Teach Yourself Visually Windows 8 Tablets

Teach Yourself Visually Windows 8 Tablets

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 793.78g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • ill
  • 1118374851
  • 9781118374856
  • 1,871,662

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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
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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
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