Flying Fingers CD-ROM for Windows/DOS - NEW CD in SLEEVEDescription Flying Fingers CD-ROM for Windows 3.1, 95 & DOS Copyright Year: 1996 Publisher: Europress Software, Ltd. Learn in English, French, German or Spanish Flying Fingers is a program that - in theory - can teach you to type. It is designed to be fun, with a cartoon family helping you through each stage. However, how successful it is for you depends on one thing - discipline. It can encourage you, remind you and berate you, but at the end of the day it all boils down to how keen you are on learning how to type. I am a reasonable typist, but I do look at the keys, so I was interested to see how well I would fare using this tutorial, and I must admit, I was impressed. I found the main typing program very easy to use. Having a keyboard displayed on screen was a great help, I found I didn't need to 'cheat' by looking down at the keys, and although I was typing as a total beginner, my speed was quite reasonable. It starts by teaching the 'home' keys (asdf;lkj) and just when your right hand is beginning to know what your left hand is doing, it gives you two more letters - and no, you don't use your thumbs! It has a timetable with which you can set times to practice, and if you forget, a reminder will appear, varying from Granny tapping the screen to tell you that you should be typing, to a subtle hint like a man flying across the screen holding a balloon, which is part of one of the games. It can be a bit of a surprise, especially if someone else is using the computer! The program gives you a 'score' for accuracy and words per minute (WPM). You can set the levels to suit yourself with regards to the speed and accuracy you wish to attain in a set period. It also has charts which tell you how much you have achieved and what you have left to accomplish and a metronome to help with rhythm and timing. Once you have mastered the keyboard skills - and done the revision! - for a bit of light relief you can attempt the games that are included, there are four, and be warned, they do need quite a bit of skill! Also included are tutorials on how to set out business letters, office memos and manuscripts. It can also help you become multi-lingual, as there is a choice of languages, learn in French, German or Spanish. If you are determined to learn how to type but do not want the expense and inconvenience of having to go to classes, then I can recommend this program. Having been to classes, I know that it works on the same format as you would be taught in a class, and you are under no pressure to get to a certain level in a certain period of time. I shall encourage both my husband and my eldest son to use it to learn to type as you never know when it might come in handy! System Requirements: 486SX or better, 4MB RAM (8MB recommended), SVGA graphics display, Mouse, Sound Card, MS-DOS 5.0 or higher, Windows 3.1 or higher (Windows 95 Compatible). NEW CD-ROM ONLY in protective windowed paper sleeve! NOT as pictured! ONLY ONE AVAILABLE! Pictures are for illustration purposes only. Unless otherwise noted, you will receive a genuine factory CD in a sleeve. It does not include any documentation, paperwork, Jewel Case, or Box.Payment and Shipping Info In some instances, picture may differ from actual item. Domestic US S&H for this item is $0.00, or $0.00 if shipped with another item. Canada S&H for this item is $3.99, or $2.99 if shipped with another item. International S&H for this item is $5.99, or $4.99 if shipped with another item. NOTE: WE ship all items within 24 hours (usually the same day, within hours!) except on weekends & Holidays! If the USPS takes a long time to get it to you, it is not our fault! 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