I like to tune low F# - (A on the tuner), then check F# with the octave key. That gives me a good starting point to play the other notes in tune by listening and adjusting.
Does this mean I need to set the transpostion on the tuner to A? Maybe a silly question but I'm a total beginner.
Agree with Kev - there are no silly questions. We were all beginners once and as a beginner there is loads of stuff that at this stage you won't even know that you don't know! Let alone the stuff that you know you don't know!!Don't worry about questions like this, they're not silly, more us for not being clear. You won't get shot down for it here, we try to be a helpful bunch.
It's not that old (compared to some of us)! I did though used to use it on management training courses to explain about perceptions of ourselves and how others perceive us.