Reader's Digest 1,001 Computer Hints & Tips: An A-to-Z Guide to Making the Most of Your Computer and the Internet

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Readers Digest, 2001 - Fiction - 351 pages
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For PC novices and all the digitally experienced striving to work faster and smarter, 1,001 "Computer Hints & Tips" comes through with winning "byte-size" strategies and solutions. Step-by-step, screen-by-screen, this sweeping resource leads the way to total desktop and keyboard mastery plus confident Net navigation, all virtually free of frustration.

Comprehensive PC know-how and hands-on troubleshooting help, arranged a-to-z for fast lookup and easy browsing.

This indispensable, time-, money- and sanity-saving reference covers basic PC how-tos, savvy shortcuts and insider secrets in four key categories:
-- Software. Quick tricks and little-known features to maximize Word, Excel and dozens of programs for everything from editing pictures to tracing family history.
-- Hardware. Practical pointers on choosing, buying, connecting and optimizing sundry gear and accessories, from digital cameras to Zip drives.
-- Internet. Helpful hints on e-mail, instant messaging, safe shopping, downloading, searching for information, launching a Website and more -- packed with Web listings.
-- Windows. An overview of the premier operating system -- how it works and how to keep it running smoothly.

 

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Contents

Entries in color are doublepage special features
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CONTENTS
16
Colors
20
DOS
26
v
53
Arrow Keys
60
Copy and Paste
76
Desktop Publishing
82
Collectibles
200
FAQs
214
Games
220
Home Buying
228
Instant Messaging
234
Museums
248
Passwords
256
Radio
263

Educational CDROMs
88
Faxing
90
Formulas
96
Grammar Checkers
102
Headers and Footers
108
Key boa rd Shortc uts
114
Word
168
Wrapping Text
174
Address Book
178
Auction Sites
184
Bill Paying
190
Search Engines
270
Shopping Online
276
Telecommuting
282
Batteries
302
Ergonomics
308
Helplines
314
Memory
320
Glossary
338
Index
344
Acknowledgments
352
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