For complete beginners we can arrange one to one tuition to get you started. See Here. After that, our Tuesday workshops aim to explore programs in more detail.
Copies of previous Workshop presentations can be found HERE (But it is not the same as being there!)

Google has arguably been the biggest influence in recent years, not only on the world of computing but also our lives in general. On Tuesday 13th April Morris Gray will tell us why Google is Great

On Tuesday 20th April Mike Easter will give An introduction to word processing using Open Office
The workshop will be in two parts.

  • The first part will be a presentation demonstrating the basics – Task Bar; Page Set-up; Formatting; Tools etc.
  • The second part will be after a coffee break, when each participant will have a worksheet and notes and will then try and create a simple letter.

Club machines, for groups of 2/3 people, will be available for those without a laptop and there will be support for those who get stuck!

Windows 7 has proved to be a success. However the majority of computer users are still using Windows XP and the only direct upgrade path is from Vista. On Tuesday 27th April Vic Tattersall will demonstrate how to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.
This will be a hands on workshop so the hardware group will not be available for other work on that day.

Computers are getting faster and more powerful, so why does your PC run so slowly? On Tuesday 11th May Peter Bayliss will explain some of the things you can do to Speed Up Your PC. Peter will explain how some programs and Windows settings can affect the speed of you PC.

Is the Ipod the best MP3 player and if so how would I use it? On Tue May 18 Alan Ewins looks into the features of iPod models & other competitive mp3 players, their use with various speaker systems. Also how iTunes can organise and play your music, videos, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Storing and Organising your music collection in iTunes.
Following the previous session, on Tue May 25 Alan Ewins will uncover the secrets of getting your CDs into iTunes, getting music into your iPod, using genres, playlists and ratings to select music, and downloading new music into iTunes. Also a look at Windows Media Player (The Microsoft equivalent of iTunes)

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