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Computers for Seniors for Dummies

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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:
  • Choose among desktops, laptops, PCs, and Macs
  • Use the mouse and keyboard
  • Find your way around the desktop
  • Set up and use an email account
  • Work with files and folders, numbers and finances
  • Add a printer, scanner, or fax
  • Take advantage of online and offline Help
  • Have a ball with digital photos and music
  • Browse the Web with Internet Explorer
  • Connect with people online

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.

Synopsis:

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:

  • Choose the right computer

  • Use the mouse

  • Add photos to documents

  • Stay safe online

  • Play music and games

  • Keep in touch with e-mail

Synopsis:

  • Knowing how much today's world relies on technology, people over 60 are taking computer classes and looking for ways to learn to use computers and the Internet
  • In classic For Dummies style, this friendly guide walks readers through the basics: how to turn on the computer, use the keyboard and mouse, find your way around the Windows Vista operating system, understand files and folders, and so on
  • Uses a larger text font and a larger size for figures and drawings, making the book accessible and easy to read
  • Helps seniors learn to use the Internet to write e-mails, plan vacations, get driving directions, obtain financial and legal information, research any topic, and find information on issues of importance to them
  • Makes learning technology less intimidating and more fun

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

Foreword.

Introduction.

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.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470240557
Author:
Muir, Nancy C
Publisher:
For Dummies
Foreword:
Moss, Stirling
Author:
Muir, Nancy C.
Author:
Moss, Stirling
Author:
Moss, Sir Stirling
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - PCs
Subject:
Microcomputers
Subject:
Computers and older people
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / IBM-Compatible
Subject:
Computer Hardware / PC
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.20x7.42x.86 in. 1.33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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:

  • Choose the right computer

  • Use the mouse

  • Add photos to documents

  • Stay safe online

  • Play music and games

  • Keep in touch with e-mail

"Synopsis" by ,
  • Knowing how much today's world relies on technology, people over 60 are taking computer classes and looking for ways to learn to use computers and the Internet
  • In classic For Dummies style, this friendly guide walks readers through the basics: how to turn on the computer, use the keyboard and mouse, find your way around the Windows Vista operating system, understand files and folders, and so on
  • Uses a larger text font and a larger size for figures and drawings, making the book accessible and easy to read
  • Helps seniors learn to use the Internet to write e-mails, plan vacations, get driving directions, obtain financial and legal information, research any topic, and find information on issues of importance to them
  • Makes learning technology less intimidating and more fun
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