create and manage documents
1.1 Create documents
1.2 Navigate through documents
1.3 Format documents
1.4 Customize document options and
1.5 Configure documents to print or save
Objective review

2 Format text, paragraphs, and sections
2.1 Insert text and paragraphs
2.2 Format text and paragraphs
2.3 Order and group text and paragraphs
Objective review

3 Create tables and lists
3.1 Create tables
3.2 Modify tables
3.3 Create and modify lists
Objective review

4 Apply references
4.1 Create endnotes, footnotes, and citations
4.2 Create captions
Objective review

5 Insert and format objects
5.1 Insert and format building blocks
5.2 Insert and format shapes and SmartArt
5.3 Insert and format images
Objective review


About the author

Survey page


Introduction (excerpt)

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification program has been designed to validate
your knowledge of and ability to use programs in the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of
programs, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft SharePoint. This book has been designed
to guide you in studying the types of tasks you are likely to be required to demonstrate
in Exam 77-418: Microsoft Word 2013.


Who this book is for

MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word is designed for experienced computer users
seeking Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Word 2013.
MOS exams for individual programs are practical rather than theoretical. You must demonstrate
that you can complete certain tasks or projects rather than simply answering
questions about program features. The successful MOS certification candidate will have
at least six months of experience using all aspects of the application on a regular basis;
for example, using Word at work or school to create and manage documents, format
document content, present information in tables and lists, insert and format pictures,
create business diagrams, and reference sources.
As a certification candidate, you probably have a lot of experience with the program you
want to become certified in. Many of the procedures described in this book will be familiar
to you; others might not be. Read through each study section and ensure that you are
familiar with not only the procedures included in the section, but also the concepts and
tools discussed in the review information. In some cases, graphics depict the tools you
will use to perform procedures related to the skill set. Study the graphics and ensure that
you are familiar with all the options available for each tool.


How this book is organized

The exam coverage is divided into chapters representing broad skill sets that correlate
to the functional groups covered by the exam, and each chapter is divided into sections
addressing groups of related skills that correlate to the exam objectives. Each section
includes review information, generic procedures, and practice tasks you can complete on
your own while studying. When necessary, we provide practice fi les you can use to work
through the practice tasks. You can practice the procedures in this book by using the
practice fi les supplied or by using your own files. (If you use your own fi les, keep in mind
that functionality in Word 2013 is limited in files created in or saved for earlier versions
of the program. When you are working in such a file, Compatibility Mode appears in the
program window title bar.)
Throughout this book, you will find Strategy tips that present information about the
scope of study that is necessary to ensure that you achieve mastery of a skill set and are
successful in your certification effort.


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