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Priceless Computer Tips at Your Fingertips Paperback – December 9, 2011
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Neither of those serves my purpose when I am having a problem with Windows 7 or Microsoft Word, Excel, or other Microsoft product. I usually just want to get through a software challenge I'm having so I can move on to whatever I want to do like writing this review or doing my family expenses.
In particular, almost everyone needs a book that is simple enough so that when the father-in-law calls on a Friday night with some kind of "my file is missing" problem he can have somewhere else to turn first (Not that I mind your calls Dad, but that's why I bought one of these books for you'.).
Until now there have been very few "just show me how to do this" kinds of books for new computer users, family members, or even so-called experienced computer users like me.
I was pleasantly surprised when "Priceless Computer Tips at your Fingertips" by Sudhir Diddee was recommended to me by a friend in the computer industry. Here's where it's different from other books of its type. It was specifically designed to just tell you exactly what to do with a little hint or tip. Quick frankly it's just like having a computer expert next to you that will just tell you step by step how to get something done.
How do I connect a projector to a Windows computer? How do I check the spelling in an Outlook email? How do I select a whole spreadsheet in Excel? How do I right align a paragraph or how do I create a Hyperlink in Word?Read more ›
For example, one of the Windows tips is on using Windows 7 Libraries for our mountains of home media (photos, videos, etc.). I'd heard of Libraries and knew what they were. I'd even dabbled with using them once or twice. But Diddee brought a different perspective and usage scenario to my attention, and I can see how it would make a big difference to my family's ability to enjoy our files. My wife constantly complains about my media filing system. Diddee's advice will keep everyone satisfied.
Other passages I found similarly useful include creating templates in Outlook, sheet hide/unhide in Excel, switching between document pages in Word, and searching within a screen image in OneNote. I had no idea that was possible, and I use OneNote daily.
Honestly, I worried that $9.99 might be spendy for an somewhat short ebook, especially when I knew at least half of the tips even before purchasing. But here's the IT manager's way of looking at this: Say you only find ten tips in the whole book that you didn't already know and can put to use. Also assume that each tip might save you a mere ten seconds per week. (I suspect your average will be much higher.) That's 100 seconds saved on a weekly basis, or nearly an hour and a half in the first year alone. How much do you make per hour?Read more ›
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I've been using Windows and Office for roughly 20 years so I've picked up a tip or two along the way, but I still managed to learn a whole bunch of new ones from this great book! Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Hilton Giesenow (MVP)
I bought this book with great anticipation. Maybe I am just more advanced in my software use than I think I am, but I thought a lot of these tips were pretty basic to anyone who... Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by travelgirl
Great book! The book was mentioned in an International Association of Administrative Professionals newsletter, AND I had just gotten a new computer with Windows 7 and Microsoft... Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by JoAnn
This is a great book for novice and experts alike. If you are more on the expert side a number of the tips will be ones you knew about, but is a great refresher for using them. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Michele the Soccer Mom