PCs All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

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  • Covers the most popular PC applications and tools available today, fully revised to include Windows XP, Office "X," Works 7, and basic Internet, digital photography, and home networking
  • Walks the reader through setting up a computer, navigating the Windows desktop, using e-mail, exploring the Internet, and much more
  • Convenient minibook format makes it easy to find desired information quickly
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Overview

  • Covers the most popular PC applications and tools available today, fully revised to include Windows XP, Office "X," Works 7, and basic Internet, digital photography, and home networking
  • Walks the reader through setting up a computer, navigating the Windows desktop, using e-mail, exploring the Internet, and much more
  • Convenient minibook format makes it easy to find desired information quickly
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“…recommended for new PC users…”(PC Utilities, September 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764539411
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/23/2003
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 788
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers is a computer consultant, programmer, hardware technician, and author. His previous books include Building a PC For Dummies and Scanners For Dummies.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: PC Hardware.

Chapter 1: Starting with the Basics.

Chapter 2: Additional Toys Your PC Will Enjoy.

Chapter 3: Connectors, Ports, and Sundry Openings.

Chapter 4: Maintaining Your Hardware.

Book II: Windows XP.

Chapter 1: Shake Hands with Windows XP.

Chapter 2: The Many Windows of Windows.

Chapter 3: Windows XP Basics.

Chapter 4: Customizing Windows XP.

Chapter 5: Maintaining the XP Beast.

Chapter 6: Taking Control of the Control Panel.

Chapter 7: Easy XP Troubleshooting.

Book III: The Internet.

Chapter 1: Making Sense of the Internet.

Chapter 2: Adding a Dialup Connection to Windows XP.

Chapter 3: Protecting Your Internet Privacy.

Chapter 4: Cruising the Web with Internet Explorer.

Chapter 5: Harnessing Your E-Mail.

Chapter 6: Instant Messaging Done Right.

Book IV: Microsoft Works.

Chapter 1: An Overview of Works.

Chapter 2: Word Processing in Works.

Chapter 3: Working with Spreadsheets.

Chapter 4: Using the Works Calendar.

Chapter 5: Having Fun with Works Database.

Book V: Office XP.

Chapter 1: Introducing Office XP.

Chapter 2: Using Word.

Chapter 3: Putting Excel to Work.

Chapter 4: Performing with PowerPoint.

Chapter 5: Doing Database Magic with Access.

Chapter 6: Staying in Touch with Outlook.

Book VI: Fun with Movies, Music, and Photos.

Chapter 1: Scanning with Gusto.

Chapter 2: Dude, MP3 Rocks.

Chapter 3: Making Movies with Your PC.

Chapter 4: I Can Make My Own DVDs?

Chapter 5: I’m Okay, You’re a Digital Camera.

Book VII: Upgrading and Supercharging.

Chapter 1: Determining What to Upgrade.

Chapter 2: Adding RAM to Your Hot Rod.

Chapter 3: Scotty, I Need More Power!

Chapter 4: Adding Hard Drive Territory to Your System.

Chapter 5: Partying with USB, FireWire, and Hubs.

Chapter 6: Pumping Up Your Sound and Video.

Book VIII: Home Networking.

Chapter 1: Do I Really Need a Network?

Chapter 2: Ethernet to the Rescue.

Chapter 3: Going Wireless.

Chapter 4: Sharing Your Internet Connection.

Index.

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