Word for Windows 6: Self-Teaching Guide

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Title: Word for Windows 6: Self-Teaching Guide; 
Stephen Guild; John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0-471-30467-0; 
paperback; 464 pages; US$22.95, CAN$32.50

Reviewer:  A. T. Connellan, "This Self Teaching Guide, 
categorized as a Beginning book by Wiley, is well 
organized and deceptively  comprehensive. It is written 
in easy to understand language, supported by summaries, 
screen reproductions, practical tips, and a detailed index." 

A Word For Windows Guide For Everyone

There are two kinds of people who should buy and read 
this book; those who have Word for Windows 6 installed 
and would like to work comfortably with it in spite of the 
Microsoft Users Guide; and the rest of us who are clipping 
along with Word for Windows 2 and wonder what we're 
missing. 

The sage who said "The only difference between a path, 
a rut, and the grave is the depth," had me in mind. For 
years I've had WW2 installed and only used it for 
correspondence, preferring to write with the Share-ware 
Program PCWrite with its pale grey print on a blue screen 
and its uncomplicated accessories. 
                                             
There are a number of marked differences between 
Word for Windows 2 and 6. My 386SX40 with 4Mb of 
RAM which moved WW2 along smoothly, dropped 
to a plod with WW6 installed. It is like playing a 
78rpm record at 33 1/3. 

The message; it isn't the $150 for the WW6 upgrade, 
but an another $250 for 4 megabytes of additional 
RAM needed to restore a satisfactory rate of response. 
It may also be necessary to examine hardrive space 
to see if the needed 26Mb is available. 
 
Word for Windows 6: Self Teaching Guide will show 
why the change is worth our hard-earned dollars. 
All the features and tools so well liked in WW2 have 
been improved, and added to in WW6 to make it, 
what many have described as "the super word 
processing program." 

The Self Teaching Guide, categorized as a Beginning 
book by Wiley, is well organized, deceptively complete 
and comprehensive. It is written in easy to understand 
language, supported by summaries, screen reproductions, 
practical tips, and a detailed index. This book adds 
a valuable reference assist to the Microsoft Users Guide 
and the on-line help system.        

Will I spend the money to upgrade? Microsoft is due 
to announce Windows95, in September which needs 
more RAM, and since I'm hooked on all the great new 
things I can do in WW6. The answer is yes, I can't go back. 


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