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Surface For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-89875-8
336 pages
April 2014
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Make Microsoft's Surface work—and play—just the way you want it to

Microsoft's Surface tablet has the features and personality you're looking for, with a robust environment for business computing that doesn't skimp on fun. Surface for Dummies, 2nd Edition explains how Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows RT differ, and helps you decide which Surface model is best for you. Step by step, this book walks you through both the hardware and software features of the Surface, including the touch cover and type cover, Windows RT and Windows 8.1 Pro operating systems, and the coveted Office Home & Student 2013 software suite that's bundled with the Surface. Written by bestselling author Andy Rathbone, this easy-to-access book is filled with information on how to use the tablet, figure out the operating system, navigate the app environment, and take advantage of your exciting new Surface.

The book is your personal guide to one the fastest, sleekest, and most powerful tablets on the market. Surface is designed to be thin, light, and with hours of battery life so you can power through your day with ease. With this handy reference, you'll be able to make quick work of your to-do list and have fun all at the same time!

  • Create: release your inner artist with Fresh Paint, a touch-based art app
  • Share: Multiple accounts offer privacy and security so you can share your Surface, but not your stuff
  • Enjoy: Snap apps side by side to multi-task on the vivid HD screen
  • Discover: New apps in the Windows Store so you can work efficiently and get more done

With Surface For Dummies, 2nd Edition you can navigate and enhance your entire Surface experience!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introductions 5

Chapter 1: Which Microsoft Surface Do You Need? 7

Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your Surface 21

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Surface 35

Chapter 4: Introducing Your Surface’s Start Screen and Controls 51

Chapter 5: Typing, Touching, and Drawing on the Surface 77

Part II: Connections 101

Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet, Printers, Monitors, Storage, and More 103

Chapter 7: All About Apps 139

Chapter 8: Browsing the Web 157

Chapter 9: Reaching Out with Mail, People, Calendar, and Skype 175

Part III: Play 205

Chapter 10: Photos and Movies 207

Chapter 11: Listening to Music 219

Part IV: Work 233

Chapter 12: Visiting the Windows Desktop 235

Chapter 13: Working in Microsoft Office 2013 251

Chapter 14: Changing Settings 267

Chapter 15: Troubleshooting and Repair 279

Part V: The Part of Tens 291

Chapter 16: Ten Essential Tips ’n’ Tricks 293

Chapter 17: Ten Handy Accessories 299

Index 307

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Author Information

Andy Rathbone is the author of all previous editions of Windows For Dummies. He’s also written books on PC operation and repair, home theater and entertainment technologies, and tablet computing. He maintains contact with his readers and answers questions at andyrathbone.com.

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