Senior's Guide to Easy Computing; PC Basics, Internet, and E-Mail

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965167239
  • Publisher: Eklektika Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Own A Computer? 15
Why Should You Use This Book? 16
Objectives And Limitations 17
I Want To Hear From You 18
Understanding PC Basics
What Is A Personal Computer? 19
Why Should I Have A PC? 20
Is A Mac (Apple Macintosh) a PC? 21
Types Of PCs 22
What Is Hardware? 23
What Is A "Propeller Head"? 24
What Is Software? 25
What Are Applications? 26
What Is An Operating System? 27
What Is The Central Processing Unit (CPU)? 28
What Is CPU Speed? 29
What Is Random Access Memory (RAM)? 30
What Is A Megabyte? 31
Ram Vs. Hard Drive Storage 32
What Are Disk Drives? 33
How Do Drives Differ? 34
What Is A Floppy Drive? 35
What Is The Hard Drive? 36
What Is A CD-Rom Drive? 37
What Is A Monitor? 39
What Is A Qwerty Keyboard? 40
What Is A Mouse? 41
What Are Expansion Slots? 42
What Is Multimedia? 43
What Is A Printer? 44
What Is DPI? 45
What Is A Modem? 46
What Is Baud Rate? 47
Is Modern Speed Important? 48
Getting Set-Up
How Do I Get Started? 49
Picking The Best Workspace 50
Connections 51
Turning On The PC 52
Understanding Windows
What Is The Windows Operating System? 54
What Is The Desktop? 55
What Is The Taskbar? 56
What Is An Icon? 57
What Is A Pointer? 58
What Is The Difference Between The (A:), (C:), and (D:) Drives? 59
What Is A File? 60
What Is An Extension? 61
What Is A Folder? 62
Booting Up 63
What Should I See On The Screen After The Start-Up? 65
What Is A Window? 66
Recognizing The Parts Of A Window 67
What Are The Mouse Functions? 68
What Is The Taskbar? 70
What Is The Start Button? 71
How Do I Shut Down The PC? 73
How Do I Re-Start The PC? 74
Basic Skills
Basic Skills 75
Opening A Window 77
Resizing A Window 78
Moving A Window 79
Too Many Open Windows? 80
What Is A Scrollbar? 81
What Is A Menu? 82
What Is A Menu Bar? 83
Using Menus And Sub-Menus 84
What Is A Shortcut Menu? 85
What Are The Key Functions? 86
How Do I Close A Program? 88
Windows Tasks
What Is A Dialog Box? 89
How Do I Find Files And Folders? 90
How Do I Open A File or Folder? 91
How Do I Rename A File Or Folder? 92
Copying And Moving Files And Folders 93
How Do I Create A Folder? 95
Deleting Files and Folders 96
How Do I Customize The Desktop? 97
How Do I Play A CD? 98
Playing Sounds 99
Sound Recorder Toolbar 100
Playing Media Clips And Movies 101
What Is A Screen Saver? 102
How Do I Get A Screen Saver? 103
What Is A Program? 104
Windows Programs 105
New Programs 106
How Do I Add A New Program? 108
How Do I Remove A Program? 110
How Do I Start A Program? 111
How Do I Quit A Program? 112
Word Processing Overview 113
Spreadsheet Overview 114
Games 115
What Is Multitasking? 116
Using My Computer 117
Using Windows Explorer 118
Working With My Documents 119
File Management
File Management 120
Backing Up 121
Hard Disk Maintenance 122
What Is The Internet? 124
Where Did The Internet Originate? 125
What Is the World Wide Web? 126
What Can I Do On The Internet? 127
Who Owns And Runs The Internet? 128
How Many People Are On The Internet? 129
Is There Bad Stuff On The Internet? 130
Security On The Internet 131
What Is Needed To Get Online? 132
How Do I Get Connected? 133
What Is An ISP? 134
Which Online Service Is The Best? 135
Can I Switch Online Services? 136
Where Do I Get The Software To Access The Internet? 137
What Is A Web Browser? 138
How To Choose A Browser 139
What Is A Domain Name? 140
How Do I Log On To The Internet? 141
What Is A Web Page/Web Site? 142
What Is A Home Page? 143
What Is Hypertext Linking? 144
What Is A URL? 145
What Is The Meaning Of http? 146
How To Surf The Web 147
Internet Explorer Toolbar Buttons 148
How Do I Search For A Topic? 150
Cannot Open A Web Page? 151
Web Address Error Codes 152
What Is An FTP Program? 153
How Do I Download A File From The Web? 154
What Is Uploading? 155
Is There An Easy Way To Return To My Favorite Sites? 156
What Is A Newsgroup? 157
What Are Chat Rooms? 158
What Is A Plug-In? 159
What Is A Cookie? 160
What Is A Virus? 161
Logging Off The Internet 162
What Is E-Mail? 163
How Does E-Mail Work? 164
What Do I Need To Get Started? 165
What Is An E-Mail Address? 166
How Do I Send E-Mail? 167
How Can I Be Sure That The Message Was Sent? 168
How Do I Receive E-Mail? 169
How Do I Use The Address Book? 170
Addressing E-Mail Shortcut 171
How Do I Reply To E-Mail? 172
How Do I Forward E-Mail? 173
Sending Carbon Copies And Blind Carbon Copies 174
How Do I Attach A File To My E-Mail Message? 175
How Do I Receive Attachments? 176
Is E-Mail Private? 177
Reading And Composing E-Mail Offline 178
Emoticons 179
E-Mail Etiquette 180
Acronyms 181
101 Hot Tips 182
101 Great Web Sites 198
Index 205
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    For the Young and the Young at Heart

    This book is not just for the senior generation. It covers all of the basics to get started understanding the world of computing. I would recommnend this book to anyone that thinks that computers are overwhelming. I have given all of my staff this book.

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