Synopses & Reviews
The best of Windows Vista in a handy desktop size
Make Windows Vista your own with this convenient reference drawn from the very best of bestselling author Alan Simpson's Alan Simpson's Windows Vista Bible. Master the basics of PCs and operating systems, get started on Vista, and move ahead to multimedia, adding security, building a network, and more. You'll even find special tips, workarounds, and advice on how to deal with Vista's quirkier aspects.
- Discover the keys to exploiting Windows Vista
Understand how to configure Parental Controls
Organize and fix your photos with the Photo Gallery
Add Gadgets to your desktop and Sidebar
Learn to use voice commands to control your computer
Use Windows Calendar to organize your appointments
What's a Desktop Bible?
Wiley Desktop Edition Bibles are power-packed, streamlined versions of the standard Bibles. They include everything you need to know for practical applications and are concisely written and conveniently designed for day-to-day use.
"You'll love this value-priced desktop Windows Vista Bible. Not only is it packed with the very best content from my Alan Simpson's Windows Vista Bible, I've also included extra sidebars to alert you to special Vista annoyances and surprises, plus a boatload of tips and workarounds you can use to deal with them. If you want to get a crash course in Vista—in fact, on PCs in general—this is the book you need."
—Alan Simpson and Bradley L. Jones
"You'll love this value-priced desktop Windows Vista Bible. Not only is it packed with the very best content from my Alan Simpson's Windows Vista Bible
, I've also included extra sidebars to alert you to special Vista annoyances and surprises, plus a boatload of tips and workarounds you can use to deal with them. If you want to get a crash course in Vista—in fact, on PCs in general—this is the book you need."
—Alan Simpson and Bradley L. Jones
Drawing on the very best content from the Windows Vista Bible, this book is aimed at readers with limited experience with the new Windows Vista Sidebars and special features are packed with common annoyances and advice on how to deal with them, as well as helpful workarounds, solutions, and tips The accessible and convenient size makes this book the perfect desktop reference
Check out the best of Windows Vista in this handy desktop-size resource. This convenient reference is drawn from the very best of bestselling author Alan Simpson’s Alan Simpson’s Windows Vista Bible. You’ll discover how to master the basics of PCs and operating systems, get started on Vista, and move ahead to multimedia, adding security, building a network, and more. You’ll even find special tips, workarounds, and advice on how to deal with Vista’s quirkier aspects.
About the Author
is the author of more than 90 computer books, on topics ranging from Windows to word processing and Web-page design to databases. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have sold millions of copies throughout the world. Prior to becoming a full-time author, Alan taught computer science at the college level and served as a computerizedtraining consultant to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
In addition to his books, articles, and site work, he is also active in the community as a leader with local user groups. In addition to his many credits, he has also been recognized as a most valuable professional (MVP) by Microsoft Corporation.
Table of Contents
Part I: Beginner’s Crash Course.
Chapter 1: Getting Started.
Chapter 2: Workin’ It.
Chapter 3: Getting Help When You Need It.
Part II: Programs, Documents, and Folders.
Chapter 4: Running Programs.
Chapter 5: Navigating Your Folders.
Chapter 6: Working with Documents.
Chapter 7: Type, Edit, Copy, and Paste.
Chapter 8: Printing Documents.
Part III Using the Internet.
Chapter 9: Getting Online.
Chapter 10: Browsing the World Wide Web.
Chapter 11: Sending and Receiving E-mail.
Chapter 12: Chatting and Interacting Using the Internet.
Chapter 13: Keeping It Safe.
Part IV: Fun with Multimedia.
Chapter 14: Using Your Camera and Scanner.
Chapter 15: Playing with Pictures and the Photo Gallery.
Chapter 16: Music and Video with Media Player 11.
Chapter 17: Managing Music, Making CDs.
Chapter 18: Making Home Movies.
Part V: Getting Organized, Staying Organized.
Chapter 19: Managing Files and Folders.
Chapter 20: Finding Things on Your Computer.
Chapter 21: Using Your Hard Drive.
Chapter 22: Using Floppies, Thumb Drives, CDs, and DVDs.
Chapter 23: Working with Compressed (Zip) Files.
Chapter 24: Managing Your Time, Tasks, and Appointments.
Part VI: Have It Your Way.
Chapter 25: Creating and Managing User Accounts.
Chapter 26: Personalizing Your Desktop.
Chapter 27: Using Parental Controls.
Chapter 28: Speech, Writing, and Other Accessibility.
Chapter 29: Expanding Your System.
Chapter 30: Disaster Prevention and Recovery.
Part VII: Connecting Your Computers.
Chapter 31: Design and Create Your Own Network.
Chapter 32: Sharing Things on a Network.
Appendix A: Installing Windows Vista.
Appendix B: Shortcut Key Quick Reference.