Computer Basics in easy steps


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SKU: 9781840783612

By Michael Price

Publication: September 30, 2008
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-361-2

Now updated to cover Windows 7, see Computer Basics in easy steps, 2nd edition 

About the book

Computer Basics in easy steps┬áexplores the elements that make up your computer and identifies the tasks you can perform. It will help you communicate with your friends and family across the world, write reports, and prepare book reviews. You’ll want to take advantage of the Internet, to explore websites relating to your hobbies, for example digital photography, drawing or geneology. Maybe it’s film or music you’re interested in. Whatever you want to do, your computer can unlock new ways to extend your knowledge and experience. It can also help you take full advantage of other devices such as iPods, PDAs and pocket PCs, digital cameras, printers and scanners, or mobile cell phones.

Computer hardware and software functions are covered, but the real emphasis is on the tasks you want to perform and how you can utilize your computer to increase your productivity and enhance your level of enjoyment and satisfaction.

Whether you’re just beginning or you’re ready to extend your knowledge, this book will take you step by step through the features and functions of your computer, and ensure you’re making full and effective use of its power and flexibility.


About the author

Michael Price is an accomplished author, IT journalist and systems consultant with a wide experience of computing systems ranging from mainframes to personal computers. He’s also a successful author with several best-selling┬áIn Easy Steps┬ábooks to his credit.


  1. Choose a Computer
  2. Explore Your Computer
  3. Windows Basics
  4. Word Processing
  5. Communication
  6. Surfing the Internet
  7. Personal Internet
  8. Spreadsheets
  9. Music and Speech
  10. Photography
  11. Gadgets and Gizmos
  12. Manage Your Computer
  13. Glossary


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