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Windows XP in an instant
Maran, Ruth, 1970-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Visual : Hungry Minds, [2001]

Physical Description:
ix, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"Visual from MaranGraphics."
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QA76.76.O63 M18 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The An Instant series provides fast, focused, visual learning on core tasks.

Table of Contents

1 Windows Basics
Introduction to Windows
Using the Start Menu
Move a Window
Resize a Window
Maximize a Window
Minimize a Window
Scroll Through a Window
Switch Between Windows
Play Games
Close a Misbehaving Program
Shut Down Windows
Find Help Information
2 Create Documents
Start WordPad
Edit Text
Change Font of Text
Change Size of Text
Save a Document
Open a Document
3 Create Pictures
Start Paint
Draw Shapes
Draw Lines
Erase Part of a Picture
Save a Picture
Open a Picture
4 View Files
View Your Personal Folders
View Contents of Your Computer
Change View of Items
Sort Items
Group Items
Using Windows Explorer
5 Work With Files
Select Files
Open a File
Rename a File
Print a File
Print Pictures
Delete a File
Restore a Deleted File
Move a File
Copy a File
E-mail a File
Publish a File to the Web
Create a New File
Create a New Folder
Search for Files
Add a Shortcut to the Desktop
Copy a File to a Floppy Disk
Copy Files to a CD
Copy Pictures from a Digital Camera
Scan a Document
6 Customize Windows
Change the Desktop Background
Change the Screen Saver
Change the Screen Appearance
Change the Date and Time
Assign Sounds to Program Events
Adjust the Volume
Change the Mouse Settings
Start a Program Automatically
7 Work With Music and Videos
Play a Sound or Video
Play a Music CD
Using the Media Guide
Using the Media Library
Listen to Radio Stations
Copy Songs from a Music CD
Copy Songs to a CD or Portable Device
8 Create Movies
Introduction to Windows Movie Maker
Start Windows Movie Maker
Record a Video
Play a Video Clip
Add a Video Clip to Storyboard
Rearrange Video Clips
Save a Project
Open a Project
Preview a Movie
Save a Movie
9 Share Your Computer
Create a User Account
Delete a User Account
Assign a Password to a User Account
Log Off Windows
Log On to Windows
View Shared Files
Share Files
Make Your Personal Folders Private
10 Optimize Computer Performance
Install a Program
Remove a Program
Update Windows
Install a Printer
Format a Floppy Disk
Defragment Your Hard Disk
Using Disk Cleanup
Schedule Tasks
Restore Your Computer
Get Remote Assistance
11 Work on a Network
Browse Through a Network
Share Information
Share a Printer
Set Up a Home Network
12 Browse the Web
Introduction to the Web
Start Internet Explorer
Display a Specific Web Page
Select a Link
Move Through Web Pages
Display and Change Your Home Page
Search the Web
Add a Web Page to Favorites
13 Exchang