IS there any way to automate the process of printing documents from my portable computer? I would like to have the computer keep track of everything I plan to print, and when I return to the office, connect to a printer and have it all print out at once. Is there some way I can put my printed items on hold until later? JOHN MACKEY Pokfulam Normally, your portable must have a printer attached before you can issue any sort of print command. But if you happen to have an Apple PowerBook, there is a product called On The Road that will do what you want and more. Once the program is installed, you can continue to operate your PowerBook as usual, issuing print commands from any application. When you attach your computer to a printer, On The Road will start printing the documents for which you issued a print command. It gets better. If you have a built-in fax/modem, everything you faxed will be sent automatically when you attach your computer to a phone line. Other repetitive chores such as reconnection to networks and location-sensitive tasks (remembering the last printer you used at a particular location, for example) become automated as well. On The Road sells for US$99 and works with all Apple PowerBook portables. For more information, call Palomar Software in the US on (619) 721-7000. I AM looking for a good dictionary of computer terms and phrases. I found two that were really old and contained outdated material. Do you know of a recent computer-terms dictionary? P. L. LEUNG Sai Wan Ho The newest one I have seen is Prentice Hall's Illustrated Dictionary of Computing by Jonar C. Nader. As the title implies, this dictionary contains useful photographs, diagrams, tables and drawings that help it to more clearly define difficult and abstractentries. The dictionary includes international standards and terms as defined by the International Organisation for Standardisation and the International Electrotechnical Commission. Standards authorities such as the American National Standards Institute and the Comite Consultatif Internationale Telegraphique et Telephonique also contributed to the dictionary. Following the dictionary is a section that deals with the correct usage of computer terminology. General topics include abbreviations, acronyms, capital letters, numbers and word breaks. The soft-cover, 525-page Illustrated Dictionary of Computing is published by Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.