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In order to learn properly, you should:

1. Have a home computer -desktop or laptop

2. Have an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a working connection to the Internet.

3. Purchase and read the following book:

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers (Paperback), 4th Edition, by Paul McFedries

Book Description

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something-and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, full-color illustrations that introduce you to computers, from working with different operating systems, applications, e-mail, and the Internet to the newest wireless devices, digital video technologies, and multimedia formats. Each task-based spread includes these great features to get you up and running on your computer in no time:

This book may be obtained from any good bookstore. It retails for $24.99 but it may be purchased new from for $16.49 + shipping or for as little as $3 or $4 USED from Amazon (a friendly, easy to use, safe website).

Places to go on the Internet for help and FREE instruction

Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

Do you feel confused, befuddled, & lost when it comes to computers?
Do you wish you had the time, and dollars, to take a real, live course on computers?
These lessons are an attempt to fill in the missing pieces and to tie it all together. The "Illustrated" part means there will be lots of pictures.

Click here: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 - Free Computer Training.

Learn the skills you need at your own pace -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- with any of these free online tutorials.

Computers For Seniors - Free Lessons

Use these lessons to teach yourself or a friend about the Internet! Free Internet and email lessons. Learn at your own pace.

Click here: Computers for Seniors - Free Lessons

Basic Web Lessons From AARP

* Understanding Basics
* Title, Menu, and Tool Bars
* Addresses/Address Bar
* Navigating Web Pages and Web Sites
* Printing
* Finding Things
* Handling Common Problems


Click here: Basic Web Lessons From AARP

Mrs. Wizard's Tips & Tutorials

Mrs. Wizard knows what it is like to wonder why geeks can't speak like normal folks. She has formidable computer skills, loves to share her knowledge, and you'll find her tutorials are fun and very easy to understand


Click here: Mrs. Wizard's Tips & Tutorials

Microsoft Word

This tutorial covers all of the features you need to get started using Microsoft Word such as text entry, formatting, spell check, bulleting, numbering, and much more. Although knowledge of how to navigate in a Windows environment is helpful, this tutorial was created for the computer beginner.


Microsoft Word Tutorial

Another good Word tutorial.

Getting Started with Microsoft Word. An introduction to the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. It covers starting Word, the Word interface, creating a Word document, editing a Word document, selection techniques, paragraph and character formatting, spell checking, printing, graphics and tables.


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