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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 10. Exploring the Windows Vista Accessories

In This Chapter:

  • Familiarize yourself with Vista’s accessory programs
  • Use Vista’s Calculator accessory program
  • Write with Vista’s free word processor
  • Create pretty pictures with Paint

Windows Vista comes with several application programs you can use right away without having to install anything else. The names of these programs indicate their purpose in most cases; for example, Calculator and Paint are self-explanatory.

This chapter introduces these programs to you. They reside on your Start menu’s Accessories folder. If you’ve used previous versions of Windows, some will surely be familiar but others are new to Vista, such as the Mobility Center.

Looking at the Accessories

Open your Start ...

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