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Learn Computers Step by Step

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Learn Computers Step by Step aims to spread computer literacy amongst people who are new to the computer world. The book covers basic computing concepts, history of computers, Internet history and popular software applications like word processor and spreadsheet.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. 1. Introduction to Computer Science
    1. History of Computers
    2. Landmarks in the History of Computers
    3. Parts of a Computer
    4. Sound and Video
    5. Setting up Your Computer
  6. 2. Working with Windows 2000—Part I
    1. Starting Windows 2000
    2. Starting Programs—Start Menu
    3. Working with Icons and Windows
    4. Working with the Menu and Menu Commands
    5. Using Dialog Boxes
    6. Creating Program Shortcuts
    7. Changing the Desktop
    8. Shutting Down Your Computer
  7. 3. Working with Windows 2000—Part II
    1. Using WordPad
    2. Working with Files
    3. Working with Folders
    4. Using Internet Explorer
    5. Using E-mail
    6. Using Help
    7. Language Settings
  8. 4. Operating Systems
    1. What is an Operating System?
    2. Types of Operating Systems
  9. 5. Setting up Your Computer
    1. Buying a Computer
    2. Starting Your Computer
    3. Mouse and Keyboard
    4. Monitor
    5. Disk Drives
    6. Printer and Scanner
  10. 6. MS Word 2000
    1. Getting Started with MS Word
    2. Working with Files
    3. Working with Text
    4. Paragraph Formatting
    5. Checking and Correcting Text
    6. Page Formatting and Printing
    7. Using Lists
    8. Working with Tables
    9. Inserting Graphics into Document
    10. Using Styles and Templates
    11. Creating a Mail Merge Document
    12. Creating Macros
    13. Creating Table of Contents
    14. Using Help
  11. 7. MS Excel 2000
    1. What is a Spreadsheet?
    2. Getting Started with Excel
    3. The Application Window
    4. The Document/Workbook Window
    5. Basic Workbook Activities
    6. Formatting a Worksheet
    7. Formatting a Cell
    8. Adding Graphics
    9. Adding Charts
    10. Data-Sorting and Multiple Worksheets
    11. Formulas and Functions
    12. Using Help
  12. 8. MS PowerPoint 2000
    1. What is a PowerPoint Presentation?
    2. Creating a Presentation
    3. Formatting a Presentation
    4. Text Formatting
    5. Inserting Graphics
    6. Completing the Presentation
    7. Using Help
  13. 9. Internet
    1. Internet History
    2. What is WWW?
    3. Development Tools for Creating Web Pages/Sites
    4. Images for the Web
    5. Audio for the Web
    6. Video for the Web
    7. Programming for the Web
    8. Search Engine
    9. Internet Browser
    10. E-mail
    11. Chat
  14. 10. Fun with Computers
    1. Calculator
    2. Windows Media Player
    3. Windows Games
    4. CD Player
    5. Paint
    6. Notepad
    7. WordPad
    8. Hardware Troubleshooting
    9. Software Troubleshooting
  15. Quick Reference
  16. Photo Credits
  17. Copyright