Tips For the Late Blooming Computer User

Written by Lisa Lake

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Third, get to know your undo and help keys. "Undo" simply reversesrepparttar last action completed onrepparttar 107892 computer. If you hit something that makes your document go all kerflooey, chances are you can just click "undo" (underrepparttar 107893 edit menu usually) a time or two and you’ll be fine. The "help" menu is another great asset in both word processors and email programs. Rather than sitting there wondering how many times you’ve already asked your boss to explain something, just go to "help" and then type in a question like "how do I set up columns, or "how do I attach a file," andrepparttar 107894 help feature will walk you right throughrepparttar 107895 steps. It can take you a little time, but it’s better than constantly running to your boss and looking helpless.

Fourth, make a computer savvy friend. This is so important. If there’s someone inrepparttar 107896 office who seems to be really good atrepparttar 107897 computer, bring them some cookies or take them to lunch and ask them if you can have a little of their time. Have them sit with you for a few minutes while you work on a document or email. Do this on a few different occasions. Chances are they’ll not only be able to answer your questions, but they’ll be able to point out some great shortcuts for you, too.

Computers don’t have to berepparttar 107898 unconquerable beasts they sometimes appear to be. Just face your fear and approachrepparttar 107899 machine calmly and logically, and chances are you’ll be doing fine. The better you are at using your computer,repparttar 107900 better you’ll be at your job, andrepparttar 107901 happier people will be with you!

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Why would I read about it when I could be doing it instead?

Written by Mike Banks Valentine

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I think only help-desk personnel, who would rather be hackingrepparttar Pentagon and technical writers are upset that they aren't writing best selling novels. They don't get paid as well for hacking and nobody readsrepparttar 107891 work of technical tomes ofrepparttar 107892 unfulfilled writers. At least they are both being paid to do something.

Inrepparttar 107893 early days of photography only scientists could be photographers because they needed to know how to obtain and mixrepparttar 107894 chemistry, applyrepparttar 107895 emulsion to glass plates, develop those plates and do that entire process again when transferring negative imagerepparttar 107896 to paper. Are we any less well-off now that cameras are disposable and we can see our film in an hour without going into a dark room even once to do it?

My wife is ready to throw away her new $1000 computer because it won't acceptrepparttar 107897 password when logging on torepparttar 107898 ISP. There is a real disconnect betweenrepparttar 107899 problems andrepparttar 107900 source here. That is usuallyrepparttar 107901 case when things get so complex. Reading manuals won't help.

I look forward torepparttar 107902 day whenrepparttar 107903 software designers realize thatrepparttar 107904 users don't care how they created that amazing software and that as long as it will do what they bought it for without fuss, it will be popular and well- liked byrepparttar 107905 buying public. If it takes a day of reading, I'll go buy something that works without study instead.

Is your VCR clock still blinking? If not, I bet you still end up seeingrepparttar 107906 "blue screen of death" as often as I do.

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