Tuesday, May 16, 2017
--- Computer Bookshelf ---
First, if you get new software, download the documentation for it, especially the user guide and tutorials. If the home site for the software doesn't have tutorials, search on the web for the software's name plus "tutorial". In my experience, the best way to learn how to use a program is to play with it, but it helps to have some guided examples to run through.
Here are some other books I like:
Musciano, Chuck (1988) HTML: The Definitive Guide, 3rd edition. O'Reilly and Associates. Actually, the definitive guide, and you know you're going to want to spruce up a webpage one day.
Verschuuren, Gerard (2008) Excel 2007 for Scientists and Engineers. Holy Macro! Books, Uniontown, OH. It's for Excel users, but most of it is also applicable for general spreadsheet use, and you know how much I like spreadsheets.
Wikibooks.org (2013) Basic Computing Using Windows. Ditto the other Wikibook, and this one can be downloaded at: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Basic_Computing_Using_Windows
Wikibooks.org (2013) Computers for Beginners. This wikibook, from Wikipedia, is a good guide for people who have never used a computer before and it can be downloaded for free at: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Computers_for_Beginners