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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tablet PCs
By Craig F. Mathews
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: December 10, 2003
ISBN: 0-789-73049-9
Pages: 384

Whether you use your Tablet PC for work or play, this easy to follow guide gets you going quickly! Using real world scenarios that apply to teachers, students, business professionals, medical professionals, and more, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tablet PCs shows you how to put Tablet PCs to use in real life. The book shows you the basics for getting your Tablet PCs up and running, then kicks it into high gear and shows you how to put your newfound palmtop power to use! You will also learn how to use Microsoft's new OneNote application to take, store, sort, and share notes with other users.

• Table of Contents
• Index
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tablet PCs
By Craig F. Mathews
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: December 10, 2003
ISBN: 0-789-73049-9
Pages: 384
   About the Author
   About the Tech Editor
   We Want to Hear from You!
      Some Key Terms
      Some Things to Keep in Mind
      The Basic Structure of This Book
      Let Me Know What You Think
    Part I:  What Makes the Tablet PC Special?
      Chapter 1.  Introducing the Tablet PC
      Your Digitizer Pen
      Tablet PC Pros and Cons
      Tablet PC Tutorials
      Thoughts About the Tablet PC's Future
      Chapter 2.  Why the Tablet PC?
      What Is the Tablet PC?
      Comparisons to Other Platforms
      Tablet PC Differences
      Chapter 3.  Usage Scenarios
      The Photographer
      The Construction Supervisor
      The Consultant/Project Manager
      The Salesperson
      The Executive
      The Doctor
      The Attorney
      The Real Estate Agent
      The Home Inspector
      The Insurance Adjuster
      The Service Technician
      The Student
      The Family
    Part II:  Configuring and Using Your Tablet PC
      Chapter 4.  Tablet PC Hardware Configuration
      Hardware Buttons
      Input Options
      Data Communications Options
      Chapter 5.  Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Configuration
      Basic Interface Settings
      View Things Differently: Screen Settings
      Other Settings and Options
      Overall Display Properties
    Part III:  Using Included Applications
      Chapter 6.  Using Windows Journal
      Start with the Windows Journal Tutorial
      Windows Journal Basics
      Making Sense Out of Scribble
      Sharing Your Notes with Others
      Chapter 7.  Advanced Windows Journal
      Beyond the Pen
      Windows Journal Templates
      Creating Forms
      Outlook Integration
      Working with Other Applications
      Chapter 8.  Using the Tablet PC Input Panel
      Input Panel Basics
      Using the Input Panel Writing Pad
      Setting Input Panel Options
      Maximizing Handwriting Recognition
      Get Help with the Online Tutorial
      Chapter 9.  Speech Recognition and Voice Control
      How Does Speech Input Work?
      Training the System
      Using Voice Commands
      Using Speech Recognition
    Part IV:  Data Communication and Protection
      Chapter 10.  Wireless Networking
      What is Wi-Fi?
      Finding and Connecting to Public Access Points
      How to Connect to an Access Point
      Securing Your Wireless Network
      Chapter 11.  Keeping Your Data Safe and Synchronized
      Establishing Good Security Practices
      Data Management
      Protecting Yourself with Backups
      Data Synchronization
      Accessing Data While Offline
    Part V:  Using Other Included and Free Applications
      Chapter 12.  Sticky Notes
      Why Use Sticky Notes?
      Sticky Notes Basics
      Advanced Stickies
      Chapter 13.  PowerToys for Tablet PC
      Calculator for Tablet PC
      Dictionary Tool for Tablet PC
      Hold Tool for Tablet PC
      Snipping Tool for Tablet PC
      Thumbnail View Tool
      Complete List of PowerToys as of Late 2003
      Chapter 14.  InkBall and Other Free Games for the Tablet PC
      Hoop Strategy Game
      Maze Game for Tablet PC
      New York Times Crossword Puzzle for the Tablet PC
      Puzzle Game for Tablet PC
      Tablet Pool
      Writing Recognition Game
      How Well Does the Tablet PC Handle Other Computer Games?
    Part VI:  Using Microsoft Office 2003 with the Tablet PC
      Chapter 15.  Using Microsoft Office 2003 Applications with Your Tablet PC
      How Office 2003 is Different from Office XP
      Downloading Office XP Pack for Tablet PC
      The Power of Ink in Office 2003
      The Power of Voice in Office 2003
      Tablet PC Features in Office 2003
      Tablet PC Features in InfoPath 2003
      Tablet PC Features in Visio 2003
      Chapter 16.  Microsoft OneNote 2003
      What is OneNote?
      OneNote Basics
      Using OneNote in Meetings
      Using OneNote for Information Gathering
    Part VII:  Extending Your Tablet PC
      Chapter 17.  Hardware Options
      Docking Stations
      Input Devices
      Storage Devices
      Security Devices
      Cell Phones
      Power Accessories
      Other Complementary Devices
      Chapter 18.  Useful Software
      Free Software
      Commercial Software
      Niche Tablet PC Applications
    Part VIII:  Learning Resources for the Tablet PC
      Appendix A.  Additional Resources
      Web Sites
      Appendix B.  Quick Reference
      Tablet PC Hardware Configuration
      Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Configuration
      Windows Journal
      Tablet PC Input Panel
      Speech Recognition
      Microsoft Office 2003 Ink Tools