My Surface [NOOK Book]

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My Surface™

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Overview

My Surface™

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Surface photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into Surface problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Surface

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Surface working just the way you want. Learn how to

• Get started quickly with Surface’s Start Screen and natural touch interface

• Safely connect to networks, the Web, and other PCs

• Use SkyDrive and your Microsoft account to access data and settings from anywhere

• Search and browse the Internet more efficiently than ever

• Do your Facebook and Twitter social networking through the People app

• Discover, manage, and play music and other media

• Watch Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming video

• Manage your appointments and your life through Calendar

• Keep up to date with the latest news

• Create documents with Word 2013

• Crunch numbers with Excel 2013

• Present on-the-go with PowerPoint 2013

• Organize your notes with OneNote 2013

• Find the best new Surface apps at the Windows Store

• Keep your Surface working reliably and securely

• Personalize Microsoft Surface so it works the way you want it to

• Get more help whenever you need it

• Make the most of Touch Cover and Type Cover

• Control your Xbox 360 through Surface’s Smartglass app

CATEGORY: Tablets

COVERS: Microsoft Surface™

USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133157253
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Series: My...
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 622,197
  • File size: 144 MB
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Meet the Author

Jim Cheshire is a technology expert with a passion for gadgets. He has written a dozen books and many online articles on technology and is the author of many best-selling technical guides. Jim works on the Azure Application Platform and Tools team at Microsoft and was an early adopter of Windows RT.

When Jim’s not writing, he spends time with his family, plays keyboards with his band, and enjoys writing music.

You can contact Jim through his website at JimcoBooks.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Surface

The Surface Device

Ports and Controls

The Kickstand

Type Cover and Touch Cover

Windows RT Basics

The Start Screen

App Switching and Charms

Typing in Windows RT

Adding Devices

Removing Devices

Notifications

The Lock Screen

Additional Settings

Volume and Mute

Screen Brightness and Rotation Lock

Hiding Notifications Temporarily

Shutting Down, Sleeping, and Restarting

Synchronizing Settings

Moving On

Chapter 2 Connecting to Networks

Wireless Networking

Connecting to a Wireless Network

Connecting to a Hidden Network

Disconnecting from a Network

Using Airplane Mode

Network Sharing

Turning Sharing On or Off

Accessing Network Resources

Remoting into Other Computers

Enabling Connections on the Remote Computer

Connecting to Remote Computers

Chapter 3 Using and Customizing the Start Screen

Locating and Launching Apps

Launching Apps from the Start Screen

Searching for Apps

Switching Between Recent Apps

Switching Between Running Apps

Displaying a List of Running Apps

Displaying Two Apps Simultaneously

Organizing the Start Screen

Rearranging Tiles

Naming Groups

Changing or Removing a Group Name

Customizing the Start Screen

Changing the Start Screen Color Scheme and Background Picture

Showing Administrative Tools

Removing Tiles from the Start Menu

Pinning Apps to the Start Menu

Changing Tile Sizes

Controlling Live Tiles

Removing Personal Information from Live Tiles

Chapter 4 Security and Windows RT

Securing Your PC

Changing Your Password

Locking Your PC

Signing Out of Your PC

Configuring Auto-Lock

Using Picture Passwords

Creating a Picture Password

Changing Your Picture Password

Replaying Your Picture Password

Removing Your Picture Password

Using PINs

Creating a PIN

Changing a PIN

Removing a PIN

Signing in with a PIN

Using a PIN When a Picture Password Is Set

Managing User Accounts

Adding a Local Account

Adding a Microsoft Account

Deleting a User Account

Switching Accounts

Changing from a Local Account to a Microsoft Account

Switching to a Local Account

Chapter 5 Using Family Safety

Configuring Family Safety

Enabling and Disabling Family Safety for a User

Configuring Activity Reporting

Viewing Activity Reports

Viewing Activity Reports from Control Panel

Viewing Activity Reports from the Family Safety Website

Using Web Filtering

Enabling Web Filtering from Control Panel

Enabling Web Filtering from the Family Safety Website

Modifying the Web Filter List from Control Panel

Modifying the Web Filter List from the Website

Blocking Sites from the Activity Report

Using Time Limits and Curfews

Setting Time Limits and Curfews from Control Panel

Setting Time Limits and Curfews from the Website

Configuring Windows Store and Game Restrictions

Configuring Windows Store and Game Restrictions from Control Panel

Configuring Store and Game Restrictions from the Website

Changing the Rating System from Control Panel

Changing the Rating System from the Website

Handling Requests

Responding to a Request from the User’s PC

Responding to a Request from the Website

Managing Users in Family Safety

Adding a New Parent

Making an Existing User a Parent

Linking Accounts

Configuring Email Notifications

Changing Frequency of Request Emails

Changing Activity Report Email Settings

Chapter 6 Backing Up Your Data

Configuring and Starting File History

Starting Your First Backup

Selecting a Different Drive

Excluding Folders

Choosing When Backups Happen

Controlling Local Disk Usage

Controlling How Long Backups are Kept

Recommending a Drive to Your HomeGroup

Restoring Files

Restoring Files to the Original Location

Resolving File Conflicts

Restoring to a Different Location

Cleaning Up Files

Performing a Clean Up

Troubleshooting File History

Viewing File History Event History

Chapter 7 Searching and Browsing the Internet

Using the Bing App

Exploring the Bing App

Searching in the Bing App

Filtering Search Results

Controlling Search History

Clearing Search History

Browsing Sites with Internet Explorer

Opening a Site in the Windows 8—Style Internet Explorer

Viewing a Site in Desktop Internet Explorer

Pinning Web Pages to the Start Screen

Searching a Web Page

Setting the Zoom Level

Using Flip Ahead

Disallowing Location Services

Using Tabs

Opening a Link in a New Tab

Creating a New Blank Tab

Closing a Tab

Opening an InPrivate Tab

Favorites and Frequent Sites

Adding a Favorite

Browsing to a Favorite Page

Opening a Favorite in a New Tab

Deleting a Favorite

Visiting a Frequent Site

Opening a Frequent Site in a New Tab

Deleting a Frequent Site Tile

Chapter 8 Connecting with People

Working with Contacts

Adding Contacts from the Cloud

Changing Contact Sort Order

Filtering Your Contacts

Linking Contacts

Making a Contact a Favorite

Pinning Contacts to the Start Screen

Creating a New Contact

Deleting a Contact

Removing All Contacts from a Service

Editing a Contact

Contacting Someone from the People App

Social Networking

Posting to Social Networks

Viewing Updates on Social Networks

Sharing Content with People

Sharing App Content with Social Networks

Emailing App Content to Contacts

Listing Share Apps in Alphabetical Order

Clearing the List of Often-Shared Choices

Disabling the Often-Shared Shortcut List

Using the Messaging App

Sending a Message

Sending a Message from a Different Account

Inviting a Friend to Message with You

Making Yourself Unavailable

Changing Your Status

Deleting a Conversation

Reporting a Hacked Account

Chapter 9 Using Mail

Adding and Managing Email Accounts

Adding a Hotmail Account

Adding an Outlook Account

Adding a Google Account

Adding a Custom Account

Setting When and How Much Email Is Downloaded

Renaming an Account

Choosing What to Sync

Changing an Account Password

Controlling Account Email Notifications

Removing an Account

Reading and Organizing Email

Reading an Email

Viewing or Saving Email Attachments

Marking Emails Read or Unread

Moving Emails to Another Folder

Deleting Email Messages

Undeleting Email Messages

Pinning a Folder to the Start Screen

Composing and Sending Email

Creating a New Email Message

Replying to Email

Formatting Text in an Email

Adding Emoticons to Email

Attaching Files to an Email

Saving Email Drafts

Continuing a Saved Draft

Using an Email Signature

Chapter 10 Using Calendar

Connecting Calendars

Adding a Hotmail Calendar

Adding an Outlook Calendar

Adding a Google Calendar

Viewing Calendars

Hiding a Calendar

Changing a Calendar’s Display Color

Viewing Events in Month View

Viewing Events in Week View

Viewing Events in Day View

Working with Events

Adding a Basic Event

Adding a Recurring Event

Setting Reminders

Specifying an Event Status

Inviting Others to an Event

Creating a Private Event

Editing an Event

Deleting an Event

Chapter 11 Keeping Up to Date with News

Reading the News

Reading an Article

Pin a Section to the Start Screen

Viewing an Article in a Browser

Clearing Your Viewing History

Other News Sources

Reading News from Other Sources

Pinning a News Source to the Start Screen

Searching for News

Custom News

Adding a My News Source

Removing a My News Source

Sharing News

Emailing a News Article

Sharing an Article on Facebook

Chapter 12 HomeGroups and SkyDrive

Using HomeGroups

Joining a HomeGroup

Leaving a HomeGroup

Accessing Shared Files

Using SkyDrive

Browsing Files in SkyDrive

Opening Files with a Specific App

Creating a New Folder

Uploading Files to SkyDrive

Downloading Files from SkyDrive

Deleting Files from SkyDrive

Reviewing SkyDrive Usage

Chapter 13 Discovering and Playing Music

Browsing Music

Logging In to Xbox Music

Exploring an Artist

Exploring the Xbox Music Store

Searching for Music

Managing Your Music Library

Adding a Network Location to My Music

Purchasing Music

Deleting Music from Your Library

Requiring a Password for Purchases

Making My Music the Default View

Using an Xbox Music Pass

Purchasing an Xbox Music Pass

Downloading Xbox Music Pass Music

Playing Music on Your PC and Xbox 360

Playing Music

Playing Music on an Xbox 360

Music Playlists

Adding Songs to the Now Playing Playlist

Creating a Playlist

Adding Songs to a Playlist

Editing a Playlist

Deleting a Playlist

Seeing What’s Playing

Shuffling or Repeating Songs in a Playlist

Chapter 14 Watching Video

Managing My Videos

Adding Videos to My Videos

Deleting Videos from My Videos

Making My Videos the Default View

Exploring, Buying, and Renting Videos

Browsing the Movies Store

Renting Movies

Buying Movies

Browsing the Television Store

Buying TV Shows

Require a Password for Purchases

Sharing Videos with Email

Sharing Videos on Facebook

Playing Videos

Playing Videos on Your Surface

Playing Videos on Your Xbox 360

Chapter 15 Pictures

Adding Pictures to the Photos App

Populating the Pictures Library

Connecting to the Cloud

Importing Pictures

Choosing Which Pictures Show in the Photos App

Viewing Pictures and Video

Browsing Pictures

Browsing Pictures by Date

Watching a Slide Show

Deleting Pictures

Using a Picture in Your Lock Screen

Setting the Pictures App Tile Image

Shuffling Pictures on the App Tile

Setting the Pictures App Background

Sharing Pictures

Sharing a Picture with Email

Uploading Pictures to SkyDrive

Sharing a Picture with People

Using the Camera App

Taking Pictures

Changing Photo Resolution

Changing Picture Appearance

Taking Video

Chapter 16 Using Maps

Exploring Maps

Viewing and Zooming

Using Zoom Controls

Viewing Your Location

Changing the Units of Measurement

Changing the Map Style

Using Angled View

Showing Traffic

Searching Maps

Searching for a Place

Adding Pins

Clearing or Disabling Search History

Getting Directions

Allowing Maps to Use Your Location

Getting Directions to a Pinned Address

Getting Directions by Searching

Sharing Maps

Sharing Maps with Email

Chapter 17 Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2013

Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents

Creating a New Blank Document

Creating a Document from a Template

Saving Documents to Your Tablet

Saving Documents to SkyDrive

Opening Documents on Your Tablet

Opening Documents on SkyDrive

Managing Recent Documents

Switching Microsoft Accounts

Formatting Text

Formatting Existing Text

Formatting New Text

Formatting Text Using Styles

Editing Styles

Creating a New Style

Adding Pictures

Adding Pictures from Your Tablet or Removable Media

Adding Pictures from the Cloud

Formatting Pictures

Changing Picture Layout

Proofing Documents

Correcting Misspelled Words

Adding Words to the Dictionary

Using the Dictionary

Using the Thesaurus

Sharing Documents

Sharing Documents Using Email

Sharing Using Social Networking

Printing Documents

Printing an Entire Document

Printing Specific Pages

Tips and Tricks

Using the Quick Access Toolbar

Adjusting Input Mode

Using the Format Painter

Chapter 18 Crunching Numbers with Microsoft Excel 2013

Creating, Opening, and Saving Workbooks

Creating a Workbook

Opening a Workbook

Saving a Workbook

Entering Data

Adding Data

Resizing a Column

Changing Data Formatting

Adding Data with AutoFill

Creating Formulas and Functions

Directly Entering a Formula

Using the Insert Function Dialog

Creating Formulas from Selections

Tips and Tricks

Freezing Panes

Creating Sheets

Filtering Data

Chapter 19 Presenting with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Creating, Opening, and Saving Presentations

Creating a Presentation

Saving a Presentation

Opening a Presentation

Creating Slides and Content

Creating a New Slide

Deleting a Slide

Changing Slide Layout

Adding Text to a Slide

Adding Shapes to a Slide

Aligning Objects

Using Themes

Applying a Theme

Modiying a Theme

Using Animations and Transitions

Applying a Transition

Customizing a Transition

Adding an Animation

Configuring an Animation Trigger

Presenting with PowerPoint

Changing Slide Order

Entering Slide Show Mode

Tips and Tricks

Using Sections

Using Headers and Footers

Chapter 20 Organizing Notes with Microsoft OneNote 2013

Creating and Organizing Sections

Creating a Section

Changing a Section’s Color

Renaming a Section

Merging Sections

Moving or Copying a Section

Deleting a Section

Creating and Editing Pages

Creating a Page

Adding Text to a Page

Adding Pictures on Your Tablet to a Page

Adding Pictures from the Cloud to a Page

Renaming a Page

Moving or Copying a Page

Deleting a Page

Creating and Organizing Notebooks

Creating a Notebook

Switching and Opening Notebooks

Moving and Sharing a Notebook

Using the Recycle Bin

Using Send to OneNote

Capturing a Screen Clipping

Sending Content to OneNote

Adding a QuickNote

Chapter 21 Enhancing Windows with Apps

Browsing the Windows Store

Browsing Categories

Exploring Apps

Searching for Apps

Installing and Uninstalling Apps

Installing Apps

Uninstalling Apps

Reinstalling Purchased Apps

Updating Apps

Manually Checking for Updates

Installing App Updates

Great Apps for Your Surface

Netflix

Skype

Angry Birds Space

Rowi

YouTube+

iHeartRadio

Kindle

WeatherBug

News360

eBay

Chapter 22 Updating and Troubleshooting Windows RT

Updating with Windows Update

Checking for and Installing Updates Manually

Installing Optional Updates

Troubleshooting Windows RT

Refreshing and Repairing Your PC

Resetting Windows

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