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Book Details 
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1118496345
ISBN-13: 978-1118496343
File Size: 3.1 Mb | File Format: PDF

Book Description

Clear the surface and make way for the new tablet from Microsoft!

As Microsoft’s first foray into the tablet market, the Surface is packed with all the features you’re looking for to stay entertained and get things done wherever you go. Written by bestselling veteran author Andy Rathbone, this full-color, easy-to-understand book is packed with information on how to use the new interface, figure out the operating system, navigate the new app environment, and take full advantage of this exciting new tablet device.

  • Explains how Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT differ, and helps you decide which Surface model best meets your needs
  • Walks you through using both the hardware and software, such as the touch cover/type cover, Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro operating system, and the version of Office Home & Student 2013 that’s bundled with the Surface RT
  • Explains how to make Surface work with other devices
  • Details how Office applications work on Surface
  • Shares tips on how to handle common challenges with tablet devices as well as suggestions for getting a better performance from yours

Surface For Dummies does more than just scratch the surface – it serves as a guide to navigating and enhancing your entire Surface experience!

From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Navigate the new interface and explore Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT
  • Browse the web and use e-mail, all with the tap of a finger
  • Listen to music, watch TV shows, share photos, and download apps

Choose the right Surface, and you can work or play wherever you happen to be

Microsoft’s entry into the tablet market created a powerhouse that can take you from play to work and back again. This handy guide helps you decide between the two models, gets you up and running with your choice, walks you through the Start screen and the keyboard, and shows you how to play music, watch movies, create documents, and more!

  • Windows your way — compare the Windows RT Surface with the Windows 8 Pro version and decide what you need
  • Typing and tapping — discover the two cool detachable keyboard/covers you can buy for your Surface
  • All that web stuff — browse, send, and receive e-mail; add and update apps; keep your calendar; and send messages
  • Entertainment — watch movies; listen to music; create playlists; and snap, share, and print photos
  • The workaday world — use Microsoft Office applications, set up user accounts, and keep your Surface updated

Open the book and find:

  • What tablets can do that laptops can’t
  • A tour of the Start screen, Charms bar, and App bar
  • Helpful setup guidance and troubleshooting tips
  • How to make notes on the touchscreen
  • What you need to know about apps
  • Steps for connecting to TVs and projectors
  • Settings to personalize your Surface tablet
  • Ten tips for a smooth Surface experience

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Which Microsoft Surface Do You Need?
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your Surface
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Surface
Chapter 4: The First Walkthrough of Surface
Chapter 5: Typing, Touching, and Drawing on the Surface
Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet, Printers, Monitors, Storage, and More
Chapter 7: All About Apps
Chapter 8: Browsing the Web
Chapter 9: Reaching Out with Mail, People, Calendar, and Messaging Apps
Chapter 10: Photos and Movies
Chapter 11: Listening to Music
Chapter 12: Visiting the Windows Desktop
Chapter 13: Working in Microsoft Office
Chapter 14: Settings and Troubleshooting
Chapter 15: Ten Essential Tips ‘n’ Tricks

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