America Online for Dummies

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IDG Books, Jan 1, 1995 - Computers - 358 pages
America Online For Dummies is recognized as the best-selling beginning reference on the market on AOL. This edition, updated for the latest AOL features, contains all the great info on using AOL that is the hallmark of the book, including guidance for getting on the service, navigating AOL channels, using AOL e-mail, browsing the Web via AOL, communicating with other Internet and AOL users, applying AOL to your job or hobby, and customizing the service to make it work best for you. This updated edition covers the latest enhancements to AOL including changes to the AOL e-mail, Web browsing, connectivity, and calendaring features.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Drivers Ed for the Digital Traveler
3
bribers Ed for the Digital Traveler
7
What Youve Gotten Yourself Into and What You Need to Get Out
9
A Brief Romp through an Average Day
19
Making Yourself at Home
33
Manners in the Electronic World
51
Surviving the Software
55
Internet Connection
205
The Marketplace
233
Sports
239
People Connection
245
Kids Only
253
Going lour Ovn Way
261
Where to Turn When Panic Sets In
263
Big Help for Small Business
271

Icons for This Menus for That and Keys for These and Those
57
Revealing the Flashbar
58
Taking a Shortcut Key
68
Your Windows on the World
69
Communicating with Everyone One Way or Another
87
Loading Up Loading Down and Zipping All Around
109
Doing the Departments
123
Todays News
125
The Newsstand
133
Personal Finance
143
Entertainment
151
Clubs and Interests
159
Education
169
Computing
177
Reference Desk
183
Travel
199
You Can Take It with You
277
The WellConnected Teacher
287
The Students Guide to OnLine Life
293
Parenting Your Offspring In Diapers Online or In Between the Two
299
The Part of Tens
303
Ten Common Things That Go Wrong and How to Fix Them
305
America Online Wont Answer the Phone
306
Ten Exercises to Stretch Your OnLine Dollars
311
Ten Internet Resources Worth Checking Out
317
Ten Terms for the JargonChallenged
323
Ten Ways to Say and
327
Appendixes
331
Installing America Online for Windows
333
Installing America Online for the Macintosh
341
Index
343
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

John Kaufeld has written or cowritten more than 20 For Dummies books with two million copies in print. Tim Harvey is a veteran programmer and Web application developer.

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