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2017 Subjects And Courses

Choose either (a) a set course/lesson (with clear jargon free handouts) from the list below, or
(b) a bespoke informal session of either 2 or 3 hours to learn just what you want!
A prospectus for each course/lesson is available on request.
2 hours minimum booking.

* Previous computer experience is not required for this subject.
^ The client should complete the course(s) indicated prior to commencing this lesson.
# The time taken for this course varies considerably depending on the client's previous experience.

Apple logo An Introduction To Your iPad *
Getting Started; the settings, configuring your email, sending email, surfing the Internet (2 hours)

Apple logo iPads For Seniors *
Having fun with your iPad - it can do so much more than email!(2 hours)

Computers For Beginners *
An Introduction To The Mouse, Keyboard And The Windows Operating System (2 hours)
Learn To Touch Type with a colour coded keyboard chart and online practise (2 hours)

Apple logo Apple Mac For Beginners *
An Introduction To The Mouse, Keyboard And The Apple Operating System (2 hours)

An Introduction To Windows 10  * (2 hours)
An Introduction To Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 8 RT  * (2 hours)

An Introduction To Windows 7
* (2 hours)

File/Windows Explorer - File Management * (2 hours)
- Organising Files, Photos and Folders
- How to use a USB Flash Drive/Memory Stick or External Hard Drive
- Backup Your Email Address Book/Contacts and Internet Bookmarks/Favourites
- Download Photos From Your Camera

The Internet *
Your Browser - Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari  (2 hours)
The Internet - Advice For Parents

Email *
Outlook, Windows (Live) Mail, BT Mail, Outlook.com, Google Mail etc. (2 hours)
Enhance your email with a 'Signature', logo and Animated Gifs (2 hours)

The Following Microsoft Office Courses are available in all versions
(unless otherwise stated)

Microsoft Word - Word Processing
Foundation *# (2 - 3 hours)
Intermediate (2 hours)
Advanced (2 hours)
Mail Merge # (2 hours)
Reviewing Documents And Tracking Changes (1 hour)
Creating A Table Of Contents (1 hour)
AutoText (30 mins)
Recording Macros (30 mins)
Creating Templates (30 mins)
Creating A Form Using The Developer Ribbon (2 hours)

Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheets
Foundation *# (2 hours)
Intermediate (2 hours)
Charts (2 hours)
Excel Databases - Data Sort, Data Filter and Mail Merge (2 hours)
Produce A Currency Conversion Spreadsheet (1 hour)
Calculate Percentages, Absolute Cell References and VAT (1 hour)

Microsoft PowerPoint - Presentations
Part I - Creating A Presentation [^ Word Foundation & Intermediate recommended] (3 hours)
Part 2 - Adding sounds, animations, transitions and timings (3 hours)
How To Prepare And Present A Great Presentation (30 mins)
Linking Objects And Embedding Objects (2 hours)

Microsoft Publisher - Publications
A comprehensive course to produce all manner of publications # -
[^ Word Foundation & Intermediate recommended] (2 x 3 hours)

Microsoft OneNote
Introduction (2 hours)

Adobe Photoshop Elements - Photo Editing
A comprehensive course covering many tools and includes
downloading photos from your camera and organising them into folders (2 x 2 hours)


Adobe Photoshop - Photo and Graphic Editing for Print and Web
A comprehensive foundation covering many tools (2 x 2 hours)
How To Create Animated GIFs (2 hours)
Optimizing Images For The Web, Automating Actions using Droplets, Batch Processing (2 hours)
Create A Web Photo Gallery (2 hours)

Scanning Images And Documents (2 hours)

How To Create A FREE Website
Using a template CMS (content management system) #
(2 x 2 hours)

Adding SEO (Search Engine Optimisation to your site (2 hours)

NEW - How to Create QR Codes for Smartphones And Tablets (1 hour)

NEW - How to restore your iTunes Library from your iPod (2 hours)

How To Back-Up * (2 hours)
Backing up to an external hard drive or USB Flash Drive (Memory Stick).
Setting up an automatically synchronising backup
Synchronising with another computer/device (optional)

Cloud Storage * (2 hours)
Save your files/photos to the Cloud
and provide links for others to access them (optional).

Make use of your Broadband * (2 hours)
Listen to the radio on your computer (whilst continuing with your work).
Streaming music.
The BBC iPlayer for TV and radio. Watch television on your PC.
Download music for your device.

Social Networking
Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc. (2 hours)
How To Avoid Facebook Scams (30 mins)

How To Protect Your PC/Tablet/SmartPhone *
Anti-virus, Firewall, Anti-malware/spyware, Updates, Parental Control (2 hours)

12 Tips For An Ergonomic Workstation (30 mins)

Learn How To Touch Type *
With A Colour Coded Keyboard Chart And Online Practise (2 hours)

NEW - Create Digital Music Manuscript with a Printed Score
together with PDF, WMA and MP3 files
(hours to be discussed)

Plus an endless number of miscellaneous items!

If you have not found what you are looking for in the above list,
please do not hesitate to ask.

 

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