Completely updated to cover the latest technology and software, the 13th edition of PCs For Dummies tackles using a computer in friendly, human terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user, while also targeting those who are familiar with PCs, but need to get up to speed on the latest version of Windows. This hands-on guide takes the dread out of working with a personal computer.
Leaving painful jargon and confusing terminology behind, it covers Windows 10 OS, connecting to and using services and data in the cloud, and so much more. Written by Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, it tells you how to make a PC purchase, what to look for in a new PC, how to work with the latest operating system, ways to protect your files, what you can do online, media management tips, and even basic topics you're probably too shy to ask a friend about.
If you're a first-time PC user at home or at work or just need to brush up on the latest technological advancements, the new edition of this bestselling guide gets you up and running fast.
Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book, Dan Gookin, this new edition of Word For Dummies quickly and painlessly gets you up to speed on mastering the world's number-one word processing software. In a friendly, human, and often irreverent manner, it focuses on the needs of the beginning Word user, offering clear and simple guidance on everything you need to know about Microsoft Word 2016, minus the chin-scratching tech jargon.
Whether you've used older versions of this popular program or have never processed a single word, this hands-on guide will get you going with the latest installment of Microsoft Word. In no time, you'll begin editing, formatting, proofing, and dressing up your Word documents like a pro. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like formatting multiple page elements, developing styles, building distinctive templates, and adding creative flair to your documents with images and tables.Covers the new and improved features found in the latest version of the software, Word 2016Shows you how to master a word processor's seven basic tasksExplains why you can't always trust the spell checkerOffers little-known keyboard shortcuts
If you're new to Word and want to spend more time on your actual work than figuring out how to make it work for you, this new edition of Word 2016 For Dummies has you covered.
Your smartphone is essentially your lifeline—so it's no wonder you chose a simple-to-use, fun-to-customize, and easy-to-operate Android. Cutting through intimidating jargon and covering all the features you need to know about your Android phone, this down-to-earth guide arms you with the knowledge to set up and configure your device, get up and running with texting and emailing, access the Internet, navigate with GPS, synch with a PC, and so much more.
Whether you're new to Android phones or have just upgraded to a new model, Android Phones For Dummies makes it fast and easy to make your new smartphone your minion. Written by bestselling author Dan Gookin, it walks you through the basics in a language you can understand before moving on to more advanced topics, like dialing tricks to forward calls, working with predictive text, accessing special characters, manipulating the touch screen, and using a USB connection to synchronize your stuff.Set up your phone and configure its settingsPlay games, listen to music, and start shooting photos and videosJoin the conversation and have fun with social mediaMake your life easier with Google Voice typing
No matter how you slice it, life with an Android phone is more organized and fun—and this book shows you how to make the most of it.
Get a move on and learn to roam free with this mini guide to choosing and using a laptop. Packed with useful advice on picking a laptop, setting it up, managing power and peripherals, going online, and hitting the road, you’ll learn to love your laptop with help from For Dummies. Whether this is your first laptop or a recent upgrade, you’ll get the advice you need from laptop to lap-bottom here.
Open the book and find:Tips for buying the right laptop for you A tour of your laptop and its features Explanations of common laptop terms Maintenance and troubleshooting tips How to connect to a wireless network
A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC.
Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer:Research topics of interestKeep in touch with loved onesShop securely onlineFind recipes and diet tips
If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.
Author Andy Rathbone listened to what you wanted to know, andthis edition is loaded with additional information aboutE-mail, faxing, and troubleshootingMaximizing security featuresCustomizing and upgrading Windows XPMultimedia applications—CDs, digital music and photos,video, and moreAnswers to questions asked by thousands of Windows users
If you’re just getting started with Windows XP,you’ll find Windows XP For Dummies, 2ndEdition is a lot easier than trying to get the fourth-gradernext door to explain it to you. (Andy Rathbone is a lot morepatient.) There’s a whole section devoted to “WindowsXP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know,” so you can getthe hang of the basics quickly and in the privacy of your own home.And if you’ve been around a couple of generations of Windows,you’ll be especially interested in how to squeeze maximumsecurity from the beefed-up anti-spam and firewall features inService Pack 2.
Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is sort oflike a buffet—you can sample everything, or just stick withthe stuff you know you like. You’ll find out how toLocate programs and files, organize your information, and fax,scan, or print documentsGet online safely, send and receive e-mail, work with InternetExplorer’s security toolbar, and steer clear of pop-ups,viruses, and spamMake Windows XP work the way you want it to, share yourcomputer while maintaining your privacy, set up a network, andperform routine maintenanceTransfer and organize pictures from your digital camera, editdigital video, and create custom CDs of your favorite tunesUse Windows XP’s troubleshooting wizards and become yourown computer doctor
With its task-oriented table of contents and tear-out cheatsheet, Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition iseasy to use. You can quickly find what you want to know, and youjust may discover that this book is as important to your computeras the power cord.
Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the most common hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. In addition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in the first placeand clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PC environment.Walks you through ways to diagnose the most common PC hardware, software, and operating system problems Offers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidently handling these problems Shares valuable advice about maintaining your system to maximize its lifespan Reviews an array of useful tools Covers Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8
Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you to confidently handle whatever PC problems you may encounter.