Description : What’s the definition of a reference book? Well, I like to think of this book as a snapshot. Sure, it’s a very heavy photograph, weighing in at over 700 pages — but nevertheless, it captures the current state of today’s PCs, including hardware, the most popular applications, and of course, the latest and greatest incarnation of the Windows operating system that we all cherish (in this case, Windows XP Home and Professional). That covers a lot of ground, especially when you consider how the PC has branched out into all sorts of new directions in the last few years. What used to be primarily a simple word processing platform in the early days of DOS has now become a hub for digital video and CD-quality audio, an opti- cal recording center, an Internet communications system, a digital dark- room, a 3-D gaming console, an office productivity center . . . the list goes on and on. Therefore, fitting the features and functionality of today’s PCs into a single volume was a challenge for me — and it proved singularly rewarding as well because PCs are both my career and my favorite hobby! With that comprehensive approach in mind, this book still holds true to the For Dummies format: step-by-step instructions on each major feature within Windows XP, Microsoft Office, and other popular PC applications, with a little personal opinion, my recommendations, and my attempts at humor mixed in to add spice. I take the time to explain each topic for those who have just entered the PC universe, but you’ll uncover plenty of advanced information as well. With this book in hand, you can set up a wireless net- work, navigate an Excel spreadsheet, diagnose hardware problems, and even work magic with your digital camera. I sincerely hope that you enjoy this book and that it will help open up the countless possibilities offered by your PC. Thanks to the efforts of all those software developers, engineers, and hardware manufacturers, you and I get to play!
Description : Maintaining a PC is important, and troubleshooting a PC can be a challenge. Dan Gookin is great at explaining how to handle common PC problems, and he’s provided a complete, plain-English manual in Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies. Liberally laced with Dan’s famous humor and clear instructions, Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is divided into six minibooks covering hardware, software, laptops, Internet, networking, and maintenance. Each one gives you some background on what causes common problems, to help you understand what’s wrong as well as how to fix it. You’ll learn to: Troubleshoot both Windows XP and Vista Solve e-mail and Web woes, makes friends with ActiveX, and protect your system from evil software and viruses Resolve router problems, reset the modem, delve into IP addresses, and find the elusive wireless network Investigate startup issues, battery quirks, and power problems Travel safely and efficiently with your laptop Perform regular maintenance and keep good backups Solve problems with disks and printers Find missing files, successfully restore files if something major goes wrong, and pep up your PC The bonus DVD walks you through some of the complex steps discussed in the book and demonstrates tasks like removing a hard drive. There’s a great collection of free and demo software, too. Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is tech support in a book! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Description : Your one-stop guide to a long and happy relationship with your PC Mark Chambers doesn't believe computers are supposed to be complicated, and this book proves it. Here you'll find the straightforward scoop on using and enjoying your PC, whether it's your first one or your fifth. From using Microsoft Works and getting online to digital multimedia, problem-solving, and network security, it's all at your fingertips! Discover how to Use the different ports on your PC Troubleshoot Windows XP Listen to Internet radio Use Microsoft Works and Office 2003 Make movies and DVDs Set up and secure a network
Description : Explains how to use the small business finance program to prepare and print invoices, produce income statements and cash flow reports, manage payroll, write checks, pay bills, and monitor inventory.
Description : Your new Mac with OS X Leopard is so cool! You have digital media, including iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, and iMovie, at your fingertips, as well as everything the Internet has to offer. Where do you start to make the most of it? With Mac OS X Leopard All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, of course! Here are seven handy minibooks, each devoted to one aspect of your Mac OS X Leopard. One section is devoted to the digital media you love, another to the Internet, others to networking, customizing, sharing, and expanding your Mac. There’s even a minibook for you geeky types who want to tweak the system with AppleScript. You’ll find information on: Locating anything with Spotlight and Sherlock Personalizing your desktop Creating movies and burning DVDs Jamming with iTunes and your iPod Making your own music with GarageBand Collecting, editing, and sharing photos with iPhoto Browsing the Web with Safari and staying safe online Setting up a wireless network Adding RAM, hard drive space, and cool extra applications Using AppleScript to program even more customizations With Mac OS X Leopard All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, you can find what you need in a hurry and get on with the fun your Mac makes possible. It just may be the best friend a Leopard can have!
Description : Mac OS X Tiger is the sum of its parts, and there are a lot ofthem. What could be easier than to have a handy minibook coveringeach one, ready to answer your every question? If you’re venturing into the Mac world for the first time,you’ve chosen a great time to make the move. And ifyou’re switching to Tiger from an earlier Mac OS,you’ll be eager to get going as quickly as possible. Either way, you’ll love the convenience of Mac OS X TigerAll-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. You’ll findsections devoted to Basic Mac OS X Customizing and sharing your Mac Mac’s digital hub—iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD,QuickTime, and GarageBand The Internet (AppleMail, iChat AV, iDisk, and more) Networking, including Bluetooth, AppleTalk, and AirportExtreme Expanding your system with cool hardware and software Some advanced stuff, like hosting a Web site and buildingcustom applications Each self-contained chapter discusses a specific feature,application, connection, or cool thing about Mac OS X. You canstart at the beginning, or dive right into the things you most wantto explore. For example, you can Discover how to find anything, anywhere on your system, withSpotlight Set up a wireless network Use iDisk to back up your important files Edit or create your own DVDs, CDs, and movies Keep in touch with others through the cool iChat AVapplication Get step-by-step instructions that make using OS X Tiger asmuch fun—and as productive—as it’s meant tobe Because everything’s handy and neatly organized,you’ll find Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference ForDummies is the reference book you’ll want to keep rightnext to your Mac. You’ll refer to it many times over, and beglad you did!
Description : A complete guide to understanding how you think, and discovering how to think differently. Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies is a complete guide to the key techniques that help you master your thoughts: Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. Discover the basic principles of each approach and receive sensible, practical and effective expert advice on how each one can help you challenge negative beliefs and change your attitudes. Whether you wish to conquer an anxiety, beat an addiction or simply think more positively, here you will find proven and popular methods that you can use to make major changes - improving your personal power and creating the life you want. Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies will include: Book I: Essential Concepts Exploring the Key Themes of NLP Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Examining Hypnotherapy Introducing Life Coaching Book II: Neuro-Linguistic Programming Taking Charge of Your Life Creating Rapport Reaching Beyond the Words People Say Exploring the Amazing Power of Your Senses Opening The Toolkit Understanding the Psychology Behind Your Habits and Behaviours Book III: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Correcting Your Thinking Overcoming Obstacles to Progress Putting CBT into Action Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past Setting Your Sights on Goals Book IV: Hypnotherapy Taking A Separate View of Yourself Considering How Hypnotherapy Can Help Feeling Good Expanding the Reach of Hypnotherapy Practising Self-Hypnosis Book V: Life Coaching Introducing Your Coaching Journey Visualising Your Whole-Life Goals Becoming Your Best Self Focusing on the Elements of Your Life Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Developing and Growing
Description : Do you have a great idea for the next big thing, an eye-catching new corporate logo, or an exciting new business concept? Understand how to safeguard your ideas and creations with this expert guide to the fundamentals of intellectual property. Walking you step-by-step through the processes involved in protecting your great ideas, this book offers all the advice you need to ensure that you're the only one cashing in on your creativity and hard work.
Description : With Vista, Windows has had an extreme makeover. Many of the features that were old friends in Windows XP now look and act differently. And if you’re thinking of upgrading to Vista but haven’t done it yet, wow — there are eight different versions! How do you know which one to choose? That’s easy — look in Book One of Windows Vista All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies. Windows expert Woody Leonhard starts off this everything-you-want-to-know-about -Vista guide by helping you choose the version that fits your needs. He follows that with minibooks Two through Nine, each devoted to one specific area — setting up, securing, and customizing Vista, going online, adding cool hardware, getting the most from multimedia, exploring Vista video, and setting up a network. You’ll find out about: Ripping and burning discs of data, music, or movies Organizing desktop files and folders Collecting and editing your digital photos in the Photo Gallery Controlling users, making backups, and maintaining your system Locking down your system to deflect spam, scams, spyware, phishers, and viruses Exploring alternatives to Internet Explorer Adding hard drives, printers, key drives, USB hubs, and other hardware Making movies, adding music to your iPod, and setting up Media Center Covering almost anything you will ever need to know for a long and happy relationship with Vista, Windows Vista All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a guide you’ll refer to again and again.
Description : Builds on the huge success of Laptops For Dummies, now in its second edition Eight minibooks comprising nearly 850 pages give laptop owners the detailed information and advice they need to make the most of their computers Offers focused content for new and intermediate laptop users, covering laptop basics and beyond, from synchronizing information with a desktop PC and coordinating e-mail between two computers to accessing the Internet or a desktop computer remotely Minibooks include laptop basics, software for laptops, accessories to go, traveling with a laptop, security, networking a laptop, sources of power, and upgrading a laptop Sales of laptops continue to outpace sales of desktop PCs, with retail laptop sales up 24 percent in the 2006 holiday season