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Part of the Practical series, this text offers an engaging, interactive approach to teaching PC concepts. The companion BookOnCD features videos, animations, screen tours, and activities, giving students hands-on experience with their PC.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538746724
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Series: New Perspectives Practical Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, she opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

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Table of Contents


PART A: PC BASICS. 1. Getting Started. 2. Looking at Windows. 3. Installing and Learning Software. PART B: COMPUTER FILES. 4. File Basics. 5. Organizing Files and Folders. 6. Protecting Your Files. PART C: THE INTERNET, THE WEB, AND E-MAIL. 7. Connecting to the Internet. 8. Browsing and Searching the Web. 9. Sending E-mail and Attachments. PART D: APPLICATION SOFTWARE. 10. Writing and Printing Documents. 11. Working with Spreadsheets. 12. Accessing Databases. 13. Making Presentations. PART E: GRAPHICS, SOUND, AND VIDEO. 14. Working with Graphics. 15. Recording and Editing Sound. 16. Creating Desktop Video and Animation. PART F: UPGRADES AND EXPANSION. 17. Looking "Under the Hood". 18. Buying PC. 19. Upgrading and Expanding Your PC.
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