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How to use the Internet : visually in full color
Cadenhead, Rogers.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, [2002]

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v, 228 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Includes index.
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TK5105.875.I57 C335 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The easy, visual way to learn how use the Internet for work, home, or school.

Author Notes

Rogers Cadenhead is the author of 12 books on Internet-related topics, including Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition, and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft FrontPage 2002 in 24 Hours. He's also a Web publisher whose sites receive 7.3 million visits a year. To contact Cadenhead about this book, visit his Web site at

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 Getting Connected for the First Timep. 5
How to Set Up an Internet Connectionp. 6
How to Connect to the Internetp. 10
How to Connect to the Internet Through a Proxy Serverp. 12
How to Load a Web Pagep. 14
2 Browsing the World Wide Webp. 17
How to Use a Web Sitep. 18
How to Visit a Web Site When You Know Its Addressp. 20
How to Revisit Your Favorite Web Pagesp. 22
How to Load a Web Page for Faster Viewingp. 24
How to Pick a New Home Page for Your Browserp. 26
How to Change Internet Explorer's Settingsp. 28
How to Print a Web Pagep. 30
3 Visiting a Portal Web Sitep. 33
How to Set Up an Account on a Portalp. 34
How to Personalize a Web Portalp. 36
How to Make a Portal Your Browser's Home Pagep. 38
How to Set Up a Microsoft Passport Accountp. 40
4 Searching the World Wide Webp. 43
How to Find a Site When You Don't Know Its Addressp. 44
How to See Pages You Have Recently Visitedp. 46
How to Search for a Specific Topic on the Webp. 48
How to Search Through Millions of Web Pagesp. 50
How to Find a Program on the Webp. 52
How to Find a Company on the Webp. 54
How to Find a Person on the Webp. 56
How to Find a Job on the Webp. 58
5 Communicating with Electronic Mailp. 61
How to Set Up Outlook Express for E-Mailp. 62
How to Send E-Mailp. 64
How to Receive E-Mailp. 66
How to Send a Web Page Using E-Mailp. 68
How to Send an Attached Filep. 70
How to Receive an Attached Filep. 72
How to Find Someone's E-Mail Addressp. 74
How to Subscribe to a Mailing Listp. 76
How to Set Up a Free Web-Based E-Mail Accountp. 78
How to Set Up Hotmail in Outlook Expressp. 82
How to Use Your Free Web-Based E-Mail Accountp. 84
How to Print an E-Mail Messagep. 86
6 Protecting Yourself on the Webp. 89
How to Choose a Security Settingp. 90
How to Customize Your Security Settingp. 92
How to Block Objectionable Content from Being Viewedp. 94
How to Use Security Certificatesp. 96
How to Disable Cookies in a Web Browserp. 98
How to Make Your Internet Connection More Securep. 100
7 Participating in Usenet Discussion Groupsp. 103
How to Set Up Outlook Express for Usenet Newsgroupsp. 104
How to Read a Newsgroupp. 106
How to Read Newsgroups You Have Subscribed Top. 108
How to Post a Message to a Newsgroupp. 110
How to Find a Newsgroupp. 112
How to Search an Archive of Past Newsgroup Discussionsp. 114
How to Decrease the Junk E-Mail You Receivep. 116
8 Sending and Receiving Instant Messagesp. 119
How to Set Up Windows Messengerp. 120
How to Add Someone to Your Contact Listp. 122
How to Invite Someone to Use Messengerp. 124
How to Send Someone an Instant Messagep. 126
How to Prevent Someone from Sending You Messagesp. 128
9 Participating in Chat and Online Communitiesp. 131
How to Create an Account to Chat on MSNp. 132
How to Chat for the First Time on MSNp. 134
How to Participate in a Chat on MSNp. 136
How to Join a Community on MSNp. 138
How to Read and Send Messages in an MSN Communityp. 140
10 Using America Online's Internet Capabilitiesp. 143
How to Install America Onlinep. 144
How to Run AOL for the First Timep. 146
How to Send AOL Mailp. 148
How to Read Usenet Newsgroups on AOLp. 150
How to Use AOL's Chat Featuresp. 152
How to Send Instant Messages on AOLp. 154
How to Add Someone to Your AOL Buddy Listp. 156
How to Block Objectionable Content from Your AOL Accountp. 158
11 Listening to Audio and Viewing Video over the Internetp. 161
How to Find Windows Media Audio and Video Filesp. 162
How to Listen to Web Radio Stationsp. 164
How to Install an MP3 Playerp. 166
How to Listen to an MP3 Filep. 168
How to Find MP3 Files to Downloadp. 170
How to View Windows Media Video Filesp. 172
12 Shopping on the Internetp. 175
How to Buy a Product over the Webp. 176
How to Shop Safely on the Webp. 178
How to Sign Up for eBay's Online Auctionsp. 180
How to Set Up a New eBay Accountp. 182
How to Bid in an Online Auction on eBayp. 184
13 Investigating Stocks, Taxes, and Savings on the Webp. 187
How to Find Current Stock Quotesp. 188
How to Create a Portfolio of Stocks You Trackp. 190
How to Add and Remove Stocks from a Prtfoliop. 192
How to Get Tax Help Onlinep. 194
How to Find Savings Tips Onlinep. 196
14 Creating Your Own Web Sitep. 199
How to Create a Web Site on MSNp. 200
How to Work on Your MSN Web Sitep. 202
How to Publish a Photo on Your Sitep. 204
How to Publish a File on Your Sitep. 206
How to Add a Feature to Your Sitep. 208
How to Make Your Site Invitation-Onlyp. 210
Glossaryp. 212
Indexp. 219