On the Cover, the book announces:
"Learn Computer Yourself at your will!
- Computer Fundamentals
- Windows XP
- Internet and Outlook Express
- MS Word
- MS Excel
- MS PowerPoint
The book could well have being a series of full color slides. Every page is like a photograph of a Computer screen shot, thereby making the screen come live on the pages.
The author has really tried to reduce Computer self-taught to fun.. The book is better experienced than described.
A Section of the book is devoted exclusively to each of the topics stated above. Thus, pp1 -164 is devoted to Computer Basics but touches upon Windows XP as it relates to Explorer, Internet and Outlook Express. Another section is devoted to Microsoft Word; while another yet is devoted to Microsoft Excel. It surprisingly heart warming that it has a section devoted to Microsoft PowerPoint.
His treatment of each topic is up to a most desirable detail.
We can take his treatment of Microsoft Word as typically his style. His treatment of the subject is outlined as
- Exploring Word
- Preparing the first document
- Editing the document.
- Creating Form letters, Email messages and labels
Each of these sub heads are further broken up into even more minute details. No necessary detail is overlooked In fact the author has written a book not for reading but a workbook to use in mastering the computer. All that the reader need do is to switch on his computer/laptop, have his book in hand and work his way on to mastery of computing.
The book is accompanied with a CD for watching everything on the screen as well as a self testing software
The only problem with the book is that the page numbering style made the numbers hardly legible.
In all, one must commend M.r Vikas Gupta for bringing out a book of tremendous value to everyone who has no time to go seek tutoring for computer literacy