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Teach Yourself Visually Windows Vista (Teach Yourself Visually)

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Publisher Comments:

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 140 Windows Vista tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:
  • Installing and repairing programs
  • Maintaining your system
  • Setting up password-protected accounts
  • Loading images from a digital camera
  • Managing audio and video with Media Center
  • Securing Internet and e-mail accounts
  • Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

Synopsis:

  • This book puts visual learners at ease by showing them how to maximize the new Windows features and interface
  • Concise explanations walk readers through more than 150 Windows Vista tasks, covering everything from customizing their desktop to maintaining Windows Vista and networking with another computer or printer
  • Explores the new interface and folder organization system of Vista, both of which enable users to find documents and files more easily than ever
  • Covers the latest release of MovieMaker, Media Player, Internet Explorer, and the new Media Center feature added to Vista
  • Features full-color screenshots and clear, step-by-step instructions

About the Author

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, and Web site developer. Paul has written nearly 50 books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks, Second Edition and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers, Fourth Edition. Paul also runs Word Spy, a Web site dedicated to tracking new words and phrases (see www.wordspy.com).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows Vista.

Start Windows Vista.

What You Can Do with Windows Vista.

The Windows Vista Screen.

Using a Mouse with Windows Vista.

Get Help.

Activate Your Copy of Windows Vista.

Restart Windows Vista.

Shut Down Windows Vista.

Chapter 2: Launching and Working with Programs.

Install a Program.

Change or Repair a Program Installation.

Start a Program.

Understanding Program Windows.

Using Pull-Down Menus.

Using Toolbars.

Understanding Dialog Box Controls.

Using Dialog Boxes.

Work with Program Windows.

Using Scrollbars.

Switch Between Programs.

Uninstall a Program.

Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Documents.

Understanding Documents.

Create a Document.

Save a Document.

Open a Document.

Make a Copy of a Document.

Edit Document Text.

Change the Text Font.

Find Text.

Replace Text.

Insert Special Symbols.

Print a Document.

Chapter 4: Working with Images.

Open the Pictures Folder.

Preview an Image.

View Your Images.

Scan an Image.

Import Images from a Digital Camera.

Repair a Digital Image.

Print an Image.

Create a DVD Slide Show for Your Images.

Chapter 5: Playing Music and Other Media.

Open and Close Windows Media Player.

Navigate the Media Player Window.

Using the Library.

Play an Audio or a Video File.

Adjust the Volume.

Play a Music CD.

Copy Tracks from a Music CD.

Create a Playlist.

Burn Music Files to a CD.

Play a DVD.102

Navigate a DVD.

Connect Your PC and Your Home Theater.

What You Can Do with Media Center.

Open and Close Media Center.

Navigate the Media Center Window.

Run a Media Center Slide Show.

Chapter 6: Working with Files.

View Your Files.

Select a File.

Change the File View.

Preview a File.

Copy a File.

Move a File.

Copy Files to a CD or DVD.

Rename a File.

Create a New File.

Delete a File.

Restore a Deleted File.

Add Tags to a File.

Search for a File.

Extract Files from a Compressed Folder.

Chapter 7: Sharing Your Computer with Others.

Display User Accounts.

Create a User Account.

Switch Between Accounts.

Change a User’s Name.

Protect an Account with a Password.148

Change a User’s Picture.

Delete an Account.

Share a Document or Folder.

Set Up Parental Controls.

Open the Network and Sharing Center.

Connect to a Wireless Network.

View Network Resources.

Print over the Network.

Chapter 8: Using Windows Vista's Notebook Features.

Display Mobility Settings.

Display Power Options.

Customize a Power Plan.

Configure Power Buttons.

Input Text with a Pen.

Synchronize Files Between Computers.

Insert a PC Card.

Remove a PC Card.

Configure Presentation Settings.

Chapter 9: Getting Connected to the Internet.

Understanding Internet Connections.

Get an Internet Connection Started.

Create a Wireless Connection.

Create a Broadband Connection.

Create a Dial-Up Connection.

Connect to the Internet.

Disconnect from the Internet.

Make Your Internet Connection More Secure.

Chapter 10: Surfing the World Wide Web.

Understanding the World Wide Web.

Start Internet Explorer.

Navigate Internet Explorer.

Select a Link.

Enter a Web Page Address.

Open a Web Page in a Tab.

Navigate Web Pages.

Navigate with the History List.

Change Your Home Page.

Save Favorite Web Pages.

Search for Sites.

Chapter 11: Sending andf Receiving E-mail.

Start Windows Mail.

Navigate Windows Mail.

Send an E-mail Message.

Add Someone to Your Contacts.

Select a Contact Address.

Add a File Attachment.

Add a Signature.

Receive and Read E-mail Messages.

Reply to a Message.

Forward a Message.

Open and Save an Attachment.

Create a Folder for Saving Messages.

Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages.

Block a Person Who Sends You Junk Mail.

Chapter 12: Tracking Appointments and Tasks.

Start Windows Calendar.

Navigate Windows Calendar.

Display a Different Date.

Create an Appointment.

Create a Task.

Chapter 13: Customizing Windows Vista.

Open the Personalization Window.

Change the Desktop Background.

Set the Screen Saver.

Change the Windows Vista Color Scheme.

Save a Custom Desktop Theme.

Add a Gadget to the Sidebar.

Customize the Start Menu.

Customize the Taskbar.

Chapter 14: Maintaing Windows Vista.

Check Hard Drive Free Space.

Delete Unnecessary Files.

Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule.

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors.

Set Up Automatic Updates.

Create a System Restore Point.

Apply a System Restore Point.

Back Up Files.

Restore Backed-up Files.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470045732
Author:
Mcfedries, Paul
Publisher:
Visual
Author:
McFedries, Paul
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - NT
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows Vista
Subject:
Operating Systems / Microsoft Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Copyright:
Series:
Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)
Series Volume:
46
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.12x7.48x.65 in. 1.69 lbs.

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  • Concise explanations walk readers through more than 150 Windows Vista tasks, covering everything from customizing their desktop to maintaining Windows Vista and networking with another computer or printer
  • Explores the new interface and folder organization system of Vista, both of which enable users to find documents and files more easily than ever
  • Covers the latest release of MovieMaker, Media Player, Internet Explorer, and the new Media Center feature added to Vista
  • Features full-color screenshots and clear, step-by-step instructions
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