Get Started in Computing is perfect for any new computer user who wants to get up and running quickly and simply. If you are a beginner it is a cost-effective alternative to buying an expensive manual for each application. Though Written for the general user, you will also find the level and content relevant if you are following MOUS certification, SQA modules and BCS Level 1/2 application courses. With step-by-step instructions, minimal jargon and detailed explanations of all the technical terms, this book will give you the confidence to move forward and expand your knowledge. Updated for Windows 7, the book covers all the basics, helping you to find ways of using your computer to suit you. Also included: - Health and safety laws and guidelines affecting the use of IT - Creating and maintaining a safe workstation environment - MS Office interface - ribbon, tabs, groups, MSO button and menu, Quick Access toolbar - Advantages and disadvantages of different email systems - Netiquette - Hidden dangers - unsolicited email, virus dangers NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of computing. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Moira Stephen is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has written many computer books. A consultant and a college lecturer in further and higher education, she has many appreciative readers of her clear, practical guides to computing.