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Teach Yourself Visually Windows XP


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Chapter 1: Windows Basics. Introduction to Windows. Using the Start Menu. Scroll Through a Window. Close a Window. Move a Window. Resize a Window. Maximize a Window. Minimize a Window. Switch Between Windows. Close a Misbehaving Program. Play Games. Using the Calculator. Shut Down Windows. Restart Your Computer. Find Help Information. Chapter 2: Create Documents. Start WordPad. Edit Text. Change Font of Text. Change Size of Text. Save a Document. Open a Document. Chapter 3: Create Pictures. Start Paint. Draw Shapes. Draw Lines. Erase Part of a Picture. Save a Picture. Open a Picture. Chapter 4: View Files. View Your Personal Folder. View Contents of Your Computer. Change View of Items. Sort Items. Group Items. Using Windows Explorer. Chapter 5: Work with Files. Select Files. Open a File. Rename a File. Print a File. Print Pictures. Delete a File. Restore a Deleted File. Move a File. Copy a File. E--mail a File. Publish a File to the Web. Create a New File. Create a New Folder. Create a Compressed Folder. Search for Files. Add a Shortcut to the Desktop. Copy a File to a Floppy Disk. Copy Files to a CD. Copy Pictures from a Digital Camera. Scan a Document. Chapter 6: Customize Windows. Change the Desktop Background. Change the Screen Appearance. Change the Screen Saver. Change the Screen Resolution. Assign Sounds to Program Events. Adjust the Volume. Change the Mouse Settings. Change the Desktop Theme. Start a Program Automatically. Chapter 7: Work with Music and Videos. Play a Sound or Video. Play a Music Video. Using the Media Guide. Using the Media Library. Listen to Radio Stations on the Internet. Change Skin of Windows Media Player. Copy Songs from Music CD. Copy Songs to a CD or Portable Device. Chapter 8: Create Movies. Introduction to Windows Movie Maker. Start Windows Movie Maker. Record a Video. Play a Video Clip. Add a Video Clip to the Storyboard. Rearrange Video Clips on the Storyboard. Save a Project. Open a Project. Preview a Movie. Save a Movie. Chapter 9: Share Your Computer. Create a User Account. Delete a User Account. Assign a Password to a User Account. Log Off Windows. Log On to Windows. View Shared Files. Share Files. Make Your Personal Folder Private. Chapter 10: Optimize Computer Performance. Install a Program. Remove a Program. Update Windows. Install a Printer. View Amount of Disk Space. Format a Floppy Disk. Using Disk Cleanup. Defragment Your Hard Disk. Schedule Tasks. Restore Your Computer. Get Remote Assistance. Chapter 11: Work on a Network. Browse Through a Network. Share Information. Share a Printer. Change Your Default Printer. Set Up a Home Network. Chapter 12: Browse the Web. Introduction to the Web. Start Internet Explorer. Select a Link. Display a Specific Web Page. Stop Transfer of a Web Page. Move Through Web Pages. Display and Change Your Home Page. Search the Web. Display History of Viewed Web Pages. Add a Web Page to Favorites. Chapter 13: Exchange E--Mail. Read Messages. Send a Message. Save a Draft of a Message. Reply to a Message. Forward a Message. Print a Message. Attach a File to a Message. Open an Attached File. Delete a Message. Add a Name to the Address Book. Add a Group to the Address Book. Select a Name from the Address Book. Add a Signature to Messages. Chapter 14: Exchange Instant Messages. Start Windows Messenger. Add a Contact. Send an Instant Message. Send a File. Receive a File.

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