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Computers for Seniors for Dummiesby Nancy C Muir
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This task-oriented, step-by-step guide is specifically written for mature people like you, folks who are relatively new to using a computer and want to discover the basics of buying a computer, working with software, and getting on the Internet. It takes the guesswork, the confusion, and the jargon out of every aspect of getting started, from choosing the computer and software that' are right for you to learning the basics of working with applications and going online, to taking advantage of all that this powerful tool has to offer. You'll discover how to:
The world is just a mouse-click away and with your shiny new computer and a little help from Computers for Seniors For Dummies, you'll get there safe and sound in no time.
Explore Windows Vista and the Internet!
Here's how to set up a computer, use software, get online, and more
Computers have much to offer people of any age! Let the steps and illustrations in this book be your guide to setting up your computer and gaining basic computer skills. In no time, you'll be designing documents, simplifying finances, exchanging e-mail and photos with friends and family, shopping for the best prices, and finding new communities online!
Discover how to:
About the Author
Nancy Muir has written over 50 books on topics ranging from desktop applications to distance learning. She has contributed articles to several national magazines, and teaches a college course in Internet Safety at Washington State University. Together with her husband, Earl Boysen, she maintains two informational Web sites: www.BuildingGadgets.com about electronics; and www.understandingnano.com focused on clear explanations of nanotechnology topics. Nancy also holds a certificate in distance learning design.
Table of Contents
Part I: Buying and Getting Started with Your Computer.
Chapter 1: Buying a Computer.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer.
Chapter 3: Getting around the Windows Desktop.
Chapter 4: Customizing Windows.
Chapter 5: Working with Files and Folders.
Chapter 6: Working with Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines.
Chapter 7: Getting Help.
Part II: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software.
Chapter 8: Creating Documents with Works Word Processor.
Chapter 9: Work with Numbers and Finances.
Chapter 10: Get the Most from Movies and Digital Photos.
Chapter 11: Listening to Music.
Chapter 12: Playing Games in Windows Vista.
Part III: Exploring the Internet.
Chapter 13: Understanding Internet Basics.
Chapter 14: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer.
Chapter 15: Keeping in Touch with E-Mail.
Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online.
Part IV: Taking Care of Your Computer.
Chapter 17: Protecting Windows.
Chapter 18: Maintaining Windows.
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