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Sams Teach Yourself Computer Basics in 24 Hours

ISBN-10: 0672318016

ISBN-13: 9780672318016

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Jill T. Freeze

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Designed to be an all in one solution, this book helps users to get up and running on their computers and learn the pre-loaded software applications.
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List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 2/8/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.36" wide x 9.09" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

BJ Holtgrewe has been on the Microsoft MapPoint team from the start. As technical evangelist, he introduces new and potential customers to the product. Jill T. Freeze is the author of many computer books.

Introduction
Hardware: The Power Behind the PC
Getting to Know the Brain of Your Computer
Windows 98, Second Edition Briefing
What's What on the Windows Desktop
Telling Your PC What to Do
Learning All the Moves
Making Your Desktop Look the Way You Want
Rearranging the Desktop Icons
Making It Big: Enlarging Your Desktop Icons
Maximize Screen Size by Hiding the Taskbar
Banishing the Desktop Blues
Defining Your Own Desktop Shortcuts
Adding an Item to the Quick Launch Bar
Running a Windows Application
Some Unfinished Business
Resizing and Relocating Program Windows
Math Made Simple with the Windows Calculator
Staying in Touch with the Windows Address Book
Installing New Windows Programs
Uninstalling Software
Getting Organized with Windows 98, SE
This Is Your Lucky Day!
Thinking About Getting Organized
Getting to Know Windows Explorer, Filing Headquarters
Creating a New Folder
Good File Naming Techniques: Another Organizational Aid
Once You Create It, Know Where to Store It
Relocating Files on Your Machine
Finding Files When You Need Them
Sharing Your Computer with Other Users
Logging on to Your Customized Windows Desktop
Logging off the Computer
Multi-User Configuration: More than Just Aesthetics
Top Ten Reasons for Choosing the Multi-User Configuration
Watching While You Work
Backing Up Your Hard Disk
Restoring Files to Your System
Defragmenting Your Disk
Cleaning Your Disk
Scanning Your Disk
Scheduling Maintenance Tasks
Windows
What Is a Computer?
Kinds of Computers
Getting Personal: The Types of Computers
Anatomy of a Computer
Putting it All Together
The Flavors of CPU Chips
All About RAM (or Random Access Memory)
You Have More Disk Drives Than You Think!
Monitors and Video Cards: Visual Appeal the Hard(ware) Way
Keyboards and Mice: Getting Places on Your Screen
Sound Cards and Speakers: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Printers: What's Right for You May Not Be Right for Me!
Modems and Network Cards: Talk to Me, Baby!
Other Input/Output Devices
Getting to Know the Bare Bones of Your Computer
Keeping Track of Your CPU and Memory
Working with Your Display Monitor and Video Card
Tuning Your Modem
Adding Fun and Functionality with Peripherals
Your Keyboard: You're the Simplest Way to Talk to Your PC
Moving with Mice
Let the Fun Begin! (Joysticks and Other Game Controllers)
Putting it in Writing with a Printer
Adding a Printer to Your System
Setting Printer Properties
The Typical Windows Print Dialog Box
Canceling or Changing the Order of Your Print Jobs
Getting Sites and Sounds on Your PC
"The Computers Are Alive, with the Sound of Music..."
For the Record
Selecting a Scanner That Meets Your Needs (and Budget)
Introducing the World of Digital Cameras
Keeping Your System Healthy Using Windows Tools
So What Is DVD Anyway?
So You Want DVD but Don't Already Have it?
Playing DVDs on Your Computer
Getting to Know WebTV for Windows
Getting WebTV for Windows Ready for Action
Watching a Program
Setting Reminders for Favorite Shows
Adding Channels to Your Favorites List
Software
The Software Primer
Software Defined
Purchasing a New Program
So Where's the Best Place to Buy Software?
Registering Your Software
When Should I Consider Upgrading My Software?
Basic Word Processing with Word 2000
Anatomy of the Word 2000 Work Space
Common Menus and Menu Options
The Shared Standard Toolbar
Tweaking the Toolbars
Keystrokes: Another Way to Get the Job Done
Selecting Text
Deleting Selected Text and Data
Moving a Selected Block of Text
Copying Selected Text
Changing the Text Font
Adding Bold, Italic, Color, Underline, and Other Text Attributes
Becoming a Quick Change Artist
Changing the Size of the Text
Viewing Your Documents
Keys to Finding Your Way Around a Document
Inserting Text
Deleting Text
Undoing Changes
Aligning Text
Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Setting Spell Checking Options
Get It Right the First Time with Grammar Checking
Performing the Spelling and Grammar Checks
Opening an Existing Word Document
Printing a Word Document
Reducing Your Workload and Enhancing Your Image with Word 2000
Templates and Wizards: An Overview
Achieving Professional Results Using Word 2000 Templates
For a More Customized Document Use a Wizard
Adding Page Numbers, Titles, and Other Important Information Using Headers and Footers
Creating Tables in Word
Emphasizing Content with Borders and Shading
Working with Columns in Word
Using Shrink to Fit
Organizing Your Thoughts by Building an Outline
Using AutoText to Lighten Your Workload
Spreadsheet Fundamentals Using Excel 2000
Learning the Spreadsheet Lingo
Anatomy of the Excel 2000 Workspace
Using a Mouse to Move Around in Excel
Using a Keyboard to Move Around in Excel
Moving Between Sheets
Entering Worksheet Labels
Entering Numbers into Excel
Selecting Cells
Editing Cell Contents
Copying, Cutting, and Pasting Excel Data
Moving or Copying Cells Using Drag-and-Drop
Moving and Copying Cells Containing Formulas
Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
Inserting a Single Cell
Adding and Deleting Worksheets
Copying and Moving Worksheets
Adding Your Data with AutoSum
Make Your Worksheets Look Good Using AutoFormat
Supplying Headers or Footers for Your Worksheets
Saving Your Worksheets
Printing Excel Worksheets
Setting and Clearing the Print Area
Getting What You Want the First Time by Setting Page Setup Options
Using Print Preview to Get the Best Results
Setting Margins in Print Preview Mode
What You Really Need Is a Database...
Creating an Excel Database
Using a Data Form to Enter Excel Database Records
Editing Data with the Data From
Resizing Cells with AutoFit
Sorting Excel Database Records
Using AutoFilter to Find Specific Data
Grouping and Subtotaling Your Database
Calculating Simple Statistics on a Cell Range
Applying More Complex Functions
Using ChartWizard to Visualize Your Data
Moving and Sizing the Chart or Map
The Internet
What is the Internet, and What Can it Do for You?
Save Time and Money Surfing the Net
Over a Dozen Creative Uses for Your Internet Connection
The History of the Internet
The Web of Information
Elementary Email
A Nose for News (or Gossip)?
Virtual Chats
Setting Up a Connection to the Internet
Hardware Requirements
Finding an Internet Service Provider
Information to Gather from Your New ISP
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
Setting up Your Connection Using the Windows 98 Dial-Up Networking Wizard
Connecting to the Internet
Web Browsing with Internet Explorer 5
The Web Surfing Primer
Seeing the Sites
Revisiting History with the History Button
An Improved Way of Working with Favorite Web Sites
Organizing Your Favorites
Sharing Your Favorite Sites with Others
Searching the Web Using Internet Explorer 5's New Search Assistant
Finding Things on a Web Page
Introducing AutoComplete for Forms
Emailing and News Reading with Outlook Express
Adding an Email Server to Outlook Express
The Anatomy of the Outlook Express Workspace
Composing an Email Message
Assessing What You've Got Before Reading Your Mail
Reading a Message
Taking Action on a Message
Checking for New Messages
Adding a News Server to Outlook Express
So How Do I Find the Good Stuff?
Subscribing to a Newsgroup
Unsubscribing to a Newsgroup
Reading a Newsgroup
Posting Your Own Message to a Newsgroup
Canceling an Article You Posted
Before You Spend Significant Time Online...
So What Is Netiquette Anyway?
Top 10 Email Rules of the Road
Top 10 Newsgroup Rules of the Road
Mysteries of the Net
Protecting Your Privacy by Using a Screen Name
Shopping on the Information Superhighway
When It Comes to the Web, All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Questioning Your Sources
Design a Web Page in an Hour
Learning the Lay of the FrontPage Express Land
Formatting Web Page Text
Adding Color to Your Web Page
Sounds Good to Me!
Linking: What the Web's All About
Including Images on Your Web Page
Publishing Your Web Page
Downloading Treasures from the Internet
Must-Have Tools of the Downloading Trade
WinZip: Another Useful Tool in Your Downloading Arsenal
Unzipping Files You Download from the Internet
Finding the Goods
Appendixes
So You Want to Purchase a Computer
Getting Your New Computer Ready for Action
When Something Goes Wrong
Computer Chaos
Disk and Drive Dilemmas
Monitor Messes
Printing Problems
Internet Irks
Index