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America Online for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764507893

ISBN-13: 9780764507892

Edition: 7th 2001

Authors: John Kaufeld

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The bestselling guide - now updated for AOL version 6.0 Get a special bonus guide to AOL channels The fun and easy way " to explore the world of AOL America Online has so much to offer that it can sometimes be overwhelming, especially at first. Relax! This good-humored guide will walk you through all the basics - from e-mail and instant messages to the Internet - and show you how to zero in on the AOL channels, chat rooms, and services that you'll enjoy the most. Discover how to: Get more out of e-mail and instant messages Go shopping, play games, and get the latest news Protect your kids with Parental Controls Cruise the Internet Have fun with pictures, audio, and video The…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 343
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

How to Use This Book
Organization Is a State of Mind
Deciphering the Scrawls
The Cast of Icons
3, 2, 1 -- Off You Go!
Getting to Know America Online
Browser Bar
Exiting the Program
How AOL Works
Signing Off
Signing On
Starting the Software
Toolbar Buttons
Personalizing Your Corner of the World
Bringing the News to Your Mailbox
Changing Your Member Profile
Changing Your Password
Changing Your Preferences
Auto AOL
Personal Filing Cabinet
Time Zone
World Wide Web
Creating a Screen Name
Deleting a Screen Name
Limiting Your Child's Online Access
Making Your Member Profile
News Profiles
Parental Controls
Kids Only (ages 12 and under)
Young Teen (tailored limits for older kids)
Mature Teen (restricted access for the near adult)
Custom Controls
Restoring a Screen Name
Navigating Here, There, and Everywhere
Adding Something to Your Favorite Places List
Browsing through the Channels
Building Your Own Shortcut Keys List
Changing Something in the Favorite Places List
Deleting Items from the Favorite Places List
Favorite Places
Finding Almost Anything on America Online
Flipping between Windows
Getting a List of Keywords
Going to a Favorite Place
Locating Keywords
Remembering Your Favorite Online Spots
Using a Keyword
Locating, IM-ing, and Chatting with Everyone
Blocking Instant Messages
Changing a Buddy List Group
Chatting on AOL
Chat room fonts and formatting
Chat room Notify AQL button
Right-clicking in chat rooms
Role-playing chat rooms
Chats run by AOL Protocol
General chat room do's and don'ts
Creating a Buddy Chat Room
Creating a Buddy List Group
Creating a Members Chat Room
Creating a Private Chat Room
Creating a Profile
Deleting a Buddy List Group
Expressing Yourself in a Chat Room
Finding a Chat Room
Using AOL Live
Finding member-created chat rooms
Getting Help in a Chat Room
Going to a Friend's Chat Room
Ignoring Someone in a Chat Room
Instant Message Notes (IM)
Formatting Instant Message Notes
Adding links to Instant Message Notes
Locating Someone on America Online
People Connecting
Playing Sounds in a Chat Room
Reading Someone's Profile
Receiving Instant Message Notes
Reporting Problems in a Chat Room
Reporting Problems in an Instant Message Note
Someone's asking for your password or credit card
Someone's being generally obnoxious and annoying
Rolling Dice in a Chat Room
Searching the Member Directory
Taking a Road Trip
Using a Profile
Expressing Yourself with E-Mail and Discussion Boards
Addressing E-Mail with the Address Book
Adding an entry
Changing or deleting an entry
Writing e-mail with the Address Book
What's your e-mail address?
Attaching a File to an E-Mail Message
Automating Your AOL Sessions
Setting up Automatic AOL
Using Automatic AOL
Checking E-Mail Status
Checking for New Discussion Board Messages
Copying Others with CC/BCC
Dealing with Undeliverable E-Mail
Deleting an E-Mail Message
Expressing Yourself in E-Mail
Emoticons {*},;)
Keyboard shorthand
E-mail etiquette
Formatting E-Mail
Posting a Reply to a Discussion Board
Reply to the board
Reply via e-mail
Reading a Discussion Board Message
Reading E-Mail Offline
Reading E-Mail Online
Receiving an Attached File in an E-Mail Message
Replying to an E-Mail Message
Sending E-Mail to an AOL Member
Sending E-Mail to Several Addresses
Sending E-Mail to Someone on the Internet
Setting Your E-Mail Preferences
Sharing Favorite Places in an E-Mail
Unsending E-Mail
Writing an E-Mail Message Offline
Writing an E-Mail Message Online
Logging, Saving, Printing, and Downloading
Chat Logs
Downloading Files from E-Mail Messages
Downloading Files Later (The Download Manager)
Downloading files in waiting
Removing files from the download list
Seeing which files you already downloaded
Checking file descriptions
Choosing where to store files to download
Downloading Files Right Now
Finding Files to Download
Instant Message Logs
Saving Text from a Window
Session Logs
Uploading Files
VBRUN Files (Visual Basic Runtime Modules)
ZIP Files
Exploring the Internet
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Downloading from FTP sites
Uploading to FTP sites
Using a particular FTP site
Going to a specific Gopher site
Remembering a Gopher site with Favorite Places
Searching Gopherspace
Mailing Lists
Posting messages to a newsgroup
Reading newsgroups online
Reading newsgroups offline
Remembering a newsgroup with Favorite Places
Replying to a newsgroup posting
Subscribing to a newsgroup
Searching for a particular topic
Browsing through the lists
Unsubscribing from a newsgroup
Searching the Net
Winsock Applications and AOL
World Wide Web Adventures
Building a home page
Making your own Web page
Going to a specific Web site
Microsoft Internet Explorer and AOL
Netscape Navigator and AOL
Remembering a site through Favorite Places
Visiting friends at Hometown AOL
Taking AOL on the Road
Connecting from a Hotel
Finding a New Local Access Number
Making Location Entries
Creating a location
Creating a location with Expert Add
Deleting a location
Changing a location
Signing On through Someone Else's Computer
Solving Problems and Finding Help
Adding Your Own Two Cents Worth
Billing Problems
Calling America Online for Help
Finding a Lost Window
Free Help from Other Members
Host Not Responding
Lost Carrier
Member Services Area
Top Tips from the Insider
World Wide Web Page Won't Load
Places of Our Hearts
AOL Channel Guide
Ask a Teacher
Auto Center
Baby Name Finder
Bed and Breakfast Guide
Best AOL Tips
Blackberry Creek
Bonjour Paris
BoxerJam Game Shows
Building Home Pages
Business Week Online
Collectable Cards Forum
Conspiracies and UFOs
Consumer Reports
Funny Pages
Hometown AOL
Internet Connection
Language Dictionaries
New York Times on AOL
Notify AOL
Online Campus
Puzzle Zone
Road Trips
Sports Cards
Start-Up Businesses
The Teacher's Lounge
What's New
Clicking through the Channels
AOL Today
Kids Only
Personal Finance
Research and Learn
Techie Talk
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