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Introduction to the Windows 8 Operating System
office 2013 and
Windows 8: Essential
Concepts and Skills
This introductory chapter uses Excel 2013 to cover features and functions common to
office 2013 apps, as well as the basics of Windows 8.
Roadmap
In this chapter, you will learn how to perform basic tasks in Windows and Excel.
The following roadmap identies general activities you will perform as you progress
through this chapter:
1. SIGN IN to an account
2. USE WINDOWS
3. USE features in Excel that are common across office APPS
4. FILE and folder MANAGEMENT
5. SWITCH between APPS
6. SAVE and manage FILES
7. CHANGE SCREEN RESOLUTION
8. EXIT APPS
9. USE ADDITIONAL office APP FEATURES
10. USE office and Windows HELP
At the beginning of the step instructions throughout the chapter, you will see
an abbreviated form of this roadmap. The abbreviated roadmap uses colors to indicate
chapter progress: gray means the chapter is beyond that activity, blue means the
task being shown is covered in that activity, and black means that activity is yet to be
covered. For example, the following abbreviated roadmap indicates the chapter would
be showing a task in the 3 USE APPS activity.
1 SIGN IN | 2 USE WINDOWS | 3 USE APPS | 4 FILE MANAGEMENT | 5 SWITCH APPS | 6 SAVE FILES
7 CHANGE SCREEN RESOLUTION | 8 EXIT APPS | 9 USE ADDITIONAL APP FEATURES | 10 USE HELP
Use the abbreviated roadmap as a progress guide while you read or step through
the instructions in this chapter.
Introduction to the Windows 8
Operating System
Windows 8 is the newest version of Microsoft Windows, which is a popular and
widely used operating system. An operating system is a computer program (set
of computer instructions) that coordinates all the activities of computer hardware,
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