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Computers for Seniors for Dummies, 2nd Edition (For Dummies (Large Print)) Hardcover – Large Print, February 9, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies (Large Print)
  • Hardcover: 492 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; 2 Lrg edition (February 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410434087
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410434081
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,698,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Making Everything Easier!

Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Learn to:

  • Choose the right computer, get set up, and get online
  • Exchange e-mails and photos with family and friends
  • Work with files and folders, and create and print documents
  • Simplify your finances and be safer online

Nancy C. Muir

Coauthor of Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies

With this friendly, hassle-free guide, you can finally benefit from all the Internet has to offer

If you’d like to be able to exchange e-mails with your grandchildren, share photos with friends far away, and enjoy the convenience of shopping and paying bills online without checks and stamps, this book is just the ticket. It explains what you need, where to get it, how to use it, and how to stay safer, with plenty of examples and illustrations.

  • Choose wisely – investigate different types of computers, price ranges, and how to set up the computer when you get it home
  • Learn about Windows 7 – practice all the basics from turning on the computer to managing files and using the Help system
  • Get things done – use Microsoft Works software to create documents, plan budgets with spreadsheets, and get organized
  • Photos, music, and more – work with photos from your digital camera, listen to music, and play games
  • The world online – connect to the Internet, set up an e-mail account, read and write blogs, and shop more safely
  • Enlarge your circle – explore social networking sites like Facebook and Eons and meet people who share your interests
  • Keep your computer happy – use routine maintenance, virus protection, and updates

Open the book and find:

  • How to use the keyboard and mouse
  • Tips for making the computer do what you want
  • How to install a printer
  • Advice for interacting with a computer if you have vision, hearing, or dexterity challenges
  • How to create and edit documents
  • Directions for organizing your photos
  • Internet safety tips
  • How to chat online
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About the Author

Nancy C. Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in technology topics. She is the author of more than 50 books; writes a column for Retirenet.com on computers and the Internet; and runs the Web site TechSmartSenior.com, which is dedicated to helping those over 50 enjoy all technology has to offer. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Nancy Muir has written over 60 books on technology and business topics, including several bestsellers and titles that have won awards for excellence from publishing industry organizations. Prior to her writing career Nancy worked for technology publishers IDG Books (now part of Wiley Publishing) and MacMillan Publishing, and was a Training Manager for Symantec Software. She has a certificate in Distance Learning Design from the University of Washington, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in English from Drew University. Nancy has taught Internet Safety and Technical Writing at the university level, and runs the website iPadMadeClear.com to support readers of her two iPad titles from Wiley.

Customer Reviews

Simple, easy to i=understand for the novice.
C. J. Acaster
Buying this book has saved our younger friends and relatives countless hours of being bothered by us for information.
Diane Derr
For instance, if you have XP, or Vista, maybe instructions will differ from the latest version which is MicroSoft 7.
Mary Ann

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Diane Derr on March 19, 2010
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Computers for Seniors for Dummies fills in the gaps for those of us who did not grow up with computers and have no idea what the terminology means. I explains clearly what to do and when to do it. Buying this book has saved our younger friends and relatives countless hours of being bothered by us for information. So glad we figured out how to buy it and look forward to receiving The Internet for Seniors for Dummies.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ann on September 18, 2010
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You should know that since MicroSoft updates their software regularly, not every computer book is helpful. For instance, if you have XP, or Vista, maybe instructions will differ from the latest version which is MicroSoft 7. So, if you are looking to see how to accomplish a specific task, you may not find it in this book. Know what your software is and look for the book specifically geared toward that.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jayne crisp on May 27, 2012
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Excellent publication. Great help to individuals who are either intimidated by their computers or who lack the skills needed to take full advantage of their computers. Well written and covers everything!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dolores on October 29, 2012
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In perfect shape for a 2nd hand book. Easy to read and understand. I would recommend it to anyone not just seniors. Some of those dummy books you have to be really smart to understand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michele Whiteaker on October 20, 2011
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This is again a very understanding book for computer specially for old folks like me, hahaha ! not too difficult to comprehend and actually easy to try some exercises.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michele St Coeur on July 24, 2011
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OK book for beginners. Not sure if it really gets to the meat of doing things on the computer as computers work today.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Stanley M. Webb on December 13, 2009
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I BOUGHT ANOTTHER COPY OF YOUR FOR DUMMIES VERSION AND IT GAVE A MUCH BETTER EXPLANAT9ION OF PROCESSIES THAN THE SENION EDITION
DID. HOWEVER THE SENIOR EDITION WAS SOMEWHAT HELPFUL.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gloria P. Phillips on March 21, 2014
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I am eighty six year old and needed a simple reading method for which I can under stand. I'm still in process of reading
and still enjoying every minute. Thanks
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