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Teach yourself visually Windows XP
Maran, Ruth, 1970-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Hungry Minds, [2001]

Physical Description:
307 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.76.O63 M362156 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Presents a full-color tutorial with concise, jargon-free instructions with over 500 color screenshots throughout. This book uses the VISUAL approach to cover features of Windows XP including: The interface, enhanced start menu, the My Pictures digital image organizer, the My Music digital music organizer; and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows XP
Start Windows XPp. 4
What You Can Do with Windows XPp. 6
The Windows XP Screenp. 7
Using a Mouse with Windows XPp. 8
Get Helpp. 10
Activate Your Copy of Windows XPp. 12
Restart Windows XPp. 14
Shut Down Windows XPp. 15
Chapter 2 Launching and Working with Programs
Install a Programp. 18
Start a Programp. 22
Understanding Program Windowsp. 23
Using Pull-Down Menusp. 24
Using Toolbarsp. 25
Understanding Dialog Box Controlsp. 26
Using Dialog Boxesp. 28
Work with Program Windowsp. 30
Using Scrollbarsp. 36
Switch between Programsp. 38
Shut Down a Programp. 39
Uninstall a Programp. 40
Chapter 3 Creating and Editing Documents
Understanding Documentsp. 44
Create a Documentp. 45
Save a Documentp. 46
Open a Documentp. 48
Make a Copy of a Documentp. 50
Edit Document Textp. 52
Change the Text Fontp. 56
Find Textp. 58
Replace Textp. 60
Insert Special Symbolsp. 62
Print a Documentp. 64
Chapter 4 Creating and Working with Images
View Your Imagesp. 68
View Images as a Filmstripp. 70
Preview an Imagep. 72
View Images as a Slide Showp. 73
Scan an Imagep. 74
Load an Image from a Digital Camerap. 78
Print an Imagep. 82
Start Paintp. 84
Navigate the Paint Windowp. 86
Create a Drawingp. 87
Draw a Linep. 88
Draw a Rectangle or Squarep. 89
Draw a Rounded Rectanglep. 90
Draw an Ellipse or Circlep. 91
Draw a Curvep. 92
Draw a Polygonp. 93
Draw Freehand with a Pencilp. 94
Draw Freehand with a Brushp. 95
Draw Freehand with an Airbrushp. 96
Fill a Shape with Colorp. 97
Add Textp. 98
Pick a Colorp. 99
Use the Eraserp. 100
Chapter 5 Playing Music and Other Media
Open and Close Windows Media Playerp. 104
Navigate the Windows Media Player Windowp. 106
Change the Media Player Window Sizep. 107
Using the Media Libraryp. 108
Play an Audio or Video Filep. 110
Adjust the Volumep. 111
Play a Music CDp. 112
Play a DVDp. 116
Navigate a DVDp. 118
Copy Tracks from a Music CDp. 120
Create a Playlistp. 122
Burn Music Files to a CDp. 124
Using the Media Guidep. 126
Listen to Internet Radiop. 128
Customize the Now Playing Pagep. 130
Change the Windows Media Player Skinp. 131
Chapter 6 Working with Files
View Your Filesp. 134
Select a Filep. 136
Copy a Filep. 138
Move a Filep. 139
Copy Files to a CDp. 140
Rename a Filep. 144
Create a New Filep. 145
Delete a Filep. 146
Restore a Deleted Filep. 147
Search for a Filep. 148
Extract Files from a Compressed Folderp. 150
Chapter 7 Sharing Your Computer with Others
Display User Accountsp. 154
Create an Accountp. 156
Switch between Accountsp. 158
Change a User's Namep. 160
Protect an Account with a Passwordp. 162
Change a User's Picturep. 164
Delete an Accountp. 166
Share Documentsp. 168
Chapter 8 Using Windows XP's Notebook Features
Display Power Optionsp. 172
Set Battery Alarmsp. 174
Specify a Power Schemep. 176
Configure Power Buttonsp. 177
Synchronize Files between Computersp. 178
Insert a PC Cardp. 184
Remove a PC Cardp. 185
Chapter 9 Getting Connected to the Internet
Understanding Internet Connectionsp. 188
Start the New Connection Wizardp. 190
Choose an Internet Service Providerp. 192
Set Up an Internet Account Manuallyp. 194
Connect to the Internetp. 198
Disconnect from the Internetp. 199
Make Your Internet Connection More Securep. 200
Chapter 10 Surfing the World Wide Web
Understanding the World Wide Webp. 204
Start Internet Explorerp. 205
Navigate Internet Explorerp. 206
Select a Linkp. 207
Enter a Web Page Addressp. 208
Navigate Web Pagesp. 210
Navigate with the History Listp. 212
Change Your Home Pagep. 214
Save Favorite Web Pagesp. 216
Search for Sitesp. 218
Chapter 11 Sending and Receiving E-mail
Start Outlook Expressp. 222
Navigate Outlook Expressp. 223
Send an E-mail Messagep. 224
Add a Contact to the Address Bookp. 226
Select an Address Book Addressp. 228
Add a File Attachmentp. 230
Add a Signaturep. 232
Receive and Read E-mail Messagesp. 234
Reply to a Messagep. 236
Forward a Messagep. 238
Open and Save an Attachmentp. 240
Create a Folder for Saving Messagesp. 242
Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messagesp. 244
Protect Against Virusesp. 246
Chapter 12 Customizing Windows XP
Open the Display Propertiesp. 250
Change the Desktop Backgroundp. 252
Set the Screen Saverp. 254
Change the Windows XP Colors and Fontsp. 256
Apply a Desktop Themep. 258
Change the Screen Resolution and Color Qualityp. 260
Customize the Start Menup. 262
Customize the Taskbarp. 266
Chapter 13 Maintaining Windows XP
Check Hard Drive Free Spacep. 272
Delete Unnecessary Filesp. 274
Defragment Your Hard Drivep. 276
Check Your Hard Drive for Errorsp. 278
Set Up Automatic Updatesp. 280
Create a System Restore Pointp. 282
Apply a System Restore Pointp. 284
Back Up Filesp. 286
Restore Backed-Up Filesp. 290
Chapter 14 Networking with Windows XP
View Network Resourcesp. 296
Set Up a Network Placep. 298
Turn a Network Folder into a Disk Drivep. 302
Print over the Networkp. 306
Share a Folderp. 308
Share a Printerp. 310