Teach Yourself Visually Windows 8

Teach Yourself Visually Windows 8

Paperback Teach Yourself Visually

By (author) Paul McFedries

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 234mm x 20mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118135288
  • ISBN 13: 9781118135280
  • Illustrations note: col. ill
  • Sales rank: 172,129

Product description

A practical guide for visual learners eager to get started with Windows 8 If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more. * The tried-and-true format for visual learners, using step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots to show exactly how things are done * More than 600,000 copies of previous Teach Yourself VISUALLY books on Windows have been sold * Shows how to perform more than 150 Windows 8 tasks, including working with files, digital images, and media; customizing Windows; optimizing performance; and sharing a computer with multiple users * Covers installing and repairing applications, system maintenance, setting up password-protected accounts, downloading photos to your computer, and managing media files Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 is the fastest, easiest way for visual learners to get going with the newest version of Windows.

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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something -- and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 160 Windows 8 tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Windows 8 in no time. You'll learn to: Install and launch apps Set up an Internet connection Use the Windows 8 apps Work with images and music files Secure and customize Windows 8 Designed for visual learners Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules Succinct explanations walk you through step by step Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows 8 Chapter 2 Launching and Working with Apps Chapter 3 Getting Connected to the Internet Chapter 4 Using the Windows 8 Apps Chapter 5 Surfing the World Wide Web Chapter 6 Working with E-Mail and Calendars Chapter 7 Working with Images Chapter 8 Playing Music and Other Media Understanding Documents Chapter 9 Creating and Editing Documents Chapter 10 Working with Files Chapter 11 Sharing Your Computer Chapter 12 Implementing Security Chapter 13 Customizing Windows 8 Chapter 14 Maintaining Windows 8 Index