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Teach Yourself VISUALLY PCs.

Author/Creator:
Marmel, Elaine.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2010.
Series:
Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech) Ser.
Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech) Ser. ; v.95
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (355 pages)
Subjects:
Microsoft Windows (Computer file).
Microcomputers.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
PCs made easy for visual learners Beginning computer users who want to see visually how things are done will learn quickly and easily with this full-color, step-by-step guide. Screen shots show clearly what you will see at each step, and numbered instructions guide you through dozens of common PC tasks. You'll learn all the basics, plus some intermediate topics including how to use multimedia applications, the Internet, wireless technologies, Windows 7, Office 2010, mobile devices, and key security processes. Computer literacy is essential in today's world; this full-color guide makes it easy for visual learners to get up to speed quickly Covers basic operating procedures, hardware and software, Windows 7, networks, the Internet, wireless devices, using multimedia applications, Office 2010, syncing with mobile devices, virus protection, and much more Each lesson is fully illustrated with screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions If you learn best when someone shows you how it's done, Teach Yourself VISUALLY PCs is the computer book you've been looking for.
Contents:
Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ PCs
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Computer Basics
Discover the Computer
What You Can Do with a Computer
Types of Computers
Tour the Personal Computer
Learn About Computer Hardware and Software
Chapter 2: Discovering How Your Computer Works
Get to Know Data Input Devices
Get Acquainted with Data Output Devices
Learn About the Operating System
Tour the Central Processing Unit
Understanding Memory
Learn About Data Storage
Chapter 3: Purchasing a Computer
Choose a Computer Type
Select a CPU
Choose an Edition of Windows
Determine How Much RAM You Need
Select Data Storage Options
Choose a Monitor and Video Card
Choose a Printer
Add Other Hardware and Software
Tips on Purchase Considerations
Chapter 4: Getting Started with Your Computer
Set Up Your Work Area
Connect the Computer Components
Turn On the Computer for the First Time
Use a Keyboard
Use a Mouse
Explore Mouse Types
Use an Optical Drive
Use a USB Storage Device
Restart the Computer
Turn Off the Computer
Chapter 5: Learning Windows 7 Basics
Explore the Windows 7 Screen
Understanding the Start Menu
Start a Program
Tour a Program Window
Select a Command Using the Ribbon
Select a Command Using a Menu or Toolbar
Understanding Dialog Box Options
Use Dialog Box Controls
Save a Document
Open a Document
Use Jump Lists
Switch Between Open Programs
Print a Document
Edit Document Text
Chapter 6: Personalizing Windows 7
Start Frequently Used Programs
Display Windows Gadgets
Show More Date and Time Information on the Taskbar
Display Additional Time Zones on the Taskbar
Customize the Start Menu
Customize the Taskbar
Set the Size for Text and Other Items.
Select a Desktop Theme and Screen Saver
Set Up a Desktop Slide Show
Change the Color Scheme
Create a New User Account
Switch User Accounts
Change an Account Picture
Chapter 7: Managing Files and Folders
Understanding How Windows Organizes Data
Become Familiar with the Windows Explorer Screen
View Files
Select Files
Create a New Folder
Change the Windows Explorer Layout
Rename a File
Copy a File
Move a File
Create a Data CD or DVD Disc
Delete a File
Restore a Deleted File
Empty the Recycle Bin
Change Folder Settings
Search for a File
Work with Compressed Files or Folders
Chapter 8: Securing Windows 7
Secure Your Computer
Change the Logon Password
Establish Parental Controls
Check the Action Center
Prevent Others from Using Your Computer
Chapter 9: Working with Software
Install a Program
Uninstall a Program
Create Documents with a Word Processor
Crunch Numbers with a Spreadsheet
Build Presentations with a Presentation Program
Store Information with a Database
Manipulate Pictures with an Image Editor
Create Publications with a Desktop-Publishing Program
Chapter 10: Networking Computers
Understanding Networking
Survey Networking Hardware
Discover Network Configurations
Examine Network Security
Learn About Network Collaboration
Join a Homegroup
Chapter 11: Wireless Computing
Discover Wireless Computing
Wireless Computing Devices
Connect to a Wireless Network
Wireless Network Security
Stream Media Throughout Your Home
Chapter 12: Using Multimedia
How Digital Cameras Work
How Webcams Work
How Digital Audio Players Work
Understanding Digital Images
Understanding Digital Video
Understanding Digital Audio
Copy Music CD Tracks to Your Computer
Play Music Using Your Computer.
Create a Music CD
Create a Slide Show DVD
Television and Your Computer
Watch TV Using Windows Media Center
Transfer VHS Tapes to DVDs
Discover Gaming
Windows 7 Games
Chapter 13: Working with Portable Computers and Devices
Understand the Advantages of a Portable Computer
Discover Portable Devices
Synchronize Using a BlackBerry Smartphone
Synchronize Using an iPod
Chapter 14: Connecting to the Internet
Introduction to the Internet
Explore Internet Connections
Manually Establish an Internet Connection
Guard Against Internet Intruders
Check the Windows 7 Firewall
World Wide Web Basics
Learn About Web Browsers
Search the Web
Read News on the Web
Research Using the Web
Buy and Sell on the Web
Socialize on the Web
Protect Yourself on the Web
Protect Your Children on the Web
Protect Your Browsing Privacy
Chapter 15: Communicating Online
Introduction to E-Mail
Discover E-Mail Addresses
Create a Strong Password
Compose an E-Mail Message
Learn About E-Mail Etiquette
Receive an E-Mail Message
Reduce E-Mail Spam
Guard Against E-Mail Viruses
Enhance E-Mail Privacy
Subscribe to a Mailing List
Learn About Mailing List Etiquette
Communicate by Instant Messaging
Carry On a Conversation
Chapter 16: Performing Computer Maintenance
Update Your Operating System
Determine Hard Drive Free Space
Check Your Hard Drive for Errors
Defragment Your Hard Drive
Clean Up Your Hard Drive
Back Up Your Files
Restore a Backup
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Marmel, Elaine Teach Yourself VISUALLY PCs
ISBN:
9781118016367
9780470888469
OCLC:
730151602
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