I have a VX-5R and find it a great little handheld. I found a handy pocket reference guide that is much shorter and more concise than the Yaesu manual and it is available from ve3ayr for $7.95 US.
The website ishttp://www.bigwave.ca/~janus/hrm/vx5/index.html
You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
perhaps he could make a text version available to you.