Step-by-step instructions for seniors to get up and running on a home PC Answering the call for an up-to-date, straightforward computer guide targeted specifically for seniors, this helpful book includes easy-to-follow tutorials that escort you through the basics and shows you how to get the most out of your PC. Boasting an elegant, full-color interior with a clean, sophisticated look and feel, the layout makes it easy for you to find the information you need quickly. Author Linda Clark has earned her highly respected reputation through years of teaching computers at both the beginning and intermediate levels. She uses this experience in the field to deliver you a comprehensive resource that shares everything you need to know about working with a computer.
Guides you through working with computers so you can reach a level where you feel comfortable and confident Shows you how to find your way around Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 Teaches you how to e-mail, get online, use Internet banking, book holidays, shop online, and more Walks you through sharing photos and watching movies Features numerous examples and illustrations SIMPLY Computing for Seniors puts you on your way to becoming a savvy computer user today!
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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26 August 2011
1 GETTING STARTED 3 4 Start Up and Shut Down Your Computer 6 The Keyboard 8 Use the Mouse or Touchpad 10 The Windows 7 Screen 12 Change the Look of the Desktop 14 Password Protection 16 Lock and Unlock Your Computer 17 Health and Safety 2 WORKING WITH WINDOWS 7 19 20 The Start Menu 22 Fill the Screen 24 Icons and Windows 26 Get Help 28 Use Accessories 30 Fast Access to Files 3 WRITING A LETTER 33 34 Start and Explore Word 2010 36 Start a Document and Move Around 37 Correct Mistakes 38 Check Spelling and Grammar 40 Save and Close a Document 42 Open a Saved Document 44 Create Labels 4 MAKING A POSTER 49 50 Create a Document and Add Text 52 Choose the Text Style, Size and Colour 54 Align and Number Paragraphs 56 Change the Margins and Page Size 57 Add a Picture 58 Modify a Picture 5 USING A PRINTER AND SCANNER 61 62 Use Print Preview 64 Print a Document 66 Print a Picture 68 Copy Documents and Pictures 70 Scan Documents and Pictures 6 GETTING CONNECTED 73 74 Choose an ISP 75 Connection Types 76 Get Started on the Internet 78 Keep Safe 80 Windows Live Essentials 82 Social Networking 7 DISCOVERING THE INTERNET 85 86 Explore Internet Explorer 88 Change Your Home Page 90 Search the Internet 92 Save Your Favourite Pages 94 Print a Web Page 96 Save Text and Pictures 8 USING THE INTERNET 99 100 Shop Online 104 Explore Travel Sites 106 Book Tickets and Holidays 108 Buy and Sell on eBay 110 Use Online Banking 113 Add Skype to Your Computer 114 Use Skype 9 SETTING UP AND USING EMAIL 117 118 Choose and Set Up an Email Account 120 Access Your Email Account 122 Read and Respond to an Email 124 Write and Send an Email 126 Delete an Email 127 Deal with Junk Mail 10 ORGANISING EMAIL 129 130 Open Email Attachments 132 Save Attachments 134 Send Attachments 136 Store Messages in Folders 138 Add People to a Contact List 140 Find People in a Contact List 11 MANAGING PICTURES 143 144 Get Pictures from Camera to Computer 146 Open and View Pictures 148 Organise and Find Pictures 150 Improve the Appearance of Pictures 152 Save Pictures to a CD or Flash Drive 154 Share Pictures on the Internet 12 KEEPING RECORDS 157 158 Start and Explore Excel 2010 160 Start Using Excel 2010 162 Set Up Columns and Rows 164 Add Information and Enhance Cells 166 Keep Accounts 171 Preview and Print 13 ORGANISING FILES AND FOLDERS 173 174 Get Started with Windows Explorer 176 Find Files and Folders 179 Rename a File or Folder 180 Create Folders 182 Move and Copy Files 184 Delete and Recover Files 186 Keep Copies of Files 14 ENTERTAINMENT 189 190 Play a Game 192 Watch a Film 194 Watch TV 196 Listen to Music 198 Use Playlists 200 Download Music 203 Listen to Internet Radio INDEX 204
Linda Clark has run workshops and created learning materials designed to pass on knowledge of computing in clear, concise and simple language throughout her career. Linda?s fascination for computers started around 1985 when she was training to become a college lecturer. She has taught computing skills to many students in further education and, more recently, to librarians throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. On retirement, she joined Inverness & Black Isle U3A and formed two computing groups. In July 2007, Linda joined a steering group determined to set up a virtual U3A based entirely on the Internet. Now fully operational, this proved to be an exciting and stimulating challenge. She professes to be a computer user not an IT specialist and believes that she is learning something new every day. Her philosophy is if I can do it so can you .