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Compiled by specialists at Pitman Publishing, this is a complete self-instructional course in touch typing. It takes you from the first principles of typing to mastery of the QWERTY keyboard. At each stage, exercises provide extensive practice in keyboard operation and technique and in the layout of business correspondence and tabular and display work. The book also includes advice on punctuation, spelling and abbreviations. This edition is fully in line with examination requirements for 2003.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Touch typing; 2. Preliminaries to keyboard mastery; 3. Keyboard mastery: the guide key row (second row); 4. Keyboard mastery: the top alpha row (row above guide keys); 5. Keyboard mastery: the bottom row (row below guide keys); 6. Keyboard mastery: the figure and symbol row (row at very top); 7. Shift keys and combination characters; 8. Copying practice and speed development; 9. Punctuation; 10. Business letters, envelope addressing and memoranda; 11. Forms, agendas and minutes; 12. Deciphering manuscript - correction signs; 13. Display work; 14. Tabular work and accounts; 15. Technical, legal and literary work; 16. Practice: simple layouts; 17. Speed tests; 18. Difficult spellings; 19. Abbreviations Keys to the exercises; Index

Author Biography

Pitman are a leading training provider in secretarial skills, and a publisher of accompanying books.
Release date NZ
August 29th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
illustrations, index
Teach Yourself Books
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