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Table Of Contents

Introduction
A PC that puts you at ease
A PC that produces results
A PC that breaks new ground
Icons
The central unit 1
A better life with your PC
Resistance
Some history
What is a PC?
Which PC should you choose?
The central unit
The case
Desktop or tower?
Power supply
The ports
The floppy disk drive
Formatting a diskette
The microprocessor
Different kinds of microprocessor
The bus
The monitor2
The basics
Screen size
Screen dot size
Image stability
Screen adjustment
Definition
Resolution
Colour
The graphics card
Prices
Configuring the graphics card and display
Mice and keyboards3
The conventional keyboard
The ergonomic keyboard
Configuring the keyboard
Keyboard maintenance
The mouse
Configuring the mouse
Mouse mats
IntelliMouse
Maintaining the mouse
The trackball,trackpoint and trackpad
The joystick
Configuring the joystick
Equipment for disabled people
Printers4
Different types of printer
Choosing a printer
Installing a printer under Windows 98 or 95
Configuring a printer
Printer properties
Installing a second printer
Troubleshooting
The memory5
The central memory
The minimum amount of memory
Division of the RAM
Precautions
What memory does my PC have?
Read-only memory
Cache memory
The motherboard
Layout of the motherboard
Expandability
The hard disk6
Structure
Characteristics
Disk drive nomenclature
Formatting the hard disk
Different types of hard disk
The hard disk controller cards
ScanDisk
Installing a second hard disk
Housekeeping
A tough customer
The future
What is an operating system?
MS-DOS
Single-user and single-task
Start-up
The main files
The main commands
Accessing the DOS commands
Windows 3.1
Windows 95,98 and NT
The benefits of Windows 98
Eight screens at the same time
Other improvements
For the experts
UNIX and Linux
The digital camera
The Internet9
The computer
The modem
External and internal modems
The subscription
Online services
Access providers
The connection
Configuring your modem
Configuring your connection
The work corner10
Workstation ergonomics
Sharing a computer
Visual comfort
Eye strain
Comfortable surroundings
Lighting
Sound
The workstation
Posture
The work surface
The screen
The seat
The keyboard
The ten commandments
Teleworking
Advantages
Disadvantages
Teleworking occupations
The status of the teleworker
Different forms of teleworking
Breaking even
Well-known brands
Buying over the Internet
Buying from supermarkets
Assembling your PC
Using your PC for graphics applications
Using your PC for word processing applications
Using your PC for playing games
Promotions
Obtaining information from the Internet
Receiving the latest software on free trial
The future12
Becoming an advanced user
No time to read the instructions?
Forums and lists
Courses
Learning to program
Visual Basic
Delphi and Pascal
Other languages
Glossary
Who is this book for?
Adopted conventions
The Windows Me philosophy1
A more user-friendly system
The 32-bit architecture
The Windows Me Registry
A system plugged in to the world
A version that can be used by anyone
An intuitive graphics interface
Plug-and-play technology
Setting up Windows Me2
Installing Windows Me
Uninstalling Windows Me
My Computer properties
The Taskbar
Ithe Start button
The Start button
Smart menus
The Programs menu
The Documents menu
The Search menu
The Help menu
The Run menu
The Shut Down menu
The Settings menu
Taskbar settings
Start menu settings
Working in Windows Me4
Changing from one task to another
The Recycle Bin
Starting a program
My Computer
Handling files and folders
Managing objects with Explorer
Properties of objects
Shortcuts:the fast way to fetch an object
Customizing the Start menu
Handling diskettes
The Control Panel
Accessibility set-up
Keyboard set-up
Sound and picture settings
Monitor display settings
Mouse set-up
Joystick set-up
Modem settings
Date and time management
Sound management
Multimedia set-up
Printer management
Font management
Mail management
Connecting to the Internet
Creating a password
Adding applications
The Add New Hardware Wizard
Windows Me tools
The Calculator
Notepad
Word-processing in WordPad
The Paint program
The Phone Dialer
Dial-Up Networking
Direct connection by cable
The HyperTerminal utility
Windows Me and the Internet7
Calling up favourite Websites
Finding documents on the Web
Paging
Executing a command
The Quick Launch bar
Adding new toolbars
Creating a toolbar on the Desktop
Windows Explorer
Surfing the Web with Explorer
Adding a page to Favorites
Sending a Web page by e-mail
The Windows Me Desktop in Web style
Folder settings
Folder display settings
Display settings for all files
Image file management
Home Networking
The Internet Explorer browser9
An improved Search facility
Easier routines for organizing Favorites
Support for multiple connections
Running the browser
Establishing or terminating your Internet connection
Browsing principles
The navigation buttons
The History file
Displaying links
Full-screen surfing
Opening Web pages in a new window
The explorer bar
Web surfing
Managing your favourite Websites
Storing Favorites
Scheduled downloading from a Website
Internet Radio
Electronic mail10
Handling your messages effectively
Creating document folders
Handling the arrival of new messages
Looking up your messages
Transferring a message
Deleting a message
Sorting messages
Drafting a message
Inserting an attachment
The Address Book
Handling the Address Book
Adding a new contact
Filling in the Address Book automatically
Setting up an electronic mailshot
Filtering messages
Reading your mail from more than one computer
System tools11
Scheduled tasks
The system software
System Information
System Restore
Creating a restore point
Tidying up the hard disk
The FAT 32 converter
Defragmenting the hard disk
Checking the disk with ScanDisk
DriveSpace
Activity monitoring tools
AutoPlay mode for CD-ROMs
Multimedia utilities
Media Player
CD Audio
Radio
Video
Portable Device
The Sound Recorder
Overall volume adjustment
Plug-ins and players
Audio and video
Movie Maker
Playing DVDs
Image processing
How do I use this book?
Help,checks and Web tools1
Office Assistant
Office Assistant options
Help
Context help
Help icons
Wizards and templates
Templates
Wizards
Creating a template
Spelling and grammar
Automatic spellchecking
Automatic grammar check
Activating a language
AutoCorrect
Find and Replace
Finding synonyms
Office2000 and the Web
Browsing the Web from Office
Opening documents in Internet Explorer
Web preview
On-line collaboration
E-mailing from an application
Creating hyperlinks
Shared commands2
Starting and quitting applications
Launching an application
Quitting an application
Undoing and redoing actions
Interface elements
Menu bar
Toolbars
Saving data
Saving documents in HTML format
Saving on a server
File management
Opening files
Closing files
Deleting and renaming files
Printing
Cut,copy,paste and move
Clipboard Intelligent
Inserting text styles
Moving,resizing,copying and deleting a WordArt object
WordArt toolbar
Copying a format
Inserting pictures
Inserting a personal picture
Inserting a ClipArt picture
To insert a ClipArt picture:
Basic Word functions3
Creating a new document
The Word screen
Entering text
Moving within the text
Going to a specific page
Selecting text
Correcting text
Views
Zoom
Switching between several documents
Formatting text and paragraphs
Formatting procedures
Quick character formatting
Sophisticated character formatting
Quick paragraph formatting
Sophisticated paragraph formatting
Bulleted lists
Borders and shading
Formatting pages
Framing a page
Background
Inserting a header and a footer
Advanced Word functions4
Creating a table
Drawing a table
Inserting a table
Table dialog box
Moving within a table
Selecting within a table
Inserting and deleting cells and rows
Orientation and display of the title row
Formatting tables
Creating columns
Mailshots
Main document
Data source
Entering data
Merging
Automatic format with styles
Choosing a style
Creating a style
Basic Excel functions5
The first step
Screen
Workbooks and worksheets
Worksheet management
Moving between worksheets
Adding,deleting,copying and moving worksheets
Hiding and showing a worksheet
Naming,grouping and ungrouping worksheets
Data
Types of data
Special data
Selecting
Cell range
Managing cells,rows and columns
Help with your entry
Fill
Fill handles
Formatting
AutoFormat
Conditional formatting
Advanced Excel functions6
Formulas
Creating formulas
Converting into euros
Copying and moving formulas
Functions
Wizard function
Automatic entry
Scenarios
Sorting and filtering data
Sorting data
Filtering data
Auditing
Creating a chart
Editing a chart
Basic PowerPoint functions7
Converting a presentation
Applying a template
AutoContent Wizard
Display views
New presentations
Inserting,deleting and formatting slides
Moving between slides
Text
Harmonisation
Slide Master
Colour schemes
Formatting slides
Tips for formatting text
Pictures
Picture toolbar
Charts
Advanced PowerPoint functions8
Placing objects
Ruler and guides
Arranging objects
Drawing
Drawing toolbar
Creating tables
Style coherence
Sorting,structuring and adapting slides
Organizing a slide show with the summary slide
Creating bookmarks
Narration
Adapting the slide show to the audience
Animation
Animating transitions between slides
Animating slides
Customizing animation effects
Starting a slide show
Slide shows on paper,slidesor other media
Speaker notes
Transferring a slide show
Basic Outlook functions9
Discovering Outlook 2000
The Outlook bar
Outlook Today
Customizing Outlook Today
Calendar
Contacts
Tasks
Managing tasks
Journal
Creating journal entries
Notes
Inbox
Creating contacts
Making a telephone call from a business card
Sending e-mail messages
Using Calendar
Recording an appointment
Regular appointments
Planning a meeting
Recording an event
Sending and receiving e-mail messages
E-mail configuration
Sending messages
Receiving messages
Basic Publisher functions11
Discovering Publisher
The Catalog dialog box
Assistance
Creating a publication
Managing pages
Inserting pages
Deleting pages
Copying pages
Moving within a publication
Frames
Inserting a frame
Selecting and working on a frame
Connecting frames
Importing text
Text formatting
Formatting tools
Page background
Page numbering,header,footer and date
Tables
Text in columns
ClipArt
Other pictures
Selecting and deleting pictures
Moving and copying pictures
Editing pictures
Pictures and text
Design gallery
Inserting drawings
Inserting shapes
Inserting custom shapes
Deleting shapes
Formatting objects
Selecting,resizing and moving objects
Formatting lines
Formatting shapes
Rotating and flipping objects
Managing shapes and frames
Superimposing frames
Superimposing several objects or frames
Aligning objects
How to use this book
What you need to know before using this book
Do I need a powerful computer?
Processor and memory
Hard disk
Modem
A last word before you start
How does the Internet work?
Routes and routers
A packet at a time
Internet resources
E-mail
The World Wide Web
Newsgroups
Chat
File transfer (FTP)
Internet addresses
E-mail addresses
Connecting to the Internet2
Connection options
Standard telephone line
Home Highway line
ADSL
What do the connection calls cost?
Premier Line
Friends & Family
SurfTime
Free Internet access
How to choose your Internet Service Provider
User support
Points of presence
Number of modems
Free Web space allocated
Usenet newsgroup access
Number of mailboxes offered
Choice of username and password
Internet Service Providers in the UK
Your first connection3
Modem installation
Software installation
The modem driver
Creating and configuring a new connection
What you need to know
Creating a connection
Using your connection
Web addresses
Installing Internet Explorer
Installing Netscape Navigator
Installing Opera
Getting started on the Web
The Internet Explorer buttons
Launching Internet Explorer for the first time
Activating links
Saving text and pictures
Saving a page address
Organizing your Favorites
History
Downloading files
Closing Internet Explorer
Customising Internet Explorer
Removing images
Cache management
Using multiple windows
Multimedia
How e-mail works
How to write messages
Message header
Message body
General rules
Confidentiality
Returned mail
How to save on your telephone bill
Setting up Outlook Express
Starting Outlook Express
Adding an e-mail account
Main e-mail options
General tab
Send tab
Signatures tab
Spelling tab
Security tab
The Outlook Express window
Sending an e-mail message
Sending and receiving messages
Replying to a message
Forwarding a message
Returned messages
Your address book
Deleting unwanted messages
Sorting your mail
Mailing lists
Operating a mailing list
Get the latest news!6
What are newsgroups?
Netiquette
Newsgroup lingo
Smileys
Cross posting
Public servers
Using the Outlook Express newsreader
Creating a news account
The first connection
Subscribing to newsgroups
Cancelling a subscription
Reading the headers of a group
Reading an article
Replying to an article
Posting a new article
Attaching a file
Reading the news offline
News on the Web
Finding files with FTP7
File compression
Getting started with FTP
Any browser will do
Using FTP Explorer
Find that file!
File archives on the Web
Chess games
The language of the Web
What you need to write Web pages
WYSIWYG editors
Markup editors
Text converters
Getting started with Web design
Page title and text
Using bold and italic text
Linking to other Web sites
Linking to pages on your own site
Colours and backgrounds
Movies
Live cam
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