How to Use the Internet

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How to Use The Internet, Fifth Edition, visually steps you through everything you need to know in order to get connected to the Internet, browse and create Web pages, send and receive email, read and post to newsgroups, and apply the Internet to your everyday office and home life. Over 100 two-page spreads illustrate and clearly explain each Internet task, from entry-level, beginning concepts to sophisticated techniques for more advanced users. Illustrations and figures lead you through each task with ...
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How to Use The Internet, Fifth Edition, visually steps you through everything you need to know in order to get connected to the Internet, browse and create Web pages, send and receive email, read and post to newsgroups, and apply the Internet to your everyday office and home life. Over 100 two-page spreads illustrate and clearly explain each Internet task, from entry-level, beginning concepts to sophisticated techniques for more advanced users. Illustrations and figures lead you through each task with easy-to-follow directions and visual cues.
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A hands-on, task-focused, utterly visual guide to the Internet. Step-by-step, full-color visual directions walk you through every task you're likely to want to perform, from effective web searches to disabling cookies, free web email to ICQ, downloading MP3s to creating your own web site. The Internet's never been easier!
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Series of screenshots illustrate how to use Internet Explorer 5 to connect to the Internet, revisit favorite web pages, find a company on the web, send e-mails and files, and buy a product over the web. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789728135
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/23/2002
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Getting Connected for the First Time 3
How to Set Up an Internet Connection 4
How to Choose an Internet Service Provider 8
How to Connect to the Internet 12
How to Connect to the Internet Through a Proxy Server 14
How to Load a Web Page 16
2 Browsing the World Wide Web 19
How to Use a Web Site 20
How to Visit a Web Site When You Know Its Address 22
How to Revisit Your Favorite Web Pages 24
How to Load a Web Page for Faster Viewing 26
How to Pick a New Home Page for Your Browser 28
How to Change Internet Explorer's Settings 30
How to Print a Web Page 32
How to Save a Web Page to Your Computer 34
3 Visiting a Portal Web Site 37
How to Set Up an Account on a Portal 38
How to Personalize a Web Portal 40
How to Make a Portal Your Browser's Home Page 42
How to Set Up a Microsoft Passport Account 44
4 Searching the World Wide Web 47
How to Find a Site When You Don't Know Its Address 48
How to See Pages You Have Recently Visited 50
How to Search for a Specific Topic on the Web 52
How to Search Through Millions of Web Pages 54
How to Find Software on the Web 56
How to Find a Company on the Web 58
How to Find a Person on the Web 60
How to Find a Job on the Web 62
How to Find Your Ancestors on the Web 64
5 Communicating with Electronic Mail 67
How to Set Up Outlook Express for Email 68
How to Send Email 70
How to Receive Email 72
How to Send a Web Page Using Email 74
How to Send an Attached File 76
How to Receive an Attached File 78
How to Find Someone's Email Address 80
How to Subscribe to a Mailing List 82
How to Set Up a Free Web-Based Email Account 84
How to Set Up Hotmail in Outlook Express 88
How to Use Your Free Web-Based Email Account 90
How to Print an Email Message 92
6 Protecting Yourself on the Web 95
How to Choose a Security Setting 96
How to Customize Your Security Setting 98
How to Block Objectionable Content from Being Viewed 100
How to Use Security Certificates 102
How to Disable Cookies in a Web Browser 104
How to Make Your Internet Connection More Secure 106
How to Install Antivirus Software 108
How to Check Your Computer for Viruses 112
7 Participating in Usenet Discussion Groups 115
How to Set Up Outlook Express for Usenet Newsgroups 116
How to Read a Newsgroup 118
How to Read Newsgroups You Have Subscribed To 120
How to Post a Message to a Newsgroup 122
How to Find a Newsgroup 124
How to Search an Archive of Past Newsgroup Discussions 126
How to Decrease the Junk Email You Receive 128
8 Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 131
How to Add Someone to Your Contact List 132
How to Invite Someone to Use Messenger 134
How to Send Someone an Instant Message 136
How to Prevent Someone from Sending You Messages 138
9 Participating in Chat and Online Communities 141
How to Create an Account to Chat on MSN 142
How to Chat for the First Time on MSN 144
How to Participate in a Chat on MSN 146
How to Join a Community on MSN 148
How to Read and Send Messages in an MSN Community 150
10 Using America Online's Internet Capabilities 153
How to Install America Online 154
How to Send AOL Mail 158
How to Read Usenet Newsgroups on AOL 160
How to Use AOL's Chat Features 162
How to Send Instant Messages on AOL 164
How to Add Someone to Your AOL Buddy List 166
How to Block Objectionable Content from Your AOL Account 168
11 Listening to Audio and Viewing Video over the Internet 171
How to Find Windows Media Audio and Video Files 172
How to Listen to Web Radio Stations 174
How to Install an MP3 Player 176
How to Listen to an MP3 File 178
How to Find MP3 Files to Download 180
How to View Windows Media Video Files 182
12 Shopping on the Internet 185
How to Buy a Product over the Web 186
How to Sign Up for eBay's Online Auctions 190
How to Set Up a New eBay Account 192
How to Bid in an Online Auction on eBay 194
13 Investigating Stocks, Taxes, and Savings on the Web 197
How to Find Current Stock Quotes 198
How to Create a Portfolio of Stocks You Track 200
How to Add and Remove Stocks from a Portfolio 202
How to Get Tax Help Online 204
How to Find Savings Tips Online 206
14 Creating Your Own Web Site 209
How to Create a Web Site on MSN 210
How to Work on Your MSN Web Site 212
How to Publish a Photo on Your Site 214
How to Publish a File on Your Site 216
How to Add a Feature to Your Site 218
How to Make Your Site Invitation-Only 220
How to Create a Weblog 222
How to Edit Your Weblog 224
How to Change Your Weblog's Look 228
Glossary 231
Index 238
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