Help Files Full of Useful Information
The help files provided by Windows and the various software packages used contain a wealth of information.
The Start Menu of the various versions of Windows all contain a Help and Support or similarly named items about the programme itself.
Each programme installed on the computer will have the word ‘Help’ in the menu list generally at the right hand end of the list at the top of a page of an opened programme. Click on the word Help and a drop down list will have words there to click on to see contents of the Help file for the particular programme.
This page may allow choice of searching through tabs such as ‘Contents’ ‘Index’ ‘Find’ and in Open Office, provision for ‘Bookmarks’.(For information on using Bookmarks right click on the word Bookmark and press the F1 Key).
If the first attempt does not bring the exact subject help is needed on, try using a different word or two to cover what you are searching for.
If the help within the programme does not give the information required then the Internet will have more than enough help by doing a search by using one of the search engines available – Google – being a particular favourite or use others such as Yahoo, Amazon, Answers, Wikipedia etc.
Currently there are many sites which will offer YouTube videos to show step by step actions. When using the search engine of your choice look around and search for 'Videos' if you like to follow screen shots of 'how to'. Remember that the first video you watch may not be the easiest to follow so look at further videos. Check also on how long ago the video was made as this may be relevant to the version of the programme being used.