LOL I thought you would have drank and swallowed the contents of the manual by now since you owned the body since 2006.
I have yet to touch the manual of the a700. I have the PDF on my desktop though and did look up what a few things did in the beginning.
I find that if i start using the camera first, I forget all about the manual since I just learn by messing with things.
I have the Gary Friedman a700 e-book and have yet to pass page 12 on it.