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Everyday Computing with Windows 8.1

Book Description

Get the most out of Windows 8.1 for your every day computing tasks, with no jargon. Clear, concise and to the point. This brief book, Everyday Computing With Windows 8.1 provides the essentials of using a desktop or laptop running Windows 8 or 8.1, providing a fast read for the beginner and the enthusiast. Windows 8 can give new users fits with options that are well hidden; this book uncovers those so that the user can be relieved of frustration.

Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow explanations from an established expert in the field.

Whether you have just bought your first computer or laptop or are a computer user who needs a better understanding of the basics, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to take command of your computer.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Chapter 1: About Windows
  8. Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Device
    1. Starting Windows 8 for the First Time
  9. Chapter 3: Transferring your Old Files
    1. Off your Old Computer
    2. On your New Computer
  10. Chapter 4: Windows 8
    1. The Start Screen
    2. The Desktop
    3. Charms
    4. Hot Corners
    5. The Taskbar
    6. Computer Storage Units
  11. Chapter 5: Finding Apps using the Start Window
    1. Finding Applications
  12. Chapter 6: File Management in Windows
    1. Types of Files
    2. File Naming
    3. How File Directories Work
      1. Files in Desktop
    4. Searching for Files
    5. Quick Search the Internet
    6. Moving Files
    7. Editing and Deleting Files
    8. Saving Files on your Device or in the Cloud
    9. How Windows Organizes Files
  13. Chapter 7: Using the Internet: Browsers
    1. Internet Explorer
    2. Features Common to Most Web Browsers
    3. Google Chrome
    4. Mozilla Firefox
    5. Summary
  14. Chapter 8: Using Internet Explorer
    1. Adding a Site to Favorites
  15. Chapter 9: Using Email
  16. Chapter 10: Sending an Email
  17. Chapter 11: Scanning Documents
  18. Chapter 12: Printing Documents
  19. Chapter 13: Creating a Microsoft Account
    1. Set Up a Microsoft Account on your PC
    2. Adding a New User
  20. Chapter 14: Using Microsoft App Store
  21. Chapter 15: OneDrive
  22. Chapter 16: Organizing your Music
    1. Buying Songs and Albums
    2. Copy Songs from a CD to your PC
  23. Chapter 17: Videos & DVDs
    1. Playing DVDs
    2. Burning CD/DVDs
    3. Burning Audio CDs
  24. Chapter 18: Uploading from Digital Cameras
  25. Chapter 19: Connecting to Other Screens or Projectors
    1. PC Screen Only
    2. Duplicate
    3. Extend
    4. Second Screen Only
  26. Chapter 20: Keyboard Shor?tcuts
  27. Chapter 21: Frequently Used Applications
    1. Maps
    2. Calendar
  28. Chapter 22: Word 2013
    1. Starting Word
    2. The Ribbon
      1. The Home Ribbon
      2. The Insert Ribbon
      3. The Page Layout Ribbon
    3. Basic text formatting
    4. Adding Images
  29. Chapter 23: PowerPoint 2013
    1. Starting PowerPoint
    2. PowerPoint Tabs
      1. Home Tab
      2. Insert Tab
      3. Design Tab
      4. Transitions Tab
      5. Animations Tab
      6. Slideshow Tab
    3. Adding a Slide
    4. Adding Special Effects
      1. Slide Transitions
      2. Slide Animations
  30. Chapter 24: Computer Security
    1. Anti-Virus Software
    2. Family Safety
    3. Backing Up
  31. Chapter 25: Computer Maintenance
    1. Windows Update
    2. Disk Defragmentation
    3. Manually Checking Your Hard Drivefor Errors
    4. Disk Clean-Up
    5. Automatic Maintenance
    6. Start-Up Programs
    7. Keep Your Computer Physically Clean
      1. Cleaning Keyboards
      2. Cleaning Computer Mice
      3. Cleaning your Monitor
    8. Dealing with Spills
  32. Index