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Windows XP for Seniors

Windows XP for Seniors

Author: Addo Stuur
ISBN: 978 90 5905 044 0
Book type: Paperback
Number of pages: 344
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The computer book Windows XP for Seniors is the perfect beginner’s book for senior citizens who want to get started using computers. The book walks you through the basics of the operating system Windows XP in an easy step-by-step manner. Use this learn-as-you-go book right alongside your computer as you perform the tasks laid out in each chapter. Be amazed at how fast you will start having fun with your computer with the new skills and information you will gain.

The book Windows XP for Seniors:

  • encourages learning with an easy step-by-step approach
  • has been tested by seniors
  • is based on practical experience
  • focuses on acquiring practical skills
  • gives detailed background information
  • has a convenient reference section contains an extensive index

Learn how to work with Windows XP:

  • become comfortable using the computer
  • write letters and memos on the computer
  • send and receive messages by e-mail
  • explore the World Wide Web
  • customize your computer settings

This book is suitable for:

  • Windows XP
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Outlook Express 6

What readers are saying about Windows XP for Seniors

For myself and those before me that have purchased these 'FOR SENIOR.....' books. We all have a knack of knowing a 'good thing' when we see it! I purchased 'Windows XP and More Windows XP' SENIORS. I also bought Windows XP For Dummies which is good, a little more technical and I started hating the () = COVERED IN CHAPTER. So you have to mark where you are just to find info that is somewhere else in the book. SENIOR books: large print, pictures showing 'how to', little tests, to check comprehension, with page numbers to locate the answer if you don't remember... No matter what your age, if you can read and want to get started (or refresh) on a computer, you will not go wrong with these ‘Senior’ books. To whatever age...
- M. Harding

Windows XP for Seniors is a "must have" even if you are not a senior. It is very easy to follow and covers almost every facet of computer know-how, except the most sophisticated. I couldn't do without it!
- B. Bass

I was given the XP Book for Seniors. I have never seen such a detailed book that isn't written too far above our heads (techie talk). I teach beginning computers at a local community center and show my book to each student and recommend they get it. Thanks for all your hard work.
- Shirley Arp

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is learning the computer. I am impressed at the method of instruction and the testing follow up. This is a "win-win" book.


- S. Dikoff

I work with a team of volunteer computer instructors at the Seniors Association in Kingston, Canada. Our courses cover basic home computing and digital photography. Most of our students are older people who didn't have a chance to learn about computers when they were younger. (Well... let's be honest, none of us oldies did!) They come to our classroom motivated to learn, but sometimes anxious as well, fearing it will be too difficult. Often they've been buffaloed by the children in their families, whose easy familiarity with consumer electronics is unimaginable to them.
For years we've been looking for supportive textbooks that match this style of teaching. When Addo Stuur's books were published in Canada last year (2005), we felt we had found what we needed. We now use Windows XP for Seniors in our beginning courses, mainly as a source of homework assignments. We cover each topic in class, hands-on. Then, when the students get home, Addo takes them through the same topic, step by step, with a picture of the screen after each step.
He avoids mentioning extraneous facts not necessary to the reader's immediate success. He also recognizes that everyone will forget things as they progress, so the books contain reminders of where to go to re-read things that might have slipped from memory. As well, each chapter tells you what to do if anything doesn't work as you expect.
There are other pictorial teach-yourself books that look PRETTIER than this one. They're printed in colour and therefore they cost more. But for beginners who are seniors, I can confidently give a confident recommendation for Windows XP for Seniors.
- B. Martin, computer and photography instructor in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Visual Steps

Windows XP for Seniors is written using the acclaimed Visual Steps method. This method features the following:

  • Content - the special needs and requirements of the beginning user with little or no technical background have been taken into account.
  • Structure - self-paced, learn as you go. Proceed step by step with easy to follow instructions. What's more, the chapters are organized in such a way that you can skip a chapter or repeat another as desired.
  • Illustrations - plentiful use of screen illustrations to show you if you are on the right track.
  • Layout - large sized book and large print make it easy to read.

The Studio Visual Steps Authors

The Studio Visual Steps team of authors consists of different professionals, all thoroughly experienced in their subject field.