Windows 7 for Seniors for Dummies helps you: learn to use the Windows 7 desktop and create your first documents; connect to the Internet and browse the Web; view, edit, and print photos; and, keep in touch by e-mail and play games online.
This title is written by Mark Justice Hinton, author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies. You can learn to use Windows, get online, and start doing things today! You don't need a grandchild to teach you Windows 7 - with this friendly guide, you'll be using the mouse, working with folders, hooking up a printer, and cruising the Internet in nothing flat.
Learn to use all the gizmos that come with Windows 7, shop online, view a slideshow of your favorite photos, send e-mail to a friend, enjoy music, and more! Tour the desktop - learn to use menus, the Start menu button, files, and folders. Do it - create notes and letters, connect a printer, download photos from your digital camera, and put music on a CD. Have some fun - discover Solitaire and other built-in games, listen to music, and watch a movie. Use the accessories - display Gadgets on your desktop, draw with Paint, and use the Calculator.
To keep or not - install additional programs you want and remove those you don't need. Protect your Windows - learn to use the Action Center, download and install virus protection software, and keep it up to date. Have it your way - make your screen easier to see, open files with a single click, and even have your computer read to you. The wide, wide Web - shop and explore online and learn to stay safe. Open the book and find: what's on the taskbar; directions for creating and saving documents; steps for installing a printer and other peripherals; how to connect to the Internet anywhere; Backgammon and other games you can play online; guidance on protecting your computer from viruses; how to send e-mail attachments; and, advice on backing up documents and photos.
Author Biography: Mark Justice Hinton teaches all kinds of technology from digital photography to HTML. He maintains a blog at www.mjhinton.com/help where he answers questions from his readers, and he is also the author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies.
Part I: Getting to Know Windows 7 7
1: Getting Comfortable with the Windows 7 Desktop 9
2: Examining the Anatomy of a Window 29
3: Creating Your First Documents 45
4: Organizing Your Documents 69
Part II: Getting Things Done in Windows 7 93
5: Taking Advantage of the Windows Accessories 95
6: Installing and Removing Programs 115
7: Working with Printers and Other Add-On Devices 127
Part III: Discovering the Internet 141
8: Connecting to the Internet 143
9: Finding What You Need on the Web 153
10: Sending and Receiving E-Mail 179
Part IV: Having Fun with Windows 7 201
11: Playing Games 203
12: Enjoying Photos in Windows 7 213
13: Listening to Music and Watching DVDs 235
Part V: Having It Your Way with Windows 7 259
14: Making Windows 7 More Fun to Use 261
15: Using the Taskbar and Start Menu Smartly 285
16: Making Windows 7 Easier to Use 303
Part VI: Staying Safe and Keeping Windows 7 Healthy 323
17: Updating Windows 7 325
18: Protecting Your Computer 341
19: Keeping Your Data Safe 359