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Teach Yourself Visually Windows 8 Tablets

Paperback Teach Yourself Visually

By (author) Paul McFedries

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 20mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118374851
  • ISBN 13: 9781118374856
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 495,925

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A visual guide to all the features of the new Windows 8 Tablet This must-have resource features visually rich, step-by-step instructions that show you how to get the most enjoyment from your Windows 8 tablet. Learn about the exciting new Metro UI, optimized specifically for touch devices. The most popular and commonly used apps and functions are covered too, along with the basics of syncing with a network, setting up e-mail, watching videos, listening to music, and common productivity tasks. This book provides all the guidance needed to enjoy all the best the new Windows 8 tablets have to offer. Includes information on Microsoft's Windows 8 and the new Metro UI in a clear and easy-to-navigate visual manner Contains over 125 Windows tablet tasks, illustrated with full-color screenshots Offers clear, step-by-step instructions Consistent placement of information makes learning fast and efficient Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 Tablet offers concise, step-by-step instruction that's perfect for visual learners.

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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 150 tasks with a Windows 8 tablet. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your Windows 8 tablet in no time.You'll learn to: Control Windows 8 with gesturesShop for, install, and update appsUse e-mail and instant messagingDisplay locations and weather infoCreate and manage user accountsDesigned for visual learnersTwo-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modulesSuccinct explanations walk you through step by stepFull-color screen shots demonstrate each taskHelpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows 8 Start Windows 8 4 Explore the Windows 8 Start Screen 6 Display the Charms Menu 7 Get to Know the Windows 8 Apps 8 Understanding Gestures 10 Using Gestures to Control Windows 8 12 Input Text with the Touch Keyboard 14 Connect to a Wireless Network 16 Create a Microsoft Account 18 Work with Notifications 22 Put Windows 8 to Sleep 23 Restart Windows 8 24 Shut Down Windows 8 25 Chapter 2 Working with Apps Explore the Windows Store 28 Install an App 30 Start an App 32 Understanding App Screens 34 Close an App 35 Switch between Apps 36 Update an App 38 Uninstall an App 40 Chapter 3 Customizing Windows 8 Configure the Start Screen 44 Pin an App to the Start Screen 46 Open the PC Settings App 48 Change the Start Screen Background 50 Change the Lock Screen Background 52 Add an App to the Lock Screen 54 Synchronize Settings between PCs 56 Access an App's Features 58 Pin an App to the Taskbar 60 Adjust the Volume 62 Set the Time Zone 63 Chapter 4 Surfing the Web Understanding the World Wide Web 66 Start Internet Explorer 67 Navigate Internet Explorer 68 Select a Link 69 Enter a Web Page Address 70 Open a Web Page in a Tab 72 Navigate Web Pages 74 Find Text on a Page 75 Save Favorite Web Pages 76 Search for Sites 78 Chapter 5 Sending E-mail and Messages Create a Contact 108 Configure an E-mail Account 82 Send an E-mail Message 84 Format the Message Text 86 Set the Message Priority 87 Add a File Attachment 88 Save a Draft of a Message 90 Receive and Read E-mail Messages 92 Reply to a Message 94 Forward a Message 96 Open and Save an Attachment 98 Delete a Message 100 Send an Instant Message 102 Respond to an Instant Message 104 Chapter 6 Getting Social with Your Tablet Create a Contact 108 Connect to Facebook 110 Connect to Twitter 112 Connect to LinkedIn 114 Add Your Google Account 116 View a Contact 118 View Your Contacts' Activities 120 View Your Social Networking Activity 122 Post a Link to a Social Network 124 View Your Calendar 126 Add an Event to Your Calendar 128 Create a Recurring Event 130 Add an Event Reminder 131 Send or Respond to an Event Invitation 132 Chapter 7 Working with Multimedia Import Images from a Digital Camera 136 Navigate the Pictures Library 138 View Your Images 140 View Your Facebook Photos 142 View Your Flickr Photos 144 Start a Slide Show 146 Delete an Image 148 Take a Picture 150 Navigate the Videos Library 152 Watch a Video 154 Buy or Rent a Movie 156 Buy a TV Episode 158 Navigate the Music Library 160 Play Music 162 Buy Music 164 Buy a Game166 Connect Your Tablet to Your Xbox 168 Chapter 8 Performing Day-to-Day Tasks Search Your Tablet 172 Display a Location on a Map 174 Get Directions to a Location 176 Check Your Weather Forecast 178 Check Another City's Weather Forecast 180 Plan a Trip 182 Get the Latest News 184 Track a Stock 186 Follow Your Favorite Teams 188 Chapter 9 Configuring Your Tablet Display Mobility Settings 192 Display Power Options 194 Define an Action for the Tablet Power Button 196 Adjust Screen Brightness 198 Monitor Battery Life 199 Set a Battery Alarm to Avoid Running Out of Power 200 Create a Custom Power Plan to Improve Battery Life 202 Configure the Touch Keyboard 204 Configure Your Tablet to Work with a Second Monitor 206 Calibrate the Screen for Accurate Tapping 208 Chapter 10 Creating and Editing Documents Understanding Documents 212 Create a Document 213 Save a Document 214 Open a Document 216 Edit the Document Text 218 Change the Font Formatting 222 Find Text 224 Replace Text 226 Insert Special Symbols 228 Make a Copy of a Document 230 Print a Document 232 Chapter 11 Working with Files View Your Files 236 Select a File 238 Change the File View 240 Preview a File 241 Copy a File 242 Move a File 243 Rename a File 244 Create a New File 245 Delete a File 246 Restore a Deleted File 247 Zip Up and Extract Compressed Files 248 Add a File to Your SkyDrive 250 Share a File with Friends 252 Chapter 12 Sharing Your Tablet with Others Display User Accounts 256 Create a User Account 258 Switch between Accounts 260 Change Your User Account Picture 262 Change a User's Password 264 Delete an Account 266 Create a Homegroup 268 Join a Homegroup 270 Share a Document or Folder 272 Chapter 13 Implementing Security Understanding Windows 8 Security 276 Check the Action Center for Security Problems 278 Create a Picture Password 280 Lock Your Tablet 284 Set Up Family Safety 286 Browse the Web Privately 290 Clear Your Private Information 292 Reset Your Tablet to Preserve Privacy 294 Chapter 14 Maintaining Windows 8 Check Hard Drive Free Space 298 Delete Unnecessary Files 300 Check Your Hard Drive for Errors 302 Refresh Your Tablet 304 Create a Recovery Drive 306 Keep a Backup History of Your Files 308 Restore a File from Your History 310 Index 312