Surface For Dummies

Overview

Clear the surface and make way for the new tablet from Microsoft!

As Microsoft's first foray into the tablet market, the Surface is packed with all the features you're looking for to stay entertained and get things done wherever you go. Written by bestselling veteran author Andy Rathbone, this full-color, easy-to-understand book is packed with information on how to use the new interface, figure out the operating system, navigate the new app ...

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Overview

Clear the surface and make way for the new tablet from Microsoft!

As Microsoft's first foray into the tablet market, the Surface is packed with all the features you're looking for to stay entertained and get things done wherever you go. Written by bestselling veteran author Andy Rathbone, this full-color, easy-to-understand book is packed with information on how to use the new interface, figure out the operating system, navigate the new app environment, and take full advantage of this exciting new tablet device.

  • Explains how Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT differ, and helps you decide which Surface model best meets your needs
  • Walks you through using both the hardware and software, such as the touch cover/type cover, Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro operating system, and the version of Office Home & Student 2013 that's bundled with the Surface RT
  • Explains how to make Surface work with other devices
  • Details how Office applications work on Surface
  • Shares tips on how to handle common challenges with tablet devices as well as suggestions for getting a better performance from yours

Surface For Dummies does more than just scratch the surface ā€“ it serves as a guide to navigating and enhancing your entire Surface experience!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118898635
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/5/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 238,449
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Rathbone began his relationship with technology back in 1985. He has written all editions of Windows For Dummies, the all-time bestselling computer book, as well as many other technology books ā€” more than 50 in all.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Which Microsoft Surface Do You Need? 5

Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your Surface15

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Surface27

Chapter 4: The First Walkthrough of Surface39

Chapter 5: Typing, Touching, and Drawing on the Surface61

Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet, Printers, Monitors, Storage, and More 77

Chapter 7: All About Apps 111

Chapter 8: Browsing the Web 127

Chapter 9: Reaching Out with Mail, People, Calendar, and Messaging Apps 145

Chapter 10: Photos and Movies 171

Chapter 11: Listening to Music 179

Chapter 12: Visiting the Windows Desktop 187

Chapter 13: Working in Microsoft Office 201

Chapter 14: Settings and Troubleshooting 213

Chapter 15: Ten Essential Tips ā€˜nā€™ Tricks 225

Index 229

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