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Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows XP: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using the Internet

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Written for the beginning or intermediate computer user over the age of 50, this large-print guide introduces seniors to the World Wide Web, leads users through the basics of searching and finding information on the Internet, and describes the fundamentals of e-mail management. The world of electronic communication and connecting with other Internet users is described. Details on customizing a web browser, downloading free software suitable ...
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Written for the beginning or intermediate computer user over the age of 50, this large-print guide introduces seniors to the World Wide Web, leads users through the basics of searching and finding information on the Internet, and describes the fundamentals of e-mail management. The world of electronic communication and connecting with other Internet users is described. Details on customizing a web browser, downloading free software suitable for use with Windows XP, and protecting against viruses are included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789059050549
  • Publisher: Visual Steps Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/17/2005
  • Series: Computer Books for Seniors series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 10.32 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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Addo Stuur is a technical writer and the author of Windows for Children and Microsoft Word 6.0 for Children.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 13
Introduction to Visual Steps 14
What You'll Need 15
Prior Computer Experience 16
How This Book Is Organized 17
How to Use This Book 18
The Screen Shots 19
Test Your Knowledge 19
For Teachers 19
1 Starting Out on the World Wide Web 21
Starting Windows 23
Is Your Modem Ready? 24
Starting Internet Explorer 24
Connecting to Your Internet Service Provider 26
Typing an Address 28
Maximizing the Window 29
A Wrong Address 30
Refreshing a Page 33
Forward and Back 34
Subdirectories 37
Browsing by Clicking 39
Using the Scrollbars 41
Back to the Home Page 43
A Second Window 44
Minimizing a Window 45
Opening a Window 47
Going from One Window to Another 49
Closing Windows 51
Larger or Smaller Text 52
Disconnecting from the Internet 55
Exercises 57
Background Information 59
Tips 64
2 Navigating the Internet 67
Starting Internet Explorer 68
The History Button 69
Saving a Web Address 72
Opening a Favorite 74
Organizing Your Favorites 75
Typing Part of a Web Address 77
Saving a Web Address in a Folder 79
The Address Bar 82
Temporarily Disconnecting 83
Changing the Home Page 85
Favorites on Display 86
Shortcuts 87
Exercises 89
Background Information 91
Tips 95
3 Searching and Finding on the Internet 97
Starting Internet Explorer 98
The Search Button 99
A Website in a New Window 103
The Search Frame 106
How to Get the Most out of Search Engines 111
Narrowing Your Search 112
Searching for an Exact Phrase 115
Previous Searches 117
Consulting Other Search Engines 119
A Closer Look at AltaVista 121
Directories 127
Searching Within a Page in Internet Explorer 132
Exercises 136
Background Information 138
Tips 141
4 Internet, Your Source of Information 145
Visiting the Practice Page 146
Printing a Page 148
Selecting Text 150
Copying Text 152
Pasting Text into WordPad 152
Select All 155
Closing WordPad 159
"Grabbing" Images from the Screen 160
Copying an Image 161
Pasting an Image into Paint 161
Saving an Image 164
Where to Save? 166
Saving a Web Page 167
Internet Explorer Offline 169
Opening the Web Page 170
Exercises 173
Background Information 175
Tips 182
5 E-mail, Your Electronic Mail 185
Starting Outlook Express 186
Connect Right Away, or Wait? 186
Outlook Express Has Started 187
The E-mail Address 188
Sending E-mail 191
The Outbox 192
Sending and Receiving 193
Reading an E-mail 195
The Folders 197
Deleting E-mail Messages 198
A Second Test Message 201
The Drafts Folder 202
Replying to an E-mail 205
Exercises 209
Background Information 211
Tips 213
6 Adresses, E-mails and Attachments 215
Starting Outlook Express 216
The Address Book 217
Filling in an Address 218
Using an Address 222
Adding a New E-mail Address 225
A Wrong E-mail Address 226
Your Signature 230
The Inbox, Your Archive 233
Sorting E-mails 234
Searching Your E-mails 235
Sending an Attachment 239
Viewing an Attachment 242
Help, a Virus! 245
Saving an Attachment 246
Exercises 248
Background Information 249
Tips 253
7 Personalizing Your E-mail 259
Formatting E-mail 260
The Font Size 262
The Background Color 263
Stationery 264
Ready-made Stationery 267
Smileys 269
E-mail Using Internet Explorer 270
An E-mail Address on a Website 272
Exercises 274
Background Information 275
Tips 278
8 Downloading Files 279
The Practice Website 280
Downloading the Alarmclock 281
Installing the Program 284
Starting the Alarmclock 287
Deleting the Installation Program 288
Open or Save? 290
Exercises 291
Background Information 292
Tips 296
9 Optimizing Your Internet Settings 299
Adjusting the Dial-up Connection 300
Connecting Automatically 301
Saving Your Password 302
Internet Explorer Settings 305
Adjusting the Text Size 305
Clearing Your History 306
Deleting Temporary Files 309
Disconnecting Automatically 311
Outlook Express Settings 314
Mail Delivery 314
Send Options 316
No Outbox 317
Your Reply 318
Checking Your Account 319
Checking Your Name 320
10 Relaxing on the Internet 321
Games on the Internet 321
The Rules of Reversi 323
Stopping 324
Other Games 325
Appendices
A Installing Desktop Accessories 329
B Address Bar Search Settings 332
C Using Large Buttons in Internet Explorer 335
D How Do I Do That Again? 338
E Index 343
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