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Getting started with computers
Morley, Deborah.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Fort Worth, TX : Harcourt College Publishers, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.5 .M643 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Dryden's Getting Started series offers instruction in basic computer literacy combined with practical Web-based technologies. Designed with today's student in mind, these four-color, heavily illustrated texts are concise and readable. Clear explanations, accompanied by large, easy-to-read screen captures, are followed by guided exercises and projects. Students learn by doing in real-world scenarios and case studies. Getting started has never been so easy!

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Module HW: Hardware Conceptsp. 1
Introductionp. 2
What Is a Computer?p. 2
Primary Operations of a Computerp. 3
How Data Are Represented to a Computerp. 4
Computer Hardware and Softwarep. 5
Input Hardwarep. 6
Keyboardp. 6
Mousep. 8
Other Input Devicesp. 8
Processing Hardwarep. 9
Circuit Boardsp. 9
Microprocessorp. 11
Memoryp. 11
Output Hardwarep. 12
Monitorsp. 12
Printersp. 14
Other Output Devicesp. 16
Storage Hardwarep. 17
Floppy Disksp. 17
Hard Disksp. 19
CD-ROM Discsp. 20
Other Storage Devicesp. 21
Using Storage Devicesp. 21
Summaryp. 23
Key Termsp. 24
Review Questionsp. 25
Answers to Review Questionsp. 28
Exercisesp. 29
Quick Reference: Buying a PCp. 31
Module GUI: Graphical User Interfaces with Windows 98p. 1
Introductionp. 2
What Is Windows 98?p. 2
Graphical User Interfacesp. 2
Key Features of Windows 98p. 3
The Windows 98 Desktopp. 3
The Active Desktop and Desktop Stylesp. 3
Iconsp. 4
Using a Mouse in Windows 98p. 4
The Taskbarp. 6
The Start Menup. 6
Using Cascading Menusp. 6
Using a Dialog Boxp. 7
Starting a Programp. 7
Working with Windowsp. 7
Parts of a Windowp. 9
Sizing and Moving Windowsp. 11
Switching between Open Windowsp. 13
File Management with My Computerp. 13
Seeing the Drives, Folders, and Files on Your Computerp. 13
Creating a New Folderp. 15
Copying, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files/Foldersp. 15
Other Windows 98 Topicsp. 18
File Management with Windows Explorerp. 18
Finding a File/Folderp. 19
Using Helpp. 20
Shutting Down the Computerp. 22
Summaryp. 22
Key Termsp. 23
Review Questionsp. 24
Answers to Review Questionsp. 26
Exercisesp. 27
Quick Reference: Windows 98p. 32
Module NET: The Internet and World Wide Webp. 1
Introductionp. 2
What Is the Internet and World Wide Web?p. 2
The Internetp. 2
The World Wide Webp. 2
Accessing the Internet and World Wide Webp. 3
Internet Addressesp. 6
Browsing the World Wide Webp. 9
Parts of the Browser Windowp. 9
Moving through the World Wide Webp. 11
Searching the World Wide Webp. 15
Printing and Saving Web Pagesp. 15
Downloading Files from the Internetp. 19
Electronic Mailp. 20
Sending Electronic Mailp. 20
Receiving Electronic Mailp. 22
Creating a Web Pagep. 22
Summaryp. 24
Key Termsp. 24
Review Questionsp. 25
Answers to Review Questionsp. 28
Exercisesp. 28
Quick Reference: Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorerp. 32
Appendix Web Sites for Studentsp. 1
Glossaryp. 1
Creditsp. 1
Indexp. 1