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"Why is it called Cheap Tricks?" you are probably asking. We started our newsletter way back in 1990 under that banner because we wanted to show you how to make the most "magic" out of your use of computers and DataCAD without constantly telling you that you need to go out and buy more hardware and software a refreshing change from most computer publications, you may agree.

At Cheap Tricks, we concentrate on the bottom line: giving you straight tips and tricks, describing methods of working productively, answering your questions -- be they simple or complex, and suggesting creative ways of using your computer and DataCAD. And you will find Cheap Tricks easy to read, "user friendly" and often quite humorous. Each month's issue includes the following: a column about a major time-saving technique (our Cheap Trick of the Month); a featured Computerese term defined and explained; a specific feature of the DataCAD program explored in DataCAD Tutor; Quick Tips with 5 or 6 immediate shortcuts or tips to use in DataCAD; Dr. OPS, giving you a chance to find out that you really can learn to deal with Win95 & DOS and other operating systems and even enjoy it; Architips, exploring a use of CAD and computers particularly applicable to those of us in the construction industry; and finally, our Editorial column, which gives you news and views from the DataCAD front as well as from other DataCAD users such as yourselves from around the world.

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