Well, the newly updated “Next Steps on Your PC” and “Next Steps on the Internet” are going fast. In fact we’re starting to wonder if we’ve printed enough – but don’t worry, if it looks like we might run out, we’ll be on the phone to the print company asking for some more!
Anyway, when I wrote the full information and listed what was included, there were a few bits I left out – there’s just too much to list it all. But some of the bits I left out have been bothering me – nagging at my mind as I lay in bed at night (or perhaps that was Edward talking in his sleep again…)
So when I woke up this morning I thought “This is daft. I’ll let everyone see the other notes I jotted down – if it’s too long, never mind, at least people can make up their own minds.”
So here you are – some of the notes I jotted down at the time but then took out of the information about the books because they aren’t quite as important or interesting as the ones I left in:
- 3 uses of the “redo” feature that I’ll show you – including one clever and slightly sneaky one. Page 5.
- Doing two things at once, the easy way. Page 6
- How to use the menus at the top of most programs – people get so confused with these because no-one ever shows you how to use them properly. Page 11
- Spreadsheets – how to use them and when you really must get double-clicking right (or lose what you’ve already done). Page 26
- The quickest and easiest way to convert inches to cm, degrees centigrade to fahrenheit or cups to teaspoons. Page 15 (Or come to that, dollars to pounds to euros.)
- You’ve probably heard of Facebook, but if you’re not sure what it is, the first three sentences on page 24 (under “Facebook: the basic idea”) explain something no-one ever seems to bother to mention.
- The internet has made lots of things possible, from shopping online to email to reading up to the minute news. But I bet if you asked my Mum and Dad, their favourite thing is on pages 19-23.
Of course, you can see the full(ish) information (including the bits I thought were more important or more interesting) including how to get hold of a pair of the books on free trial.