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 Filing system
Gmail How to log on and send email
windows Live mail problems
Windows 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
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.
Google maps. How to find places, world-wide, pictorial street views, planning routes from place to place.
An Introduction to 8.1 a brief introduction.
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.
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.
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
ZTE Android smart phone. Manufacturers guide.
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