Chromebook For Dummies

Chromebook For Dummies

by Mark LaFay


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Chromebook For Dummies by Mark LaFay

Get the most out of your Google Chromebook

Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and alittle—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You'vecome to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks youthrough setting up the device, transitioning from traditionalcomputers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suityour needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applyingadvanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-stepguidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to breaka sweat.

Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek—and withGoogle driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. Soit's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people fromall walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC orlaptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most ofyour experience, this book is a practical user's guide to allthings Chromebook.

  • Covers all Chromebooks on the market
  • Provides coverage of all Chromebook features in aneasy-to-follow manner
  • Serves as the go-to reference for successfully using aChromebook
  • Includes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounterwith your Chromebook

If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize theperformance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendlyguide time and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118951262
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 130,564
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark LaFay is a graduate of the Purdue School ofEngineering and Technology. His professional career, however,didn’t start in engineering and technology. LaFay started twosuccessful businesses in the music industry before making the leapback to tech. Mark LaFay is the co-founder of DCODIA, co-founderand product engineer of Conversion In A Box and the co-founder ofRoust. He is also an adjunct professor at Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Chromebook 5

Chapter 1: Choosing and Set ting Up Your Chromebook 7

Chapter 2: Working with the Desktop 19

Chapter 3: Sur veying the Chrome Browser 29

Chapter 4: Getting Your Hands on the Keyboard and Touchpad 41

Chapter 5: Exploring Chromebook Apps 61

Chapter 6: Finding Your Files 69

Part II: Harnessing Business Power with Chromebook 83

Chapter 7: Proceeding with Word Processing 85

Chapter 8: Summarizing Sheets 109

Chapter 9: Preparing Presentations 141

Chapter 10: Email with Gmail 177

Chapter 11: Organizing with Google Calendar 197

Part III: The Chromebook Recreational Vehicle 213

Chapter 12: Mustering Your Music 215

Chapter 13: Chromebook Video 229

Chapter 14: Chatting with Friends and Family 241

Chapter 15: Fun with Photos 251

Chapter 16: eBooks on Chromebooks 261

Part IV: Advanced Chromebook Settings 271

Chapter 17: Customizing Your Chromebook 273

Chapter 18: Supersizing Security 283

Chapter 19: Troubleshooting and Disaster Preparation 295

Part V: The Part of Tens 303

Chapter 20: Ten Handy Shortcuts 305

Chapter 21: Ten Great Chrome OS Apps 309

Index 313

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