Dummies 101: The Internet for Windows 95 (with Disk)

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If the Internet came with instructions, they might look something like Dummies 101: The Internet For Windows 95. But the Internet is as wild as the wild west -- growing fast and populated with pioneers. Hy Bender and best-selling computer book author Margaret Levine Young may not be able to tame the electronic frontier for you (anyway, that would take away half the fun) but they do make it a lot friendlier. Their step-by-step instructions and AT&T1s WorldNet Service software (on the book1s bundled CD-ROM) ...
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Overview

If the Internet came with instructions, they might look something like Dummies 101: The Internet For Windows 95. But the Internet is as wild as the wild west -- growing fast and populated with pioneers. Hy Bender and best-selling computer book author Margaret Levine Young may not be able to tame the electronic frontier for you (anyway, that would take away half the fun) but they do make it a lot friendlier. Their step-by-step instructions and AT&T1s WorldNet Service software (on the book1s bundled CD-ROM) will get you browsing the World Wide Web, sending and receiving e-mail, chatting in discussion groups, and doing all those other exciting things people are doing on the 1Net. In addition, software featured on the companion CD includes the popular e-mail program Eudora Lite, Free Agent for accessing newsgroups, and a powerful image-editing program, Paint Shop Pro. If you1ve been thinking you1d like to take a class to learn about the Internet, but one isn1t available or you can1t find the time, Dummies 101: The Internet For Windows 95 is the answer. With fun quizzes and exercises and easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons, this is the self-paced course you1ve been looking for.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568846910
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Series: Dummies 101 Series
  • Edition description: BK&DISK
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 10.85 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Foolish Assumptions about You, the Reader
What's AT&T WorldNet Service?
How the Book Works
How the Book is Organized
Part I: Getting Connected
Part II: The World of E-mail
Part III: Swinging on the World Wide Web
Part IV: Chatting on the Internet
Part V: Appendixes
Icons Used in This Book
About the Dummies 101 CD-ROM
Send Us E-mail
Part I: Getting Connected
Unit 1: Getting onto the Net
Lesson 1-1: A Few Things You Should Know Before Going Online
Understanding what equipment you need
Understanding Internet costs
Understanding a few basic terms
Lesson 1-2: Installing the AT&T WorldNet Software
Preparing your PC to run the Installation Setup program
Running the AT&T WorldNet Installation Setup program
Lesson 1-3: Setting Up Your AT&T WorldNet Account
Starting the Account Setup program
Entering your name and address
Entering your billing information
Entering your modem information
Entering your dialing information
Going online to transmit your account setup information
Reading the service agreement and choosing a payment plan
Choosing your e-mail ID and local access number
Recess
Lesson 1-4: Getting on the Internet
Connecting to the Internet for the first time
Exploring and disconnecting from the Internet
Connecting to the Internet using the AT&T WorldNet folder
Connecting to the Internet using the Dialer exclusively
Lesson 1-5: Troubleshooting Problems and Uninstalling AT&T WorldNet Service
Using the Troubleshooting Guide
Uninstalling the AT&T WorldNet software
Recess
Part I Review
Unit 1 Summary
Part I Test
Part I Lab Assignment
Part II: The World of E-mail
Unit 2: Getting Started with E-mail
Lesson 2-1: Opening the Netscape Mail Window and Sending a Message
Opening the Netscape Mail window
Sending a message
Leaving Netscape after sending your e-mail
Recess
Lesson 2-2: Reading E-mail Messages
Going to the mailbox for your mail
Checking your e-mail
Recess
Lesson 2-3: Deleting and Replying to Messages
Deleting a message
Replying to a message
Lesson 2-4: Making Hard Copies of Messages
Printing a message
Recess
Lesson 2-5: E-mail E-tiquette
Unit 2 Quiz
Unit 2 Exercise
Unit 3: More Mail Maneuvers
Lesson 3-1: Creating a Signature
Creating your signature file
Telling Netscape to use your signature file
Recess
Lesson 3-2: Using Your Address Book
Adding names to your address book
Addressing messages using the address book
Recess
Lesson 3-3: Forwarding Messages
Lesson 3-4: Reading and Composing Messages Offline
Running Netscape offline
Going online to send and receive messages
Unit 3 Quiz
Unit 3 Exercise
Unit 4: Sending Files over the Net
Lesson 4-1: Sending Attachments to an E-mail Message
Lesson 4-2: Receiving an Attached File
Unit 4 Quiz
Unit 4 Exercise
Part II Review
Unit 2 Summary
Unit 3 Summary
Unit 4 Summary
Part II Test
Part II Lab Assignment
Part III: Swinging on the World Wide Web
Unit 5: Climbing onto the Web
Lesson 5-1: Examining a Web Page
Moving up and down a Web page
Finding links on a Web page
Identifying a link's electronic address
Lesson 5-2: Cruising the Web Using Links
Moving back and forth on the Web
Recess
Lesson 5-3: Cruising the Web Using Bookmarks
Leafing through bookmarks
Using bookmarks to sample the best of the Web
Creating bookmarks
Deleting bookmarks
Recess
Unit 5 Quiz
Unit 5 Exercise
Unit 6: Finding Information on the Web
Lesson 6-1: Entering URLs
Typing a URL in the Location box
Lesson 6-2: Searching a Web Page for Information
Lesson 6-3: Searching the Entire Web for Information
Using a category-based Web searcher
Using an open-ended Web searcher
Using multiple Web searchers
Recess
Lesson 6-4: Printing and Saving Web Information
Printing the contents of a Web page
Saving the contents of a Web page to disk
Saving Web data as a text file
Saving your data as an HTML file
Checking your saved text and HTML files
Lesson 6-5: Copying Files from the Web
Searching for and downloading a file
Poking around Web sites for files
Recess
Unit 6 Quiz
Unit 6 Exercise
Unit 7: Customizing Netscape
Lesson 7-1: Enhancing Netscape's Performance
Cruising the Web without pictures
Lesson 7-2: Adjusting Netscape's Appearance
Eliminating Netscape window elements
Restoring Netscape window elements
Changing fonts, colors, and other Netscape settings
Recess
Unit 7 Quiz
Unit 7 Exercise
Part III Review
Unit 5 Summary
Unit 6 Summary
Unit 7 Summary
Part III Test
Part III Lab Assignment
Part IV: Chatting on the Internet
Unit 8: Joining Discussions by E-mail
Lesson 8-1: Learning Mailing List Basics
LISTSERV mailing lists
Listproc mailing lists
Majordomo mailing lists
Mailing lists managed by human beings
Lesson 8-2: Joining and Participating in a Mailing List
Joining a list
Participating in a list discussion
Lesson 8-3: Finding Interesting Mailing Lists with Liszt
Searching the Liszt Web page
Getting more information about the list
Signing up
Lesson 8-4: Leaving a Mailing List
Unit 8 Quiz
Unit 8 Exercise
Unit 9: Joining Discussions via Newsgroups
Lesson 9-1: Exploring the News Window and Reading Articles
Lesson 9-2: Listing and Joining Newsgroups
Displaying and exploring the full newsgroup list
Subscribing and unsubscribing to newsgroups
Listing a newsgroup by entering its name
Recess
Lesson 9-3: Searching for Newsgroups and Newsgroup Articles
Searching for newsgroups using Liszt
Searching for newsgroup articles using Deja News and AltaVista
Lesson 9-4: Posting a Newsgroup Article
Posting a test article
Recess
Unit 9 Quiz
Unit 9 Exercise
Part IV Review
Unit 8 Summary
Unit 9 Summary
Part IV Test
Part IV Lab Assignment
Part V: Appendixes
Appendix A: Answers
Part I Test Answers
Part II Test Answers
Part III Test Answers
Part IV Test Answers
Appendix B: Using the Programs on the Dummies 101 CD-ROM
Unit 1: Using the AT&T WorldNet Software
Unit 2: Using Eudora Light
Installing Eudora Light
Configuring Eudora Light
Creating an e-mail signature
Sending an e-mail message
Reading an e-mail message
Deleting an e-mail message
Replying to an e-mail message
Getting more information about Eudora Light
Getting Eudora Pro
Unit 4: Using Paint Shop Pro
Installing Paint Shop Pro
Viewing picture files with Paint Shop Pro
Getting more information about Paint Shop Pro
Registering Paint Shop Pro
Unit 6: Using WinZip
Installing WinZip from the CD-ROM
Installing WinZip manually
Running WinZip
Viewing the contents of a ZIP file
Extracting the contents of a ZIP file
Making your own ZIP file
Getting more information about WinZip
Registering WinZip
Unit 6: Using WS_FTP
Installing WS_FTP
Configuring WS_FTP
Getting more information about WS_FTP
Registering your copy
Unit 9: Using Free Agent
Installing Free Agent
Running Free Agent for the first time
Reading newsgroups with Free Agent
First, subscribe
Second, headers
Third, actual articles
Saving dough: Reading news offline
Getting more information about Free Agent
Upgrading to Agent
Unit 9: Using mIRC
Installing mIRC
Connecting to IRC
Joining a channel
Finding the rest of the channels
IRC tips
Getting more information about mIRC
Registering mIRC
Index
IDG BOOKS WORLDWIDE, INC. END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
Dummies 101 CD-ROM Installation Instructions
Reader Response Card
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