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Friday, 10 April 2020

Friday, 10 Apr 2020

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Whitwick & District U3A - Computing Group - Refresher

Objective

Aimed at people with a basic working knowledge of PCs, it is intended to provide further information of how to get more from your PC, or to remind you of things you may have forgotten. The sessions will mainly use Windows 10 with coverage of Windows 8.1 where appropriate. Programs such as the Microsoft Office suite and a variety of other, often free, programs will also be addressed. The topics may range over how to use various programs to how things work. Suggestions for topics are always welcome.

Please note that following Government advice re Covid 19, physical group meetings are currently suspended.

HOWEVER Sessions will now be held online.

The next session will be on Spreadsheets, why might you want to use one and some of the basics. It will be held via Teams at 2.00pm on 15th April.

Information on the installation and use of Teams can be found on the Computing Notes page in the Members' Area. You can be up and running in under 10 minutes.

Venue

Member's house

Timing

Most sessions will be on 1st Wednesday of the month 2.00 - 4.00pm.

Calendar

2020

Jan. There will be no meeting (it's New Year's Day). Remember that Microsoft support for Windows 7 finishes this month.

Wed Feb 5th A look at ways to capture Audio or Video from online sources. Notes issued.

Wed Mar 4th For this session we will be looking at data recovery. Is there something you have left on an old PC or hard-disk, or perhaps mistakenly deleted? Notes issued.

Wed Apr 1st Spreadsheets. How do they work and why might you want to use one. The session will be based on Excel but the ideas are applicable to Libre Office Calc and Google Sheets. Notes in preparation

Wed May 6th What's inside. A look at the components that go into your PC or laptop. How they (are supposed to) work together and changing or upgrading them.. Places available

Your suggestions for topics this year are welcome.

Notes

Notes, and samples where relevant, for the various completed sessions are available in pdf format in the members area here

Details of previous Refresher and Stage 2 sessions can be found here.

Contact

John Heal at computers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

Please note that the group leader does not provide a computer consultancy service outside of the normal sessions.

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