A Basic Course in Dvorak

By Dan Wood


WWW realization utilizing forms by Jeff Bigler


version 0.2, August 2, 1995
Copyright © 1995 Dan Wood. All rights reserved.

This course has been modified by Jeff Bigler to include forms for typing practice, and to split the file up into individual lessons.

This version may be distributed noncommercially. (A text-only version is also available.) No part of this may be used for any commercial purposes without express permission of the author. Because this is a work in progress, it is highly recommended that you contact the author of the course, or check his web page, <>, to be sure you have the latest version. A newer version of the course is currently in the works.

This version is very bare bones, and it is assumed you know how to deal with learning typing. Concepts like the "home row" and such should be familiar. You should know about the shift key, the space bar, how not to hunt and peck, and so forth. The course does not include any scoring system for errors or speed. (It is assumed you are self-motivated to learn all this.)

There are 29 individual lessons, which either introduce new keys, or are comprehensive, using words that you should know how to form at that stage. Each lesson should probably be repeated at least once to ensure that the hands are connecting to the brain properly. :-)

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing U and H: Home row, Index fingers
  2. Introducing E and T: Home row, Second fingers
  3. Comprehensive: E, H, T, U
  4. Introducing O and N: Home row, third fingers
  5. Comprehensive, including O and N
  6. Introducing A and S: Home row, fourth fingers
  7. Comprehensive, including A and S
  8. Introducing I and D: Index finger stretching in the home row
  9. Comprehensive, including I and D (entire home row)
  10. Introducing P and G: First fingers reaching up

  11. Comprehensive, including P and G
  12. Introducing C and .: Second fingers reaching up
  13. Comprehensive, including C and .
  14. Introducing R and ,
  15. Comprehensive, including R and ,
  16. Introducing L and ', Fourth fingers reaching up
  17. Comprehensive, including L and '
  18. Introducing F and Y, Index fingers reaching up and stretching
  19. Comprehensive, including F and Y, full upper/home rows
  20. Introducing K and M

  21. Comprehensive, including K and M
  22. Introducing J and W
  23. Comprehensive, including J and W
  24. Introducing Q and V
  25. Comprehensive, including Q and V
  26. Introducing ; and Z
  27. Comprehensive, including ; and Z
  28. Introducing B and X
  29. Comprehensive, including B and X (This is it folks!)

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