Windows 8.1 for Seniors QuickSteps (Paperback)

Marty Matthews


A full-color, visual guide to the basics of Windows 8.1, written for seniors, by a senior in a jargon-free style, using specific examples in clear, step-by-step instructions Designed specifically for those 55 and older, Windows 8.1 for Seniors QuickSteps is a full-color, fast reference to the major upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft's popular computer operating system. The book provides step-by-step instructions on how to become comfortable with the new interface, which is the same across Windows-based PCs, touchscreen tablets, and mobile devices. This concise guide zeroes in on only the most important topics. Instructions are kept to brief descriptions in plain language while using full-color visuals to clearly lead you through the steps necessary to perform a task. In addition to being a technology expert and experienced computer book writer, the author himself is a senior who has spent many hours getting other seniors comfortable with computers. To create this book, he has pulled together a group of advisers consisting of senior citizens to serve as reviewers and testers. These fellow seniors are introduced in the course of the book, and their feedback is presented to help you get the most out of the book and the topics covered. A visually appealing, full-color guide featuring a larger type size A unique, landscape-oriented layout that mimics a computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on a computer Clear, concise language in step-by-step instructions Specific sets of examples that you can duplicate easily. For example: "To copy a file...,"or "To switch from one running program to another..." Features personal experiences and advice from other seniors throughout Help in transitioning from the mouse and keyboard to a touch screen and the tools so you can easily go back and forth among the three environments Covers buying and setting up a Windows 8.1 computer; using touch, a mouse, and the keyboard; starting a program; using menus and dialog boxes; and getting help Includes tips on using Internet for information searches, driving directions, government agency access, shopping, travel, and more Explains e-mail, contacts, Skype, and instant messaging Reviews important security information such as passwords, firewalls, permissions, and encryption Includes details on working with pictures and enjoying multimedia Covers apps, including Alarms, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Music, Reader, Scanner, Sound Recorder, and Media Player

Product Details

  • Product code: AJKSA
  • ISBN: 9780071832588
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 25.5cm x 20.0cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish date: 01/04/2014


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