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Windows 8 for Tablets For Dummies : For Dummies - Andy Rathbone

Windows 8 for Tablets For Dummies

For Dummies

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Just for you--Windows 8 from the tablet user's perspective.

If you're an experienced Windows user, you don't need a guide to everything that Windows 8 can do, just to those tools and functions that work on your tablet. And so here it is. This new book zeros in on what you need to know to work best on your tablet with Windows 8. Topics include navigating the new Windows 8 interface and how it works on a touchscreen, how to safely connect to the Internet, how to work with apps or share your tablet in a group, and much more.

If you're a new tablet user, you'll particularly appreciate the fresh guidance on storing files in the cloud, finding tools on the new Windows app store, and tablet troubleshooting.

  • Focuses just on using Windows 8 on tablet devices, giving tablet users their own exclusive guide
  • Covers unique Windows 8 tablet features, such as the touchscreen interface, the new Windows app store, cloud computing options, and tablet troubleshooting
  • Explores using a tablet PC as a media machine for music, photos, and video, as well as how to stay safe online, improve performance, and other topics
  • Reveals savvy, practical tips from bestselling Windows For Dummies author Andy Rathbone
Keep Windows 8 For Tablets For Dummies close at hand and get the very most out of your Windows 8 tablet.

About the Author

Andy Rathbone is a Windows guru and author of all previous editions of Windows For Dummies, the bestselling computer book ever. He's also written about PC operation and repair, home theater, and entertainment technologies. There are more than 15 million copies of his books in print.



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Windows 8 for Tablets For Dummies


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  • Another Dummies Great
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written


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    Having a W8 tablet is fairly unique at this stage but this book helps a lot and includes a lot of smart tips.
    Delivery was prompt with advice of shipment good.
    Computer ordering easy and pre view info good.

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    Introduction 1

    Part I: Getting Started with Windows 8 Tablets 7

    Chapter 1: Understanding Windows 8 Tablets 9

    Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Tablet 17

    Chapter 3: Touching, Typing, and Drawing on Your Tablet 29

    Chapter 4: Navigating the Windows Start Screen 51

    Chapter 5: Visiting the Windows Desktop 71

    Part II: Connecting, Playing, and Working 91

    Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet, Printers, Monitors, Storage, and More 93

    Chapter 7: Visiting Websites 135

    Chapter 8: Keeping in Touch Through the Mail, People, Calendar, and Messaging Apps 153

    Chapter 9: Working with Apps and Programs 179

    Chapter 10: Working in Microsoft Office 197

    Part III: Media 209

    Chapter 11: Photos and Video 211

    Chapter 12: Listening to Music 219

    Part IV: Tweaks 227

    Chapter 13: Changing Settings 229

    Chapter 14: Maintenance, Safety, and Troubleshooting 241

    Part V: The Part of Tens 259

    Chapter 15: Ten Things to Do Now to Your Windows Tablet 261

    Chapter 16: Ten Essential Apps 267

    Chapter 17: Ten Essential Tips ?n? Tricks 271

    Chapter 18: Ten (or So) Essential Accessories 277

    Chapter 19: Ten (or So) Essential Keyboard Shortcuts 283

    Index 285

    ISBN: 9781118329580
    ISBN-10: 1118329589
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 312
    Published: 9th April 2013
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.42  x 1.91
    Weight (kg): 0.45
    Edition Number: 1