Windows 8 for the Older and Wiser Get Up and Running on Your Computer
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Windows 8 for the Older and Wiser Get Up and Running on Your Computer

By (author) Adrian Arnold , By (author) Richard Millett

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A must-read book for seniors who are eager to get started with Windows 8! As one of the biggest and most highly anticipated technology releases, Windows 8 will be new territory to many PC users and may require a generous learning curve. Windows 8 for the Older and Wiser is an ideal guide for the senior computer user. Featuring an accessible writing style, a full-colour layout, an easy-to-read font, and a generous amount of screenshots, this resource covers everything from mouse and keyboard basics to surfing the Internet. No previous computing knowledge is assumed, so you get an easygoing style that skips the technical jargon. A friendly step-by-step approach helps you get through each topic, including what the "windows" are in Windows and how they work, how to customise your Windows desktop, get digital photos from your camera to your PC, and much more. * Details how to create, save, organise, and find files * Reviews all the desktop background options, font sizes, widgets, colours, and more * Addresses troubleshooting solutions to common problems * Walks you through setting up and using e-mail * Demonstrates how to use the Internet for news, shopping, travel, and more * Helps you use programs, navigate menus, enlarge fonts and icons, set the screen for best visibility, and more Windows 8 for the Older and Wiser is an easy-to-follow guide for the senior market for making the most of Windows 8.

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 175.51 x 209.55 x 16mm | 648.63g
  • 05 Nov 2012
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1119941555
  • 9781119941552
  • 294,317

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Get the most out of your computer with Windows 8 for the Older and Wiser. You don't need to know how electricity is generated to use a toaster. Likewise, you don't need to know how a computer works to use and enjoy your PC. Taking this as their guiding principle, authors Adrian Arnold and Richard Millett explain what you need to know to get up and running with the latest version of the Windows operating system. In Plain, jargon-free English they walk you through everything - from turning on your PC and becoming familiar with screen layouts and icons, to creating files, emailing and shopping online. In no time you'll learn how to: Confidently use a mouse, touchpad, and keyboard Create, save, organize, and find files Customise your Windows desktop to suit your needs and personal style Get connected to the Internet Set up and use email Get the news, shop, arrange travel and much more online Use programs, navigate menus, set the screen for best visibility, and much more Make use of desktop background options, font sizes, widgets, colours, and more

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