Conventions and features in this book

This book has been designed to lead you, step by step, through all the tasks you’re most likely to want to perform in Windows 8.1. If you start at the beginning and work your way through all the exercises, you’ll gain enough proficiency to use Windows. However, each topic is self-contained. If you have worked with a previous version of Windows, or if you completed all the exercises and later need help remembering how to perform a procedure, the following features of this book will help you locate specific information.

  • Detailed table of contents. Search the listing of the topics and sidebars within each chapter.

  • Chapter thumb tabs. Easily locate the beginning of the chapter you want.

  • Topic-specific running footers ...

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