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The trouble with writing a book is that programmers tend to make it simply a version of the Help manual.

Far too often we find manuals of programs are just a listing of the icons, windows and mouse clicks.

When it should also be full of plenty of examples on how to do common tasks and how to fix errors that may happen.

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 9/10/03 9:14AM
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