• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Part: I The Basics > Word Processing

Chapter 6. Word Processing

The biggest difficulty for many first-time users of computers and word-processing programs is not learning how to turn on the machine, how to format a disk, or how to boot the system. For many users, the most difficult aspect is never having learned to type. Perhaps this is why many writers, although they fought the age of the computer as much as any other group, have been successful in getting up to speed on word-processing skills. They already knew how to type.

There are those who would argue that because word-processing programs are stored on computers, it is essential to learn how the computer works to be able to use a computer effectively. This would include learning to program and even learning how to add a chip or two to the inside of the machine to upgrade its capabilities. I am among those who hold to the argument, "I'm not really concerned with how it works. I just want to be able to use it."


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint