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Windows For Tablets For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-32958-0
312 pages
April 2013
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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.

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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

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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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