Do you touch type?

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@jhanna (335)
Philippines
September 7, 2007 2:15am CST
For those who don't know what touch typing means, It's typing without looking at the keys. I do touch typing. I have learned to do this because I want to save time in my job as a transcriptionist. If you're interested to learn this, you better have some free softwares that you can download on the internet and start practicing. By and by you will be amaze with your improvement.
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9 responses
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
hey! congratulations for your yellow star! I wish I could touch type, but I can't and that made my typing slower, I tried learning but it see,s I would have a hard time cause I've been typing using the wrong fingers position for a long time now. Do you think I can still learn it? howlong would it take for me to become used to it?
@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
8 Sep 07
It's just good practice that you need to do and remember to position your fingers the right way. The home keys are your guide. That is the basic. You can start slow and then gradually increase your speed. You have to set a goal like for a start, aim for at least 25 t 30 wpm, and then to 40 to 50. You will be amazed with your results. Playing games in the typing software you have can also increase your speed without you knowing it. Good luck!
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
I have not yet learned this stuff but I will be trying to do this because I have to be able to type faster. I would be learning this thing from Learn2type. This has been my typing guide since I started typing on the computer. My typing speed has been 55 wpm now. It was only 37 wpm before.
• United States
16 Sep 07
I do. When I first started using computers, I couldn't believe that people could actually touch type. I thought it was way too complicated and something that I'd never learn. I especially thought this way when I was younger. Now that I've taken a bunch of computer classes and have spent a lot of time online, I know that it is possible to touch type simply because I can now do it!
@vijay1wdv (357)
• India
8 Sep 07
That is really cool. I now realize that we can save time by not looking at the keyboard at all and we can look at the monitor instead. We can correct mistakes with in fraction of seconds while typing. I have heard about a software called typing master pro. I will try to learn this skill soon
@BinKsBaBy (507)
• United States
8 Sep 07
yes i also touch type forthe most part unless i am on someone elses computer nad their keyboard is weird then i have to glance down from time to time. I learned a long time ago but before going backto typing i also got some freeware from the internet to refresh.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Sep 07
I touch type. I can't imagine trying to look at the keys. That would take such a very long time to get anything done at all.
7 Sep 07
yes i can "touch type", been using computers all my life (well since i was 4) and by 6 i could type faster than my mother, who was a secretary, and she was very proud of me, and then it was around when i was 9 years of age, i could "touch type"
@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
7 Sep 07
I've tried to learn it but I stoped at "asd" section xD I did'n advanced at all as you see xD
@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
7 Sep 07
I do touch typing as well. But in The Netherlands we call it blind typing, because you are not looking at the keys but at the screen.