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PCs For Dummies
Dan Gookin
076458958X
September 2005
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Book Review
Explaining the fundamentals of personal computing to those who would rather read words than look at pictures, PCs for Dummies tells you everything you need to know in order to use an IBM-compatible PC running Windows 98. Dan Gookin's prose is technically astute and fun to read. This isn't the book for you if you're looking through a computer catalog and wondering what all the jargon means (Buying a Computer for Dummies covers that). Rather, this book will help you when you've gotten the machine into your home and you need to know what to do next. Starting with the process of unpacking the box and plugging in all the cables, this book shows you what to do with your new machine. After assembly is out of the way, Gookin shows you how to get around in Windows 98 (and Windows 95, which is almost identical). He explains...


Laptops for Dummies┬┐
Dan Gookin
0764575554
November 2004
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Book Description
* With a generous dash of humor and fun, bestselling author Dan Gookin shows people how to select the right machine and tackle typical laptop challenges
* Laptop sales recently surpassed those of desktop machines-a trend that seems likely to continue
* A must for laptop newbies as well as road warriors who need to get the most out of their machines
* Covers synchronizing with the desktop, accessing the desktop remotely, coordinating e-mail pickup between two machines, wireless networking, managing power, and securing a laptop

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* With a generous dash of humor and fun, bestselling author Dan Gookin shows people how to select the right machine and tackle typical laptop challenges
* Laptop sales recently surpassed those of desktop...


Word 2003 for Dummies
Dan Gookin
0764539825
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
* The top-selling beginner's book on Word, the world's most widely used PC application, fully updated for Microsoft's new Office 2003
* Walks readers through the tips, tricks, and wizards that make Word easy to use, showing new users the essentials of building, reviewing, and adding cool new features to Word documents
* Gets Word users up to speed quickly on new features and basic elements of the program, making them more productive in less time
* Written by the author of DOS For Dummies (0764503610), the original For Dummies book, and PCs For Dummies (0764508380), a perennial top-seller-a writer whose entertaining, easy-to-understand style has taken the confusion out of computers for millions

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Guide to using Word 2003, written in plain...


Word 2002 for Dummies
Dan Gookin
0764508393
June 2001
Paperback
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Review
“…excellent and fun to read…” (Mourne Observer & County Down News, 23 July 2003)

Book Description
Writing on a computer isn't such a big deal anymore. In fact, today it's the typewriter that gets the double take. Chances are very good that if you're going to write anything, you'll be using a computer with word processing software, and you'll very likely be using a PC with some variation of Windows and Microsoft Word to help you.

But Word is such a massive program that does much more than merely process words. Do you really need to know all the bells and whistles, the command options and the typographical mumbo jumbo? Probably not. If you're like most Word users, all you want to know is a few answers to some tiny questions.

For...



C For Dummies
Dan Gookin
0764570684
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
while (dead_horse)

beat ():

If you’re like most people, the above seems like nonsense. Actually, it’s computer sense—C programming. After digesting C For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you’ll understand it. C programs are fast, concise and versatile. They let you boss your computer around for a change. So turn on your computer, get a free compiler and editor (the book tells you where), pull up a chair, and get going. You won’t have to go far (page 13) to find your first program example. You’ll do short, totally manageable, hands-on exercises to help you make sense of: All 32 keywords in the C language (that’s right—just 32 words) The functions—several dozen of them Terms like printf(), scanf(), gets (), and puts () String...



Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies
Dan Gookin
0764577425
February 2005
Paperback
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Review
“…solutions are presented in plain English, step-by-step guides…” (PC Utilities, June 2005)

Book Description
Targeting the snags, glitches, and predicaments cited most frequently by readers, bestselling author Dan Gookin clearly explains how to diagnose and cure common PC problems, whether they originate with software, the operating system, or hardware This updated edition features new, expanded coverage of laptop woes as well as Internet and e-mail issues, broadband connections, spam blocking, and security concerns Provides advice on how to prevent PC problems in the first place and create a safe and secure PC environment Dan Gookin is known for his ability to explain technology in an easy-to-understand and enjoyable fashion; his...


Buying a Computer for Dummies
Dan Gookin
076459818X
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 19, 2000
It's in-your-face fun reading, well-organized and wide-ranging. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Realizing that purchasing a computer is a significant investment, beloved author Dan Gookin assists readers in finding a tailor-made computer that suits specific needs while also offering longevity Delivers all the know-how in an understandable, enjoyable, friendly style so readers don't feel overwhelmed by all the choices they'll face when buying a computer Walks readers step by step through all the new developments: CD burner/DVD combo drives, processor upgrades, flat panel displays, new modem and networking options, new peripherals, and more An essential reference for first-time...


Word 2000 for Windows For Dummies
Dan Gookin
0764504487
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Microsoft Word has been around for a long time, but if you are new to computing, Word 2000 can be intimidating. In Word 2000 for Windows for Dummies, veteran Dummies series author Dan Gookin goes a long way toward banishing Word's intimidation factor.

If you are an experienced Word user, Word 2000's new features, which are few for the average user, will not require relearning the software. Gookin has made learning the basics of Word 2000 easy and fun for those who do not know the product well or are new to Word. As with all Dummies books, the irreverent style wears well and the humor makes learning enjoyable.

Word 2000 first teaches you the basics of creating a document. Subsequent learning areas include formatting, creating tables, inserting figures, making a table of contents, and even mail merging using...



Parenting For Dummies
Sandra Hardin Hardin Gookin
0764554182
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
We humans are pretty clever. We’ve mastered fire, invented the wheel, calculated the age of the Universe, sent people to the Moon, built machines that think, and cracked the genome. So you’d think that with all our smarts, somebody would’ve come up with a surefire formula for raising kids. Maybe that’s because every child, like every parent, is an individual, and no two parent-child relationships are ever the same. So, you can give up any notions of being a perfect parent. But, you can learn to keep the big mistakes to a minimum and make the parenting enterprise easier and more rewarding for your children and you. Which is where this book comes in.

Whether you’re child is a newborn, a teen, or somewhere in-between, Parenting For Dummies gives you the scoop on parenting...



Dan Gookin Teaches Windows 98
Dan Gookin
0789716887
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Dan Gookin covers all the fundamentals of Windows 98 in a book designed for beginners. In Dan Gookin's words, The key to making the beginner happy is knowing where to cut the rope and let them run or let them go. This book offers as much of an introduction into various areas of Windows to get people going, but not to bore them to death. Each chapter is self-contained and moderate in length. Chapters are heavily include call-outs that explain or point-out various parts of the screen. Icons and margin illustrations are used throughout the text.

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Dan Gookin covers all the fundamentals of Windows 98 in a book designed for beginners. In Dan Gookin's words, The key to making the beginner happy is knowing where to cut the rope and let them run or let them go....


Ebay . Photos That Sell
Dan Gookin
0782143814
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"I've been an admirer of Dan Gookin since he wrote DOS For Dummies and spawned the For Dummies phenomenon. He takes things to a new level with this amazing and much needed book on practical product photography. Use his advice and you'll simply make more money. Highly recommended."
--John C. Dvorak, columnist, PC Magazine
Anyone can sell their stuff online. The challenge is to do it better than the competition and get the best possible results, every time. If you're attempting to sell your guitar on eBay, a photo of Aunt Pearl June strumming it in the backyard isn't likely to cut it. Does that mean you need to hire a professional photographer or invest in expensive equipment? Not if you follow the ingenious advice in this book!
eBay Photos That Sell teaches home-spun entrepreneurs how to create...


Dan Gookin's Naked Office
Dan Gookin
0782142230
September 2003
Paperback
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Andy Barkl, Technical Reviewer
"The author’s humor and his ability to keep the reader’s attention are masterful."

Book Description
"The author's humor and his ability to keep the reader's attention are masterful."
--Andy Barkl, Technical Reviewer

Salve For Your Office Headaches!
Covers Office 2003, XP and 2000 -- And Perfectly Useful for Office 97, Too!
Is it the best thing since sliced bread? A bug-riddled piece of junk? Here, best-selling author Dan Gookin skillfully navigates between these two extremes, laying bare the best and worst of Office in order to help you achieve a single, all-important goal: working faster, easier, and smarter. You'll harness the real power of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook while avoiding their pitfalls--and...

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