Author(s): Nancy C. Muir
This task-oriented, step-by-step guide is specifically written for mature people like you, folks who are relatively new to using a computer and want to discover the basics of buying a computer, working with software, and getting on the Internet. It takes the guesswork, the confusion, and the jargon out of every aspect of getting started, from choosing the computer and software that' are right for you to learning the basics of working with applications and going online, to taking advantage of all that this powerful tool has to offer.You'll discover how to: choose among desktops, laptops, PCs, and Macs; use the mouse and keyboard; find your way around the desktop; set up and use an email account; work with files and folders, numbers and finances; add a printer, scanner, or fax; take advantage of online and offline Help; have a ball with digital photos and music; browse the Web with Internet Explorer; and, connect with people online. The world is just a mouse-click away and with your shiny new computer and a little help from "Computers for Seniors For Dummies", you'll get there safe and sound in no time.
"This friendly guide in the classic For Dummies style walks readers through the basics...accessible and easy to read." (Publishing News, Fri 14th March 2008) "...a really easy book for beginners to follow."SixtyPlusurfers.co.uk June 2008
Nancy Muir has written over 50 books on topics ranging from desktop applications to distance learning. She has contributed articles to several national magazines, and teaches a college course in Internet Safety at Washington State University. Together with her husband, Earl Boysen, she maintains two informational Web sites: www.BuildingGadgets.com about electronics; and www.understandingnano.com focused on clear explanations of nanotechnology topics. Nancy also holds a certificate in distance learning design.
Foreword.Introduction.Part I: Buying and Getting Started with Your Computer.Chapter 1: Buying a Computer.Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer.Chapter 3: Getting around the Windows Desktop.Chapter 4: Customizing Windows.Chapter 5: Working with Files and Fol