Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible

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Focusing on Windows XP functionality, this Bible is value-packed and covers the basics (e.g., navigating a computer) as well as how to use the most popular Internet features; customize the work environment; maintain and tweak the system; use general techniques for working with text, numbers, and graphics. The Desktop Edition offers the very best content from the Windows XP Bible, combined with new coverage of Media Player, Movie Maker, and Service Pack 1, and features sidebars with annoyances, workarounds, ...

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Overview

Focusing on Windows XP functionality, this Bible is value-packed and covers the basics (e.g., navigating a computer) as well as how to use the most popular Internet features; customize the work environment; maintain and tweak the system; use general techniques for working with text, numbers, and graphics. The Desktop Edition offers the very best content from the Windows XP Bible, combined with new coverage of Media Player, Movie Maker, and Service Pack 1, and features sidebars with annoyances, workarounds, solutions, and tips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764557224
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/5/2004
  • Series: Bible Series, #142
  • Edition description: Desktop Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Simpson is the author of more than 90 computer books, on topics ranging from Windows to word processing and Web-page design to databases. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have sold millions of copies throughout the world. Prior to becoming a full-time author, Alan taught computer science at the college level and served as a computerized training consultant to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Beginner’s Crash Course.

Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Chapter 2: Workin’ It.

Chapter 3: Getting Help When You Need It.

Part II: Programs, Documents, and Folders.

Chapter 4: Running Programs.

Chapter 5: Navigating Your Folders.

Chapter 6: Working with Documents.

Chapter 7: Type, Edit, Copy, and Paste.

Chapter 8: Printing and Faxing Documents.

Part III: Using the Internet.

Chapter 9: Getting Online.

Chapter 10: Browsing the World Wide Web.

Chapter 11: Sending and Receiving E-mail.

Chapter 12: Using a .NET Passport.

Chapter 13: Keeping It Safe.

Part IV: Fun with Multimedia.

Chapter 14: Using Your Camera and Scanner.

Chapter 15: Playing with Pictures.

Chapter 16: Music and Video with Media Player 9.

Chapter 17: Managing Music, Making CDs.

Chapter 18: Making Home Movies.

Part V: Getting Organized, Staying Organized.

Chapter 19: Managing Files and Folders.

Chapter 20: Using Your Hard Disk.

Chapter 21: Using Floppies, CDs, and DVDs.

Chapter 22: Working with Compressed (Zip) Files.

Part VI: Have It Your Way.

Chapter 23: Creating and Managing User Accounts.

Chapter 24: Personalizing Your Desktop.

Chapter 25: Expanding Your System.

Chapter 26: Disaster Prevention and Recovery.

Part VII: Connecting Your Computers.

Chapter 27: Design and Create Your Own Network.

Chapter 28: Sharing Things on a Network.

Appendix A: Installing Windows XP.

Appendix B: Shortcut Key Quick Reference.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2004

    Aimed at a mass audience

    WinXP is one of Microsoft's main operating systems. Aimed at a mass audience, it is probably more crash resistant and easier to use than its predecessors. Its uses are probably innumerable, due to such a large user base. But the book tries to group the uses into various broad areas. Like printing documents or editing a document. You get a quick introduction to WordPad, for the latter usage. Simpson walks you through easy stuff like changing the font family, size and style. Deliberately, the editing program is WordPad, not Microsoft Word. Simpson shows enough to get you started, without overloading you with too many options. In fact, even in WordPad itself, I don't think he shows all its capabilities. These days, of course, a big reason for having a PC is to hook it to the Internet. Some would claim, and Microsoft fears precisely this, that the main value of a PC is for just this purpose. Anyway, Simpson devotes several chapters to your Internet interaction via XP. Like using the browser (IE of course) and sending and getting email. Lots more stuff is also discussed. Well explained, with a minimum of jargon.

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