Tsawwassen's Louise Latremouille has added another title to her collection of computer guidebooks.
My Parents Go Wild for Word is a guide to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010.
"In 2007 when Microsoft changed the basic nature of Word I shuddered," she writes in a press release.
"I was not thrilled one of my favourite programs got a major overhaul - I couldn't even find the print command."
Like her other beginner computer guides, Latremouille's goal is to make the learning quick and easy without forgetting to have some fun along the way. But finding a way to quickly teach someone how to use the new Word proved to be a tough task.
"Four times I got well into writing what I was trying to accomplish only to throw the work away and start again. Finally, as this book was taking shape, it felt right. Now that it is done, I feel good that it will be able to do what it is meant to do."
The book covers the basics of the program, has a walk through called the Tour Guide and includes a portion called the Command Index where tools and commands are listed alphabetically.
She got started writing guidebooks by putting together how-to notes for her parents after they received a hand-me-down PC in the early 2000s, organizing the notes into a book and printing 20 copies for family and friends.
Latremouille, who lost her father to cancer in 2003, donates a portion of the profits from her book sales to cancer research and patient care.
My Parents Go Wild for Word, which is her fifth active title, has a retail price of $19.95.
Visit www.myparentsfirst.com to order online or to find a store where the book is sold.