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Microsoft Surface: Visual QuickStart Guide

Book Description

This Visual QuickStart Guide will help you get up and running with the Surface, Microsoft's very-own entry into the tablet market. This guide walks you through how to get the most from the Surface, using four-color images and step-by-step instruction. You'll learn how to tap and swipe, search, find the best Metro apps, read books, watch movies, listen to songs, and use Office. Along the way, you'll pick up indispensable tips for getting the most out of your tablet.


Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Bio
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Introduction
    1. Is This Book for You?
    2. What This Book Will Teach You
    3. What’s Not in This Book
    4. How This Book Works
    5. Conventions Used in This Book
  9. 1. Getting Started
    1. Get to Know Your Surface Tablet Hardware
    2. The Start Screen
    3. PC Settings
    4. Personalize Your Tablet
    5. Users
    6. Notifications
    7. Search
    8. Share
    9. General
    10. Privacy
    11. Devices
    12. Wireless
    13. Windows Update
    14. Sync Your Settings and HomeGroup
    15. Bluetooth
    16. SkyDrive
  10. 2. Navigating the Surface Tablet
    1. Touch Gestures
    2. Switch Between Apps
    3. The App Bar
    4. Charms
    5. Working with Tiles
  11. 3. Working with Text
    1. Onscreen Keyboards
    2. Text and the Touchscreen
  12. 4. Mail and Outlook.com
    1. Mail Accounts
    2. Email
    3. Outlook.com
  13. 5. Calendar
    1. Calendar Views
    2. Calendar Appointments
    3. Calendar Charms
  14. 6. Messaging
    1. Messaging Accounts
    2. Using Messaging
    3. Messaging Snapped Mode
    4. Messaging Charms
  15. 7. People
    1. Adding Accounts
    2. Adding and Editing Contacts
    3. Viewing Contacts
    4. Sharing Contacts
    5. Deleting Contacts
  16. 8. Bing and Internet Explorer
    1. Bing
    2. Bing Charms
    3. Internet Explorer
    4. IE Charms
  17. 9. Tile-Based Apps
    1. Weather
    2. News
    3. Finance
    4. Travel
    5. Sports
  18. 10. Windows Store and Games
    1. Windows Store
    2. Windows Store Charms
    3. Games
    4. Games Charms
  19. 11. Camera
    1. Taking Pictures
    2. Recording Video
    3. Working with Photos and Videos
    4. Camera Charms
  20. 12. Photos
    1. Pictures Library
    2. Working with Photos
    3. Photos from Other Accounts
    4. Using Charms with the Photos App
  21. 13. Video
    1. Movies Store and Television Store
    2. Open and Play Videos
    3. Playing Videos
    4. Using Charms with the Video App
  22. 14. Music
    1. Music Store
    2. Adding Music to the Music App
    3. Playing Music
    4. Using Charms with the Music App
  23. 15. Maps
    1. Map Views
    2. Locating Places and Getting Directions
    3. Using Charms with the Maps App
  24. Index
  25. Ad Page