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Windows Vista for Seniors: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using Computers

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The ultimate starting point for senior citizens who want to learn how to use a PC, this reference guides users through the basics of the Windows Vista operating system. Seniors can work through the book at their own pace while sitting at the computer, learning how to write letters and memos, send and receive e-mail, explore the World Wide Web, and customize computer settings. The information is suitable for users with Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7, and Outlook Express 7. ...
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Overview


The ultimate starting point for senior citizens who want to learn how to use a PC, this reference guides users through the basics of the Windows Vista operating system. Seniors can work through the book at their own pace while sitting at the computer, learning how to write letters and memos, send and receive e-mail, explore the World Wide Web, and customize computer settings. The information is suitable for users with Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7, and Outlook Express 7.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789059052741
  • Publisher: Visual Steps Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Computer Books for Seniors Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Addo Stuur is the author of Digital Photo Editing for Seniors, Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows XP, and Windows XP for Seniors.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     13
Register Your Book     13
Visual Steps Newsletter     13
Introduction to Visual Steps     14
What You'll Need     15
How This Book Is Organized     17
The Screen Shots     17
How to Use This Book     18
Test Your Knowledge     19
For Teachers     19
Starting Windows Vista     21
Desktop Computer or Laptop     22
Turning on Your Desktop Computer or Laptop     23
Starting Windows Vista     24
Mouse or Touchpad     26
How to Hold the Mouse     27
Moving the Mouse     28
What Can You Do with the Mouse?     31
Pointing     32
The Mouse Buttons     33
Clicking     33
The Desktop     40
Pointing to an Object     41
The Start Menu     42
Opening the Program Calculator     44
The Menu Bar     47
Calculating by Clicking     49
Minimizing a Window     50
Starting Another Program     51
Maximizing and Minimizing     52
Making a Window Reappear on theDesktop     54
Closing a Program     55
Restoring a Maximized Window to Its Former Size     56
Turning off Your Computer     57
Shutting Down Your Computer     60
Exercises     62
Background Information     63
Tips     68
More Use of the Mouse in Windows Vista     69
Getting Ready     70
The Next Three Mouse Actions     70
Dragging     71
Dragging with a Scroll Bar     73
Using the Scroll Wheel of a Mouse     75
Enlarging and Reducing a Window     76
Back to the Beginning     78
Using Windows Help and Support     79
Double-Clicking     83
The Many Faces of a Window     86
Changing the View     87
Right-Clicking     90
Exercises     94
Background Information     96
Tips     99
Keyboard Skills     109
Opening WordPad     110
The Keyboard     111
Repeat Keys     112
A Typing Error?     113
Capital Letters     114
Words on the Next Line      115
Beginning a New Paragraph     115
Colon or @?     116
The Cursor Keys     117
The Beginning and End of the Text     118
Correcting Mistakes     120
Removing Empty Lines     121
Moving Quickly through Text     121
Starting a New Document     122
Accents and Other Special Punctuation     124
Typing Apostrophes     125
Closing WordPad     126
Exercises     127
Background Information     129
Tips     132
Writing a Letter     133
Starting a Letter     134
A Larger Font     134
Today's Date     135
Undoing     136
Typing a Letter     137
Saving a Document     138
Closing WordPad     140
Opening a Document     140
Printing the Letter     142
Save Changes?     146
Exercises     149
Background Information     150
Tips     155
Word Processing     157
The Cursor and the Mouse     158
Selecting a Word     159
Undoing a Selection      160
Deleting a Word     160
Dragging a Word     161
Typing Over a Word     163
Selecting a Paragraph     163
Dragging a Paragraph     164
Mini Word Processing     165
Splitting and Pasting Paragraphs     167
Copying, Cutting and Pasting     169
Exercises     174
Background Information     178
Tips     179
Folders and Files     183
Opening Your Personal Folder     184
Changing the Display of the Folder Window     185
Understanding the Different Parts of a Folder Window     187
The Folder Documents     188
File and Folder Icons     189
Making a New Folder     190
Saving in a Folder     191
Copying Files     195
Moving a File     199
Dragging and Dropping Files     201
Selecting Multiple Files     202
Changing the File Name     204
Deleting Files     206
The Recycle Bin     208
Copying to a USB Stick     210
Safely Removing a USB Stick     214
Exercises     216
Background Information      219
Tips     222
Text Layout     227
Text Layout     228
Text Layout in WordPad     229
Selecting Text     230
Underlining Words     230
Boldface     231
Italics     232
Colored Letters     232
Other Types of Layout Effects     233
Undoing Effects     234
The Font     235
The Font Size     238
Determining Layout in Advance     240
Exercises     241
Background Information     244
Tips     248
Surfing the Internet     249
Some Information First: The Modem     250
Is Your Modem Ready?     251
Starting Internet Explorer     251
Contacting Your Internet Service Provider     254
Typing an Address     255
Wrong Address     257
Refreshing a Page     259
Forward and Backward     260
Clicking to Browse     263
Using the Scroll Bars     265
Printing a Web Page     266
Saving a Web Address     267
The Home Button     269
Opening a Favorite     269
Disconnecting from the Internet     271
Exercises     273
Background Information     275
Tips     279
E-mail, Your Electronic Mailbox     287
Opening Windows Mail     288
The E-mail Address     290
Sending an E-mail     291
The Outbox     293
Sending and Receiving     293
Reading a Message     296
Including an Attachment     298
Opening and Saving an Attachment     303
Saving an Attachment     305
Exercises     306
Background Information     308
Tips     312
How to Make Working with Your Computer More Pleasant     317
The Control Panel     318
Customizing the Mouse     319
The Pointer Speed     320
The Mouse Pointer Visibility     323
The Size of the Mouse Pointer     324
A Black Mouse Pointer     325
The Double-Click Speed     326
Left-Handed Users     327
Has the Mouse Been Customized?     329
Tips for Using a Mouse     330
Customizing the Keyboard      332
Your Keystroke     333
Customizing the Display     335
Changing the Size of the Text and Icons     336
A Different Background     339
The Screen Saver     343
Tips for the Display     346
Customizing Windows Sidebar     347
Customizing the Sound     352
Music as a Test     354
How Do I Insert a CD in the CD or DVD Drive?     354
Sound Knobs on Your Computer     357
Customizing Sound Signals     359
Tips for the Sound     361
Adjusting the Power Plan     362
Test Your Knowledge     365
More about Windows Vista     369
Background Information     371
Appendices
Clicking, Dragging and Double-Clicking in Solitaire     375
How Do I Do That Again?     383
Changing Your Keyboard Settings     393
Index     395
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