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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Office Access 2003 Step by Step
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Online Training Solutions Inc., Inc. Online Training Solutions
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Disappoint changed


I just own this book last month. I recommend this for people who have some knowledge of XML and fresh to database. It is a good book for beginner. But one thing that I don't like because an e-book on the CDROM is open Acrobat. To complicated, i need to install acrobat first. The picture and text is not clear. Unlike the previous e-books which create in CHM file format is very good. The text and image is very clear and easy to copy. I don't know why Microsoft changed to this bad style. I like to read the book in the CDROM because it is easy than hold the heavy book to read while learning.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The User Manual Manual : How to Research, Write, Test, Edit & Produce a Software Manual
Publisher: UnTechnical Press
Authors: Michael Bremer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great for the novice, fair for the experienced


I had this book on my wish list for at least a year and received it at Christmas. I have been writing user's manuals for a few years now and I was expecting to get fresh ideas from this book. I read it all the way through to only say to myself, "well that was interesting but how much did I get out of it?" I realized that I already knew most of what is in the book. So, am I disappointed? No. Bremer has done a great job of explaining the process of writing good user manuals. It is well organized and gives good examples. It reminded me of what is important in a good manual. The one exception that I have though is, Bremer often writes about the technical writer who writes the text and then turns the project over to a designer to format the manual. These days, it is the writer who often does the writing and formatting. I do not know too many writers who does otherwise. This book is a must for anyone who has not written a software manual. For the people who have written successful manuals, they will not get a lot out of it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The User Manual Manual : How to Research, Write, Test, Edit & Produce a Software Manual
Publisher: UnTechnical Press
Authors: Michael Bremer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great for the novice, fair for the experienced


I had this book on my wish list for at least a year and received it at Christmas. I have been writing user's manuals for a few years now and I was expecting to get fresh ideas from this book. I read it all the way through to only say to myself, "well that was interesting but how much did I get out of it?" I realized that I already knew most of what is in the book. So, am I disappointed? No. Bremer has done a great job of explaining the process of writing good user manuals. It is well organized and gives good examples. It reminded me of what is important in a good manual. The one exception that I have though is, Bremer often writes about the technical writer who writes the text and then turns the project over to a designer to format the manual. These days, it is the writer who often does the writing and formatting. I do not know too many writers who does otherwise. This book is a must for anyone who has not written a software manual. For the people who have written successful manuals, they will not get a lot out of it.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Publisher: Anchor
Authors: SIMON SINGH
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Read


If you are contemplating the purchase of this book, buy it! This is one of the most well written books that I've ever had the pleasure to read. If you are marginally interested in this topic, Dr. Singh will keep you spellbound. Dr. Singh has a gift for taking a dry, technical subject and bringing it to life. I would, however, caution those who are looking for in-depth technical descriptions. That being said, The Code Book provides a wonderful entry level history and technical description of the science of cryptography.