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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:29 am 
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My mom wants to learn more about Windows Vista and Microsoft Office, and i was wondering if anyone has read these books. Would they be a good teaching guide? thanks

windows vista inside out

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735625247/ref=s9sims_c1_14_at1-rfc_g1-frt_g1-3237_g1_si1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1EBVVMSTZ9DKXTF210B1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463383351&pf_rd_i=507846


Microsoft office inside out
http://www.amazon.com/2007-Microsoft%C2%AE-Office-System-Inside/dp/0735623244/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228901162&sr=1-1


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Is she trying for a position in the world of IT? If she's just trying to gain some solid computer skills as a user, she really doesn't need to know much about Vista. As long as she can shutdown, and start the computer, and open programs from the start menu, that's about all she needs to know.

As for knowing Office, it's definitely a good skillset to have. I took a few years of it in HS and I haven't used it since. I recommend the MS Office book, but the book on Vista isn't written like a users guide. It's written like a Haynes or Chilton manual is for a car. It's for the guys looking to work on Vista, not use it.

I wish I had some insight on the series of books though. I haven't read either myself, nor any of the inside out series tech books. I haven't heard any terrible things about them though.


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For the novice who just needs to know enough to get around, and have a book to come back to for future reference, the Guide for Dummies series isn't too shabby.


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Dont know about those books, sorry.

SAMs has a good book (Ive looked through it, its pretty good, assumes no prior knowledge), the Shelly Cashman Series.. Office 2007 Brief Concepts and Techniques. It also has a section on basic Vista stuff so shes covered there to some extent too but again its just the basics on Vista. this is the book a fellow student has for her Office course at college. its geared to school but seems pretty good on its own.

ISBN-13: 978-1-4188-4326-7
ISBN-10: 1-4188-4326-1


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okay to be honest the vista book was for me just wanted to know everything i can do with vista. What she mainly uses is office. I will look at those other books thanks


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frdbrlw wrote:
What she mainly uses is office. I will look at those other books thanks
M$ offers free Office training courses.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/default.aspx


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