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Authors: Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Steven M. Freund
ISBN-13: 9780619202163, ISBN-10: 0619202165
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Date Published: July 2007
Edition: 1st Edition

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Author Biography: Gary B. Shelly

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.

Steven M. Freund went to school at the University of Central Florida, and now teaches Microsoft Office, computer concepts, programming, and various Internet technology courses in the Central Florida area. Working with the Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer Conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Summer Institute, as well as other customer events. Steven has co-authored several versions of Discovering Computers, Mozilla Firefox, Windows Internet Explorer, Windows Vista, and Adobe Dreamweaver books, as well as various instructor supplements.

Book Synopsis

An introduction to the popular World Wide Web browser, Internet Explorer 7, this text is designed for a unit of study in an introductory computer concepts course or an applications course, or alone in a one unit course.

Table of Contents

Preface     v
Introduction to Windows Internet Explorer
Objectives     1
Introduction     2
Overview     2
The Internet     3
The World Wide Web     5
Security Concerns on the Internet     6
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)     7
Hypertext Markup Language     9
Home Pages     10
Web Browsers     10
What Is Internet Explorer 7?     10
Starting Internet Explorer     11
To Start Internet Explorer     11
The Internet Explorer Window     12
Command Bar     14
Browsing the World Wide Web     16
To Browse the Web by Entering a URL     16
Stopping the Transfer of a Page     20
Refreshing a Web Page     20
To Refresh a Web Page     21
Finding a Previously Displayed Web Page     21
Finding a Recently Displayed Web Page Using the Back and Forward Buttons     22
To Use the Back and Forward Buttons to Find Recently Displayed Web Pages     23
To Display a Web Page Using the Recent Pages List     25
Using the History List to Display Web Pages     26
To Display a Web Page Using theHistory List     27
Keeping Track of Favorite Web Pages     30
To Add a Web Page to the Favorites Center     30
To Display the Home Page Using the Home Button     32
To Display a Web Page Using the Favorites Center     33
To Remove a Web Page from the Favorites Center     34
Saving Information Obtained with Internet Explorer     35
To Save a Web Page     36
Saving a Picture on a Web Page     37
To Save a Picture on a Web Page     37
Copying and Pasting Using the Clipboard     39
To Start WordPad     39
To Display the Yellowstone National Park Web Page     41
To Copy and Paste Text from a Web Page into a WordPad Document     42
To Copy and Paste a Picture from a Web Page into a WordPad Document     44
To Save the WordPad Document and Quit WordPad     46
Printing a Web Page in Internet Explorer     47
To Print a Web Page     48
Internet Explorer Help     49
To Access Internet Explorer Help     49
Quitting Internet Explorer     52
To Quit Internet Explorer     52
Project Summary     53
Learn It Online     54
Apply Your Knowledge      54
Extend Your Knowledge     58
In the Lab     59
Cases and Places     70
Web Research Techniques and Search Engines
Objectives     71
Introduction     72
Overview     72
Types of Web Resources     73
Portals     73
News Web Sites     75
Informational Web Sites     75
Business/Marketing Web Sites     75
Educational Web Sites     75
Entertainment Web Sites     75
Advocacy Websites     76
Blogs     76
Wikis     76
Online Social Networks     76
Content Aggregators     77
Personal Web Sites     77
Other Web Resources     77
Summary of Types of Web Resources     78
Evaluating a Web Resource     79
Web Search Resources     81
To Start Internet Explorer     83
Searching the Web Using a Directory     83
To Display the Yahoo! Directory Home Page     84
To Search Using the Yahoo! Directory     85
To Evaluate a Web Resource     88
Searching the Web     90
To Search Using the Google Simple Search Form     90
Using Tabbed Browsing to Help Search the Web     92
To Open a Link in a New Tab     92
To Switch Between Tabs     93
To Switch Between Tabs by Using the Tab List Button     95
To Switch Between Tabs by Using the Quick Tabs Button     97
To Close a Tab     98
Using the Instant Search Box     99
To Customize the Instant Search Box by Adding a Search Engine     100
To Search for Web Pages Using the Search Engine     103
Refining a Web Search     105
To Display the Google Advanced Search Form     107
To Search Using Google Advanced Search     108
Creating a Working Bibliography     110
To Record Relevant Information About a Web Research Source in WordPad     110
Citing Web Sources     114
Searching the Web for Other Information     115
To Search the Web for an Address     115
To Search the Web for a Map of a Place or Landmark     117
To Search the Web for a Definition of a Word     118
To Search the Web for a Picture     120
Using the Address Bar to Search the Web     122
To Search for a Web Page Using the Keyword System     123
To Search for Related Web Pages Using the Keyword System     124
To Search for a Folder and Its Contents     126
Chapter Summary     127
Learn It Online     128
Apply Your Knowledge     128
Extend Your Knowledge     130
In the Lab     131
Cases and Places     139
Communicating Over the Internet
Objectives     141
Introduction     142
Overview     142
Electronic (E-Mail) Messages     144
To Start Windows Mail     145
The Windows Mail Window     145
Opening and Reading E-Mail Messages     149
To Open (Read) an E-Mail Message     149
To Print an Opened E-Mail Message     150
To Close an E-Mail Message     152
To Reply to an E-Mail Message     152
To Delete an E-Mail Message     155
To Open a File Attachment     156
Composing a New Mail Message     157
To Compose an E-Mail Message Using Stationery     158
Formatting an E-Mail Message     160
To Format an E-Mail Message     160
To Attach a File to an E-Mail Message     162
Windows Contacts     164
To Add a Contact to the Contacts Folder     165
To Compose an E-Mail Message Using the Contacts Folder     168
To Delete a Contact from the Contacts Folder     172
Internet Newsgroups     174
Subscribing to a Newsgroup     175
To Display and Subscribe to a Newsgroup on the Microsoft News Server     178
Newsgroup Functions     179
To Read a Newsgroup Article     180
Expanding and Collapsing a Thread     180
Posting a Newsgroup Article     181
To Unsubscribe from a Newsgroup     182
RSS     183
To Subscribe to an RSS Feed     184
To View Your RSS Feeds in the Favorites Center     186
Feed Properties     188
To Modify Feed Properties     188
Other Communication Methods     190
Windows Live Messenger and Instant Messaging     193
To Start Windows Live Messenger and Sign In     194
Adding a Contact to the Contact List     195
To Add a Contact to the Contact List     196
To Send an Instant Message     198
To Delete a Contact on the Contact List     200
Chapter Summary     203
Learn It Online     204
Apply Your Knowledge      204
Extend Your Knowledge     205
In the Lab     205
Cases and Places     213
Internet Options
Internet Options Dialog Box     1
The General Sheet     2
The Security Sheet     3
The Privacy Sheet     4
The Content Sheet     6
The Connections Sheet     7
The Programs Sheet     8
The Advanced Sheet     8
Signing up for a Free Web-Based E-Mail Account
Windows Live Hotmail     10
Index     1
Quick Reference Summary     1




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