Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 11, NO. 10 / OCTOBER 1985 / PAGE 16

Jazz on the Macintosh. (book reviews) Russ Lockwood.

The first Jazz "how-to" book hit the stands just as the software hit the computer stores. We are not convinced that the initial incarnation of Jazz is the panacea for computerphobia and slow Macintosh sales (see John Anderson's review in this issue), however, if you did pick up Jazz, this book proves to be a natural companion.

Each chapter provides both a quick tutorial and a detailed reference section. Profusely illustrated and filled with examples, the book also offers tips and tricks to help you wring the most out of Jazz.

Traditionally, "how-to" books on specific programs duplicate the manual. Jazz on the Macintosh is no exception and you can probably skim through much ot it. However, the tips and tricks within, combined with the clear explanations of some of the murkier aspects of Jazz, create a valuable supplement to the manual.

Review Grade: B