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Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-53483-0
432 pages
October 2009
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Great advice on choosing a computer, getting online, and having fun!

Computers are an essential part of daily life these days, but they can be a bit intimidating at first. Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition gets you going with lots of illustrations and easy-to-follow-instructions, never assuming you already know more than you do.

You'll learn to use the keyboard and mouse, navigate the Windows 7 operating system, access the Internet and use e-mail, create documents, shop safely online, and more.

  • Shows you how to choose the right computer, get it set up, and get going
  • Explains how to connect to the Internet and keep up with family and friends via e-mail
  • Helps you create documents, work with files and folders, simplify your finances, and build a budget using a spreadsheet
  • Discusses how to use social networking sites and how to shop and bank online without compromising your privacy
  • Offers tips and advice to help you avoid common pitfalls

With Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition by your side, you'll be able to use the computer with confidence and take advantage of all it has to offer.

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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.


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Nancy C. Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in technology topics. She is the author of more than 50 books; writes a column for Retirenet.com on computers and the Internet; and runs the Web site TechSmartSenior.com, which is dedicated to helping those over 50 enjoy all technology has to offer.
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