Many of you people out there may already understand what I am going to talk about,people who regularly search and research the www and feel comfortable in that process.I am one of those people but a lot of what I have learned is a result of viewing and studying tutorials,video lessons with instructions on finding certain locations,finding people,and learning how to use software programs-even meatloaf recepies.However there are a few methods that are very helpful when viewing tutorials and I would like to share some of these with you today-I sound like a highschool teacher!

First of all I am going to share what I have learned about a very nice and versatile software program called Apache Open Office Suite.It serves many purposes including helping out your wallet-it is 100% free.not free to download and use for 30 days then buy-it is free!To compare,Microsoft Office for home use can be purchased for $10/month or $100/year.Now this office suite does offer a bit more than Apache does but I am quite happy with free.So to get started I go to You Tube and in the search bar type in Open Office for beginners.The results offer many tutorials to choose from and on each one of them you will notice a brief description of the tutorial,how long it is,and the author.It is wise to note the name of the tutorial and author if you are happy with it and you can also book mark and save the same.

Ok,so now we have the program which usually starts after it loads and the instructions begin.If you have not downloaded and installed Open Office it will advise you to do so and even walk you through the proceedure to do just that.Now the learning part begins and I am going to point out some helpful tips for you to get the most benefit out of the tutorial.At the bottom left of the screen you will see two vertical lines which if you click on will pause the video.This gives you a chance to go to your software and duplicate what the instructer has shown you,it’s like taking a time out.Then go back to where you clicked to pause and notice a pointer icon which when you click on that the video will continue.The instructions will go on and whenever you feel comfortable,pause again and go to your program and continue to duplicate what the video is showing you.Another usefull trick,if you do get lost and need to go back over a certain area go down to the bottom of the screen where you will see a round white dot moving slowly along indicating the video is in progress,pause the video,and click before the white dot to back the program up allowing you to go over an area that you wish to.I do that frequently to assure myself that I understand what is being displayed.

Another helpfull option you have,again at the bottom of the screen on the far right side is a square box with something like an x in it which when clicked on will put you in a full screen mode which is quite helpfull to see some of the options the office suite has to offer.

You Tube is a very usefull program which can be used repeatedly at no cost.There is an option when you first go there to register at no cost to utilize all of the advantages it has to offer.This example I have chosen is one of thousands of videos available on You Tube-tutorials and much more for your entertainment.I offer this advice to share some of what I have learned for I have been given much free knowledge and it is a good thing to give back!

PS-the word helpfull was mispelled several times-the correct spelling is helpful.Sorry!


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