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    Gookin, Dan
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    Bestselling and quintessential For Dummies author Dan Gookin employs his usual fun and friendly candor while walking you through the spectrum of new features of Word 2010. Completely in tune with the needs of the beginning Word user, Gookin shows you how to use Word quickly and efficiently so that you can spend more time working on your projects and less time trying to figure out how to make Word perform the tasks you need it to do. This newest edition of Word For Dummies explains how to navigate the user interface and take advantages of file formats, and skips the unnecessary jargon. * Unparalleled author Dan Gookin applies his beloved For Dummies writing style to introduce you to all the features and functions of Word 2010 * Escorts you through the capabilities of Word 2010 without weighing you down with unnecessary technical jargon * Deciphers the user interface and shows you how to take advantage of the file formats The word on the street is that Word 2010 For Dummies is a must-read!

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    Strong, Jeff
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    You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience?  Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on * Gearing up with the right tools * Putting safety first in your workshop * Using adhesives and glue * Working with wood joints * Smoothing it out by sanding and filling * Adding color with stains and paints * Protecting your work with topcoats Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to Measure and mark your wood Distinguish among saw designs Choose and use sharpening tools Hone in on hot melt glue Speed things up with modern frame joints Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails Apply water-based polyurethanes This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations and  how-to photos.

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    Sparkman, Richard
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    A recreational canoeman in his native Texas, Rick Sparkman thought he knew all about the sport when he moved to Nova Scotia in 1981. The swift, cold rivers and streams of his new home adjusted his thinking in the most personal way: he got dumped. That’s when he started learning to paddle in earnest. Woodlands Canoeing explains the fundamentals of recreational canoeing in the woods of the Maritimes, New England, and anywhere else where the waterways are small, the water is swift and at times shallow, and canoeing varies with the seasons. It’s a guide to safe, comfortable recreation for those who already canoe a little and want to know more, as well as for people experienced in canoeing on lakes or on the more predictable rivers described in other canoeing books. Woodlands Canoeing outlines the advantages of various kinds of equipment and describes canoeing and camping techniques in words, photos, and drawings, mixing practical information with anecdotes drawn from Sparkman’s years of family canoeing. Throughout, Sparkman concentrates on having fun, even when the expected summer shower becomes the tail of a hurricane or the canoe has to be inched over rocky shallows where only a few days earlier there was plenty of water. Keeping warm, dry, and well fed are crucial to Sparkman’s pleasure, and Woodlands Canoeing contains hints for packing, instructions for making camp, and recipes for delicious and satisfying meals. Because of the region’s volatile climate and variable water conditions, Sparkman has learned how to canoe delightfully in all weathers, and in Woodlands Canoeing he passes his hard-won knowledge along. An enthusiastic winter canoeist, he even explains how to achieve this feat safely and — believe it or not — in comfort.

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    Brighenti, Kenneth, Trigilio, John
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    Comprehensive interfaith coverage of the important female figures This friendly, approachable guide introduces readers to the famous and infamous women of Scripture, describing in everyday language the contributions these women made in their time and ours. From Eve, Sarah and Esther to Mary and Mary Magdalene, it discusses well-known women of both the Old and New Testaments, examining their role in Biblical narratives, their place in the Jewish and Christian faiths and the lessons their stories impart to women today.

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    Briere, Danny
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    Wireless home networks are better than ever! The emergence of new industry standards has made them easier, more convenient, less expensive to own and operate. Still, you need to know what to look for (and look out for), and the expert guidance you’ll find in Wireless Home Networks For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you ensure that your wire-free life is also a hassle-free life! This user-friendly, plain-English guide delivers all of the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to plan your wireless home network, evaluate and select the equipment that will work best for you, install and configure your wireless network, and much more. You’ll find out how to share your Internet connection over your network, as well as files, printers, and other peripherals. And, you’ll learn how to avoid the “gotchas” that can creep in when you least expect them. Discover how to: * Choose the right networking equipment * Install and configure your wireless network * Integrate Bluetooth into your network * Work with servers, gateways, routers, and switches * Connect audiovisual equipment to your wireless network * Play wireless, multiuser computer games * Establish and maintain your network’s security * Troubleshoot networking problems * Improve network performance * Understand 802.11n Whether you’re working with Windows PCs, Mac OS X machines, or both Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 3rd Edition, makes it fast and easy to get your wireless network up and running—and keep it that way!

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    Briere, Danny
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    Fully updated for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, this new edition of this bestseller returns with all the latest in wireless standards and security. This fun and friendly guide shows you how to integrate your iPhone, iPod touch, smartphone, or gaming system into your home network. Veteran authors escort you through the various financial and logistical considerations that you need to take into account before building a wireless network at home. * Covers the basics of planning, installing, and using wireless LANs * Reviews essential information on the latest security issues * Delivers valuable tips on how to stay current with fast-moving technology * Discusses how to share resources such as printers, scanners, an Internet connection, files, and more with multiple computers on one network Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition skips the technical jargon and gets you connected with need-to-know information on building a wireless home network.

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    Alford, Monty
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    A man who has spent his professional life measuring the flow of northern rivers, climbed Alaska’s Mount McKinley, was a member of both Yale University and Maine University’s scientific expeditions to the Antarctic, guided a film crew documenting the late Robert Kennedy’s ascent of Mount Kennedy, and crossed the St. Elias mountain range is certainly no stranger to the cold! In Winter Wise, Monty Alford shares a lifetime of experience, technique, and personal knowledge of surviving and travelling on ice and snow. In addition to describing the scientific characteristics of winter weather and how to prepare for it with proper clothing, food, and conditioning, Winter Wise provides step-by-step instructions on building every conceivable winter survival instrument, from sleds to shelters to his own personal invention, the YuCan stove. This book is an essential resource for all northern travellers.

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    Tholen, John F.
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    In Winning the Disability Challenge, psychologist John F. Tholen offers an inspiring, instructional guide for negotiating the complex world of disability rights and benefits. He presents in-depth strategies and simple methods to help disabled individuals regain the security, personal growth and happiness in their lives and relationships. Then he offers solutions showing how the physically and occupationally challenged can create a strong faith in themselves and a more positive viewpoint for a better tomorrow. Not only does Dr. Tholen present a winning course of action when handling insurance companies, signing documents and settling occupational disputes, he also provides an inspiring, uplifting message of hope. He truly believes disabled people can reclaim the happiness and enjoyment of life they once knew, perhaps even more than ever before.

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    Rathbone, Andy
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    The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more. Discover how to: * Find files when they're hiding * Hook up with another computer * Make Vista work like XP * Block Internet bad guys * Share a PC without sharing your files *Fix problems yourself

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    Seguis, Steve
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    Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed. Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format. * Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems * System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily * Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2 * Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface * Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language * Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2 Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.

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    Hughes, Bill
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    Windows Phone 7 is the new and improved mobile platform for all Windows smartphones. The new platform has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and this guide walks you through everything that's new, from the look and feel to the underlying code to the revamped home screen and user interface experience. Placing special focus on the features and functionality that is shared across all Windows Phone 7 series models, this fun and friendly book covers a wide range of how-to topics on everything from making simple calls to using your handheld device as a mobile computer. * Explores the exciting new Windows Phone 7 and the completely revamped platform that will revolutionize the way you experience mobile phone use * Shows you how to personalize your interface and exchange and sync information with your Windows PC * Covers how to download, install, and use Mobile Office applications * Demonstrates creating, downloading, exchanging, and sharing digital media, such as photos, videos, sound, and music files with other mobile device and PC users Windows Phone 7 For Dummies takes your Windows Phone 7 experience to a whole new level!

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    Leonhard, Woody
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    If you work in an office, you probably don’t lose much sleep worrying about whether your files are safe if your PC melts down. Company IT departments handle those things for business networks. But how about all those precious photos, address lists, the family genealogy, and everything else that lives on your home network? Windows Home Server can save the day if one of your personal PCs hiccups, and Windows Home Server For Dummies serves up all the stuff you need to know to put it to work. Forget everything you’ve heard about previous versions of Windows Server; this all-new variation has been designed for people who don’t wear white lab coats or pocket protectors. Woody Leonhard has tested it and it passed with flying colors. If you have a home or small business network, this book shows you how Windows Home Server helps you * Share files among all the PCs in your home * Access your files from anywhere * Make regular backups automatically * Store files securely * Play music, TV shows, or movies on your Xbox * Share multimedia across your network * Keep your virus protection and system upgrades up to date * Get regular reports on the overall health of your network Windows Home Server For Dummies provides sage advice on choosing a version of Windows Home Server, installing it, setting up users and passwords, using remote access, scheduling automatic scans and backups, and having fun with multimedia.   Trust Woody—you’ll sleep better.

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    Weverka, Peter
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    In easy-to-follow steps, this fun and friendly guide shows you clearly how to use Windows 8.1. Featuring a large font that makes the book easier to read and magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating, author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 8.1, so you can make the switch without a hitch. Explains Windows 8.1 with easy-to-follow steps and tips for senior readers. Covers how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use a webcam, and more. Uses a senior-friendly larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots. Discusses topics important to senior readers, including keeping data and personal information safe and secure. Get started using the exciting features of Windows 8.1 today, with Windows 8.1 for seniors for dummies.

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    Underdahl, Brian
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    Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more. Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time.

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    Hinton, Mark Justice
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    In easy-to-follow steps, this fun and friendly guide shows you clearly how to use Windows 8. Featuring a large font that makes the book easier to read and magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating, author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 8, so you can make the switch without a hitch. * Explains Windows 8 with easy-to-follow steps and tips for senior readers * Covers how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use a webcam, and more * Uses a senior-friendly larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots * Discusses topics important to senior readers, including keeping data and personal information safe and secure Get started using the exciting features of Windows 8 today, with Windows 8 For Seniors For Dummies.

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    Mueller, John
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    This quick and easy reference is designed for all users (newbies and seasoned) who are comfortable with the Windows OS  and need a fast reference to solve a problem or navigate a new feature without context or explanation. It will be the must-have reference for anyone using Windows 8. * Offers quick answers and solutions so readers can read less and do more * Includes new elements such as Control Panel guide, icon glossary, shortcuts and other tools users can leverage to move quickly and efficiently though Windows 8 Get the completely updated and overhauled edition of this bestselling book with a newly refreshed easy-to-use format.

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    Wempen, Faithe
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    If you want to master Windows 8, this value-packed eLearning kit is essential to your learning process. A complete Microsoft Windows 8 course, it includes a full-color printed book and an interactive eLearning course on CD. Each lesson opens with an introduction to the content and explains the importance and potential uses for every task described. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-to's, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of For Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier. Follow the material in sequence, or jump in and out as you wish; you learn at your own pace, in your own way. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions. * Helps self-motivated learners master Windows 8 inside and out * Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book on CD * Highlights material with integrated audio and video instruction on CD that helps you learn via animations, screencasts, and 8 more * Offers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and other learning aids * Allows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace Windows 8 eLearning Kit For Dummies is the ultimate guide to a productive and flexible learning experience. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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    Sempf, Bill
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    This book offers a primer for building HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript applications for Windows 8. It includes an up-to-date guide for dusting off an aging HTML skill set and adapting to the Windows 8 apps and provides a reference for Windows and .NET programmers not familiar with HTML5. The overall design principles of MetroUI (the new design paradigm for Windows) are discussed. The book also addresses visual design with HTML and CSS, which are the visual design languages to bring MetroUI applications to the screen. Finally, there is a section on using JavaScript for inter- and intra-functional components.   * Contains the design principles for MetroUI, the new design paradigm for Windows * The author is an enterprise architect, seasoned programmer and web developer who specializes in implementing Microsoft solutions at his client sites * Shows how to develop HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript applications for Windows 8 This is the ideal resource for current Microsoft developers who need a primer or refresher for developing in HTML and JavaScript for Windows.

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    Leonhard, Woody
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    Promising an updated user interface, new application to today's mobile world, and increased connection to data and services that live in the cloud, Windows 8 will have new features and perks you'll want to start using right away. And that's where this bestselling guide comes in. With ten minibooks in one, it's packed with information on all aspects of the OS. Take the guesswork out of Windows 8 from day one with this all-in-one resource. * Windows 8 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this ten-books-in-one reference is your one-stop guide for discovering them all! * Provides top-notch guidance from trusted and well-known Windows expert and author, Woody Leonhard * Covers Windows 8 inside and out, including how to customize Windows 8, Windows 8 and the Internet, security, networking, multimedia, and more Make your move to Windows 8 easy with Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies.

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    Rathbone, Andy
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    Microsoft's Windows 7, the long-awaited replacement for Windows Vista has arrived, and now you can learn the basics of this new operating system with this practical guide. Understand the new user interface, set up your desktop, cover basic applications, and much more with this easy-to-follow book. Whether you're upgrading or starting fresh, this is the perfect basic reference. * Introduces the operating system and shows you how to navigate the user interface, set up your desktop, and manage files * Covers basic management of applications and data and how to print * Helps you get things done online by setting up a user account and build a home network * Shows you how to have fun with your new system by editing audio, burning CDs, creating videos, and more * Explores troubleshooting issues, such as warning notices, finding missing files, transferring data from one PC to another, and more This is the basic Windows 7 reference you'll want to keep on hand.

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