The help files are organized very well, starting with an overview and taking you step-by-step through the programs.
Hit your F1 key and start reading....
Also, the User Guide PDF http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premiereelements/using/index.html
Right click the PDF link in the upper right corner and select to save to your hard drive
-the page also has links to help pages for previous versions
bookstore $ best or library:
"adobe photoshop elements 9 for photographers by Phillip andrews"
"photoshop elemenst 9 the missinfg manual by barbara brundage"
both great !!
Thanks to each of your for the info you sent. I should be able to get somewhere with it now. Sometimes, we just have to have a jump start and you guys have given it to me.
Thanks Again, Pid