The 123 Instructions 4 user guides are unique for the following reasons:
1. Alan's review of computer manuals shows that the indexes are not user friendly as he has had problems finding the instruction for the problems he has had. 123 Instructions 4 learning guides have an extensive index where the instructions are referred to in different ways. Just because Alan would refer to an instruction in one way, others may refer to the instruction in another way. An example is Lockups of the computer in 123 Instructions 4 Microsoft Word 2000. The instruction for this problem is also listed in the index as Freeze Ups and Hang Ups, which makes the 123 Instructions 4 learning guides index user friendly.
2. The instructions are text followed by a screen shot. The instructions are written in a 14 font to avoid eye strain. Other learning guides have one picture with arrows from the text to the one picture, which is not as user friendly as having text, which is followed by screen shots.
3. Alan's review of computer manuals shows that the writers of learning guides are experts and therefore unconsciously make assumptions in the instruction they are giving. Alan has had difficulty in following their instructions. Alan is not an expert and the instruction he has received from Guido, Dylan, and Agi has included assumptions. However, since Alan is new to the computer, he has insisted that the instructions have no assumptions so he can use instructions that he is not familiar with days or weeks after getting the instructions.
4. The learning guides Alan has reviewed give the reader a global view of the software, which obscures the solution or instruction for the problem the computer user is having.
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Alan Roberts is an M.D., whose specialty training is in orthopaedic and hand surgery. Guido Grimaldi is an expert in computers and tutored Alan.
In July 1998, Alan was fifty-nine years old and had never used a computer. For years, he had watched his friends and business associates sit in front of their PCs and write reports, pay their bills, even surf the Net. But he figured that it was too late in life for him to learn to do the same.
That summer, he met Guido Grimaldi, who quite arrogantly said that he could teach him. Alan was skeptical. "How?" he wondered. "I can't even type. Little did he know that, despite his overwhelming fears of technology, Guido would lead him, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century.
Guido started by teaching Alan the basics: how to use a mouse, save a file, print a document. But there was so much information, Alan was forced to take detailed notes in order to remember it all. Months passed, and as he learned more and more, his computer folder of notes (increased in size).
Soon, he became a proficient computer user, and convinced that, if he could learn this, anybody could. Unfortunately, there just are not enough hours in the day for Guido to answer everyone's questions.
So, over the past three years, Guido,Dylan, Agi, and Alan developed the 123 Instructions 4 learning guides-practical and easy-to-use manuals, born from Guido's teachings and Alan's own original notes.
Use 123 Instructions 4 Microsoft Windows 98 as a reference guide to learn how to use a computer or to solve your everyday computer problems. It is the next best thing to having Guido's home phone number.
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