"Computing for Seniors in Easy Steps" has long helped seniors enjoy all the benefits of using a personal computer. Now, this best-selling title is better than ever, fully updated to cover all the new key features in Windows 7. With larger type for easy reading, this book presents no-nonsense, easy-to-understand tutorials on dozens of computer topics. In easy steps, computer users learn the basics of PC components, terminology, and special features. The range of topics covered here includes: playing and storing music on your PC; creating your own letterhead; surfing the Web; buying and selling on eBay; sending and receiving email; playing games; installing antivirus software; shopping safely on the Internet; ordering groceries online; money management; transferring images from your digital camera; and much more.
Windows 7 for Seniors in easy steps introduces the features of this Windows operating system, presented with the senior reader in mind. It uses larger type for easy reading, and discusses the topics in a clear and concise manner. It concentrates on the activities you'll want to carry out, whether you're completely new to computers, or you're upgrading from a previous version of Windows. Windows 7 for Seniors in easy steps starts with identifying the right edition of Windows 7 for your purpose. It focuses on the new user interface features to save you time and become more efficient using your computer, and also helps you customize your system to suit your way of working. It looks at Windows Aero themes and functions, and covers software gadgets and new features such as multi-touch screens. Windows 7 for Seniors in easy steps covers home networking and homegroups, email, internet, digital photography, music and video. It reviews the applications and games that are supplied with Windows 7 and the supplementary applications provided through Windows Live Essentials. It also covers issues of security, protection from computer viruses, maintaining your system and keeping it up to date.
Begun as a small-scale labor of love, Linux has blossomed into the world's most versatile and flexible operating system. The reasons for its appeal are manifold: This open source OS allows numerous users to simultaneously work with multiple applications without experiencing any traffic problems, thus making it an ideal operating system for web servers. In addition, Linux is an extremely stable operating system that serves as a platform for an ever-growing number of quality applications. And not least, it's free! You can download it for nothing from the Internet. With Linux In Easy Steps, joining the Linux Revolution is as easy as one, two, three. Following its simple instructions, you can learn to install the operating system, explore the desktop, and launch great applications. This fully illustrated primer teaches you to climb the Linux directory tree, navigate with the File Browser, and much more. Its easy-to-understand tutorials guide you through the OpenOffice business suite and media applications that let you enjoy the web, music, video, and graphics. Later chapters show you how to use the Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of the operating system, allowing you total control over your Linux system. Linux In Easy Steps opens the door to a whole new world of digital possibilities!
Visual Basic In Easy Steps shows you how to quickly create Windows applications using the latest Visual Basic 2010 programming environment. It provides code examples, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions that illustrate each aspect of Visual Basic. Visual Basic In Easy Steps begins by describing the installation process then introduces form controls, application properties, the programming language, and problem-solving techniques. It illustrates, by example, how to build and deploy a complete Windows application. It also explores scripting with Visual Basic to create macros for Microsoft Office and exciting dynamic web pages for Internet Explorer. The book demonstrates how to incorporate external data into your applications from text files, Excel spreadsheets, XML documents, live RSS web feeds, and SQL databases. You need have no previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal if you're a newcomer to Windows programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Visual Basic. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of Visual Basic programming and be able to create your own interactive applications. Visual Basic In Easy Steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin Windows programming. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly learn the latest Visual Basic techniques, and to the student who is studying computing at school or college, and to those seeking a career in Information Technology who need a thorough understanding of Visual Basic programming.
Written by an industry professional with over 20 years' experience of training in electronic publishing software, InDesign in easy steps breaks down this versatile, user-friendly page layout software into a straightforward, manageable and logical series of learning events. If your aim is to get started with the basics, become a competent and confident user, and then to master InDesign - this book is for you. The book builds from the basics, such as the Working Environment, Building Pages, Text, character and Paragraph settings. Then, it continues to cover more and more of the extensive range of functionality InDesign has to offer. By following the book's logical structure you can develop the core skills needed to master the software. Areas covered include: Tables and Tabs; Table of Contents, Indexing and Books; Printing and Exporting; Transformations and Transparency; Paths and the Pen Tool. For both Windows & Mac users.
In full-color and straightforward, jargon-free language, iPhone for Seniors in easy steps gives you all the information you need to get up and running with your new iPhone and quickly feel you are in control of it. • The iOS 8 operating system is explained so you can find your way around the iPhone screens and access the items you want • Settings are examined so you can customize your iPhone exactly to your style and requirements • The Multitasking Window shows how you can manage your open apps; and the Control Center provides quick access to frequently used functions. iPhone for Seniors in easy steps covers everything you need to know to keep fully connected. With your iPhone in your pocket you are only ever a couple of taps away from friends and family. Learn how to: • Make and receive phone calls • Text with the Messages app • Make video calls with FaceTime • Set up and use email accounts The new Family Sharing feature is covered, which enables you to share music, videos, apps, calendars and photos with up to six family members: a great way to stay in the loop with children and grandchildren. Apps are at the heart of the iPhone and iPhone for Seniors in easy steps gives a comprehensive introduction to using the preinstalled apps. It then shows how to find and download apps from the Apple App Store for: • Going on vacation • Online shopping • Social networking • Hobbies • Music and videos • Books • Photos • Keeping up-to-date with everyday tasks, through the use of the Notes, Calendar, Contacts and Reminders apps • Health and wellbeing, using the new Health app that is designed to collate a range of health and fitness information. An in-depth chapter on iCloud, Apple's online storage, sharing and backup service, explains how iCloud works and shows how it can automatically store your data and share your photos so you don’t have to worry about losing information should anything happen to your iPhone. iPhone for Seniors in easy steps takes the mystery out of using your iPhone and shows how it can become your most useful digital companion, ready to help keep you in touch, up-to-date and entertained.
Practical Accounts and Bookkeeping in easy steps provides assistance for anyone unfamiliar with accounts either already in the business world or waiting for that crucial moment to enter it. From understanding accounts and why they are important, the legal documents required when preparing accounts, what happens if accounts are not submitted in time and when accounts need to be sent to authorities, to the more complex scenarios of creating a balance sheet using sales ledgers, purchase ledgers and nominal ledgers, this book shows you how in easy to follow steps. This book will help you make sense of the 'daunting' accounts world. It will help you to spot problems in the accounts and explain them to others using the correct terminology. It will show you how to get to grips with Double Entry bookkeeping, and its importance, together with how computer software has been designed to simplify the processes. This book is certain to help the non-accountant understand businesses finances, assisting in making your company as successful as possible.
Presents a collection of tutorials on the basics of using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows, covering such topics as using email, creating a document, surfing the Web, creating a household budget, and organizing collections.