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Wordprocessing on the Acorn Archimedes
Have you bought 1st word Plus, or perhaps got it with the Learning Curve, but can't make it do all you want to do? Are you new to word-processing and need an easy guide to help you along? Mastering 1st Word Plus will help you get the most from 1st Word Plus, whether you are new to the program or an old hand who would like to tackle 1st Mail.
A step-by-step guide that takes you through all the features of 1st Word Plus from installation to mail-merge, Mastering 1st Word Plus is comprehensive, thorough and easy to read.
An accompanying disc has easy-to-follow tutorials and lots of useful files that show you how to use 1st Mail, how to use pictures with 1st Word Plus and how to lay out your documents. There are some extra printer drivers, and a header file to turn Edit files into 1st Word Plus files.
The book includes:
How to use a word-processor if you are used to a typewriter
How to type, edit, style and lay out text in 1st word Plus
Using graphics in 1st Word documents
Using 1st Word Plus with other applications, such as desktop publishing packages
Using 1st Mail, including 1st Mail command files
Writing printer drivers
Anne Rooney is a freelance writer and editor who has been writing about computers and software for eight years, and has specialised in Acorn Computers for the last six years. She has written manuals for Acorn Computers, and wrote Archimedes First Steps for Dabs Press.
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