Brilliant Computing for Over-50s

By: P. K. MacBride

Catalogue Number: R9V-R875

Brilliant Computing for Over-50s

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • ISBN: 9780131888128
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Spend less time reading and more time doing Brilliant Basic Computing for the over 50s is a visual, quick reference book that shows you how to take control of your computer. Specifically written for those who did not have significant contact with computers in their working lives, but who now have the time to explore the possibilities of the new technology. Brilliant Basic Computing for the over 50s Brilliant guides provide the quick, easy-to-access information that you need *Detailed index and troubleshooting guide to help you find exactly what you need to know *Easy-to-follow task-based format *Numbered steps guide you through each task or problem *Numerous screenshots illustrate each step * Important' boxes point you to the crucial information you really need to know * Timesaver Tips' sections give you brilliant bite-sized nuggets of help and advice Brilliant Basic Computing for the over 50sprovides...*A visual tutorial to take you from novice to confident computer user in easy steps *A two-stage introduction to word processing: first to give you the essentials for. producing clear and attractive letters and simple documents; then exploring some of the more sophisticated features of Word. *An introduction to computer graphics, to get you started exploring the possibilities of using your PC for image making, editing or storage. *An introduction to the Internet, the World Wide Web and e-mail all essential aspects of computing in today's world. Compared to only a few years ago, computers today are cheap, reliable and so easy to use and they can be used for so many purposes. Writing letters, surfing the world wide web and communicating by e-mail have been the three most common uses for some time, and are now closely followed by digital image activities' storing, editing and printing pictures from digital cameras, and storing and editing digital video movies. But people also use their computers for creating family histories, running the household accounts, managing their share portfolios, doing the shopping, producing programmes for their societies' concerts or club newsletters, and much more besides. Brilliant Basic Computing for the over 50s won't show you how to do all of these things, but it will give you a good grounding in the essentials, enabling you to tackle new activities with confidence. And it will do this through clear step-by-step guides, with expert tips and trouble-shooters to help you through the trickier parts. What you need to know and how to do it Computing [or other shelf category?]

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