Synopses & Reviews
A full-color guide to computer basicswritten for seniors, by seniors
Computing for Seniors QuickSteps provides easy-to-follow, full-color details on how to accomplish common tasks on the computer. Written in a straightforward manner without jargon, this book zeros in on only the most important computer-related topics, avoiding overwhelming you with coverage of every feature of a computer.
Concise descriptions and full-color visuals clearly lead you through the steps necessary to perform a task. In addition to being technology experts and experienced computer book writers, the authors themselves are seniors and have spent many hours getting other seniors comfortable with computers. To create this book, theyve called on advisers in the areas of photography, social networking, online financial management, and genealogy to address areas of special interest to seniors. Senior citizens from the U.S. and UK serve as reviewers and testers of the information in the book.
Computing for Seniors QuickSteps
- Includes specific examples that you can duplicate easily. For example: “To buy a book on Amazon…,”or “To search for the best airline ticket between Seattle and New York…”
- Contains tips on buying and setting up a computer and using e-mail, Office applications, and media
- Discusses important Internet topics, including security, information searches, driving directions, government agency access, shopping, travel, and genealogical research
- Covers socializing and communicating online, including playing games, using Facebook and Twitter, and dating
- Offers details on the basics of using a digital camera and editing and sharing photos
- Explains managing personal finances, including online banking, researching stocks and bonds, and using Quicken
Full-color, step-by-step coverage:
Getting Started; Using the Internet; Sending and Receiving Email; Socializing and Communicating Online; Using Applications; Getting into Digital Photography; Enjoying Media on Your Computer; Managing Your Personal Finances; Exploring Genealogy
Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics
Take advantage of your computer's features and tools right away--the QuickSteps way. Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions make it easy to accomplish everything you want to do. Follow along and quickly learn how to navigate the Windows operating system; get online; use core programs such as Word, Excel, and Quicken; and secure your computer. Fun activities, such as genealogy, photo editing and management, social networking, and online dating are covered, plus you'll get tips for enjoying music, ebooks, and videos. Written by seniors for seniors, this practical, fast-paced guide helps you get the most out of your computer.
The unique, oblong layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer.
Use these handy guideposts: Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Personal insights from other seniors Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid
About the Author
cocreator of the QuickSteps series, is the bestselling author or coauthor of more than 70 booksincluding Microsoft Office Word 2010 QuickSteps, Microsoft Office 2010 QuickSteps
, and Windows 7 QuickSteps
Carole Matthews, cocreator of the QuickSteps series, is the bestselling author or coauthor of more than 50 books, including Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 QuickSteps and Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 QuickSteps.
Bobbi Sandberg is a consultant, an instructor, and a retired CPA. She is the author or co-author of several books, including Quicken 2009 QuickSteps.
Gary David Bouton is the author of more than 20 books on computer graphics, including Photoshop CS4 QuickSteps with Carole Matthews.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Getting Started with the Internet
Chapter 3. Using the Internet
Chapter 4. Sending and Receiving Email
Chapter 5. Socializing and Communicating Online
Chapter 6. Using Applications
Chapter 7. Getting into Digital Photography
Chapter 8. Enjoying Media on Your Computer
Chapter 9. Managing Your Personal Finances
Chapter 10. Exploring Genealogy