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Visual QuickStart Guide

Word 2002 for Windows

Word 2002 for Windows

Author: Maria Langer Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2001

Microsoft Word has long been the most versatile, powerful word processing application available for both home users and serious business workers. Those who appreciate its speed, flexibility, and ease of use have reason to celebrate with the release of Word 2002. Microsoft has enhanced its formatting tools, streamlined its feedback process, and improved reliability and security. With Word 2002's new speech recognition capabilities, users can dictate text, make direct formatting changes, and navigate menus using speech and voice commands. Word 2002 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide will introduce new and experienced Word users alike to the improved work experience of Word 2002. Using concise steps and numerous illustrations, the book covers everything from word processing basics and formatting fundamentals to Web publishing techniques.

Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows

Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows

Author: Steven Roback Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2002

Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording and editing digital audio. Its elegant interface and powerful editing features make it the most widely used digital audio software by professional recording producers, musicians, home studio professionals, and quality-minded hobbyists worldwide. Using the easy-to-follow visual format of the Visual QuickStart Guide, Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows will show readers how to make multitrack audio recordings using Digidesign's Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools Free software. The body of the book will offer concise, step-by-step instructions on how to use Pro Tools' main functions, including recording, editing, mixing, and effects processing. It will also introduce and explain the basics of automation, MIDI sequencing, and file management in Pro Tools. It will also show readers how to setup and use several Digidesign hardware systems, including the Digi 001, Mbox, and Audiomedia III.

Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7

Author: Chris Fehily Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/09/2009

This concise guide covers every edition of Windows 7 in Visual QuickStart style, with plenty of screenshots, numbered steps, tips, and sidebars. You'll learn how to use new and updated features, including the redesigned taskbar; jump lists; libraries; federated search; desktop gadgets; window-management shortcuts; and the improved versions of Internet Explorer, Mail, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and Media Player. You'll also find information on setup; installation; upgrading from other Windows versions; troubleshooting; hardware; and organizing your documents, music, photos, and videos. Laptop and mobile users will learn how to connect from the road, jump onto a public wireless network, and conserve battery power. Author Chris Fehily also walks you through setting up a network or homegroup, connecting to the internet, configuring routers and firewalls, and hooking up printers and other devices. You'll learn how to use security features to protect your PC and network and share files while keeping personal stuff private.

Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC

Author: Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 11/07/2013

This best-selling guide from authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas has been the go-to tutorial and reference book for photography/design professionals and the textbook of choice in college classrooms for decades. This edition includes their trademark features of clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color images; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter. Among the new CC features covered in this extensively updated guide are: Smart Sharpen, Adobe Camera Raw as filter, intelligent upscaling, multi-shape and path selection, and camera shake reduction. New and updated Photoshop CC features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text. Includes eBook In addition to concise, step-by-step explanations of core tools and tasks, with plenty of helpful screen shots to keep you on track as you work, Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide includes the eBook. You can download digital versions of this book to load on the mobile device of your choice so that you can continue learning whenever and wherever you are. We provide you with EPUB, PDF, and MOBI eBook formats to ensure that you get the experience that best suits your viewing needs.

Python

Python

Author: Toby Donaldson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2013

Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language used in a wide variety of situations such as Web, database access, desktop GUIs, game and software development, and network programming. Fans of Python use the phrase batteries included to describe the standard library, which covers everything from asynchronous processing to zip files. The language itself is a flexible powerhouse that can handle practically any application domain. This task-based tutorial on Python is for those new to the language and walks you through the fundamentals. You'll learn about arithmetic, strings, and variables; writing programs; flow of control, functions; strings; data structures; input and output; and exception handling. At the end of the book, a special section walks you through a longer, realistic application, tying the concepts of the book together.

WordPress

WordPress

Author: Matt Beck, Jessica Beck Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2013

WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3E uses a visual approach to teach the essential elements of WordPress, one of the world's most popular publishing platforms. This book gives readers the tools they need to create beautiful, functional WordPress-powered sites with minimal hassle. Using plenty of screenshots and a clear, organized format, authors Jessica Neuman Beck and Matt Beck walk new users through the installation and setup process while providing valuable tips and tricks for more experienced users. With no other resource but this guide, readers can set up a fully-functional and well-designed WordPress site that takes advantage of all the features WordPress has to offer. This new, fully updated version covers all the key new and improved features of WordPress, including: using the Theme Customizer; adding custom headers and backgrounds; adding content in new ways such as posting from your desktop or mobile device, as well as importing from another WordPress blog or other blogging services; and new ways to work with media, such as editing images, using video and audio, and creating image galleries. There is also a completely new chapter on menus, which covers menu setup and adding and editing menus.

Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC

Author: Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

For almost two decades, the best-selling Visual QuickStart Guides by Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have been the textbooks of choice in classrooms and the go-to tutorial and reference for art and design professionals. This edition includes their trademark features: clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color illustrations; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter. This fully updated edition for Illustrator CC (2014 release) covers the new enhancements and features, including significant upgrades to the Pencil tool, Swatches panel, Artboard panel, as well as new Live Corners, reshaping methods, and much more. The new and updated Illustrator CC features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text. Readers can follow the steps in a tutorial fashion, or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book are available via Web download for practice by readers.

Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC

Author: Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

This best-selling guide from authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas has been the go-to tutorial and reference book for photography/design professionals and the textbook of choice in college classrooms for decades. This edition includes their trademark features of clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color images; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter. This new edition includes an all-new material, a bonus chapter, and downloadable assets. New and updated Photoshop CC (2015 release) features-including linked assets, multiple artboards, and new asset export-are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.

PHP for the Web

PHP for the Web

Author: Larry Ullman Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2016

Learn PHP programming the quick and easy way! With PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users this popular open-source scripting language. Author Larry Ullman guides readers through the ins and outs of both PHP 5 and PHP 7, and offers more efficient ways to tackle common needs. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the technology, and more intermediate users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here--in straightforward language and through readily accessible examples. Easy visual approach uses demonstrations and real-world examples to guide you through dynamic web development using PHP and show you what to do step by step. Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. Essential reference guide keeps you coming back again and again. Whether you're a programming newbie or an experienced veteran learning PHP for the first time, this book will teach you all you need to know, including the latest changes in PHP and more efficient ways to tackle common needs.

HTML and CSS

HTML and CSS

Author: Joe Casabona Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2020

Learn HTML and CSS with the Visual QuickStart Guide -- the quick and easy way! This new edition features over six hours of instructional video that guide you through HTML and CSS, getting you up and running with web development in no time. The images in the book feature concise steps and explanations, while the videos enhance and expand the information in the book and provide an alternative method for learning. Readers should register their book on peachpit.com to gain access to the Web Edition, an online version of the book that includes the supplementary video. HTML and CSS remain the linchpin of the Web. Every beginning web developer needs to understand them thoroughly, including the latest advances in these technologies, and the newest functionality that they enable. From the basics to more advanced techniques, this book and Web Edition guide you through: Designing, structuring, and formatting sites Using images, links, styles, tables, and forms Adding media, visual effects, and animations Using CSS to gain full control over elements, fonts, colors, and layouts Making the most of sophisticated HTML5 and CSS3 capabilities Applying modern best practices for ensuring accessibility and responsiveness Principles of testing, debugging, and publishing sites and applications Exploring leading JavaScript libraries and build tools for more advanced web development