"I've been an admirer of Dan Gookin since he wrote DOS For Dummies and spawned the For Dummies phenomenon. He takes things to a new level with this amazing and much needed book on practical product photography. Use his advice and you'll simply make more money. Highly recommended." —John C. Dvorak, columnist, PC Magazine Anyone can sell their stuff online. The challenge is to do it better than the competition and get the best possible results, every time. If you're attempting to sell your guitar on eBay, a photo of Aunt Pearl June strumming it in the backyard isn't likely to cut it. Does that mean you need to hire a professional photographer or invest in expensive equipment? Not if you follow the ingenious advice in this book! eBay Photos That Sell teaches home-spun entrepreneurs how to create professional-quality product photos using a standard digital camera and a few handy tricks and inexpensive techniques. With page after page of inspiring examples and expert insights, you'll figure out how to capture everything from hats to wineglasses to MP3 players. You'll understand what makes one photo better than another and discover how to create images that viewers connect with–ones that evoke the «I must have this» feeling. Ultimately, it will help you attract customers and make sales, without investing a lot of time or money. Inside, you'll learn how to: Follow the basic rules for taking crisp, well-lit shots that outshine the competition Set up shots quickly in your home or office Create props and accessories from inexpensive items found at home or the local hardware store Know how and when to use your camera's features, bells, and whistles to your advantage Take the time to set up your photograph properly so you don't have to fix things later Use photo-editing software to make final adjustments Learn to size and format your photos effectively for the Web Know when a simple black background is the best way to make your image pop Build a safe and organized place to store your pictures so you can easily find them
Dan Gookin's For Dummies guides to Word have consistently led the pack, selling more than 1.7 million copies in previous editions The author's irreverent sense of humor and crystal-clear prose make getting up to speed on Word a snap Thoroughly updated to cover Word's new interface, new file format options, and new collaboration and connectivity features An essential resource for everyone who wants to hit the ground running with Word 2007 and make the most of all the new features
"Best-selling author Gookin…keeps readers laughing while he takes them from being a ho-hum user to an advanced Office maven." —Charles Carr, ComputorEdge Magazine, www.computoredge.com Just about anyone can slap together a Word document or fill an Excel grid with numbers, but power users understand how to tap into the full functionality of these applications. Best-selling author Dan Gookin skips what you already know and takes you directly to the best and most useful parts of Word and Excel–the commands, shortcuts, and combinations of functions that will give your creations that extra-added wow factor. The only book to focus exclusively on these two critical applications, Power Excel and Word teaches you how to harness their power and avoid their pitfalls in one compact volume. By following step-by-step tutorials, you'll discover how to work faster, easier, and smarter. Learn essential techniques you'll use every day, including how to: Precisely format a paragraph in Word Manipulate drawings and pictures in a document Create your own custom tool bars Know when to use a table in Word and when to insert an Excel worksheet Embellish your documents and reports Generate sophisticated charts and graphs by importing Web-based content Use styles and templates to save oodles of time Protect your documents against unwanted changes Employ Excel as a database manager Share your work with others Produce a list in Excel as a mail merge database for Word And much, much more! Most Office books are boring and quickly go out of date. Dan Gookin takes a uniquely entertaining approach designed to increase your skills, whether you're using Office 2003, Office XP, or Office 2000. And many of these tricks are even effective in Office 97!
"The author's humor and his ability to keep the reader's attention are masterful." —Andy Barkl, Technical Reviewer Salve For Your Office Headaches! Covers Office 2003, XP and 2000—And Perfectly Useful for Office 97, Too! Is it the best thing since sliced bread? A bug-riddled piece of junk? Here, best-selling author Dan Gookin skillfully navigates between these two extremes, laying bare the best and worst of Office in order to help you achieve a single, all-important goal: working faster, easier, and smarter. You'll harness the real power of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook while avoiding their pitfalls—and you'll discover the ways they actually can be made to work together as a truly integrated suite. Dan Gookin's Naked Office means the end of Office-inspired headaches. (Well, the vast majority of them, anyway. He's not a miracle-worker, after all.) Expert Instruction to Change Office Life as You Know It (for the Better) Making a paragraph look the way you want it to look Understanding how styles work and making them work for you Locking a document to prevent changes, and tracking changes made by others Using Excel as a database–and not just for numbers Unraveling formulas and remembering what goes where Organizing e-mail with Outlook Getting the most out of Outlook's scheduling abilities Unlocking the mechanics and philosophy of PowerPoint presentations Oh, and of course–much, much more
Maintaining a PC is important, and troubleshooting a PC can be a challenge. Dan Gookin is great at explaining how to handle common PC problems, and he’s provided a complete, plain-English manual in Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies. Liberally laced with Dan’s famous humor and clear instructions, Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is divided into six minibooks covering hardware, software, laptops, Internet, networking, and maintenance. Each one gives you some background on what causes common problems, to help you understand what’s wrong as well as how to fix it. You’ll learn to: Troubleshoot both Windows XP and Vista Solve e-mail and Web woes, makes friends with ActiveX, and protect your system from evil software and viruses Resolve router problems, reset the modem, delve into IP addresses, and find the elusive wireless network Investigate startup issues, battery quirks, and power problems Travel safely and efficiently with your laptop Perform regular maintenance and keep good backups Solve problems with disks and printers Find missing files, successfully restore files if something major goes wrong, and pep up your PC The bonus DVD walks you through some of the complex steps discussed in the book and demonstrates tasks like removing a hard drive. There’s a great collection of free and demo software, too. Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is tech support in a book! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
while (dead_horse) beat (): If you’re like most people, the above seems like nonsense. Actually, it’s computer sense—C programming. After digesting C For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you’ll understand it. C programs are fast, concise and versatile. They let you boss your computer around for a change. So turn on your computer, get a free compiler and editor (the book tells you where), pull up a chair, and get going. You won’t have to go far (page 13) to find your first program example. You’ll do short, totally manageable, hands-on exercises to help you make sense of: All 32 keywords in the C language (that’s right—just 32 words) The functions—several dozen of them Terms like printf(), scanf(), gets (), and puts () String variables, numeric variables, and constants Looping and implementation Floating-point values In case those terms are almost as intimidating as the idea of programming, be reassured that C For Dummies was written by Dan Gookin, bestselling author of DOS For Dummies, the book that started the whole library. So instead of using expletives and getting headaches, you’ll be using newly acquired skills and getting occasional chuckles as you discover how to: Design and develop programs Add comments (like post-it-notes to yourself) as you go Link code to create executable programs Debug and deploy your programs Use lint, a common tool to examine and optimize your code A helpful, tear-out cheat sheet is a quick reference for comparison symbols, conversion characters, mathematical doodads, C numeric data types, and more. C For Dummies takes the mystery out of programming and gets you into it quickly and painlessly.
Want to write great looking documents but can’t seem to get a handle on paragraph structuring? Unfamiliar with some of the buttons and functions on your menu bar? Need to add page numbers for a paper but can’t find the controls? Word 2003 For Dummies will show you the quick and easy way to navigate through the trickiness of Microsoft Word. This book will be your comprehensive guide to using this word processor like a pro. Word 2003 For Dummies shows you all the essentials of building, reviewing, and adding cool new features to Word documents. No wonder the previous editions sold over 1.7 million copies. This book makes it easy to catch on, because it: Adopts a beginner’s point of view in order to show you the basics of running the program. Includes complete walkthroughs for many features Reveals tips, tricks, and wizards to make Word a snap Covers more advanced techniques, making it a reliable reference at any level Written by the author of the first For Dummies book ever, DOS For Dummies, as well as the bestselling Word 2002 For Dummies and PCs For Dummies With Word 2003 For Dummies, you’ll get all the information you need to be the most productive with Word. No longer will you be spending less time working and more time make Word work. You’ll be creating fantastic-looking documents in no time!
Covers everything users need to get up to speed on C programming, including advanced topics to take their programming skill to the next level Walks C programmers through the entire development cycle of a C program-designing and developing the program, writing source code, compiling the code, linking the code to create the executable programs, debugging, and deployment Provides thorough coverage of keywords, program flow, conditional statements, constants and variables, numeric values, arrays, strings, functions, pointers, debugging, prototyping, and much more Addresses some advanced programming topics such as graphics and game programming as well as Windows and Linux programming Includes dozens of sample programs that readers can adapt and modify for their own uses Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book-a man known for his ability to take complex material and present it in a way that makes it simple and fun
Learn the basics of programming with C with this fun and friendly guide! C offers a reliable, strong foundation for programming and serves as a stepping stone upon which to expand your knowledge and learn additional programming languages. Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward-but-fun beginner's guide covers the fundamentals of using C and gradually walks you through more advanced topics including pointers, linked lists, file I/O, and debugging. With a special focus on the subject of an Integrated Development Environment, it gives you a solid understanding of computer programming in general as you learn to program with C. Encourages you to gradually increase your knowledge and understanding of C, with each chapter building off the previous one Provides you with a solid foundation of understanding the C language so you can take on larger programming projects, learn new popular programming languages, and tackle new topics with confidence Includes more than 100 sample programs with code that are adaptable to your own projects Beginning Programming with C For Dummies assumes no previous programming language experience and helps you become competent and comfortable with the fundamentals of C in no time.
The most comprehensive guide to Microsoft Word 2016 If you're a professional who uses Word, but aren't aware of its many features or get confused about how they work best, Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies answers all your burning questions about the world's number-one word processing software. Offering in-depth coverage of topics you won't find in Word 2016 For Dummies, this guide focuses on the professional's needs, giving you all you need to know not only do your job well, but to do it even better. As Microsoft continues to hone Word with each new release, new features are added beyond basic word processing. From using Word to create blog posts to importing data from Excel to expertly flowing text around objects, it covers the gamut of Word's more advanced capabilities—including those you probably don't know exist. Whether you're looking to use Word to build a master document, collaborate and share, publish an ebook, or anything in between, the thorough, step-by-step guidance in Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies makes it easier. Discover neat Word editing tips and tricks to create complex documents Share documents and collaborate with others Format text, paragraphs, and pages like never before Add Excel charts and graphics to Word documents Create an ebook Essential reading for the Word power user who wants to be more productive and efficient at work, this handy guide gives you the boost to take your skills to the next level.