Teach Yourself PCs

Teach Yourself PCs

by Barry Press, Marcia Press


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764575105
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/04/1999
Series: Idg Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 8.16(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

About the Authors Barry Press is the author of the blockbuster PC Upgrade and Repair Bible, Professional Edition from IDG Books Worldwide. He has designed leading-edge computer hardware, software, and networks for more than 25 years, including a unique cable television modem, campus-wide ATM networks, a desktop computer capable of analyzing adverse drug interactions, and an artificial intelligence planning system. He has programmed Windows since version 1.0 and has taught as an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Southern California. Marcia Press worked in public accounting as a tax CPA for what was then one of the Big Eight, moving later to her own practice. She handles the administrative part of the work for the Press's computer books - the tracking, calls, followups, and research - and does the sanity checks on the initial drafts. She's a fan of good wine, gardening, reading, and shopping, and is a serious gourmet cook.

Table of Contents

PART I: Starting Up.

Chapter 1: Unpacking and Booting Your New PC.

Chapter 2: Writing a Letter.

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Printer.

Chapter 4: A First Look at Disk Drives.

PART II: Hardware the Way You Want It.

Chapter 5: Mouse and Joystick.

Chapter 6: Keyboard.

Chapter 7: Display.

Chapter 8: Sound.

PART III: Application Software.

Chapter 9: Install and Uninstall.

Chapter 10: Running Windows 98 Applications.

Chapter 11: Quickstart Word 97.

Chapter 12: Quickstart Excel 97.

Chapter 13: Running WinFax.

PART IV: Internet.

Chapter 14: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 15: Basic Web Browsing.

Chapter 16: Customizing Your Browser.

Chapter 17: Electronic Mail.

Chapter 18: Sending and Receiving Files.

PART V: Maintenance and Upgrades.

Chapter 19: Periodic Maintenance.

Chapter 20: Upgrades.

Chapter 21: Setting Up a Network.

Chapter 22: Virus Protection and Security.

Chapter 23: Troubleshooting.

Answers to Personal Workbook Questions.

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