Any good typing tutor can teach you how to touch type, but Advanced Speed Typing has features specifically designed to help even experienced typists type faster. I believe that no other typing tutor has features that are as effective for increasing typing speed. If you're new to computers, you will appreciate the simple user friendly design of the program. All you need to know is the basics of the Windows operating system. Once you know how to use menus, buttons, and the standard dialog boxes, you should have no trouble using this program. Also, we don't use the "take you by the hand" approach. To go from beginner to expert, all you have to do is work your way down the menus from left to right. You can jump ahead or go back at anytime with a couple clicks of the mouse. You are not confined to any particular method or learning order. If you're new to touch typing, Advanced Speed includes 8 new Lessons to teach you the keys as quickly as possible. Also, Beginners Drills are included for all keys, including numbers. The Intermediate and Advanced sections will quickly get you up to speed. Advanced Speed Typing may be used by all immediate family members to learn the important skill of touch typing. Type in your name in the box when the program first begins, then click the OK button. Charts will be saved to file or printed with the name you type in along with the date. You can view your charts with the included chart viewer or with another program capable of displaying bitmap image files (*.bmp).
Introduction - Continuing
This version of Advanced Speed Typing has a totally rewritten Lessons Section with 8 self-contained lessons. The new lessons concurrently teach key location, key transfer skills, (finger coordination) and typing speed. Learning time is reduced since your errors will be detected and concentrated on. You can set your own personal wpm goals and "graduate" on to the next lesson when you are ready.
Using the Lessons Section
How does the new lesson section work? First you are introduced to a new set of letters. During this part, you will be shown each key on the keyboard. After typing this keys approximately 40 times, you will then be given 2 lines to type with the new letters. The lines are specifically designed to develop finger coordination while developing accuracy and speed. After the two lines are typed, you will be given the same two lines as well as one extra line for each missed character. (For example, if you miss one "d" and two "e" keys, you will get one extra line concentrating on the "d" and one extra line concentrating on the "e" character). If you miss several keys, then you will have extra screens containing a line predominately made up of each missed key. Later in the lessons this could add up to a lot of extra lines, so you will need to type for accuracy as well as speed. Lesson 1 will begin with the keys that are typed by the index and middle fingers of each hand since these are likely your most developed fingers. Later, the lessons will move to the inner keys (still using your index and middle fingers) and then begin to move outward to the keys you type with your little fingers. What you learn in each lesson will be carried over to successive lessons.
Important info - Read!!!
When opening the nagscreen will always ask you to enter your name. It's perfectly normal (unfortunately) so you should use some short name.
N.B: The manufacturer of the program sold his site so don't go to http://www.advancedtyping.com And don't click on Exit Advanced Speed either. It has no function at all and the program may crash. To put in nicely, guys, green tabs are no-no.