The Internet All In One Desk Reference For Dummies

The Internet All In One Desk Reference For Dummies


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The Internet has become so popular that it's now difficult to get through an entire day without hearing it mentioned on TV, reading about it in the newspapers, or going online yourself. Unfortunately, there is no "Internet Users Manual." The Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies can fill that void, however, by providing one-stop, quick guidance for the tasks and tools you'll need to experience the best of the Internet.

This book is intended to be a reference for all the great things (and maybe a few not-so-great things) that you may need to know when you're browsing the Internet, writing e-mail, using newsgroups, creating your own Web pages, and so on. Rather than having to buy a book on each of these Internet-related topics, you can access them all conveniently packaged for you in one handy reference. This comprehensive book shows you how to get up and running fast so that you have more time to do the things that your really want to do.

The Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a big book made up of several smaller books – minibooks, so to speak. Within them, you'll find easy-to-follow information on the following topics and more:

  • Internet safety, security, and troubleshooting
  • Composing e-mail with Outlook Express and other readers
  • Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
  • Chat and other online communication
  • Using FTP to transfer files
  • Getting started with Web publishing
  • Creating Web pages with Microsoft FrontPage 2002
  • Going places with AOL
  • Shopping online
  • Investing online

The back of the book contains a special Internet Directory section that points you toward some of the best sites that the Web has to offer. The sites listed here are organized by categories such as Internet and computer help, search engines and directories, news and information, research and education, sports and leisure, arts and entertainment, and fun and free stuff.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764516597
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/20/2002
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 696
Product dimensions: 7.46(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

The Internet All In One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains helpful direction and advice from some of the top Internet writers in the For Dummies line including John Levine, Margaret Levine Young, Arnold Reinhold, Doug Lowe, Jenny Kaufeld, Peter Weverka, Brad Hill, and Kelly Ewing.

Table of Contents


Book I: Internet Basics.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Internet.

Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Internet.

Chapter 3: Internet Safety, Security, and Troubleshooting.


Book II: E-Mail.

Chapter 1: E-Mail Basics.

Chapter 2: Composing E-Mail with Outlook Express.

Chapter 3: Composing E-Mail with Netscape Mail.

Chapter 4: Other E-Mail Readers.

Chapter 5: Mailing Lists.


Book III: Web Browsing with Internet Explorer 6.

Chapter 1: Web Basics.

Chapter 2: Using Internet Explorer 6 to Browse the Web.

Chapter 3: Printing and Saving Web Information.

Chapter 4: Customizing Internet Explorer 6.


Book IV: Web Browsing with Netscape Navigator.

Chapter 1: Using Navigator to Browse the Web.

Chapter 2: Printing and Saving Web Information.

Chapter 3: Customizing Netscape 6.2.


Book V: Newsgroups, Chats, and Other Internet Communication.

Chapter 1: Keeping Up-to-Date with News.

Chapter 2: Chat and Other Online Communication.

Chapter 3: Using Classic Internet Tools.


Book VI: Creating Web Pages.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Web Publishing.

Chapter 2: Elements of Web Page Design.

Chapter 3: Working with Graphics, Sounds, and Videos.

Chapter 4: Building Your Web Workshop.

Chapter 5: Publishing on the Web.

Chapter 6: Creating Web Pages with Microsoft FrontPage 2002.

Chapter 7: Creating Web Pages with Netscape Composer 4.7.

Chapter 8: Creating Web Pages with Microsoft Office XP.


Book VII: America Online.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with America Online.

Chapter 2: Going Places with AOL.

Chapter 3: Using AOL E-Mail.

Chapter 4: Sharing Web Pages and Files through AOL.

Chapter 5: Reading Newsgroups with AOL.

Chapter 6: Meeting and Chatting with Friends Online.


Book VIII: Internet Activities.

Chapter 1: Shopping Online.

Chapter 2: Travel Planning Online.

Chapter 3: Investing Online.

Chapter 4: Genealogy Online.


Book IX: Internet Directory.

Chapter 1: Internet and Computer Help.

Chapter 2: News and Information.

Chapter 3: Research and Education.

Chapter 4: Sports and Leisure.

Chapter 5: Arts and Entertainment.

Chapter 6: Fun and Free Stuff


Book X: Appendix.

Appendix: Glossary.


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