Practical PC (Practical Series)

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Part of the Practical series, this text offers an engaging, interactive approach to teaching PC concepts. With a Frequently Asked Questions format, this text provides information on concepts, skills, and tips on becoming a more proficient computer user in a friendly, accessible approach. The companion BookOnCD features videos, animations, screen tours, and activities, giving students hands-on experience with their PC.

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June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

An esteemed professional and respected author, Dan Oja, along with June Parsons, purchased an Apple II+ in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, he and Dr. Parsons opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Dr. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together, they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today, Mr. Oja's and Dr. Parson's team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

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Preface. Before You Begin. PART I: PC BASICS. 1. Getting Started. 2. Looking at Windows. 3. Installing and Using Software. PART II: COMPUTER FILES. 4. File Basics. 5. Organizing Files and Folders. 6. Protecting Files. PART III: THE INTERNET, THE WEB, AND E-MAIL. 7. Connecting to the Internet. 8. Browsing and Searching the Web. 9. Sending E-Mail and Attachments. PART IV: APPLICATION SOFTWARE. 10. Writing and Printing Documents. 11. Working with Spreadsheets. 12. Accessing Databases. 13. Making Presentations. PART V: GRAPHICS, SOUND, AND VIDEO. 14. Recording and Editing Sound. 15. Working with Graphics. 16. Creating Desktop Video and Animation. PART VI: UPGRADES AND EXPANSION. 17. Looking "Under the Hood". 18. Buying a PC. 19. Upgrading and Expanding Your PC. Index.

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