Easy-to-understand advice for seniors who want to get up and running with their laptops Laptop popularity is on the rise among computer buyers, including seniors. For anyone in the over-60 age group who is eager to get started with a laptop, this is the book for you! Laptops are ideal for seniors who travel and want to stay in contact with family and friends. You'll learn how to select the laptop that is right for you; get familiar with the hardware, operating system, and software; understand files and folders; and connect to other wireless technology. Featuring a larger font for text and larger sizes for images, this easy-to-understand book begins with the basics and progresses to step-by-step coverage of how to establish positive habits and avoid common pitfalls. With this guide, you'll feel confident about staying safe online when banking, shopping, or chatting.*
Seniors are becoming more adventurous when purchasing a computer, and laptops are increasing in popularity among the 60+ age group demographic* Covers the basics: selecting the right laptop for your needs, using the keyboard and mouse, finding your way around Windows 7, using the Internet, and more* Assures you about staying safe online and keeping your information private when shopping, e-mailing family and friends, banking, researching, and more* Features a large font and large images for easy reading This gentle introduction will get you started using your laptop today!
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: First Steps with Your Laptop. Chapter 1: Discovering the Laptop Advantage. Chapter 2: Buying a Laptop. Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Laptop. Chapter 4: Managing Power. Part II: Exploring Windows. Chapter 5: Getting Around the Windows 7 Desktop. Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Display. Chapter 7: Customizing Windows and Accessibility. Chapter 8: Setting Up Printers and Scanners. Chapter 9: Getting Help. Part III: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software. Chapter 10: Working with Software Programs. Chapter 11: Working with Files and Folders. Chapter 12: Using the Desktop Gadget Gallery and Gadgets. Chapter 13: Creating Documents with Works Word Processor. Chapter 14: Working with Numbers and Finances. Chapter 15: Getting the Most from Movies and Digital Photos. Chapter 16: Playing Music in Windows 7. Chapter 17: Playing Games in Windows 7. Part IV: Exploring the Internet. Chapter 18: Understanding Internet Basics. Chapter 19: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer. Chapter 20: Staying Safe While Online. Chapter 21: Keeping In Touch with E-Mail. Chapter 22: Connecting with People Online. Part V: Taking Care of Your Laptop. Chapter 23: Laptop Security and Safety. Chapter 24: Maintaining Windows. Index.
Nancy Muir is a writer and consultant and the author of more than 40 books, including Computers For Seniors For Dummies and Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies. She writes a column on computers for Retirenet.com and provides technology advice on her Web site, SeniorTechSmarts.com.