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1 Day Courses

Genealogy Workshop

In this workshop you will enjoy about two hours              exploring Genealogy with Ancestry.com & Find My                Past, World Subscription.

Buying & Selling on eBay

“eBay” is often the first place people look when buying           or selling new or used items.  In this course you will           learn tips on how to make the most of the experience.

Shopping Online

Learn how to shop online from the comfort of your              home.

 Facebook

 This will be an introduction to Facebook and how to             set it up. You will be given comprehensive notes             which can be downloaded to a USB stick, so don’t             forget to bring one with you.

 PowerPoint Photo Album

 PowerPoint can instantly make a slideshow from a             collection of photos or pictures.  You will need to                  bring along a flash drive with a selection of at least

  20 photos to be able to make your presentation.


 Dropbox

 Dropbox simplifies the way you create, share and             collaborate. Bring your photos, docs, and videos             anywhere and keep your files safe.

         


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iPads & iPhones
Stage 1

 This will be a nice and easy course for those new to   iPads and    iPhones.

We will explore their basic features

If you know how to “point” you know how to use an iPad/iPhone.

Despite their obvious friendliness, they’re still remarkably complex pieces of hardware and you’ll need to know a little about what makes them tick.

We will endeavour to show you all this during the course, helping you feel comfortable with the devices so you can feel confident in no time at all.


iPads & iPhones
Stage 2

Have you already got your iPad/iPhone up and running and want to get more out of it?

This course will introduce you to -

1.
Settings
2.
iCloud
3.
iTunes
4.
Maps
5.
iView
6.
Skype and Facebook
7.
Ebay and online shopping.
    
   We will explore these features.
   
   Make sure you know your Apple ID as we will be
   connecting to the Internet and visiting the Apps Store.


iPads & iPhones
Stage 3

Move on to the next level of how to get the most from your iPad and/or iPhone with this advanced course.

1.
Photography Week one
2.
Photography Week two
3.
Photography Week three
4.
Moldiv, etc.
5.
Advanced apps
6.
Introduction to Pages and Numbers
7.
Introduction to the Mac and Apple TV
 
 This course is designed to be enjoyable and   informative   without being too technical or difficult.

 Handouts are provided for all lessons.

Students need to have completed the
Introduction to iPad/iPhone course.

 


Using Windows 10


Students should bring their own laptop with Windows 10 loaded if possible.  There are only a limited number of computers at the club with Windows 10.


A few of the topics we will discuss in this lesson


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DESKTOP, Tips & Shortcuts

USING WINDOWS 7 & 8

This is a 3 week course -


The course notes are for Windows 7 as used at the              Computer Club with extra notes to cover Windows 8


Topics covered are:

Creating/Deleting Shortcuts

Sticky Notes/Gadgets

Screen Savers

Backgrounds, including photos

Customising the Mouse

Customising the Taskbar


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Writing Workshop

The very hardest part of writing a story is making a start!

Remember what it was like at school.  You opened your exercise book with the slope card properly inserted, dipped your pen in the inkwell...and by then all your thoughts had flown through the window.

I have a great respect for Albert Facey, the author of “A  Fortunate Life, who taught me more about writing than any  of my school teachers, or any of the great authors.  He  taught me the great impact of writing in a simple easy to  read style.

He had told tales to his family for sixty years or more, so  this, and his background of poverty and illiteracy, resulted  in the simple, beautiful storytelling style of his writing,  where he wrote by hand in a series of many exercise books.

How lucky we are to have a computer, iPad or Tablet  to make it so much easier to tell the stories of our own “Fortunate Life”, with the luxury of being able to go back and  forth as the memories pop into our minds.

I am continually amazed at the details that come flooding in  as I begin to type, so that my fingers can’t keep up with my  mind.  I look forward to sharing some tips and getting you  started on the fun and satisfaction of writing.

                              Joan Craymer


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Exploring Word: 1

Word Documents and Text

Are you always typing messages/letters to friends/organisations?  Do you have problems getting your documents correct or looking OK?  A greater knowledge of Microsoft Word could be helpful for you.

This five-week course gives students an overall understanding of how Word 2010 operates, as well as teaching specific skills in using it.  (It’s a good grounding for other computing activities also.)

SEGMENT 1: WORD DOCUMENTS

We first look at general stuff like:

Finding your way around the Word Screen

Handling Word documents: creating, opening, saving, printing, closing, deleting, and retrieving them

Setting up your page; moving around your document

 SEGMENT 2: TEXT IN WORD

 Then we focus on text...

           Typing test, selecting text

            Manipulating text: formatting, moving, cutting,                copying, pasting, deleting and retrieving text

             Checking spelling and grammar

             Checking the appearance of your document

 Note A follow-on course (Exploring Word: 2), dealing   with graphics in Word, will be offered in a later term.


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Introduction to Genealogy

Topics covered include -

Gathering Family information

Need for storing your family history on a computer


Installing Free Genealogy Program Legacy 8

& the basics of using this program.

This includes -

Set up your family Tree

Entering information

Saving your file to Flash Drive

Backing up Files

Creating your Files & Folders for storage & more

Creating your family tree  


We will explore both free & pay Internet sites including

         Ancestry

Find my Past

Trove & Others


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Albums & Calendars

The course is based on Canon ZoomBrowser EX 4.6 and incorporates PhotoRecord and PhotoStitch

The object of the course is to arrange your digital photos and produce an attractive Photo Album, with decorative pages, laminated, collated, comb punched and bound as a permanent record of your photos

The syllabus will include:

The creation of a personal Album by selecting from several different types of albums with multiple layouts

•  Selecting photos and positioning them where and how    you like

•  Decorate your album by applying a theme, adding    Photo Frames and clipart, and/or change colours

•  Enhance artwork using special Decorative Effect based    on your own images or clipart

•  Add professionally-designed artwork to your album

•  Add captions and titles to photos and pages

•  Add notes and comments to your album

•  Editing Images – Crop – Adjust color density,    brightness and contrast

• Print 1 photo per page

• Print Fixed Size Photos per page – 3R (12.7cm x8.9cm)   4” x 6”(10.17cm x 15.25cm), 8” x 10” (20.3cm x   25.4cm) , Wallet (8.6cm x 5.4cm), 5” x 7” (12.7cm x   17.78cm), Post Card (9.7cm x 14.5cm), Custom   (9.7cm x 14.5cm)

• Print Mosaic – default settings for photos per page -    from 2 photos (1 row) to 16 photos (4 rows)


ZoomBrowser EX gives you additional power when you use it together with PhotoRecord and PhotoStitch.  Both programs are started from within Zoom Browser EX

PhotoStitch joins together multiple images, which were split or shot individually, to form a single, large size, panoramic picture

Images can be stitched horizontally or vertically


Prerequisites: Students should have satisfactorily

completed the Introduction to Computing or Basic Courses


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Share the Shoebox

Take your Treasures on a Journey into the Future


There are lots of innovative and creative ways you can make use of many of the shoebox treasures and other keepsake and heirloom items, to bring them into the life and times of current and future generations of your family.

 Ideas and help discussed include:

The preservation of our treasures can only be achieved by giving the following generations a reason to keep them and pass them on.


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Computer Basics


Have you done various courses but sometimes feel you would like to repeat the basics?


 Here is your opportunity to revisit...


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Greeting Cards-Digital Image
Pro 9 - Stage 2
OVERVIEW

The object of this course it to add, expand and fine tune skills acquired in Stage 1, enabling you to produce first class cards and projects of all desriptions quickly and of a quality you will be proud to put your name to give and/or send to your friends and family.

This course is based on Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9. This version has a very comprehensive greeting card program which allows access to the other Microsoft programs on your computer for clipart, WordArt, photos and other greeting card templates.  It allows input from scanners, digital cameras, CD’s & DVD’s and removable drives.

It is the full version of Picture It, incorporating Microsoft’s photo editing and imaging software  It has its own WordArt program which encourages you to do great things with fonts and styles.

The finished products can be printed or e-mailed.

Prerequisites:  Students should have completed  Greeting Gards-Digital Image Pro Stage 1.
It would also be an advantage to have completed a word processing course.



Microsoft PowerPoint is Fun

This is a 3 week course. The lessons will use the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Program

PowerPoint is often thought of as a business program- with comments like “Death by PowerPoint” giving the impression it is not an exciting program with lots of non-business uses.  Come and discover PointPoint is FUN.

In this short course you will make a PowerPoint Presentation while exploring the many design features of a program that can be used in a variety of ways.

You will learn about adding narrative and music and discover the fun to be had with the use of animated and other images.

You will also make an email Greeting Card using PowerPoint and see how the Program can be used to make a book - very useful for those who do not have the Microsoft Publisher Program.

You will need to be proficient in Microsoft Word to
do this course.




Introduction to Spread Sheets


This is a short 2 week course to introduce students to the use of Excel Spread Sheets which are part of the Microsoft Office 2010 program installed on the computers at the club.


Spreadsheet uses include lists of:

Personal and business contacts

Christmas cards and shopping

Trip details and costs

Books, music and shares

Insurances and budgets of all types

Participants will insert text and numerical information into a spreadsheet.

It is advisable to have knowledge of a word processing program.

Some basic manipulation of data will also be carried out.

Brief working details will be offered about formulas and calculations, including working with multiple sheets and printing.

Please bring a memory stick to save your own work.


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