Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tablet PCs

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tablet PCs

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Whether you use your Tablet PC for work or play, this easy to follow guide gets you going quickly! Using real world scenarios that apply to teachers, students, business professionals, medical professionals, and more, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tablet PCs shows you how to put Tablet PCs to use in real life. The book shows you the basics for getting your Tablet PCs up and running, then kicks it into high gear and shows you how to put your newfound palmtop power to use! You will also learn how to use Microsoft's new OneNote application to take, store, sort, and share notes with other users.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 703.06g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789730499
  • 9780789730497

Table of contents

I. What Makes the Tablet PC Special?

1. Introducing the Tablet PC.

Your Digitizer Pen. Tablet PC Pros and Cons. Tablet PC Tutorials. Thoughts About the Tablet PC's Future.

2. Why the Tablet PC?

What Is the Tablet PC? Comparisons to Other Platforms. Tablet PC Differences.

3. Usage Scenarios.

The Photographer. The Construction Supervisor. The Consultant/Project Manager. The Salesperson. The Executive. The Doctor. The Attorney. The Real Estate Agent. The Home Inspector. The Insurance Adjuster. The Service Technician. The Student. The Family. Wrap-up.

II. Configuring and Using Your Tablet PC.

4. Tablet PC Hardware Configuration.

Hardware Buttons. Input Options. Data Communications Options.

5. Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Configuration.

Basic Interface Settings. View Things Differently: Screen Settings. Other Settings and Options. Overall Display Properties.

III. Using Included Applications.

6. Using Windows Journal.

Start with the Windows Journal Tutorial. Windows Journal Basics. Making Sense Out of Scribble. Sharing Your Notes with Others.

7. Advanced Windows Journal.

Beyond the Pen. Windows Journal Templates. Creating Forms. Outlook Integration. Working with Other Applications.

8. Using the Tablet PC Input Panel.

Input Panel Basics. Using the Input Panel Writing Pad. Setting Input Panel Options. Maximizing Handwriting Recognition. Get Help with the Online Tutorial.

9. Speech Recognition And Voice Control.

How Does Speech Input Work? Training the System. Using Voice Commands. Using Speech Recognition.

IV. Data Communication and Protection.

10. Wireless Networking.

What Is Wi-Fi? Finding and Connecting to Public Access Points. How to Connect to an Access Point. Securing Your Wireless Network.

11. Keeping Your Data Safe and Synchronized.

Establishing Good Security Practices. Data Management. Protecting Yourself with Backups. Data Synchronization. Accessing Data While Offline.

V. Using Other Included and Free Applications.

12. Sticky Notes.

Why Use Sticky Notes? Sticky Notes Basics. Advanced Stickies.

13. PowerToys for Tablet PC.

Calculator for Tablet PC. Dictionary Tool for Tablet PC. Hold Tool for Tablet PC. Snipping Tool for Tablet PC. Thumbnail View Tool. Complete List of PowerToys as of Late 2003.

14. InkBall and Other Free Games for the Tablet PC.

Hoop Strategy Game. InkBall. Maze Game for Tablet PC. New York Times Crossword Puzzle for the Tablet PC. Puzzle Game for Tablet PC. Tablet Pool. Tic-Tac-Toe. Writing Recognition Game. How Well Does the Tablet PC Handle Other Computer Games?

VI. Using Microsoft Office 2003 with the Tablet PC.

15. Using Microsoft Office 2003 Applications with Your Tablet PC.

How Office 2003 is Different from Office XP. Downloading Office XP Pack for Tablet PC. The Power of Ink in Office 2003. The Power of Voice in Office 2003. Tablet PC Features in Office 2003. Tablet PC Features in InfoPath 2003. Tablet PC Features in Visio 2003.

16. Microsoft OneNote 2003.

What is OneNote? OneNote Basics. Using OneNote in Meetings. Using OneNote for Information Gathering.

VII. Extending Your Tablet PC.

17. Hardware Options.

Docking Stations. Input Devices. Storage Devices. Bluetooth. Security Devices. Cell Phones. Headphones. Power Accessories. Other Complementary Devices.

18. Useful Software.

Free Software. Commercial Software. Niche Tablet PC Applications.

VIII. Learning Resources for the Tablet PC.

A. Additional Resources.

Web Sites. Books. Magazines.

B. Quick Reference.

Tablet PC Hardware Configuration. Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Configuration. Windows Journal. Tablet PC Input Panel. Speech Recognition. Microsoft Office 2003 Ink Tools.

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About Craig Forrest Mathews

Craig F. Mathews has been an IT professional for more than a decade, a passion that has recently expanded to include entrepreneurship. He is CEO of Toolkits, Inc., which helps organizations align IT capabilities with their business strategy and goals. He is also the founder of TabletGuru.com, a site dedicated to the advancement of the Tablet PC as well as to teaching people how to use them.

A member of Mensa and a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA program, Mathews blends business and technical perspectives to create smart, usable tools, and to train and consult. He frequently speaks and consults on topics as varied as IT strategy, homeland security, and leadership principles.

When not writing, Mathews enjoys time with his wife and two sons, Austin and Jameson. He is a pilot, a potter, and a risk junkie. He lives in Raleigh, NC and loves to explore, learn, and experience the joy and freedom God has provided for each of us.
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