Whitwick & District U3A - Computing Group - Refresher
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 7,Windows 8.1,and the Microsoft Office suite, but a variety of other programs will also be addressed. The topics may range over how to use various programs to how things work. Suggestions for topics are welcomed.
These sessions will be held monthly and you can enrol for as many or few (even if it is just one) as you wish. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can check, make, or cancel your bookings by using this page in the Members' Area. Using this online booking has advantages for both the group leader and the attendees. By doing so you:
- Will get immediate confirmation of your booking or place on the waiting list
- Receive email confirmation as a follow-up
- Be automatically emailed if a place becomes available and you move up the waiting list
Of course you can still email or phone and these will be handled as soon as possible, but they do not have the immediacy of the online booking.
You can also opt in or out of automatic email reminders sent three days before a session using this page in the Members' Area.
Please note that these sessions are subject to a fee of £1 per session.
In 2018 most sessions will be on 1st Wednesday of the month 2.00 - 4.00pm.
Wed Jan 10th - Session postponed until February
Wed Feb 7th - From old PC to new - A look at some ways of transferring data, setting up old programs on the new PC, and how to safely dispose of the old machine. Held over from 2017. - notes issued.
Wed Mar 7th - From old PC to new - A repeat of the Feb session. - notes issued.
Wed Apr 4th - Windows 10- some odds and ends - finding how and where some things have changed - notes issued
Wed May 2nd - A look at aspects of Mail Merge, including labels and envelopes, in Word. - notes issued
Wed Jun 6th - A look at aspects of Mail, including ways to access it, some possible problem areas, and avoiding spam and phishing attacks. - notes issued
Wed Jul 4th - Questions and answers. A chance to ask about what is confusing you with the aim of getting an answer (we hope!). - notes issued
No meeting in August
Wed Sep 5th - Various aspects of computer security. - notes issued
Wed Oct 3rd - Publisher. Postponed to November
Wed Nov 7th - Publisher. We will start by looking at some of the differences between using Word and Publisher to help understand when to use one or the other. As well as some of the basic methods of using Publisher we will also briefly look at free software alternatives. - notes issued.
Wed Dec 5th - Windows 10. Although Windows 10 has been out for 3 years, it still causes quite a lot of confusion. This session hopes to reduce this by looking at various changes and trying to answer some of your questions. - Waiting list
Wed Jan 9th - Windows 10 repeat of Dec session. Although Windows 10 has been out for 3 years, it still causes quite a lot of confusion. This session hopes to reduce this by looking at various changes and trying to answer some of your questions. - Places available
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.
John Heal at
Please note that the group leader does not provide a computer consultancy service outside of the normal sessions.
Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied