A computer is just a tool...but it's a tool you probably need every day. We've all experienced the frustration of using a PC that just doesn't seem to do what you want. It may not seem like it, but you really can learn and understand more about your computer without losing your mind.
Tired of being called a "dummy" by condescending computer books, but still want to learn
how to use your computer?
Maybe you're an office assistant or an engineer. No matter what your job title, you have a PC sitting on your desk and you know you could be more productive if only you could make the fool thing work! If you're tired of tearing your hair out because of stupid PC tricks, we can help.
Do you struggle with:
- disappearing files?
- hardware hang ups?
- Windows weirdness?
- Microsoft Office aggravation
- never seem to find the time to read some 400-page tome on how your computer
- find even the "dummies" and "idiots" books frustrating?
- wish someone talked about the problems YOU have with your computer?
If these situations sound really familiar...we can help! To get started on the path of computing productivity, use the links on the left to find tips on everything from configuring Windows to graphics and digital photography. Armed with this information, you really can be more productive TODAY! You've got nothing to lose and maybe some time to gain.
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Just wanted to thank you for your Logical Tips article
about Windows Explorer.
Roy, Falkirk, Scotland
I'm an avid reader of Logical Tips and have found a
lot of helpful advice there.
Logical Tips is designed for beginning and intermediate
computer users that features with practical tips, without the nerdy hype and condescending
attitude of other tech-weenie sites.
The tips in Logical Tips are short and to the point. Readers appreciate
its brevity and the fact that it is not filled with information on bleeding-edge
software or hardware that no one actually uses in the real world.
Our articles are all original. We're talking about tons of great helpful tips
to help you get more out of your computing experience.
Logical Tips is:
- based on reader input, so it's relevant and timely
- all about solving problems -- no theory, no hype, no computer industry politics
- has step by step instructions anybody can follow
Our tips are designed to help you get your computing tasks done
more quickly and easily. They cover a range of topics, including Microsoft
Office, Internet Explorer, Windows, email, troubleshooting, and other topics
that are geared toward helping you get more out of your computing experience.
I find many tips that help me become
more computer literate. Thank you for writing I know it takes valuable time
but for those of us who struggle with all the info it is a god send. Thanks
for all you do to help me and others.
Dolores, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Thanks so much for "Windows Explorer Weirdness." I was in utter frustration with the sort order of my Open File dialog box.
It was the same exact problem you encountered. I would have never found how
to change this back to alphabetical order without your tip.
Articles have explained how to:
On this site, you'll also find various anecdotes, tips, perspectives, and ramblings about computers and life
in a small town in Northern Idaho. They aren't nerdy, but hey, we use computers too and sometimes it's good to digress a little and let off steam.
A few musings include:
The articles are written by Susan Daffron, the president of Logical Expressions,
Inc. She has been doing graphic design work since 1988 and is the author of
more than 70 articles that have appeared in national computer magazines. She
also has written more than 200 newspaper articles and is the author of a number of books, including Web Business Success, Happy Hound, Vegan Success, and How
to Use PowerPoint 2000 (Sams). She was a contributing author of Microsoft
Office Expert Solutions (Que) and wrote courseware for and taught online
courses on Quark XPress.
In addition to writing articles for her own content sites (such as Computor
Companion and Pet Tails) she has published articles that are archived on Web sites all over the Web (Google "Susan Daffron" and you'll see what we mean!)
You are such an angel! I know I keep telling you this, but it's the truth.
I followed your instructions today and got rid of the modem noise (if I'm not
mistaken, that was MY letter you were quoting). Such a relief. You've got me
out of so many dilemmas: customizing task bars, emptying temp folders, etc.
Don't know what I'd do without you. Keep up the good work.
- Helen, Sandpoint, ID
Readers have praised Susan's ability to answer questions and write articles
in plain English, not nerd-speak. Because she vividly remembers being a newbie
frustrated computer user herself, her articles are sympathetic and helpful rather
than condescending or nerdy.
That was a great article last week on "hints on using toolbar" -
when I read it I thought there would be no way I could do that. But your directions
were perfect, and I cleared a lot of things off my desktop.
- Steve, Post Falls, ID
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About Logical Expressions, Inc.
Logical Expressions, Inc. is
a publishing and software development company. The company produces the Logical Web Publisher,
which is the software running this Web site and IdeaWeaver, which is the software they use to help them brainstorm and write books. Susan Daffron and James Byrd originally formed Logical Expressions in 1994 while they were living in California. The couple moved themselves, the company, and their cats to Idaho in 1996 to escape the smog and
freeways of Southern California city life. From their main office in a log home
in the middle of a forest in the Idaho Panhandle, the company develops content
sites, books, and high-end business applications for clients throughout the