Surface for Dummies, 2nd Edition

Surface for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Make Microsoft's Surface work--and play--just the way you want it to

Microsoft's Surface tablet has the features and personality you're looking for, with a robust environment for business computing that doesn't skimp on fun. Surface for Dummies, 2nd Edition explains how Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows RT differ, and helps you decide which Surface model is best for you. Step by step, this book walks you through both the hardware and software features of the Surface, including the touch cover and type cover, Windows RT and Windows 8.1 Pro operating systems, and the coveted Office Home & Student 2013 software suite that's bundled with the Surface. Written by bestselling author Andy Rathbone, this easy-to-access book is filled with information on how to use the tablet, figure out the operating system, navigate the app environment, and take advantage of your exciting new Surface.

The book is your personal guide to one the fastest, sleekest, and most powerful tablets on the market. Surface is designed to be thin, light, and with hours of battery life so you can power through your day with ease. With this handy reference, you'll be able to make quick work of your to-do list and have fun all at the same time!

Create: release your inner artist with Fresh Paint, a touch-based art app Share: Multiple accounts offer privacy and security so you can share your Surface, but not your stuff Enjoy: Snap apps side by side to multi-task on the vivid HD screen Discover: New apps in the Windows Store so you can work efficiently and get more done

With Surface For Dummies, 2nd Edition you can navigate and enhance your entire Surface experience!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 111889863X
  • 9781118898635
  • 641,680

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Learn to:

Navigate the Surface interface Choose which Surface model best fits your needs Have fun with music, photos, and movies Work with Microsoft Office on your Surface

The definitive, easy-to-use guide to all four Microsoft Surface models!

The Microsoft Surface is the hard-working, hard-playing device that does everything! This guide will show you the ins and outs of your great new device, from connecting to the Internet to using your tablet for entertainment and work. Find out which Surface you need, how to navigate Surface apps, how to get your settings just right, and much more!

Nice to meet you -- get the lowdown on which Surface is right for you, how to set up your new tablet, and get acquainted with typing, touch, and drawing on your Surface Let's get connected -- connect to the Internet, printers, monitors, storage, and more, plus get a complete overview of Surface apps Go play -- start playing with Surface, from listening to music and watching movies to playing games and taking photos Get to work -- be productive with Surface with a complete overview of the Windows Desktop and Microsoft Office And another thing -- get even more information about your great tablet with tips on additional accessories, step-by-step guides to troubleshooting issues, and more

Open the book and find:

How to choose the Surface that's just right for you The difference between regular and pro models Details on e-mail, people, and calendar apps Tricks to using the click-on keyboard Ways to connect your Surface to peripherals How to manage appointments and contacts The skinny on setting up your e-mail accounts
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Table of contents

Introduction 1
Part I: Introductions 5
Chapter 1: Which Microsoft Surface Do You Need? 7
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your Surface 21
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Surface 35
Chapter 4: Introducing Your Surface's Start Screen and Controls 51
Chapter 5: Typing, Touching, and Drawing on the Surface 77
Part II: Connections 101
Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet, Printers, Monitors, Storage, and More 103
Chapter 7: All About Apps 139
Chapter 8: Browsing the Web 157
Chapter 9: Reaching Out with Mail, People, Calendar, and Skype 175
Part III: Play 205
Chapter 10: Photos and Movies 207
Chapter 11: Listening to Music 219
Part IV: Work 233
Chapter 12: Visiting the Windows Desktop 235
Chapter 13: Working in Microsoft Office 2013 251
Chapter 14: Changing Settings 267
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting and Repair 279
Part V: The Part of Tens 291
Chapter 16: Ten Essential Tips 'n' Tricks 293
Chapter 17: Ten Handy Accessories 299
Index 307
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About Andy Rathbone

Andy Rathbone is the author of all previous editions of Windows For Dummies. He's also written books on PC operation and repair, home theater and entertainment technologies, and tablet computing. He maintains contact with his readers and answers questions at
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