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Teach Yourself Visually™: Computers, 5th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 5. Learning Windows Vista Basics

Learning Windows Vista Basics

Almost all new PCs have the Windows Vista operating system installed. You can use Windows Vista to start programs, manage files, connect to the Internet, and perform computer maintenance, and so it is important to have a basic understanding of how Windows Vista works.

Explore the Windows Vista Screen 68

Start a Program 69

Switch Between Programs 70

Tour a Program Window 71

Access a Command from a Drop-Down Menu 72

Select a Command Using a Toolbar 73

Select Options from a Dialog Box 74

Use Dialog Box Controls 76

Save a Document 78

Open a Document 80

Print a Document 82

Edit Document Text 84

Copy a File 88

Move a File 89 ...

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