Computing for Seniors QuickStepsBook - 2011
A full-color, easy-to-understand guide teaches seniors everything they want to know about computing from using office applications and checking e-mail to working with photos, social networking and tracing one's family tree. Original.
The authors of this PC computer guide are older computer users themselves, and they have made every effort to make the guide senior-friendly. The book's color layout in a 10x8" horizontal format allows for large color screen shots, some labeled with various functions, along with step-by-step instructions, tips and cautions, quick fact boxes, and checklists. Readers will easily relate to the stories of ordinary seniors found in photo-illustrated profile boxes throughout the book. Coverage includes basics such as managing files and using the Internet and e-mail, through advanced skills such as using social networks and playing games, downloading and sharing digital photos, enjoying digital music, reading e-books, and exploring genealogy. There is also advice on computer security, online banking and managing investments online, and using Windows, Word, and Excel. Matthews has written many books on computing. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics!
Take advantage of your computer's features and tools right away--the QuickSteps way. Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions make it easy to accomplish everything you want to do. Follow along and quickly learn how to navigate the Windows operating system; get online; use core programs such as Word, Excel, and Quicken; and secure your computer. Fun activities, such as genealogy, photo editing and management, social networking, and online dating are covered, plus you'll get tips for enjoying music, ebooks, and videos. Written by seniors for seniors, this practical, fast-paced guide helps you get the most out of your computer.
The unique, oblong layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer.
Use these handy guideposts:
- Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks
- Personal insights from other seniors
- Need-to-know facts in concise narrative
- Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things
- Bonus information related to the topic being covered
- Errors and pitfalls to avoid
A full-color guide teaches seniors everything they want to know about computing from using office applications and checking e-mail to working with photos, social networking and tracing one's family tree.