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The Internet all in one desk reference for dummies
Ewing, Kelly.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hungry Minds, 2002.
Physical Description:
xxxiv, 657 pages ; 24 cm.
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Previous ed.: Foster City, Calif.: IDG, 2001.
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TK5105.875.I57 I47 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The Internet has become so popular that it's now difficult to get through an entire day without hearing it mentioned on TV, reading about it in the newspapers, or going online yourself. Unfortunately, there is no "Internet Users Manual." The Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies can fill that void, however, by providing one-stop, quick guidance for the tasks and tools you'll need to experience the best of the Internet.

This book is intended to be a reference for all the great things (and maybe a few not-so-great things) that you may need to know when you're browsing the Internet, writing e-mail, using newsgroups, creating your own Web pages, and so on. Rather than having to buy a book on each of these Internet-related topics, you can access them all conveniently packaged for you in one handy reference. This comprehensive book shows you how to get up and running fast so that you have more time to do the things that your really want to do.

The Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a big book made up of several smaller books -  minibooks , so to speak. Within them, you'll find easy-to-follow information on the following topics and more:

Internet safety, security, and troubleshooting Composing e-mail with Outlook Express and other readers Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator Chat and other online communication Using FTP to transfer files Getting started with Web publishing Creating Web pages with Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Going places with AOL Shopping online Investing online

The back of the book contains a special Internet Directory section that points you toward some of the best sites that the Web has to offer. The sites listed here are organized by categories such as Internet and computer help, search engines and directories, news and information, research and education, sports and leisure, arts and entertainment, and fun and free stuff.

Author Notes

Doug E. Lowe is a senior quality consultant at Hewlett Packard's Software Engineering Systems Division, where he has developed software for computer-aided electronic design. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toledo, and has taught operating-systems architecture at the graduate level.

Lowe is noted for presenting technical material in a way that is entertaining as well as informative. His "Approach 3 for Windows for Dummies" and "Approach 97 for Windows for Dummies" are among the 50 titles he has authored or co-authored. He is also a consulting editor for DOS World.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Book I Internet Basics
Chapter 1 Getting to Know the Internet
Chapter 2 Getting Started with the Internet
Chapter 3 Internet Safety, Security, and Troubleshooting
Book II E-Mail
Chapter 1 E-Mail Basics
Chapter 2 Composing E-Mail with Outlook Express
Chapter 3 Composing E-Mail with Netscape Mail
Chapter 4 Other E-Mail Readers
Chapter 5 Mailing Lists
Book III Web Browsing with Internet Explorer 6
Chapter 1 Web Basics
Chapter 2 Using Internet Explorer
6 to Browse the Web
Chapter 3 Printing and Saving Web Information
Chapter 4 Customizing Internet Explorer 6
Book IV Web Browsing with Netscape Navigator
Chapter 1 Using Navigator to Browse the Web
Chapter 2 Printing and Saving Web Information
Chapter 3 Customizing Netscape
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Book V Newsgroups, Chats, and Other Internet Communication
Chapter 1 Keeping Up-to-Date with News
Chapter 2 Chat and Other Online Communication
Chapter 3 Using Classic Internet Tools
Book VI Creating Web Pages
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Web Publishing
Chapter 2 Elements of Web Page Design
Chapter 3 Working with Graphics, Sounds, and Videos
Chapter 4 Building Your Web Workshop
Chapter 5 Publishing on the Web
Chapter 6 Creating Web Pages with Microsoft FrontPage 2002
Chapter 7 Creating Web Pages with Netscape Composer
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Chapter 8 Creating Web Pages with Microsoft Office XP
Book VII America Online
Chapter 1 Getting Started with America Online
Chapter 2 Going Places with AOL
Chapter 3 Using AOL E-Mail
Chapter 4 Sharing Web Pages and Files through AOL
Chapter 5 Reading Newsgroups with AOL
Chapter 6 Meeting and Chatting with Friends Online
Book VIII Internet Activities
Chapter 1 Shopping Online
Chapter 2 Travel Planning Online
Chapter 3 Investing Online
Chapter 4 Genealogy Online
Book IX Internet Directory
Chapter 1 Internet and Computer Help
Chapter 2 News and Information
Chapter 3 Research and Education
Chapter 4 Sports and Leisure
Chapter 5 Arts and Entertainment
Chapter 6 Fun and Free StuffIndex
Book X Appendix