Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows 7: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using the Internet

Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows 7: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using the Internet

by Studio Visual Steps

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Overview

Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows 7: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using the Internet by Studio Visual Steps

Written primarily for the beginning or intermediate computer user over the age of 50, this large-print guide introduces seniors to the Web with precise directions, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions. Leading users through the basics of searching and finding information on the internet, it describes the fundamentals of e-mail management, electronic communication, and connecting with other internet users. Details on customizing a Web browser, downloading free software, and protecting against viruses are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789059051164
Publisher: Visual Steps Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Series: Computer Books for Seniors series Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Studio Visual Steps is a team of experienced professionals dedicated to producing useful and informative technology titles.

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Visual Steps Newsletter 13

Introduction to Visual Steps� 14

What You Will Need 15

How This Book Is Organized 16

Website 16

How to Use This Book 17

Prior Computer Experience 18

The Screen Shots 19

Test Your Knowledge 20

For Teachers 20

Register Your Book 20

1 Starting Out on the World Wide Web 21

1.1 Starting Windows 23

1.2 Is Your Modem Ready? 25

11.3 Starting Internet Explorer 25

11.4 Connecting to Your Internet Service Provider 28

11.5 Typing an Address 29

11.6 Maximizing the Window 31

11.7 A Wrong Address 32

11.8 Refreshing a Page 34

11.9 Forward and Back 35

11.10 Tabbed Browsing 37

11.11 Subdirectories 38

11.12 Browsing by Clicking 39

11.13 Opening a Link in a New Tab 40

11.14 Using the Scroll Bars 41

11.15 Back to the Home Page 44

11.16 A Second Window 45

11.17 Minimizing a Window 46

11.18 Opening a Window 47

11.19 Closing Windows 49

11.20 Closing Tabs 50

11.21 Zooming In and Out 51

11.22 Disconnecting from the Internet 55

11.23 Exercises 58

11.24 Background Information 60

11.25 Tips 68

2 Navigating the Internet 73

12.1 Starting Internet Explorer 74

12.2 The Address Bar 76

12.3 Saving a Web Address 77

12.4 Opening a Favorite 78

12.5 Organizing Your Favorites 79

12.6 Typing Part of a Web Address 81

12.7 Saving a Web Address in a Folder 83

12.8 RSS Feeds 86

12.9 Temporarily Disconnecting 91

12.10 Changing the Home Page 94

12.11 History 97

12.12 Shortcuts 99

12.13 Exercises 101

12.14 Background Information 103

12.15 Tips 108

3 Searching and Finding on the Internet 109

13.1 Starting Internet Explorer 110

13.2 The Instant Search Box 112

13.3 Searching for News114

13.4 Changing the Default Search Engine 115

13.5 Searching with Google 116

13.6 Narrowing Down the Search Results 118

13.7 Advanced Search 119

13.8 Searching for Images 124

13.9 Searching for Video Clips 126

13.10 Directories 128

13.11 Searching Within a Page in Internet Explorer 132

13.12 Exercises 134

13.13 Background Information 136

13.14 Tips 138

4 Internet, Your Source of Information 141

14.1 Visiting the Practice Website 142

14.2 Printing a Page 143

14.3 Selecting Text 145

14.4 Copying Text 147

14.5 Pasting Text into WordPad 147

14.6 Select All 150

14.7 Closing WordPad 153

14.8 'Grabbing' Images from the Screen 154

14.9 Copying an Image 155

14.10 Pasting an Image into Paint 156

14.11 Saving an Image 158

14.12 Where to Save? 160

14.13 Saving a Web page 161

14.14 Internet Explorer Offline 164

14.15 Opening the Web page 165

14.16 Exercises 167

14.17 Background Information 169

14.18 Tips 176

5 E-mail, Your Electronic Mail 177

15.1 Opening Windows Live Mail 178

15.2 The E-mail Address 183

15.3 Creating an E-mail Message 184

15.4 Sending E-mail 186

15.5 The Outbox 187

15.6 Sending and Receiving 187

15.7 Reading an E-mail 190

15.8 The Folders 191

15.9 Deleting E-mail Messages 192

15.10 A Second Test Message 195

15.11 The Drafts Folder 196

15.12 Replying to an E-mail 200

15.13 Optimizing Your Windows Live Mail Settings 203

15.14 Mail Delivery 203

15.15 Send Options 205

15.16 No Outbox 206

15.17 Your Reply 206

15.18 Checking Your E-mail Account 207

15.19 Checking Your Name 208

15.20 Exercises 209

15.21 Background Information 211

15.22 Tips 215

6 Adresses, E-mails and Attachments 217

16.1 Opening Windows Live Mail 218

16.2 Adding a Contact 219

16.3 Adding Information to a Contact 220

16.4 Using an Address 222

16.5 Adding a New E-mail Address 225

16.6 A Wrong E-mail Address 226

16.7 Your Signature 229

16.8 The Inbox, Your Archive 232

16.9 Sorting E-mails 233

16.10 Searching Your E-mails 235

16.11 Including an Attachment 238

16.12 Opening an Attachment 241

16.13 Saving an Attachment 243

16.14 Exercises 245

16.15 Background information 246

16.16 Tips 250

17 Special Functions in Windows Live Mail 257

17.1 Formatting E-mail 258

17.2 The Font Size 260

17.3 The Background Color 261

17.4 Stationery 262

17.5 Emoticons 264

17.6 E-mail Using Internet Explorer 266

17.7 An E-mail Address on a Website 268

17.8 Calendar- Windows Live Mail 269

17.9 Adding a New Appointment 270

17.10 Inviting Someone for an Appointment 272

17.11 Receiving the Details Regarding an Appointment 274

17.12 Exercises 276

17.13 Background information 277

17.14 Tips 281

18 Downloading Files 285

18.1 The Practice Website 286

18.2 Downloading the Alarm Clock 287

18.3 Installing the Program 290

18.4 Starting the Alarm Clock 293

18.5 Deleting the installation Program 295

18.6 Open or Save? 296

18.7 Exercises 297

18.8 Background Information 298

18.9 Tips 303

19 Bonus Online Chapter and Extra Information 305

19.1 Opening the Bonus Online Chapter 306

19.2 Visual Steps Website and Newsletter 313

19.3 More Visual Steps books 314

Appendices

Appendix A Setting up a Dial-up Connection 315

Appendix B How Do I Do That Again? 321

Appendix C Downloading and Installing Windows Live Mail 327

Appendix D Index 331

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