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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction.

The Home Computer.

The Internet.


What do you need to use this book?

How to use this book?



Part I: Basic Computing.

Chapter 2: Learning the basics.

The computer screen, keyboard and mouse.

Turning the computer on.

The Keyboard.

The Mouse.

Turning the computer off.


Chapter 3: Windows.

Windows Vista.

The Basic Window.

Chapter 4: Disks, Drives, Folders and Files.

Chapter 5: Opening your first program.


Chapter 6: Word Processing.

Saving a file.

Computer Memory.

Closing a file.

Chapter 7: Customising the Desktop.

Changing the appearance of the desktop.

Customising the Task bar.

Chapter 8: Getting Help.

Part II: Email and the Internet.

Chapter 9: Email and Internet concepts.

Using the Internet and E–mail.

The Concept.

Chapter 10: E–mail.

The Concept.

Chapter 11: The Internet & World Wide Web.

The Concept.

The Internet Browser.

Chapter 12: Search Engines and Directories.



Chapter 13: Shopping.

Chapter 14: Travel.

Some Useful Web sites.

Chapter 15: Internet Auctions.


Chapter 16: Loading programs.

Chapter 17: Downloading a program from the Web.


Part III: More advanced tutorials.

Chapter 18: Basic Photo Manipulation.

Chapter 19: Advanced word processing.

Chapter 20: Advanced Email.

MSN Messenger.

Chapter 21: Advanced Use of the Internet.

Part IV: Internet Websites.

Chapter 23: Useful Web Sites.





Hobbies and crafts.

The Arts.




Digital photography.



A motley collection.



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