PREFACE TO THE EPSON LIBRARY
The Epson Library series of books has been prepared with the full support of Epson America, Inc., including information, technical support and loan equipment. This ensures that the books will be accurate, up-to-date and helpful.
Epson's commitment to this series is based on its commitment to be a full-service computer company, not just a vendor of hardware. Epson has a reputation for value, durability and user-friendliness in its products, and for supporting its users through third party suppliers, user's groups and publications like this book.
The Epson Library is made up of three different kinds of books. Books entitled THE EPSON CONNECTION: IBM-PC (and ATARI, COMMODORE 64, APPLE, MACINTOSH, KAYPRO are designed to help owners of specific computers to get the most out of their Epson owners of specific computers to get the most out of their Epson printers. These books clarify and extend the discussions found in the respective computers' and printers' manuals. They will help you get started with the system you have or are considering, and will provide you with the knowledge to use every feature and capability of the best-selling Epson printer line.
A second group of books are directed to the use of printers and computer systems for people in various professions and occupations. Again helping to clarify the process of getting started with a system involving a computer, a printer and other peripherals, the books also provide ideas and how-to guidance on specific applications for the occupation being addressed. Books in this subseries are available for doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, salesmen, writers, real estate and insurance agents, educators, contractors, and small business owners.
The third grouping is of books on topics of interest and value to any present or future computer user. There is a general printer maintenance, troubleshooting and advanced techniques guide-EPSON PRINTERS: TIPS AND SECRETS-a book on the intricacies of telecommunicating made simple-EPSON GUIDE TO PC COMMUNICATIONS-books on business writing, basic graphics, business graphics, personal financial planning using computers, software law for programmers who wish to protect and sell their software, and a review guide to available MS-DOS and CP/M software for Epson computers.
These books are not "sales pitches" for Epson products (although they do give Epson product specifications and use Epson computers and printers to execute their examples-and there is no doubt that Epson will be pleased if what you learn here causes you to conclude that Epson machines are for you), but efforts to be of service not only to people who already own Epsons, but to the computer user in general. Certainly the applications and techniques described in each book can be implemented on any computer system (especially given the preponderance of Epson printers and "Epson-compatibles," and Epson's CP/M and MS-DOS computer compatibility).
Within each book, many topics will be touched upon that are in some ways general and in some ways specific. For instance, a spreadsheet will be discussed differently in THE EPSON CONNECTION: ATARI, EPSON PRINTERS FOR CONTRACTORS, and THE EPSON PC AND PRINTER GUIDE FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING, and while each of those may mention some specific spreadsheet programs, MS-DOS AND CP/M SOFTWARE FOR YOUR EPSON: A DIRECTORY AND REVIEW, will give information on a number of them. We recommend that you consider a CONNECTION book addressed to your computer, an application book addressed to your occupation, and those from the third group that cover topics of interest to you.
In general, the books are written by writers skilled in the art of explaining and simplifying computer use. Often the authors are also members of the profession or occupation being addressed (as with the lawyers' and engineers' books) or especially qualified technically (as with TIPS AND SECRETS). And, though all books contain some optional advanced techniques, all are primarily getup-and-running-quickly-and-easily guides.
Please let us know if these books have been helpful to you, if there are things we should change, or if there are topics we ought to address in new books or in revisions of the existing ones. Send any coments to:
Epson America, Inc.
2780 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505
Torrance, CA 90505
THE EPSON LIBRARY
THE EPSON CONNECTION: IBM PC. William H. Darnall
THE EPSON CONNECTION: ATARI. Leigh E. Zeitz
THE EPSON CONNECTION: COMMODORE 64. Leigh E. Zeitz
*THE EPSON CONNECTION: APPLE. W.H. Darnall & D.B. Corner
*THE EPSON CONNECTION: MACINTOSH. Rick Dayton
*THE EPSON CONNECTION: KAYPRO. Robert Oaks
MEDICAL OFFICE APPLICATIONS USING YOUR EPSON. Susan R. Dodson
EPSON PRINTERS FOR LAWYERS AND LEGAL SECRETARIES. John C. Lautsch and Craig R. Schwandt
EPSON PRINTERS FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS. Robert Oaks
EPSON PC & PRINTER GUIDE FOR CONTRACTORS. Kenniston W. Lord, Jr.
EPSON PC & PRINTER GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS. Kenniston W. Lord, Jr.
EPSON PC & PRINTER GUIDE FOR INSURANCE AGENT. K. W. Lord, Jr.
*EPSON PRINTERS FOR WRITERS. Robert Oaks
*EPSON PRINTERS FOR BUSINESS WRITERS. Robert Oaks
*EPSON PRINTERS FOR ACCOUNTANTS. Rick Dayton
PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND WORD PROCESSING WITH THE COMMODORE 64 AND EPSON. E.F. Durang
EPSON PC & PRINTER GUIDE FOR ENGINEERS. Robert Wood and Michael L. Gonzales
EPSON PC & PRINTER GUIDE FOR SELLING & MANAGING. C.F. Durang
*EPSON PRINTERS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS. Robert Oaks
EPSON PRINTERS: TIPS AND SECRETS. W H. Darnall & D.B. Corner
EPSON GUIDE TO PERSONAL COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS. Timothy P Banse
EPSON GUIDE TO SOFTWARE LAW John C. Lautsch
EPSON GUIDE TO BUSINESS GRAPHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS. Gabriel Cuellar
*GRAPHICS USING EPSON PRINTERS. Gabriel Cuellar
MSDOS & CP/M SOFTWARE FOR YOUR EPSON: A DIRECTORY AND REVIEW Michael L. Gonzales
EPSON PC & PRINTER GUIDE FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING. Robert Oaks
All books available from your local Epson dealer, or your local bookstore, or write to Merdyne Publishers, Inc., 184 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10010. (Books marked with * available from Reston Publishing Company, care of Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632).
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