Quick Course in Microsoft Windows 98

Quick Course in Microsoft Windows 98




Fast-paced and to the point. Quick Course "RM" books are designed for the beginning to intermediate computer user that focus on instruction rather than features. End users will discover how to customize Windows 98 to suit the way they work. Find new ways to quickly access and organize documents and information. And learn how to optimize disk performance and to safeguard files by backing them up. Applauded by trainers in business, education, and the government, Quick Course "RM" books are the fast, efficient, and affordable way to keep pace with today's ever-changing software programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735610781
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 03/16/2000
Series: Quick Course Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.35(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1Learning the Basics1
1Introducing Windows 982
Why Do You Need an Operating System?4
The Desktop5
Desktop Variations8
Working with Icons9
Working with the Start Button13
Window Basics15
Sizing and Moving Windows15
Arranging Windows18
Getting Help19
Shutting Down Your Computer23
2Using Programs24
Starting Programs26
Command Basics29
Choosing Commands from Menus29
Using Menus on the Menu Bar29
Using Dialog Boxes32
Using Shortcut Menus39
Choosing Commands with Toolbar Buttons40
Switching Among Running Programs43
Sharing Information Among Programs46
Using Printers50
Printing from a Program51
Adding a Printer52
Quitting Programs53
3Managing Folders and Files54
Storage Basics56
Opening Recently Used Files58
Finding Files60
Using My Computer60
Using Windows Explorer63
Using Network Neighborhood67
Sharing Folders68
Connecting to Shared Folders70
Stopping Sharing72
Using the Find Command72
Organizing Folders and Files74
Deciding on a System74
Creating New Folders76
Specifying What You Want to Work With77
Moving and Copying Folders and Files78
Copying Files to and from Floppy Disks81
Renaming Folders and Files84
Deleting and Undeleting Folders and Files85
4E-Mailing with Windows 9888
E-Mail Concepts90
Internal vs. Internet E-Mail91
E-Mail Addresses92
Setting Up Internet E-Mail93
Starting Outlook Express for the First Time97
Customizing the Outlook Express Window99
Sending Messages101
Shortcuts for Addressing Messages103
Attaching Items to Messages105
Attaching Stationery105
Attaching Files106
Sending Messages Stored in the Outbox107
Retrieving and Handling Messages107
Replying to Messages109
Forwarding Messages110
Deleting Messages111
Organizing Messages111
Part 2Building Proficiency115
5Increasing Your Efficiency116
Getting Going Quickly118
Using Shortcut Icons118
Creating Shortcut Icons118
Deleting Shortcut Icons121
Using Start Menu Shortcuts121
Adding Shortcuts to the Programs Submenu122
Adding Shortcuts to the StartUp Submenu126
Removing Start Menu Shortcuts127
Using Favorites128
Deleting Favorites128
Using Taskbar Toolbars129
Adding Toolbars to the Taskbar130
Manipulating Taskbar Toolbars131
Working Smart133
Creating Instant Documents133
Associating Documents with Programs136
Sending Documents Places139
Reusing Information140
6Customizing the Way You Work148
Adding or Removing Hardware150
Adding or Removing Programs152
Adding or Removing Application Programs153
Adding or Removing Windows Components154
Tailoring the Display156
Changing the Number of Colors and the Resolution156
Changing the Background157
Displaying a Screen Saver159
Changing the Color Scheme160
Switching to Web Style162
Internet Access Everywhere166
Reverting to the Traditional Display168
Customizing the Taskbar168
Relocating the Taskbar168
Changing Taskbar Properties169
Other Adjustments170
Changing the Date or Time171
Adjusting the Mouse173
Adjusting the Keyboard174
Accommodating Different Abilities176
Adjusting Multimedia Devices177
7Solving Common Problems180
Backing Up Your Files182
Creating a Full Backup183
Creating an Incremental Backup188
Restoring Documents189
Optimizing Your Hard Disk191
Using Disk Cleanup192
Using ScanDisk193
Using Disk Defragmenter195
Using the Maintenance Wizard197
Troubleshooting Startup Problems198
Creating a Startup Disk199
Starting from the Startup Menu199
Checking Your Files200
Using the Startup Troubleshooter202

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