A Guide to the Best of Southern California : HIGH TECH : Power Tools

Looking good on paper should be a snap in the WordPerfect ‘90s, but some of us (lots of us?) just aren’t plugged into the training or the equipment--PCs, diskettes, printers--it takes to turn out a captivating resume, school report or party invitation. But at Raging Fingers in Hollywood you can rent not only a Macintosh or IBM compatible computer but also the know-how to run it.

The user-friendly shop’s in-house helpers are prepared to walk tech-shy customers through almost any self-service project, from simple word processing to sophisticated graphics. The hourly rate (five-minute minimum) starts at $12 and includes access to a wide selection of software as well as removable hard drives, black and white scanners and laser printers.

Raging Fingers, 6301 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; (213) 462-0575.