The bestselling guide to choosing a computer and getting online, fully updated for Windows 8!
Whether you use your computer for bookkeeping, making travel plans, socializing, shopping, or just plain fun, computers are now an essential part of daily life. But it can be overwhelming to keep up with the technology as it continually evolves. This clear, friendly guide not only gets you up to speed on computer basics, it also covers the very latest information, like the changes you?ll see with Windows 8.
You'll learn to use the keyboard and mouse, navigate the Windows 8 operating system, access the Internet, create documents, keep safe online, and more. Packed with screenshots and illustrations, the new edition of this popular book is easy to follow, never intimidating, and always helpful.
Starts with the basics and assumes no prior knowledge of computers
Updates your current skills for the latest technology changes, such as the Windows 8 operating system
Explains how to connect to the Internet, keep up with family and friends via e-mail and social media, find recipes and health information, book travel, manage your budget, and much more
Shows you how to organize documents, work with files and folders, manage pictures and videos, and customize your desktop and system
Offers tips and advice to help you avoid common pitfalls
Take on technology with confidence and take advantage of all your computer can do with Computers for Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition!
About the Author
Nancy C. Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in technology topics. She is the author of more than 100 books, including all editions of the bestselling iPad For Seniors For Dummies. Nancy also writes a column on computers and the Internet for Retirenet.com.
Part I: First Steps with Your Computer.
Chapter 1: Buying a Computer.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer.
Chapter 3: Getting Around the Windows 7 Desktop.
Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Display.
Chapter 5: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges.
Chapter 6: Setting Up Printers and Scanners.
Chapter 7: Getting Help.
Part II: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software.
Chapter 8: Working with Software Programs.
Chapter 9: Working with Files and Folders.
Chapter 10: Using the Desktop Gadget Gallery and Gadgets.
Chapter 11: Creating Documents with Works Word Processor.
Chapter 12: Working with Numbers and Finances.
Chapter 13: Getting the Most from Movies and Digital Photos.
Chapter 14: Playing Music in Windows 7.
Chapter 15: Playing Games in Windows 7.
Part III: Exploring the Internet.
Chapter 16: Understanding Internet Basics.
Chapter 17: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer.
Chapter 18: Staying Safe While Online.
Chapter 19: Keeping In Touch with E-Mail.
Chapter 20: Connecting with People Online.
Part IV: Taking Care of Your Computer.
Chapter 21: Protecting Windows.
Chapter 22: Maintaining Windows.