Windows Vista Plain & Simple
Your easy, colorful, SEE-HOW guide!
Get the fast answers - in full color - that make learning the new Windows Vista operating system plain and simple! Windows Vista helps you more effectively use your PC - with simple ways to find and use your information, enjoy your digital media, and connect to technologies and people.
This no-nonsense guide helps you learn the easy way to navigate this new operating system with numbered steps and concise, straightforward language that show the most expedient ways to learn a new skill or solve a problem. You´ll discover how to perform everyday tasks and answer your own questions quickly-learning the essentials for customizing your desktop, setting up a home network, managing digital media, publishing files to the Web, and more.
With Plain & Simple, you don´t have to wade through superfluous details. This easy-to-use book delivers fast, precise information-exactly how and when you need it!
Here´s WHAT You´ll Learn
- Run programs, control gadgets, and play games
- Send e-mail, browse the Web, and share files
- Organize your photos, music, videos, and more
- Burn CDs and DVDs - even produce your own movie!
- Set up your printer and a simple home network
- Adjust security settings and perform easy tune-ups and fixes
Here´s HOW You´ll Learn It
- Jump in wherever you need answers Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do
- Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts
- Quick TRY THIS! exercises help you apply what you learn right away
About the Authors
Jerry Joyce is a marine biologist who has conducted research from the Arctic to the Antarctic and has published extensively on marine-mammal and fisheries issues. He developed computer programs in association with these studies to simplify real-time data entry, validation, and analysis that substantially enhanced the quality of the research. He has also had a long-standing relationship with Microsoft: Prior to co-authoring twelve books about Microsoft Windows, Word, and Office, he was the technical editor for numerous books published by Microsoft Press, and he wrote manuals, help files, and specifications for various Microsoft products. Jerry is a Seattle Audubon volunteer and an environmental-representative member of the Washington State Oil Spill Advisory Council and the Washington State Ballast Water Working Group.
Marianne Moon has worked in the publishing world for many years as proofreader, editor, and writer - sometimes all three simultaneously. She has been proofreading and editing Microsoft Press books since 1984 and has written and edited documentation for Microsoft products such as Microsoft Works, Flight Simulator, Space Simulator, Golf, Publisher, the Microsoft Mouse, and Greetings Workshop. In another life, she was chief cook and bottlewasher for her own catering service and wrote weekly food and cooking articles for several newspapers. When she´s not chained to her computer, she likes gardening, cooking, traveling, writing, and knitting sweaters for tiny dogs. She volunteers for Seattle Audubon´s History Committee, and there´s a children´s book in her head that she hopes will find its way out one of these days.
Marianne and Jerry own and operate Moon Joyce Resources, a small consulting company. They´ve been friends for 25 years, have worked together for 21 years, and have been married for 15 years.