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Product Description: Get ready to chew the fat. This engaging, humorous new book explains the not-so-common origins of such commonly used phrases as “apple-pie order,” “chew the fat,” and “hat trick.” Presented in a fun, easy-to-read style, it provides entertaining insight on metaphorical phrases, weird words, and strange expressions and takes readers on a journey through the bizarre and eccentric origins that make up our everyday speech...read more

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9781592577811 | Alpha Books, August 5, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Get ready to chew the fat.

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Familiarizing new users with a lighthearted tutorial, an updated edition features Techno Nerd Teaches, OOPS!, E-Z shortcuts, and Speak Like a Geek tips, and includes expanded coverage of Windows for Workgroups and Windows Terminal. Original. (Beginner).

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9781567615463 | 2 sub edition (Alpha Books, November 1, 1994), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Familiarizing new users with a lighthearted tutorial, an updated edition features Techno Nerd Teaches, OOPS!

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Product Description: Microsoft® Windows® 8 is designed to mesh users digital lives seamlessly-from desktop to phone to tablet-by utilizing a look and feel that give users a new Windows experience. However, with all of this change comes new features that may catch old-school Windows users off guard...read more

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9781615642366 | Alpha Books, October 30, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Microsoft® Windows® 8 is designed to mesh users digital lives seamlessly-from desktop to phone to tablet-by utilizing a look and feel that give users a new Windows experience.

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Introduces the features of Windows 95, discussing installation, printing, managing files, creating and editing documents, using the word processor and graphics, and more

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9780789711618 | 2 sub edition (Alpha Books, March 1, 1997), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Introduces the features of Windows 95, discussing installation, printing, managing files, creating and editing documents, using the word processor and graphics, and more

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An absolutely basic introductory guide for new and computer-phobic users offers a humorous approach to the most recent version of Windows, and includes troubleshooting fixes, cross-references, and clear term definitions. Original. (Beginner).

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9781567614954 | Pap/cdr edition (Que Pub, August 1, 1995), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Introduces the features of Windows 92, discussing installation, printing, managing files, creating and editing documents, using the word processor and graphics, and more

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A tutorial for casual computer users discusses the Windows 98 operating system, explaining how to customize the desktop, create and save documents, hook up to the Internet, and troubleshoot problems. Original. (Beginner). (view table of contents)

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9780789714930 | 2 edition (Alpha Books, August 1, 1998), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Discusses the Windows 98 operating system, explaining how to customize the desktop, create and save documents, hook up to the Internet, and troubleshoot problems

A tutorial for casual computer users discusses Microsoft's Windows Millennium Edition operating system and its new features, explaining how to customize the desktop, create and save documents, hook up to the Internet, and troubleshoot problems. Original. (Beginner)

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9780789724076 | Alpha Books, August 1, 2000, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Showcases the operating system's most recent upgrade, including personalized menus, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Messenger Server, networking, digital camera, and scanners.

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Offers advice on networking, using multimedia, word processing, painting, and accessing the Internet with Windows NT workstation 4.0

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9780789706799 | Alpha Books, August 1, 1996, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Offers advice on networking, using multimedia, word processing, painting, and accessing the Internet with Windows NT workstation 4.

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Demonstrates the operating system's features, covering managing files, installing programs, troubleshooting, networking, and security.

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9781592570843 | 2 edition (Alpha Books, December 1, 2004), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Demonstrates the operating system's features, covering managing files, installing programs, troubleshooting, networking, and security.
9780028642321 | Alpha Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Demonstrates the operating system's features, covering managing files, installing programs, troubleshooting, networking, and security.

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Product Description: A tutorial that teaches users the basic features and functions of WordPerfect. The book's friendly format combines solid instructions with a light-hearted style full of wit and humor designed to take the fear out of learning. A full-color, tear-out card provides a handy reference to the basics...read more

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9781567614992 | 2 sub edition (Alpha Books, August 1, 1994), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A tutorial that teaches users the basic features and functions of WordPerfect.

A guide for beginning users of WordPerfect covers basic skills, editing, formatting, working with documents, and using the program's special features

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9781567611878 | Alpha Communications, June 1, 1993, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A guide for beginning users of WordPerfect covers basic skills, editing, formatting, working with documents, and using the program's special features

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Product Description: The latest version of WordPerfect for Windows has a new interface and new tools. WordPerfect for Windows users will be looking for books on this major new upgrade. This book's friendly format combines solid instruction with a lighthearted style helps new WordPerfect users learn their way around this popular word processing application...read more

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9781567615432 | 2 sub edition (Alpha Books, November 1, 1994), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The latest version of WordPerfect for Windows has a new interface and new tools.

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Product Description: This companion to "Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows" should appeal to users who may still consider themselves beginners, but want to learn advanced tips and techniques for using Windows. It uses the same friendly format as the "Complete Idiot's" series, combining instructions with a light-hearted style that should take the fear out of learning advanced features like recorder macros, Windows security, terminals, and more...read more

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9781567615258 | Pap/dis edition (Alpha Books, September 1, 1994), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This companion to "Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows" should appeal to users who may still consider themselves beginners, but want to learn advanced tips and techniques for using Windows.

An introduction to personal computers covers hardware, input, output, processing, storage, multimedia, portable computers, operating systems, application software, and networks.

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9780470168776 | 7 edition (Visual, October 8, 2007), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: An introduction to personal computers covers hardware, input, output, processing, storage, multimedia, portable computers, operating systems, application software, and networks.
9780764597527 | 6 edition (Visual, October 7, 2005), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: An introduction to personal computers covers hardware, input, output, processing, storage, multimedia, portable computers, operating systems, application software, and networks.

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9780470377611 | 7 edition (Visual, February 11, 2008), cover price $24.99

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An easy-to-use, informative guide to DOS versions 5 and 6 offers a complete and practical overview of this operating system. Original.

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9780672303494 | Sams, June 1, 1993, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: An easy-to-use, informative guide to DOS versions 5 and 6 offers a complete and practical overview of this operating system.

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Product Description: Aunque Excel es la hoja de cálculo más utilizada del mundo, la mayoría de usuarios sólo trabaja con una pequeña porción del programa. Los resultados se incrementan notablemente con el uso de fórmulas y funciones. No es necesario ser un experto matemático o economista para poder utilizarlas...read more

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9788441522442, titled "Excel 2007 Formulas y funciones / Formulas and functions with Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Formulas Y Funciones" | Italian edition edition (Anaya Multimedia-Anaya Interactiva, June 30, 2007), cover price $72.95 | About this edition: Aunque Excel es la hoja de cálculo más utilizada del mundo, la mayoría de usuarios sólo trabaja con una pequeña porción del programa.

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Product Description: Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 130 key techniques for working with PivotTables and PivotCharts, including:Building PivotTables from Excel rangesCustomizing PivotTable field listsConverting PivotTables to regular dataGrouping numeric, text, or date/time valuesDeveloping various summary calculationsTurning a PivotTable into a PivotChartDisplaying data tables with a PivotChartCreating an OLAP cube data sourceExporting Access(r) PivotTable(r) forms to ExcelUsing Microsoft Query with PivotTablesEXTRA Apply It"Apply It" and "Extra" sidebars highlight useful tipsHigh-resolution screen shots demonstrate each taskSuccinct explanations walk you through step by stepTwo-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized module...read more

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9780470132319 | Pap/dol edition (Visual, November 5, 2007), cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics.

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Product Description: Get going with Excel 2010 quickly and easily with this Simplified guide Excel can be a complex program, and Excel 2010 includes new features and functionalities that require users of older versions to re-learn the application. Whether you're switching from an earlier version or learning Excel for the first time, this easy-to-follow visual guide provides information you can use right away...read more

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9780470577639 | Visual, April 26, 2010, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Get going with Excel 2010 quickly and easily with this Simplified guide Excel can be a complex program, and Excel 2010 includes new features and functionalities that require users of older versions to re-learn the application.

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9780470646519 | Visual, March 18, 2010, cover price $24.99

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Product Description: Work smarter and faster in Excel 2010 with this quick, practical guide! Want quick answers to your Excel 2010 questions? This handy guide breaks down big tasks into bite-sized how-tos that quickly show you how to accomplish what you want to do...read more

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9780470577769 | Visual, June 28, 2010, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Work smarter and faster in Excel 2010 with this quick, practical guide!

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9780470649794 | Visual, April 6, 2010, cover price $19.99

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Product Description: Excel es la hoja de cálculo más utilizada en el mundo. Sin embargo, la mayoría de sus usuarios sólo alcanza a controlar una pequeña parte de sus procesos y comandos. No es necesario ser matemático o economista para poder utilizar las fórmulas y funciones, las herramientas que más refuerzan la fiabilidad y potencia del prog...read more

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9788441528376 | Italian edition edition (Anaya Multimedia-Anaya Interactiva, June 30, 2010), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Excel es la hoja de cálculo más utilizada en el mundo.

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Product Description: A friendly, visual approach to learning the basics of Excel 2013 As the world's leading spreadsheet program, Excel is a spreadsheet and data analysis tool that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. The new Excel 2013 includes new features and functionalities that require users of older versions to re-learn the application...read more

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9781118505427 | Visual, April 1, 2013, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: A friendly, visual approach to learning the basics of Excel 2013 As the world's leading spreadsheet program, Excel is a spreadsheet and data analysis tool that is part of the Microsoft Office suite.

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A comprehensive book-and-disk set offers complete coverage of Excel 4.0 features and functions and includes a disk containing project worksheets such as personal budget, a project bid, and much more. Original.

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9780672302565 | Har/dskt edition (Sams, September 1, 1992), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: A comprehensive book-and-disk set offers complete coverage of Excel 4.

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