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From: eglebbk AT dds DOT nl (Evert Glebbeek)
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Novice would like some advice (Please)
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 23:26:35 GMT
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Newsgroup: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
 From: "Steven Knight" <privateryan35 AT free16 DOT freeserve DOT co DOT uk>
 On Thu, 27 Jul 2000 23:37:35 +0100

>Hello all,
>
>I am a complete novice and no next to nothing, I bought C++ 6.0 
Please note that this is a DJGPP newsgroup, not a general C++
newsgroup.
>and want to
>start off by creating a DOS program that runs in Windows and can create Word
>files by setting parameters like how many letters, any numbers, punctuation,
>special characters ETC
I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to do here. I don't know
why you want to create word files, but I'd suggest something easier
(and perhaps more portable).
>Do you think this is a suitable project for a first time user ???
Well, if you really have no idea how to do this, it's probably going
to take you a long time to figure out how to do what you want to do,
only to think of a better way to do it a few days later. IMO, this is
the way to learn programming (I did, sortoff), so based on this, I'd
say it's ideal ;-)
However, you might want to start off with something a little easier.
Most books on (C) programming offer excercises. You might want to take
a look at those.

HTH,

Evert Glebbeek

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