Quick Course in Microsoft Windows 98

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Microsoft Windows 98 is the path to 32-bit desktop computing that's easy, reliable, fast, and fully integrated with the Internet. Quick Course in Microsoft Windows 98 is the quick way to tap this power, covering just the information and training you need.
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Overview

Microsoft Windows 98 is the path to 32-bit desktop computing that's easy, reliable, fast, and fully integrated with the Internet. Quick Course in Microsoft Windows 98 is the quick way to tap this power, covering just the information and training you need.
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Fast paced and to the point, "Quick Course" books are designed for the beginning to intermediate computer user, with a focus on software training and instruction rather than features. These easy-to-follow tutorials for Microsoft Windows 98 build business skills used on the job, enabling end users to discover how to customize Windows 98 to suit the way they work. Tap into the power of Windows 98. Topics include: *New ways to access and organize programs and documents *How to communicate with the outside world using Outlook Express *Customizing Windows 98 to specific needs *Keep your PC running at peak performance using the Maintenance Wizard *And more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572317420
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 4/3/1998
  • Series: Quick Course Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Learning the Basics 1
1 Introducing Windows 98 2
Why Do You Need an Operating System? 4
The Desktop 5
Desktop Variations 8
Working with Icons 9
Working with the Start Button 13
Window Basics 15
Sizing and Moving Windows 15
Arranging Windows 18
Getting Help 19
Shutting Down Your Computer 23
2 Using Programs 24
Starting Programs 26
Command Basics 29
Choosing Commands from Menus 29
Using Menus on the Menu Bar 29
Using Dialog Boxes 32
Using Shortcut Menus 39
Choosing Commands with Toolbar Buttons 40
Multitasking 42
Switching Among Running Programs 43
Sharing Information Among Programs 46
Using Printers 50
Printing from a Program 51
Adding a Printer 52
Quitting Programs 53
3 Managing Folders and Files 54
Storage Basics 56
Opening Recently Used Files 58
Finding Files 60
Using My Computer 60
Using Windows Explorer 63
Using Network Neighborhood 67
Sharing Folders 68
Connecting to Shared Folders 70
Stopping Sharing 72
Using the Find Command 72
Organizing Folders and Files 74
Deciding on a System 74
Creating New Folders 76
Specifying What You Want to Work With 77
Moving and Copying Folders and Files 78
Copying Files to and from Floppy Disks 81
Renaming Folders and Files 84
Deleting and Undeleting Folders and Files 85
4 E-Mailing with Windows 98 88
E-Mail Concepts 90
Internal vs. Internet E-Mail 91
E-Mail Addresses 92
Setting Up Internet E-Mail 93
Starting Outlook Express for the First Time 97
Customizing the Outlook Express Window 99
Sending Messages 101
Shortcuts for Addressing Messages 103
Attaching Items to Messages 105
Attaching Stationery 105
Attaching Files 106
Sending Messages Stored in the Outbox 107
Retrieving and Handling Messages 107
Replying to Messages 109
Forwarding Messages 110
Deleting Messages 111
Organizing Messages 111
Part 2 Building Proficiency 115
5 Increasing Your Efficiency 116
Getting Going Quickly 118
Using Shortcut Icons 118
Creating Shortcut Icons 118
Deleting Shortcut Icons 121
Using Start Menu Shortcuts 121
Adding Shortcuts to the Programs Submenu 122
Adding Shortcuts to the StartUp Submenu 126
Removing Start Menu Shortcuts 127
Using Favorites 128
Deleting Favorites 128
Using Taskbar Toolbars 129
Adding Toolbars to the Taskbar 130
Manipulating Taskbar Toolbars 131
Working Smart 133
Creating Instant Documents 133
Associating Documents with Programs 136
Sending Documents Places 139
Reusing Information 140
6 Customizing the Way You Work 148
Adding or Removing Hardware 150
Adding or Removing Programs 152
Adding or Removing Application Programs 153
Adding or Removing Windows Components 154
Tailoring the Display 156
Changing the Number of Colors and the Resolution 156
Changing the Background 157
Displaying a Screen Saver 159
Changing the Color Scheme 160
Switching to Web Style 162
Internet Access Everywhere 166
Reverting to the Traditional Display 168
Customizing the Taskbar 168
Relocating the Taskbar 168
Changing Taskbar Properties 169
Other Adjustments 170
Changing the Date or Time 171
Adjusting the Mouse 173
Adjusting the Keyboard 174
Accommodating Different Abilities 176
Adjusting Multimedia Devices 177
7 Solving Common Problems 180
Backing Up Your Files 182
Creating a Full Backup 183
Creating an Incremental Backup 188
Restoring Documents 189
Optimizing Your Hard Disk 191
Using Disk Cleanup 192
Using ScanDisk 193
Using Disk Defragmenter 195
Using the Maintenance Wizard 197
Troubleshooting Startup Problems 198
Creating a Startup Disk 199
Starting from the Startup Menu 199
Checking Your Files 200
Using the Startup Troubleshooter 202
Index 203
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