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How To Learn Wintotal

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Bill Kemp

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I'm a newbie, and I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to learn how to use the functions/features of Wintotal. I've done a couple searches on Amazon.com and there does not seem to be any books on this topic. I've also heard that the Wintotal help is a little difficult to learn from. Any suggestions? :eyecrazy:
 

Willie

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Assuming switchin to a simple program is not what you are asking, you could spend a few hundred and take their instructional course. Many folks on this board appear to have done so. :wacko:
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

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I have never taken a seminar or class from them. Don't need one either. If you can work a computer, you can operate the program. I might be jaded though since I have used Wintotal for 12 years.
 

Tony Lehn

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Bill-

The best way to learn it is to use it. Make up dummy reports and mess around with it. The other I did was to print out the entire instructional manual, whichs comes built into the software, and read through it. I followed the instructions as I read them, so I would remember the shortcuts. It was time intensive up front, but I have learned some tricks from it. I guess the seminar would be the best way though.
 

Joe Gomberg

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If we assumed that you have exp. with the forms, WinTotal is not bad to comprehend. I went from ACI to Wintotal recently without too much fuss. Hey did anyone mention the User Guide Bible u can print out from the program? Wont answer all your questions but is a good place to start. Good luck! :yellowblack:
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Has tutorial built right in...also GURU which will "talk" you through a report.
 

Bill Kemp

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Thanks for all the feedback. Just an old IT guy, who likes to learn from "how to" books, not written by company that sells the software (different perspective) :) . Will follow all your advice...
 

sam strahan

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Texas
get in there and do it. mess it up real good-exit and dont save. i learned it so anybody can learn it.
 

Steve Forstner

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Go ahead and play with it. If you get stuck so bad even the manual won't help, you can always ask here.

Steve
 
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See if you can find an a la mode user buddy in your time zone to phone when you get stuck. Most often, a word or two will clear things up for you.


Tom
 
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