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Title:
Newnes Windows 98 pocket book
Author:
Sinclair, Ian Robertson.
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; Woburn, MA : Newnes, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750637893
Format :
Book

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Summary

Newnes Windows 98 Pocket Book is ideal for a wide range of readers; from the less experienced owner daunted by large software manuals, to those who have used earlier versions of Windows and want to get more out of their computers. With simple, practical 'how to' instructions, and hints and tips from an expert who knows Windows inside out, this is an affordable and essential handy guide, covering all aspects of the operating system, accessories and utilities. The use of DOS from Windows is explained, along with an important section dealing with the diagnostic and error-correcting tools of Windows 98 and how to use them to their full potential. An introduction to 98 for experienced Windows users and newcomers alike Coverage of all aspects of the operating system, accessories and utilities Hints and tips from an expert who knows Windows inside out


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1 Installation and Setting-upp. 1
What's newp. 1
The machinep. 3
Startup menup. 4
Notesp. 5
Mouse usep. 6
Setup problemsp. 6
Program precautionsp. 8
Preliminariesp. 9
2 Starting work with Windows 98p. 17
Window panes -- revisionp. 17
The documents listp. 19
Display Propertiesp. 20
Using the Control Panelp. 25
Fontsp. 26
Printersp. 29
Mousep. 32
Accessibility optionsp. 33
Add New Hardwarep. 34
Add/Remove Programsp. 35
Date/Timep. 37
Mailp. 39
Modemsp. 40
Multimediap. 41
Regional settingsp. 43
3 Using Windows 98p. 48
The Start menu optionsp. 54
The Documents optionp. 55
Settingsp. 56
Making a shortcutp. 58
Findp. 62
Windows Explorerp. 65
Copying and Movingp. 66
File Typesp. 71
Programs and Placesp. 73
Icons and Displaysp. 73
Attributesp. 74
The Disk Optionsp. 76
Files and filenamesp. 78
4 Notepad, WordPad and Paintp. 81
Notepadp. 81
Using Notepadp. 82
Page and printing optionsp. 87
WordPadp. 90
Typing a documentp. 92
Typestyles and fontsp. 103
Findp. 105
Transfersp. 109
Paintp. 112
Attributes and file formatsp. 115
The menusp. 116
Drawingsp. 119
Screen-grabsp. 121
Saving image filesp. 125
Draw it yourselfp. 126
5 Using Internet Explorerp. 132
Dial-up Networking (DUN)p. 132
File menup. 136
Edit menup. 138
View menu and optionsp. 139
Securityp. 142
Go menup. 150
Favoritesp. 153
Help menup. 155
The Internet and the Desktopp. 156
Browsing the Internetp. 156
Channelsp. 158
6 Outlook Expressp. 163
Connectingp. 163
Optionsp. 164
Receiving messagesp. 170
Sending messagesp. 171
Address bookp. 173
Sorting messagesp. 175
E-mail-specific topicsp. 175
News-specific itemsp. 177
7 Under the surfacep. 182
Printer setupp. 182
Adding a new printerp. 192
My Computerp. 193
The Recycle Binp. 195
Installing a new programp. 196
The Registryp. 198
CAB filesp. 202
The Control Panelp. 202
8 Minor accessoriesp. 203
Character Mapp. 203
Phone Dialerp. 204
Calculatorp. 205
Multimediap. 207
ActiveMovie Controlp. 207
CD Playerp. 208
Media Playerp. 210
9 System toolsp. 218
Backupp. 218
Disk Cleanupp. 223
Disk Defragmenterp. 225
Drive Converterp. 227
Maintenance Wizardp. 228
ScanDiskp. 229
Scheduled Tasksp. 233
System Informationp. 234
10 Using DOS programsp. 240
The Properties Panelp. 242
The MS-DOS iconp. 251
DOS modep. 252
Appendix A Cursor shapesp. 253
Appendix B Mail and News iconsp. 254
Indexp. 255