Computing with Windows 7 for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running on Your Home PC

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 2010 - Computers - 340 pages
Computing with Windows® 7 for the Older & Wiser is a user friendly guide that takes you step-by-step through the basics of using a computer. Written in an easy-to-understand, jargon free language, it is aimed at complete beginners using PCs running on Microsoft Windows® 7.

Inside, you will find step-by-step guidance on:

  • Using the keyboard & the mouse
  • Navigating files and folders
  • Customising your desktop
  • Using Email and the Internet
  • Word processing
  • Organising your digital photos
  • Safely downloading files from the Internet
  • Finding useful websites and much more
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic computing
13
Windows
37
Navigating drives folders and files
45
Getting to know your Windows 7 Desktop Personalising your Desktop with Themes
55
Getting help
83
Installing software
93
The Internet and email
101
Booking travel online
159
Downloading a program from the Web
185
Advanced techniques
211
Advanced word processing
243
Advanced email
259
Advanced uses of the Internet
275
Using Windows Live Essentials
285
Glossary
297

Introducing the Internet and WorldWide Web Using Internet Explorer
120
Finding things online
133
Shopping online
147

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About the author (2010)

Adrian Arnold (Colchester, UK) is a computer trainer with Age Concern in Colchester, UK and author of Computing for the Older & Wiser and Internet for the Older and Wiser. With more than a decade of experience in computing training for the over-50s, Adrian knows how to get the best from his students.

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