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Simply Laptops. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5367787
  • Book
  • February 2011
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
If you are serious about getting the most of your laptop, this clear, concise guide is the ideal companion for fast and efficient learning. We are on the move connecting wirelessly and want a computer that can keep up with the demands of an active lifestyle. With full-colour screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions, Simply Laptops teaches you not only all you need to know about working with a laptop, but also how to make real-world use of it with pages upon pages of examples in plain, jargon-free English. The simple, yet elegant design features a multitude of images as well as tips & tricks to make this a perfect reference for all ages - just follow the instructions on your own laptop.

Windows 7 will be covered as well as topics such as:

  • battery life
  • connecting with mobile devices such as cameras, cell phones, and extra monitors
  • wireless connections away from home
  • security must haves for safe online experiences.

Packed with advice and illustrations, this visual tutorial is excellent value for money. Learn something new today - read it, try it and become your own expert with Simply Laptops!

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1 CHOOSING YOUR LAPTOP PC CHOOSING YOUR LAPTOP PC.

Explore a Laptop.

Explore Slots and Ports.

Choose a Monitor Size.

Choose the Right Weight.

Determine Memory and Storage Needs.

Understand Drives and Data Storage.

Select a Microprocessor.

Review Graphics Capabilities.

Explore Wireless Capabilities.

Choose the Best Battery.

2 SETTING UP YOUR LAPTOP PC.

Turn the Laptop On and Off.

Charge the Battery.

Connect Peripherals.

Use a Touchpad.

Use a Wireless Mouse.

Get to Know the Keyboard.

Connect and Test a Microphone.

Change the Screen Resolution.

Change the Desktop Background.

View Mobility Settings.

Choose a Power Plan.

3 USING SOFTWARE PROGRAMS ON YOUR LAPTOP PC.

Get to Know the Windows Desktop.

Start and Exit a Program.

Navigate a Program Window.

Resize or Move a Program Window.

Explore the Ribbon.

Use Dialog Boxes.

Create or Save a File.

Open a File.

Print a File.

Install a Program.

4 NAVIGATING FILES AND FOLDERS IN WINDOWS.

View and Open Files and Folders.

Create a New Folder.

Rename a File or Folder.

Move and Copy Files and Folders.

Search for Files and Folders.

Sort, Filter and Tag Files.

Delete Files or Folders.

5 WORKING WITH IMAGES ON YOUR LAPTOP PC.

Import Images to Your Laptop PC.

Manage Images in Windows Live Photo Gallery.

View and Open Images in Windows Live Photo Gallery.

Edit a Photo.

Create and Publish an Online Photo Album.

6 ENJOYING AUDIO AND VIDEO WITH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER.

Build Your Media Library.

Sort Files in Windows Media Player.

Search for Files in Windows Media Player.

Listen to Music in Your Media Library.

Play a CD.

Watch Videos in Your Media Library.

Play a DVD.

Create and Save Playlists.

Burn CDs and DVDs.

Sync a Mobile Device with Windows Media Player.

7 WORD PROCESSING IN WINDOWS 7.

Enter and Edit Text in WordPad.

Select Text.

Move and Copy Text.

Change the Appearance of Text.

Adjust the Position of Text.

Find and Replace Text.

8 EXPLORING THE INTERNET AND THE WEB WITH YOUR LAPTOP.

Explore the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Connect to the Internet.

Navigate the Internet Explorer 8 Browser.

Open a Web Page.

Browse with Quick Tabs.

Search the Web.

Keep Track of Your Favourite Pages.

Change Your Home Page.

9 GETTING ORGANISED WITH WINDOWS 7.

Import Contacts into Windows Live Contacts.

Add a Contact.

Find and Open a Contact Entry.

Edit a Contact.

Add an Event to Windows Live Calendar.

Create a Calendar.

Subscribe to a Calendar.

10 STAYING IN TOUCH.

Compose and Send an E-mail Message.

Attach a File to an E-mail Message.

Save a Message as a Draft.

Preview and Open Messages.

Reply to a Message.

Forward a Message.

Save a Message in a Folder.

Add a Contact to Windows Live Messenger.

Receive and Respond to an IM.

Share a Photo.

Start a New IM Thread.

Set Up Video Calling.

Place a Video Call.

11 NETWORKING YOUR LAPTOP PC.

Set Up a Wireless Network.

Connect to a Wireless Network.

Share Files and Folders via Public Folders.

Set Up a Homegroup.

12 MAINTAINING YOUR LAPTOP PC.

Explore the Windows 7 Control Panel.

Update Your Windows 7 System.

Set Up Automatic Backups.

Delete Unnecessary Files.

Defragment Your Hard Drive.

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors.

Clean and Protect Your Screen and Keyboard.

13 SECURING YOUR LAPTOP PC.

Understand Computer Security.

Password-Protect Your Laptop.

Encrypt Your Data.

Thwart Intruders with Windows Firewall.

Enable Windows 7 Parental Controls.

Filter Spam and Scams.

INDEX.

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Kate Shoup
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