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Laptops for Dummies Quick Reference: (For Dummies: Quick Reference)by Cory Sandler
Synopses & Reviews
Quick, up-to-date answers about laptop hardware, software, use, and care
Laptops are compact, convenient, and most importantly, mobile. That portable package is pumped full of features, and this fully revised guide is packed with useful information you can take wherever you take your laptop. This edition covers Windows Vista®, Office 2007, security, Windows Media Center and Media Direct, Blu-ray DVD drives, wireless USB ports, and so much more.
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Book News Annotation:
This slim guide identifies the built-in components of a laptop computer, the ports for connecting to other computers and devices, and keyboard shortcuts useful to laptop users. Step-by-step instructions walk through Windows navigation, storage and file management, internet options, security measures, and problem troubleshooting. Spiral binding Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Chances are, you wanted a laptop because it’s compact, portable, and gets the job done. You’ll want this book for the same reasons. Small enough to fit into your laptop case, it gives you what you need to make the most of your laptop—even if it’s your first computer. After an introduction that familiarizes you with the hardware and software plus operational essentials, it includes concise info on:
User-friendly and complete with a glossary that defines tech terms in layman’s language and an index that helps you find the information you need fast, Laptops For Dummies Quick Reference is a practical, portable primer for laptop users.
Fast answers to frequently asked questions
Laptop essentials at your fingertips!
If you like your answers quick and your information up-to-date, look no further. With this concise, accessible reference, you'll be able to navigate your laptop, install and activate WiFi, select software, manage files, create shortcuts, solve common problems, and tuck all this book's answers into your laptop case.
About the Author
Corey Sandler has written more than 150 books on personal computers, business topics, travel, and sports. A former Gannett Newspapers reporter and columnist, he also worked as an Associated Press correspondent covering business and political beats. One of the pioneers of personal computer journalism, he was an early writer for publications, including Creative Computing. He became the first Executive Editor of PC Magazine in 1982 at the start of that magazine’s meteoric rise. He also was the founding editor of IDG’s Digital News.
His bestselling books include Fix Your Own PC, Upgrading & Fixing Laptops For Dummies, the Econoguide Travel Book series, and Watching Baseball (coauthored with Boston Red Sox star and broadcaster Jerry Remy). Sandler has appeared on the NBC’s Today Show, CNN, ABC, National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, and dozens of local radio and television shows, and has been the subject of many newspaper and magazine articles.
He lives with his family on Nantucket island, off the coast of Massachusetts, at the very end of the information superhighway. From his office window, when the fog clears, he can see the microwave tower that carries signals from his keyboard to the mainland 30 miles away.
He has lugged his laptop across the United States and around the world. Recent trips have seen him searching for and sometimes finding WiFi web connections and cell phone signals in Machu Picchu at 14,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, in New Zealand and Australia, the Canadian Arctic, and in Svalbard, the northernmost inhabited territory of Europe, with the Arctic Circle at the edge of the North Pole ice pack.
He can be reached through his web site: www.econoguide.com.
Table of Contents
The Big Picture: The Laptop Computer.
Part I: Built-in Stuff.
Part II: Connecting Stuff Together: Ports.
Part III: The Essentials of Windows.
Part IV: Managing Storage.
Part V: Folders, Subfolders, and Directories.
Part VI: Working with Files.
Part VII: Networking.
Part VIII: Using the Internet.
Part IX: Tips and Tricks for the Road.
Part X: Keyboard Shortcuts for Laptop Users.
Part XI: Microsoft Excel Shortcuts.
Part XII: Microsoft Word Shortcuts.
Part XIII: Microsoft PowerPoint Shortcuts.
Part XIV: Packing an Emergency Kit.
Glossary: Tech Talk.
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