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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book (Adobe))
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book (Adobe))
by Adobe Creative Team
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.05

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A useful guide to an increasingly complicated tool, 10 April 2014
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A comprehensive guide to using a now complex (and sometimes counter-intuitive) piece of software. The book reflects the nature of the software, which has grown from a simple intuitive and user-friendly tool into something requiring significant training and practice.

I had hoped that the book would solve two problems I was experiencing with the new version, namely why I couldnt drop a photo onto the desktop icon as before, and why I couldnt simply arrange 3 or 4 photos on a single canvas. The book doesnt address these problems. It seems these simple functions no longer exist.

Nevertheless, a useful book. Some typos, but the book lives up to its name. It is a classroom in a book, and, provided the reader is prepared to invest time in doing the exercises, is worth the investment.


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Upgrade Edition for XP or Vista users (PC DVD), 1 User
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Upgrade Edition for XP or Vista users (PC DVD), 1 User
Offered by ForgottenMedia
Price: £179.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Complete and Reliable, 7 April 2014
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I installed Win 7 as an upgrade since win XP support was coming to an end. This is not the cheapest package, but it is the full retail edition (I was anxious to avoid the many OEM editions on sale, which are intended for use by manufacturers). Win 7 retains many of the features of XP and is generally very stable. One annoying feature of Win 7 is that it 'decides' on the fly how to display your files - sometimes as large thumbnails, sometimes as details, sometimes as small icons etc, and will not remember your preferred setting.


Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings
Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings
by Jean Manco
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.56

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Headlong journeys, 8 Jan. 2014
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No long introductions or waffle here. The book jumps straight into the subject matter, fusing DNA evidence with linguistics, (supported by archaeological evidence where necessary) to paint a picture of ancestral migration across Europe. The casual reader might find it a little intense, in which case a quick refresher in (Roman and after) European history might be useful .


The Guinness Book of Inventions
The Guinness Book of Inventions
by G.I. Brown
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly readable sourcebook, 8 Oct. 2013
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An excellent summary of inventions and inventors covering the full span of time from AD 50 to the present. Comprehensive, yet still accessible to the lay reader. Richly illustrated with photos and explanatory diagrams. Contains a few typos and a diagrammatic error, which hold it back from a five star rating.


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