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9 books in 1 - your key to PC success!
Your one-stop guide to Windows, the Internet, Microsoft software, and more A PC gives you access to a whole world of information, entertainment, and tools to get things done. But how do you get up and running? Don't worry! Drawing on contributions from a crack team of For Dummies authors, this one-stop guide walks you through nine popular PC topics, providing fast answers to the most frequently asked questions. From PC basics to home networking, you'll be up and running in no time!
Discover how to:
* Work with Windows Explore the Internet and AOL
* Put Microsoft software to work
* Have fun with digital photography
* Fix typical PC problems
* Network your home
The Dummies Way
* Covers the essentials and beyond
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Thumbtabs and other navigation aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Individual topic indexes
* A dash of humor and fun
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With nearly 800 pages of info covering all the essentials of PC ownership and operation, PCs For Dummies All In One Desk Reference is the ideal one-stop reference for all you need to know about PC computing. You get nine books in one volume covering all of these topics:
* PC Basics
* Microsoft Windows 98/Me
* The Internet
* Microsoft Works 6
* Microsoft Office 2000
* America Online
* Digital Photography
* Upgrading and Fixing a PC
* Home Networking
Table of Contents
Book I: PC Basics.
Chapter 1: The Personal Computer.
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your PC.
Chapter 3: Working with the Keyboard and Mouse.
Chapter 4: Dealing with Disk Drives.
Chapter 5: Printing Your Work.
Chapter 6: Software Guide.
Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Computer.
Book II: Microsoft Windows.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Windows Desktop.
Chapter 2: Getting Started in Windows.
Chapter 3: Working with Toolbars, Menus, and Dialog Boxes.
Chapter 4: File and Folder Management.
Chapter 5: Getting Involved with the Active Desktop.
Book III: The Internet.
Chapter 1: Getting Started with the Internet.
Chapter 2: E-Mail Basics.
Chapter 3: Web Basics.
Chapter 4: Web Browsing with Internet Explorer.
Chapter 5: Web Browsing with Netscape Navigator.
Chapter 6: Newsgroups, Chat, and Other Internet Communication.
Chapter 7: Getting Started with Web Publishing.
Book IV: Microsoft Works 6.
Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Microsoft Works.
Chapter 2: Using the Word Processor.
Chapter 3: Changing Your Document's Look.
Chapter 4: Using the Spreadsheet.
Chapter 5: Getting Organized with the Database.
Chapter 6: Managing Your Calendar and Address Book.
Book V: Microsoft Office 2000.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Microsoft Office 2000.
Chapter 2: Performing Common Tasks.
Chapter 3: Word 2000.
Chapter 4: Excel 2000.
Chapter 5: PowerPoint 2000.
Chapter 6: Outlook 2000.
Book VI: America Online 6.0.
Chapter 1: Getting Started with America Online.
Chapter 2: Going Places with AOL.
Chapter 3: Using AOL E-Mail.
Chapter 4: Browsing the Web with AOL.
Chapter 5: Reading Newsgroups with AOL.
Chapter 6: Channels, Chatting, and Discussion Boards.
Book VII: Digital Photography.
Chapter 1: Deciding on a Digital Camera.
Chapter 2: Digital Camera Basics.
Chapter 3: Getting the Most from Your Lens.
Chapter 4: Composing Great Pictures.
Chapter 5: Additional Resources.
Book VIII: Upgrading and Fixing a PC.
Chapter 1: Upgrade, Repair, or Replace: Examining Your Options.
Chapter 2: Upgrading Memory.
Chapter 3: Modernizing Your Motherboard.
Chapter 4: Drives and Adapters.
Chapter 5: Monitors, Mice, and Keyboards.
Chapter 6: Upgrading and Troubleshooting Modems.
Chapter 7: Printers and Scanners.
Book IX: Home Networking.
Chapter 1: Understanding and Planning a Home Network.
Chapter 2: Choosing Equipment and Connecting the Network.
Chapter 3: Setting Up the Computers.
Chapter 4: Sharing Folders, Drives, Files, and Internet Access.
Chapter 5: Getting on (And Around) the Network.
Chapter 6: Printing on the Network.
Chapter 7: Managing the Network.
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