Computing Guides

These guides describe a range of basic computing techniques. They were created by Alan Paul, who died in September 2020.
Click on any blue bold type to open a guide.

Smart phones are now a major method of communicating. Specific guides are listed alphabetically below for the following devices.Apple Ipad; Samsung Galaxy Tablet; ZTE Android smart phone.


Apple IMac
Apple IMac
Filing system

Apple Ipad
Ipads an introduction
Taking a
picture and emailing it
Apple Ipad
using Skype phone/Video links
Apple IPad user manual website
Ipad Guide

Cloud Storage

Gmail How to log on and send email
windows Live mail problems
live mailSend and receive email
Email using windows Live Mail
attaching Photos. How to attach a photograph to an email Document storage and
Group email. How to set up group email
Outlook email
Virgin email

Excel 1 Addition of a simple column of numbers.
Excel 2 Multiple columns and use of simple formulae.
Excel 3Continuous additions to columns and running totals
Excel 4 Investments and savings calculations
Excel 5 Passwords; how to protect your Word and Excel
documents using passwords.
Investment Spreadsheet How to total your investment savings

Connecting your computer through a
modem to the internet
Google Searches. How to search for information on the internet.
maps. How to find places, world-wide, pictorial street views, planning routes from place to place.

Samsung Galaxy Tablet
Galaxy manufacturers Guide
Samsung Guide

System 8.1
An Introduction to
8.1 a brief introduction.

Skype. Original Version How to create a video connection with friends and family
Newskype2 A new version of Skype.

U3A Web Site
Sub Editors Guide
Administrator Events guide
email inline link
Collage on Home Pag
Blue Bird how to use it.
NationalMembers Web page
Retrieving a PDF document

Video Intro to windows 10
Windows 10 An introduction to the front pages and Filing System
Transfer photos to a
Memory stick
Graphics Collage create you own photo collage page.
Closing down your computer how to set the options.

Windows 7
Filing systems Saving and Filing documents
Unwanted files. How to remove unwanted files such as 'cookies' from your computer storage
Uninstall a program how to remove a Program from your computer.
Copying CDs How to copy ("rip") a CD and "burn" a new CD.
Short Cut Keyboard Commands Quick editing techniques using the keyboard.
Photo Storage and transfer from camera
photos how to transfer to a computer and file them orderly.
Word 2010
Part 1 How to use Home Menu, Clipboard, Font, styles and editing.
Part 2 How to Insert, pages, tables, pictures, clip art, shapes and drawings.
Address Labels in Word 2010 (and W 2016) How to use mail merge to create address labels
Creating tables in Word 2010; extended description on how create a table
Creating a Book Guide on how create a book.
Finished Book Example of finished Book

Vista. Guide an introduction to the web using Vista

Windows XP
XP filing and email using XP
Labels in XP

ZTE Android smart phone. Manufacturers guide.

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