Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Vista Paperback – Nov 29 2006
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From the Back Cover
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 140 Windows Vista tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:
- Installing and repairing programs
- Maintaining your system
- Setting up password-protected accounts
- Loading images from a digital camera
- Managing audio and video with Media Center
- Securing Internet and e-mail accounts
- Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
- Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
- Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
- Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
About the Author
Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, and Web site developer. Paul has written nearly 50 books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks, Second Edition and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers, Fourth Edition. Paul also runs Word Spy, a Web site dedicated to tracking new words and phrases (see www.wordspy.com).
Top Customer Reviews
Similar products get into so much detail without the visual aspect and this is where I tend to lose interest.
The visual step by step instructions gets the job done.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Generally my experience has been positive. I use a computer primarily as a word processor so that some of the Vista features are of no value to me. The author assumes little or no prior computer experience and the first two chapters cover basics. There is a chapter on using Word Pad although I decided to install a version of the superior Microsoft Word. There is an excellent chapter on music including how to burn a CD and three chapters on the Internet. There are even four pages on setting up parental controls.I would highly recommend the book to the type of person who uses a computer as a versatile tool instead of a communication crutch.
Great book for a hands on person. I understand things better when there are visual examples that I can use. The only problem (so far) is the fine print. I sometimes need a magnifier to read it and wish that part of it was more user friendly. If not for that issue, I would give it a 5 star review. So, if you don,t have a problem working with fine print, I would recommend this book.
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