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Recipient of the 2014 TAA Textbook Excellence Award 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.
- Addresses the specific needs of beginning computer users by focusing on essential concepts and basic practical skills, without getting bogged down in specialized terminology or technical explanations.
- The Seventh Edition will cover Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013. Additional "practical" material, such as visual examples of formatting(hanging indents, business memos, worksheet templates, etc.) The idea is to show "what" as well as "how." Please note that we will not be creating an IR CD for this version; all supplements will be available via the Instructor and Student Companion Sites on Cengage.com and cengagebrain.com.
- Uses a reader-friendly FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) approach to help students focus on what they really need to know.
- Includes coverage of buying and upgrading a PC: information students can use outside of the classroom.
- Offers built-in assessment with updated, interactive Quick Checks and on-screen quizzes that allow students to track their progress.
- The accompanying BookOnCD contains an electronic version of the entire textbook, filled with animation, screen tours, and hands on activities.
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: CHIPS AND CODE.
17. Looking "Under the Hood".
18. Computing Programming.