Help, tuition and practical computer advice for people in their prime
Need help in solving those irritating computer problems?
Need someone to ask or to explain things simply?
Need support for your computer at your home or office?
With our guidance, the world of computers can be much easier than you might think.
We can provide the following either on a 1-to-1 basis or to groups:
- Introducing the basics
Setting up your PC or laptop; Setting up your printer; Getting to know your Windows desktop; Changing your desktop background; Creating a desktop shortcut; Windows keyboard shortcuts; Restoring from the Recycle Bin; Looking for files using Windows Explorer or Search; What does copy and paste mean?, and so on...
- Getting to know your computer
Transferring photographs from a mobile phone to the computer or sending/uploading photographs; Compressing large files into zip files; Taking regular backups of your files; Printing files and documents; What software have I got installed?, and so on...
- Using the Internet
What is the Internet?; How do I get on-line?; Which Browser shall I use?; Navigating the Internet; Using Yahoo! Mail; Using AOL Mail; Using Outlook (originally Hotmail); Searching (using Google or others); How do I get an email address?; Paying bills; Shopping; Registering on websites; Planning journeys; Doing more on-line; Expanding your hobbies; Applying on-line for an Oyster Photocard or a Freedom Pass, and so on...
- Using Skype
What is Skype?; Obtaining the software; Installing; Choosing a user name & password; Signing in; Contacts; Manage your account, and so on...
- Using Microsoft Word
What is Word?; Creating a document; Opening existing documents; Customising; Fonts; Editing; Saving; Printing, and so on...
- Using Windows Live Mail (Windows 7 onwards)
What is Windows Live Mail?; Setting options; Block Junk mail; Inbox, Sent items, etc.; Setting up email accounts; Accessing your email; Adding/Amending/Deleting contacts; Creating a Category (group); Signatures; Attaching a file; Saving received photographs to a folder; Reading/sending emails in HTML format or plain text, and so on...
- Using Outlook Express or Outlook (pre-Windows 7)
What is Outlook Express/Outlook?; Setting options; Block Junk mail; Inbox, Sent items, etc.; Setting up email accounts; Accessing your email; Adding/Amending/Deleting contacts; Creating a group of contacts; Signatures; Attaching a file; Saving received photographs to a folder; Reading/sending emails in HTML format or plain text, and so on...
- Using Excel
What is a spreadsheet?; Creating a spreadsheet; Opening an existing spreadsheet; Opening a Microsoft Works spreadsheet; Editing; Simple formulas and calculations; Printing, and so on...
- Removing viruses, spyware and malware
What are these?; How could I have got them?; Removing them; Installing and running prevention software; Help with other problems; Security; Future prevention (better than cure!); Installing Scotty to keep an eye on things.
- Keeping your computer up-to-date
Microsoft updates; Introducing FileHippo; Keeping your computer's disk tidy (introducing CCleaner); Downloading new or updated software.
- Creating PDF files
What is a pdf file?; Obtaining the Adobe software; Obtaining the software to create your own pdf files; Printing, and so on...
- Creating a simple website
Using software to help create a website; Using HTML; Creating a style sheet, and so on...
[page updated: 19/08/2014]
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