Master the ins and outs of Google's free-to-use office and productivity software
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Google Workspace delivers the ultimate guide to getting the most out of Google's Workspace cloud software. Accomplished author Guy Hart-Davis offers readers the ability to tackle a huge number of everyday productivity problems with Google's intuitive collection of online tools. With over 700 full-color screenshots included to help you learn, you'll discover how to: Manage your online Google Calendar Master the files and folders in your Google Drive storage Customize your folders and navigate your Gmail account Create perfect spreadsheets, presentations, and documents in Google Sheets, Slides, and Docs Perfect for anyone who hopes to make sense of Google's highly practical and free online suite of tools, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Google Workspace also belongs on the bookshelves of those who already find themselves using Workspace and just want to get more out of it.
If you've ever been curious about any of the multitude of internet acronyms, the web technologies they represent, and how they can benefit you, this book is a great place to start. This book covers all the necessary topics to get up and running with HTML, XHTML, and CSS while offering readers a guide to modern, standards-based design. Key tasks covered in the book include setting up a Web page, reducing image resolution, creating radio buttons, adding a hit counter, adding an embedded sound, adding content from other sites such as integrating a blog and creating an RSS feed. Large topics are broken into smaller, more approachable sub-topics that are clearly explained on two pages eliminating the back and forth page flipping required in other references. Arranged so that skills build progressively throughout the book coupled with bold page headers it is simple to flip through and easily find any section or topic you are looking for. Understandable with straightforward terms that avoid intimidating and unexplained jargon, this is a book that will benefit complete novices and advanced users alike. While primarily focused on the technologies outlined in the title, this book goes on to provide tips on integrating with Google, Flickr, social bookmark sites and even creating and implementing RSS feeds. Rest assured, each of these technologies is explained with the benefits of each outlined. A serious resource that quickly and concisely gets to the point, this book helps you gain real skills that will have you online in short order. Best of all, you can be confident that you are doing so the right way. HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Your visual blueprintTM for designing effective Web pages offers visual learners a solid reference that employs straight forward examples to teach you to create and design Web pages with impact. "Apply It" and "Extra" sidebars highlight useful tips and high-resolution screen shots clearly illustrate each task while succinct explanations walk you through the examples. The associated website contains all the needed code to learn HTML.
Would you like to discover the best ways to find cool stuff on iTunes, download it all to your iPod, and get the very most out of both these hot technologies from Apple? Then this Visual Quick Tips book is for you. This book will increase your productivity by providing you with shortcuts, tricks, and tips to help you work smarter and faster. Learn how to smoothly integrate iTunes with your iPod, manage your iTunes library, and use your iPod for more than music.
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something - and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Excel 2007 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:
* Using the Ribbon and galleries
* Entering data and resizing columns
* Applying formulas and functions
* Formatting worksheets
* Adding clip art and 3D effects
* Interpreting data with charts
* Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
* Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
/> * Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
"One picture is worth a thousand words." If you prefer instructions that show you how rather than tell you why, then this intermediate to advanced level reference is for you. Hundreds of succinctly captioned, step-by-step screen shots reveal how to accomplish more than 200 Windows Vista tasks, including:
* Handling new, upgrade, or dual-boot installation
* Using the new desktop and start menu
* Creating toolbars and changing display settings
* Managing the firewall and antivirus software
* Installing CD and DVD burners
* Working with the new productivity features
* "Master It" sidebars answer questions and present shortcuts
* High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
* Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
Here's the easiest guide ever to computers - a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. Full-color screen shots walk you through each step, and self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap. You'll learn to use different types of computers and software, create documents and use different programs, get online, start using e-mail, and manage your music and digital photos. A friendly character called Chip introduces each task, and sidebars offer real-world advice.
Are you a visual learner? If so, this is the Photoshop Lightroom book for you. Clear, step-by-step screen shots show you how to tackle more than 140 important tasks in Photoshop Lightroom 2. You'll learn to work with Lightroom's interface; import, view, and organize photos; personalize preferences; explore the Develop module; make slideshows and Web galleries; print pictures from Lightroom, and more. Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task, while succinct explanations walk you through step by step.
Are you a visual learner? Than Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs is the book for you! This resource: Offers a perfect introduction for visual learners looking to gain a general understanding of Macs and some of the common peripherals associated with them. Demonstrates everything you need to know about transitioning from Windows to a Mac, using iPhoto, creating home movies with iMovie, and connecting all those cool devices, like the iPhone or iPod, so you can maximize iTunes. Shows you how to browse the Web with Safari and use iCal to track appointments, and what to do if something should ever go wrong. Includes full-color, rich screen shots and illustrations as well as step-by-step instructions clearly explain how to get the most from your Mac.
Are you new to digital cameras? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You're holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to digital photography - a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.
* Set up your camera and learn program modes
* Understand good composition and exposure
* Experiment with lenses and focal length
* Download and organize your images
* Fine-tune your photos with Photoshop(r) Elements
* Select paper and printers to make quality prints
* "Simplify It" sidebars offer real-world advice
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
/> * Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
* Self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap
The ultimate guide to the new Photoshop Elements 8 for visual learners Photoshop Elements is the best-selling consumer digital image-editing software on the market and this book is a must-have for visual learners who are eager to get up and running with all the new and improved features of Photoshop Elements 8. Veteran author Mike Wooldridge covers the most important features of Photoshop Elements, including importing photos from digital cameras and scanners, retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images, perfecting group shots with Photomerge, editing images for posting on the Web, using the sharpness interface to correct blurry images, exploring the Curves tool to adjust contract and brightness, and organizing images with auto-stacking. Covers the most important features of Photoshop Elements 8, the most popular digital image-editing software program on the market Shows how to import photos from digital cameras and scanners, retouch and repair damaged photos, and enhance digital images Explains what changing print size, canvas size, and resolution entails Walks you through creating a Web photo gallery Takes on new topics while also reinforcing the fundamentals to building a solid skill set Accompanying Web site provides all the images used in the book so that you can practice along with all the example techniques featured in the book Packed with examples and featuring helpful tasks, this book will sharpen your photo editing skills so that you can create stunning images.
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something - and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Dreamweaver CS3 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:
* Setting up a new Web site
Exploring dynamic HTML
Creating complex designs with CSS
Using hyperlinks to navigate
Publishing and maintaining sites
Building database-driven Web sites
Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
As the industry standard for creating lively Web animations, Flash allows you to develop animation content or turn existing graphics into dynamic Web page animationsthe CS4 release guarantees a world of new and thrilling possibilities If you are a beginner-to-intermediate level Flash user, this book will get you up and running fast as you dive into the tasks of building animation sequences and using ActionScript to create interactive Web page components Contains 150 useful and interesting Flash tasks presented in full color that demonstrates how easy it can be to design rich and dynamic content for any Web site
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 135 basic computer tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:Comparing types of computersSelecting memory and storage optionsUsing Windows or Mac OS XWorking with digital mediaExploring e-mail and the WebProtecting your privacy onlineHelpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricksFull-color screen shots demonstrate each taskSuccinct explanations walk you through step by stepTwo-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
A practical guide for visual learners eager to get started with Windows 8If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more.The tried-and-true format for visual learners, using step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots to show exactly how things are done More than 600,000 copies of previous Teach Yourself VISUALLY books on Windows have been soldShows how to perform more than 150 Windows 8 tasks, including working with files, digital images, and media; customizing Windows; optimizing performance; and sharing a computer with multiple usersCovers installing and repairing applications, system maintenance, setting up password-protected accounts, downloading photos to your computer, and managing media filesTeach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 is the fastest, easiest way for visual learners to get going with the newest version of Windows.
Visual coverage of the latest Apple hardware and software, including the most popular programsFully updated to cover all the latest changes and features that Macs have to offer, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, 2nd Edition aims at helping visual learners get the most from their Mac hardware and software. Whether youre switching from a Windows machine to a Mac or you're a veteran Mac user looking to maximize all that your system has to offer, this visual guide walks you through everything from managing your photos in iPhoto, creating award worthy home movies with iMovie, browsing the Web with Safari, exploring the ever growing iTunes store, and syncing popular mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad.Targets visual learners interested in getting the most from their MacBoasts full-color screen shots and illustrations as well as straightforward, step-by-step instructionsDemonstrates how to manage your photos in iPhoto, create movies with iMovie, browse the Web, explore the iTunes store, and sync up with an iPhone or iPadWalks you through basic productivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting for a MacTransitions you from working with a PC to a MacTeach Youself VISUALLY Macs, 2nd Edition puts you well on your way to confidently making the most of your Mac.
Learn to use the bestselling photo editing software the visual way!Photoshop Elements offers professional-quality photo editing tools in a reasonably priced software package with user-friendly features. This book shows you how to use those features, with
Get savvy advice and hip tips on using Apple TVThe Portable Genius series is all about getting the most from your Apple-inspired digital lifestyle and the popular and inexpensive Apple TV is no exception. With this helpful guide, you'll find important basics on how to stream Internet content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and iTune. In addition, you'll learn how Apple TV fully integrates with both iOS and OS X and acts as a media hub for viewing content from the iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Mac via an HDTV. Covering everything from simply connecting the device to a home entertainment system through setting up accounts and finding content, this handy resource is packed with tips and tricks that are all aimed at helping you get the most from your Apple TV.Offers little-known tips and tricks for streaming movies from popular services to your Apple TV as well as using Apple TV as a media hubFeatures detailed guidance on wirelessly connecting to personal computers and tabletsHighlights ways in which you can take full advantage of AirPlay and iCloud to stream and share content from your computer or iOS device Small and portable, Apple TV Portable Genius is packed with tips and techniques about the things you most want to know about your Apple TV.
A visual guide to innovative techniques with Photoshop Elements 9Photographers who are familiar with the basics of using Photoshop Elements 9 will love this collection of 100 tips and tricks to getting more from the software. Highly visual two-page tutorials and step-by-step screen shots make it easy to see and follow the directions, enabling you to coax even more functionality from this top-selling image-editing software. This guide ventures into the bells and whistles of Photoshop Elements, showing you all the cool effects you can achieve.Photoshop Elements is the leading and most affordable image-editing software on the market; the latest version offers new opportunities to enhance your photos and develop your own individual style Full-color, step-by-step instructions make learning each of the cool techniques faster and easierFeatures secrets from the author, a well-known professional photographer, and uses his own stunning images to illustrate the tips and techniquesPhotoshop Elements 9: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks helps you take your Photoshop Elements skills to the next level.
The perfect introduction for getting up and running and getting the most out of your iMacApple's iMac is a sleek, all-in-one desktop. In a clear, easy-to-follow visual format, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac demonstrates everything you need to know about your new Apple iMac, from the iMac's features and capabilities to the most common peripherals you'll be using with it. Whether you're a total newbie to Macs and the Mac OS or an experienced user looking for expert tips to improve your experience, this book is your perfect guide.Takes you through the basics to get up and running with the iMac's plug-and-play simplicityWalks you through setting up a customized desktop, working with the OS, working with email, and troubleshooting and maintenance tricks that will extend the life of an iMacExplores such topics such as editing photos in iPhoto, creating award winning home movies with iMovie, and connecting all those cool devices like an iPhone or iPod so that readers can kick back and chill out with iTunesShows you how to browse the web with Safari, use iCal to track appointments, and what to do if something should ever go wrong with your iMacWith 450 rich, full color screenshots and illustrations, and straight-forward step-by-step instructions, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac will quickly make you comfortable with your iMac and help you master the advanced features that make the iMac so cool.
Get more done in Office 2010 in less time with these Quick Tips!Whether you're new to Microsoft Office or updating from older versions, this is the perfect resource to get you quickly up to speed on Office 2010. Every application is covered, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher. Full-color screenshots and numbered steps clearly explain dozens of features and functions-while quick shortcuts, tips, and tricks help you save time and boost productivity. You'll also find great new ways to access and use some Office apps right from the Web.Walks you through dozens of new features and functions of Microsoft Office 2010Covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and PublisherUses straightforward descriptions and explanations, full-color screenshots, and easy-to-follow numbered steps to help you glean what you need, fastBoosts your productivity with shortcuts, tips, and tricks that help you work smarter and fasterPut Office 2010 to work for you in no time with the invaluable quick tips in Office 2010 Visual Quick Tips.
You already know Photoshop Elements 7 basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Photoshop Elements 7.How easy is it?Look for these symbols marking the difficulty of each task.Demonstrates a new spin on a common taskIntroduces a new skill or a new taskCombines multiple skills requiring in-depth knowledgeRequires extensive skill and may involve other technologies
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something -- and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 125 Word 2003 tasks. Each task-based spread includes these great features to get you up and running on Word 2003 in no time:
* Helpful sidebars that offer practical tips and tricks * Succinct explanations that walk you through step by step * Full-color screen shots that demonstrate each task * Two-page lessons that break big topics into bite-sized modules Learn How To:
* Use menus, toolbars, and task panes * Work with protected documents * Track document changes * Format paragraphs and pages * Print documents, envelopes, and labels * Add graphics and text boxes to documents
Get up and running quickly with all the latest updates to the MacBookThe MacBook is an incredibly popular laptop choice, boasting light weight and tremendous speed. If you're a visual learner who is eager to get started with all that the MacBook has to offer, then this is the book for you! Packed with full-color photos and screen shots, this vital book walks you step by step through everything from the basics (such as powering on or shutting down the MacBook) to working with the Dashboard and its widgets to running the new Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system.Veteran author Brad Miser escorts you through all the vitals and even offers invaluable advice for troubleshooting common problems.The MacBook is gaining popularity and this book is essential for visual learners who are eager to get started using their MacBookCovers the new Mac OS X Snow Leopard, as well as updates to iLife and MobileMeLavish photos and screen shots offer you enhanced visual assistance while you learn the ins and outs of the MacBookVeteran author Brad Miser breaks down each topic to make it understandable for visual learnersKeep this indispensible visual guide at arm's reach and get up and running with your MacBook the fast and easy way!
Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You're holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Office 2007 -- a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book, follow Chip, your friendly guide -- and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed."The Simplified series is very accessible to beginners and provides useful information for more experienced users. For visual learners (like myself), the illustrations are a great help. It's challenging to take a complex subject and express it simply, clearly, concisely, and comprehensively. This book meets the challenge." --John Kelly (Anchorage, AK)"Simplify It" sidebars offer real-world adviceA friendly character called Chip introduces each taskFull-color screen shots walk you through step by stepSelf-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap