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Get Your Family on AOL In a Weekend

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761521396
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 10/13/1999
  • Series: In a Weekend Series
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Friday Evening
Signing On and Setting Up
A Few Good Reasons for Your Family to Choose America Online
A Few More Things Your Family Can Do with AOL
What'll It Cost You?
Access Plans
Joining the AOL Community
Making Sure Your System Is Up to Speed
How to Get the Software If You Need It
Installing the Software and Setting Up Your Account
Using Your Account on More Than One Computer
Getting Your Family Started
Working with Screen Names and Passwords
So Many Users, So Little Time
What's In a Password?
One for Me, One for Johnny
Starting Up and Signing On
Take a Break
Sending Your First E-Mail to an AOL Pal
Working with Your Member Profile
Making AOL Safe at Any Speed: Turning on Parental Controls
Signing Off and Exiting
Signing Off and Signing On Another Family Member
What's Next?
Saturday Morning
Learning to E-Mail
Sending an E-Mail Message
Sending an E-Mail to Everyone You Know: More About
Sprucing Up the Message
Sending Grandma a Picture of the Kids—or Other Goodies—with the Message
Finishing and Dispatching the Message
Hearing the Ever-Popular "You've Got Mail"
Finding Your Messages
Reading a Message
Downloading an Attachment
Responding to a Message
Printing a Message to Share with the Family
More Friends and Family than You Can Shake a Stick At: Keeping Your Online Address Book
Adding a Contanct
E-Mailing a Contact
Changing or Nuking a Contact
Finding Another AOL Member's Address
Take a Break
Disconnected: Working with Mail When You're Not Online
Sending a Message Later
Filing Like a Pro
Using Automatic AOL to Send and Receive Mail
Reading Mail Offline
Using You've Got Pictures
Other E-mail Features That Make You Look Like a Genius
Shooting Pictures in AOL
Filtering Out Junk E-Mail and Other Tricks
Adding an E-Mail Extra or Two
Online Cards for Family and Friends
Remembering Family Occasions with the Reminder Service
What's Next?
Saturday Afternoon
Chatting with AOL Pals and Others
Why Chatting's Fun
When Chatting Isn't Worth Your Time
Kids and Chatting
Try It Before You Turn the Kids Loose
Identify "Legal" Chat Rooms for Your Kids
Wandering into the Chat Rooms
Joining a Chat
Chat Basics
Getting a Member Profile and More
Saving the Chat
Leaving the Chat
Becoming the Master of Your Own Chat
Take a Break
Building a Buddy List of Family and Friends
Who's My Buddy? You Are!
Using Your Buddy List
Having a Private Chat with Mom
Working with Instant Messages
Kids and Parents Touch the Stars: Finding Celebrities and Experts on AOL Live
What's Next?
Saturday Evening
Checking Out Channels and the Web
Channel Surfing: A Little Something for Everyone
Getting There's Half the Fun: Surfing the Channels with Keywords and Links
Great Information for Running Your House
Great Stuff for the Kids
Helping Your Kids (and Yourself) Find Other Resources
Basic Web Browsing Skills: But I Thought AOL is the Internet
Hey, Mom, Who's URL?
How Do I Know When I'm on AOL and When I'm Not?
What's AOL.COM?
Your Kids May Know More About This Than You Do
Exploring the Internet Connection
Using a Shortcut to Get There in a Hurry
Taking Your Family onto the Web
Jumping Right to a Web Page
Following a Link
Backing Up, Going Forward, and Refreshing
Take a Break
Message and More Messages
Reading Information on a Message Board
Posting a Subject or Message
Keeping Track of Family Favorites
Adding a Favorite Place
Going to a Favorite Place
Deleting a Favorite
What's Next?
Sunday Morning
Spending a Fistful of Dollars Online
Make Me an Offer
Is It Safe?
Online Security is Pretty Secure
Check It Out at the Site
Keep the Credit Card Away from the Kids (or the Hubby)
Hitting the Shopping Channel
Finding the Store You Want
Buy, Buy
Member Specials and Gift Suggestions
Take a Break
I'm Sorry, That's Classified
Can You Believe They're Selling That Junk?
Your Family's Virtual Garage Sale
Do I hear $100? Smart Shopping at Auctions and Outlets
How Online Auctions Work
Outlet Buying
Boosting the Family Budget with Member Exclusives
Buyer Beware
What's Next?
Sunday Afternoon
Information Please
Local, National, and World Weather Info
Local, National, and World News
News for the Family Sports Nut
News Delivery: Setting Up an AOL News Profile
Planning a Family Vacation with AOL
Managing the Family Nest Egg with AOL
Getting Financial News
Getting Quotes
Tracking Your Portfolio in AOL
Take a Break
Exploiting the Research & Learn Channel for a School Project
Using AOL's Search Feature
Grabbing Files for Later Work with Download Manager
Marking Files for Download
Downloading and Organizing Files
Keeping the Family Schedule with My Calendar
What's Next?
Bonus for Your Free Time
More Internet Tricks on AOL
Finding Addresses for Long-Lost Friends with White and Yellow Pages
Grabbing a File with FTP
Take a Break
Newsgroup Mania
A Sampling of What's Out There
Setting Newsgroup Preferences
Subscribing to Newsgroups
Reading Messages in a Newsgroup
Posting a Message
What's Next?
Bonus Bonus
Creating Your Web Page
How Web Pages Work
Using 1-2-3 Publish To Create Your Web Page
Take a Break
Editing Your Web Page
Getting the Word Out about Your Page
Web Pages and Kids
Taking Your Page Further
Making AOL Your Own
Changing Your Access Number
Learning the Ins and Outs of AOL's Online Help
Setting Up AOL Preferences
A Quick Review of My AOL
Choosing Basic AOL Preferences
Customizing the Welcome Screen
Creating Custom Parental Controls
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