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Microsoft Internet Explorer 5
Witherspoon, Coletta.
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Publication Information:
Rocklin, CA. : Prima Tech, [1999]

Physical Description:
xx, 342 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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TK5105.883.M53 W5846 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Internet Explorer 5.0 Fast & Easy is a tutorial for home and business Internet users who have a limited amount of time to become proficient with Internet Explorer 5.0. This book visually guides readers from a beginning user level to an intermediate user level, helping readers become proficient at surfing the Internet with the Internet Explorer 5.0 Web browser, and using the Outlook Express mail and news program. and other Microsoft Internet software tools. The material is presented visually to lead readers step-by-step through tasks and is organized to provide a hands-on learning experience using Internet Explorer 5.0 and it components.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xix
Part I Getting Internet Explorer Up and Runningp. 1
Chapter 1 Starting and Exiting Programsp. 3
Starting Explorer Programsp. 4
Beginning from the Start Menup. 4
Using Internet Explorer Componentsp. 5
Using Toolbarsp. 5
Executing Menu Commandsp. 6
Finding Shortcut Menus with a Right-Clickp. 7
Using Command Shortcutsp. 8
Working with Dialog Boxesp. 8
Moving around with Scroll Barsp. 10
Resizing Framesp. 10
Exiting Internet Explorer Programsp. 11
Exiting a Program from the File Menup. 11
Exiting a Program from the Title Barp. 12
Chapter 2 Getting Helpp. 13
Getting Help Using the Help Buttonp. 14
Searching the Help Filep. 15
Using the Contents Tabp. 16
Using the Index Tabp. 17
Printing Help Filesp. 18
Getting Help on the Webp. 18
Accessing the Online Web Tutorialp. 19
Finding Online Helpp. 21
Part II Learning to Use the Internet Explorer Browserp. 25
Chapter 3 Navigating the Webp. 27
Starting from the Address Barp. 28
Typing URLsp. 28
Using AutoComplete to Enter a URLp. 29
Accessing URLs from the Drop-Down Listp. 30
Navigating between Web Pagesp. 31
Clicking through Hyperlinksp. 31
Using the Back and Forward Buttonsp. 32
Looking at the Recent History Listp. 34
Using the Status Barp. 34
Chapter 4 Customizing the Browserp. 37
Setting Your Home Pagep. 38
Working with Toolbarsp. 40
Displaying and Using Hidden Toolbar Buttonsp. 40
Rearranging Toolbar Buttonsp. 41
Playing Hide and Seek with Toolbarsp. 43
Moving the Position of a Toolbarp. 44
Changing the Size of Toolbar Buttonsp. 47
Making Web Page Text More Readablep. 48
Working with Browser Historyp. 49
Displaying Your Internet Historyp. 50
Changing Your History Settingsp. 52
Chapter 5 Browsing Your Computer with Internet Explorerp. 53
Sending E-mail Messagesp. 54
Opening Foldersp. 55
Typing the Path Namep. 55
Browsing the Contents of Your Computerp. 57
Previewing Filesp. 58
Starting Applicationsp. 59
Typing Shortcut Namesp. 59
Viewing the Desktopp. 60
Part III Surfing the Web with the Internet Explorer Browserp. 63
Chapter 6 Searching and Savingp. 65
Saving Filesp. 66
Storing Web Pages on Your Hard Drivep. 66
Saving Web Page Elementsp. 68
Printing Pagesp. 69
Sending a Page to Your Printerp. 69
Printing Backgrounds with the Web Pagep. 70
Changing the Page Layout Settingsp. 71
E-mailing Web Pages to Your Friendsp. 73
Searching the Webp. 74
Using Search Enginesp. 74
Performing Quick Searches from the Address Barp. 76
Using FTP to Retrieve Filesp. 77
Chapter 7 Working with Favoritesp. 81
Getting Started with Favoritesp. 82
Adding a Site to Your List of Favoritesp. 82
Viewing a Favorite Pagep. 83
Organizing Your List of Favoritesp. 84
Sorting Favorites into Foldersp. 85
Changing the Order of Favoritesp. 87
Adding Favorites to the Links Barp. 89
Adding a Web Page to the Links Barp. 89
Adding a Hyperlink to the Links Barp. 90
Sharing Favorites with Your Friendsp. 91
Exporting Your Favorites Listp. 91
Importing Favorites from Another Computerp. 94
Viewing Your Favorites Offlinep. 97
Selecting Favorites for Offline Viewingp. 98
Downloading Pages for Offline Viewingp. 101
Viewing Web Pages While Offlinep. 103
Chapter 8 Keeping Your Computer Safep. 105
Bloaking Content from Harmful Web Sitesp. 106
Preventing Access to Undesirable Web Sitesp. 108
Activating the Content Advisorp. 108
Changing the Supervisor Passwordp. 111
Securing the Cookie Jarp. 115
Disabling Multimedia Elements for Faster Downloadingp. 117
Chapter 9 Playing with Multimediap. 119
Enjoying Web Entertainment with Media Playerp. 120
Playing Multimedia Files Stored on Your Computerp. 122
Exploring Virtual Worlds with the VRML Playerp. 124
Part IV Managing Mail and News with Outlook Expressp. 129
Chapter 10 Becoming Familiar with Outlook Expressp. 131
Setting Up Your E-mail Accountp. 132
Checking Your E-mailp. 138
Receiving E-mailp. 138
Reading Your Messagesp. 140
Deleting Messagesp. 141
Customizing the Outlook Express Windowp. 142
Rearranging the Windowp. 143
Viewing Message Headersp. 144
Adding Buttons to the Toolbarp. 145
Sorting Messages into Foldersp. 148
Creating Foldersp. 148
Moving Messages into Foldersp. 149
Chapter 11 Handling E-mailp. 151
Sending Messagesp. 152
Sending a New Messagep. 152
Replying to a Messagep. 154
Forwarding a Messagep. 155
Sending Attachmentsp. 156
Formatting Your Messagep. 158
Choosing a Stationeryp. 161
Filtering Your E-mail Messagesp. 162
Chapter 12 Working with the Address Bookp. 167
Creating a List of Contactsp. 168
Adding a New Contactp. 168
Updating Contact Informationp. 172
Forming Groupsp. 173
Sending Mail from the Address Bookp. 175
Printing an Address Listp. 176
Searching for Peoplep. 178
Chapter 13 Using Newsp. 181
Locating a News Serverp. 182
Making the Most of the Newsp. 187
Subscribing to Newsgroupsp. 187
Reading Newsgroup Messagesp. 188
Saving Attachmentsp. 189
Downloading Newsgroup Messagesp. 191
Automatically Marking Messages as Being Readp. 193
Marking a Thread as Being Readp. 194
Finding Messagesp. 196
Posting Messagesp. 197
Using Newsgroup Filtersp. 201
Part V Communicating with Others on the Webp. 205
Chapter 14 Becoming Familiar with Microsoft Chatp. 207
Setting Up Your Identityp. 208
Switching Between Comic Strip and Text Modesp. 213
Changing the Appearance of the Chat Windowp. 214
Changing How Frames Displayp. 214
Selecting the Display Fontp. 216
Saving Your Chat Sessionsp. 217
Chapter 15 Participating in a Chat Groupp. 219
Finding a Chat Roomp. 220
Joining a New Chat Roomp. 220
Accessing Your Favorite Chat Roomsp. 222
Participating in the Chat Discussionp. 223
Asking Questions Firstp. 223
Speaking Upp. 225
Playing Soundsp. 228
Whispering in a Chat Roomp. 229
Connecting with Othersp. 230
Getting Personal Informationp. 230
Sending E-mail to Chat Room Membersp. 232
Inviting Others to Join a Chatp. 233
Using URL Addresses During a Chat Sessionp. 235
Displaying a URL Addressp. 235
Accessing Web Pagesp. 236
Getting More Chat Charactersp. 237
Chapter 16 Getting Ready for Video Conferencingp. 239
Setting Up NetMeeting for the First Timep. 240
Blocking Incoming Callsp. 245
Searching for ILS Listingsp. 246
Creating SpeedDial Entriesp. 247
Adjusting the Volumep. 248
Chapter 17 Participating in NetMeeting Conferencesp. 249
Connecting to Othersp. 250
Finding a NetMeeting Serverp. 250
Calling Directly on the Internetp. 252
Using SpeedDialp. 253
Using Chat to Have a Private Conversationp. 254
Opening the Chat Windowp. 254
Changing the Chat Formatp. 257
Saving the Chat Conversationp. 259
Making Your Point with Whiteboardp. 260
Opening the Whiteboardp. 260
Adding Textp. 261
Adding Shapesp. 263
Moving Objectsp. 264
Adding Images to the Whiteboardp. 266
Saving Whiteboard Contentsp. 269
Chapter 18 Sharing Documents During a Conferencep. 271
Sharing Applicationsp. 272
Transferring Filesp. 276
Sending a Filep. 276
Receiving a Filep. 279
Part VI Creating a Web Page with FrontPage Expressp. 283
Chapter 19 Getting Started with FrontPage Expressp. 285
Getting Started with Wizardsp. 286
Writing Web Page Textp. 288
Adding Textp. 288
Editing Textp. 289
Deleting Textp. 291
Moving Textp. 292
Copying Textp. 293
Formatting Textp. 294
Saving Web Pagesp. 295
Viewing FrontPage Toolbarsp. 297
Chapter 20 Making Your Web Pages Look Goodp. 299
Creating Hyperlinksp. 300
Adding Graphics and Multimediap. 301
Giving Your Web Page a Backgroundp. 302
Inserting an Image into Your Web Pagep. 305
Adding Sound to Your Web Pagep. 307
Previewing Your Web Pagep. 309
Appendix Installing Internet Explorerp. 313
Installing Internet Explorer from the Webp. 314
Adding Components to Internet Explorerp. 319
Glossaryp. 325
Indexp. 333