6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2008 8:36 AM by (rhawkins)

    Complete newbie

      First assume you have no idea how to use Premier. Now just try to find a document in the help system that holds your hand and explains how to get started. Lots of specific tutorials. There is a get started PDF that explains installation, new features, etc. I can't find anything that tells me how to use this product like the old manuals. It may exist but I can't find it. That seems really odd. Can anyone point me in the right direction. Thanks.
        • 1. Re: Complete newbie
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional
          Well, there's my book, available through Muvipix.com and Amazon.

          Adobe also offers helps in the "Classroom in a Book" series.

          Those are currently the only two books available for Premiere Elements 7 -- although several books are available for older versions of the program, much of which is still applicable. (Like my first book, "Premiere Elements in a Snap".)

          And there are a number of helpful tutorials on Muvipix's products page, with many free ones listed under Complimentary:

          You won't find better help for a newby anyplace else, David.
          • 2. Re: Complete newbie
            Level 1
            Thank you for your help. In case anyone at adobe reads this, I find it amazing that you can sell a $100 program and not provide a simple mechanism to "get started" with out having to purchase a book, or membership to some club. I believe spending $100 entitles the owner to some information about how to use the very basics of the program.
            • 3. Re: Complete newbie
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              There is a great resource, though not FROM Adobe. Go to www.muvipix.com and have a good look around. Some of what you see here, is there, but there is much, much more. There are a lot of "resources," and many articles on PE (plus other programs). Next, there is a wealth of info here. Do NOT be misled by version numbers. A lot of ver. X will work with the more recent versions. Same for Muvipix.com. Do not pass over the info in previous versions.

              • 4. Re: Complete newbie
                Ozpeter Level 1
                The pdf file that's on the installation disc for version 7 runs for 300 pages, which I wouldn't call a "getting started" guide.
                • 5. Re: Complete newbie
                  Level 1
                  Thanks, I will take a look. I appreciate the help.
                  • 6. Re: Complete newbie
                    Level 1
                    There are many free resources as mentioned. I have free video tutorials available here, though for version 3, the basics still apply.