starting from scratch

I am a photojournalist by training, but wanting to be able to produce some slideshows with audio. To start off I don’t want to do anything to complicated, but would like to know how to use audacity to: A) Seamlessly combine multiple audio recordings, B) Edit out unwanted audio from within an audio recording.

Basically I need the most basic of editing methods. I am neither a computer ace or a dunce, but have no experience when it comes to editing sound. Is there any type of publication on the web that gives at least a brief description of what each tool in audacity does?

Thank you so much for your time.

Lucas Underwood

This page links to a huge amount of documentation: http://audacityteam.org/help/

Note in particular:
An overview of how Audacity handles files - ESSENTIAL READING :wink:
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=File_Management_Tips

Various useful tips:
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tips

Audacity 1.2 manual:
http://audacityteam.org/manual-1.2/

Audacity 1.3/1.4 manual (not quite complete yet):
http://audacityteam.org/manual/index.php?title=Main_Page

Audacity wiki:
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Tutorials:
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tutorials