Most of my friends and acquaintances are seniors, as I am, and I have spent a
fair amount of time helping them get comfortable with computers in general
and Windows 7 in particular. This book is written for them in a voice without
jargon using relevant examples in clear, step-by-step instructions. This book
zeroes in on only the most important topics and uses brief instructions in plain
language with many color visuals to clearly lead the reader through the steps
necessary to perform a task. In addition, a group of fellow seniors have added
their comments in “QuickQuotes” about what is being discussed to provide
personalized input on a topic.
QuickSteps™ books are recipe books for computer users. They answer the
question “how do I…” by providing a quick set of steps to accomplish the most
common tasks with a particular operating system or application.
The sets of steps are the central focus of the book. QuickSteps sidebars show
how to quickly perform many small functions or tasks that support the primary
functions. Notes, Tips, and Cautions augment the steps, and are presented in a
separate column so as not to interrupt the fl ow of the steps. The introductions
are minimal, and other narrative is kept brief. Numerous full-color illustrations
and fi gures, many with callouts, support the steps.