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Basic Skills Computer

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (4)

 

For absolute beginners. Basic skills like turning on and turning off. Left, right and double clicking, correcting typos, creating and printing your first letter.Using Word Pad and Word.
Enables you to do Computer Skills Level 1, the most basic computer skills course

COMPUTER SKILLS LEVEL 1 (8) Our foundation course and one of the best. A must! Skills enable you to progress to using Internet, Email, Organising Your Computer and Creative Computing.

ORGANISING YOUR COMPUTER (4) Another must! Navigating around the computer. Setting up, saving and finding folders and files. Making a folder tree.
Managing files and folders.

USING FLASH DRIVES EFFECTIVELY (1)

Inserting into USB port and ejecting safely. Renaming.
Setting up Folders and Saving to Flash Drive.
Transferring photos from Desktop to Flash Drive folder.

BASIC SKILLS REFRESHER (1) Workshop. Setting up folders on Desktop, Documents and Flash Drive. Creating and saving files.
Basic Text formatting. Cut, copy and paste

OPEN OFFICE WRITER (8) Program free to download. Basic word processing skills. Page layout, templates, Select, copy and paste. Cut and paste. Create a table, write a newsletter.

 

Going Further - Extending Skills and Using Programs

COMPUTER SKILLS LEVEL 2 (8)                                                                                         Revision of basic skills. Creating tables, page numbering, headers and footers, inserting symbols and pictures. Developing higher level computer skills.
COMPUTER SKILLS LEVEL 3 (8)

Ideal for recording family history. Footnotes, endnotes, references, merging data, making templates. Advanced word processing skills.

 

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 10 (4)

Ideal when updating to OS Windows 10. Covers new features available. Basic search skills. Customising the Start Menu. Desktop Windows – Peek, Snap and Shake. Accounts. Mail and attachments. Calendars and photos. Music, playlists. Movies. Weather and News App. Customizing the |Lock Screen. Navigating around Desktop and Start Menu. Access to online Tutorial from UK.

 

EXCEL (8)

Starting and exiting. Excel window layout. Setting up a workbook. Using formulas and cell range references. Using Autosum. Creating a roster form. Sorting and extracting data. Applying skills to projects.

 

LEGACY FAMILY TREE (8)

How to install. Setting up a new family file. Adding information for other family members. Backing up and restoring data. Navigating through families and generations. Conducting a search. Scan and copy pictures. Gedcom files. Using a Split Screen.

 

POWERPOINT (4)

Making a slide show presentation. Changing the order, adding text, borders and backgrounds. Transitions and Animation.

 

PUBLISHER:

1. DESKTOP PUBLISHING (8)
2. ADVANCED DESKTOP PUBLISHING (8)

1. Manipulating text boxes. Creating a birthday card, picture frame, Christmas card, simple calendar WordArt, newsletter and certificate.

2. Business cards, folded gift cards, a booklet. Personalising stationery, Using PAINT, enhancements, letterheads, logos, flowcharts.
3D BUILDER

Use our 3D printer. Small charge made for materials.

PLAYING WITH MS PAINT

MS Paint is a basic graphics/painting software program included in all the Microsoft Windows versions. MS Paint can be used to draw, colour and edit pictures, including imported pictures from a digital camera for example. Don't need to be an artist, just have fun!

iOS USERS

Prerequisite 4 week intro course

Designed for members who are semi-skilled or have taken the Intro course. Learn how to download music and play it from your device, explore Health and Travel apps, learn how to read ebooks from the local library on your device and more.

ANDROID TABLET USERS

Prerequisite 4 week intro course

Editing and saving new contacts. Add pictures. Voice type. Capture a screen shot. Wallpaper for home and lock screens. Tag and modify images. Ringtones. World clock. Create slideshows and collage images. Read QR codes. Text chat, voice chat and video chat. Maps and TV on demand.

SMARTPHONE USERS Exploring your phone’s capabilities. Things you never knew you could do!

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