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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

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Whitwick & District U3A - Computing Group - Previous sessions

For convenience, this page provides a list of topics covered in previous sessions. They are listed by the relevant group viz. Group 1, Group 2 and Refreshers. Notes from most of these sessions are available in the members area.

Group 1

2008
Oct 15th - Finding your way
Nov 19th - Word processing
Dec 17th - Picture manipulation, including digital cameras

2009
Jan 21st - Computer security
Feb 18th - Spreadsheets
Mar 18th - Browsing, e-mail, search engines etc.
Apr 15th - What you can get for Free
May 13th - Access databases
June 17th - More on Excel
Sept 16th - What's inside
Oct 21st - Backing up
Nov 18th - Question and (hopefully) answer
Dec 16th - Yet more Excel

2010
Jan 20th - Mainly Security
Feb 17th - Scanning, more on email & word processing
Mar 17th - Audio & video capture preview
Apr 21st - Miscellaneous thoughts
May 19th - Your PC as you like it
Jun 16th - Audio transfer / capture
Sept 15th - Audio continued
Oct 20th - Web feeds, Windows 7

Group 2

2009
Sept 9th - Files & folders
Oct 14th - Word processing
Nov 11th - Picture manipulation, including digital cameras
Dec 9th - Computer security - postponed to Feb.

2010
Jan 13th - Session Cancelled due to weather
Feb 10th - Computer security
Mar 10th - Word processing 2 & intro to spreadsheets
Apr 14th - Browsing, e-mail, search engines etc
May 12th - Spreadsheets
June 9th - Free stuff
Sept 8th - PC housekeeping part 1
Oct 13th - postponed until Nov
Nov 10th - PC housekeeping part 2

Refreshers

2011
May 18th - Cleaning up your PC
Jun 15th - Backing up your data
Jul 20th - How files are kept, copying etc.
Aug 24th - e-mail, more than the basics
Sep 21st - General Word Processing
Oct 19th - Security, threats and how to deal with them
Nov 16th - Handling Video

2012
Feb 15th - Spreadsheets for calculating e.g. bank balance
Mar 21st - Spreadsheets as a database e.g. mailing list
Apr 14th - Desktop Publishing, small items e.g. badges and flyers
May 16th - Desktop Publishing, multi-page items e.g. newsletters
Jun 20th - Your Questions and (hopefully) Answers
Jul 18th - Free software
Sep 19th - How a website works
Oct 17th - Using Powerpoint
Nov 21st - What's inside
Dec 12th - Using a scanner & tidying the results

2013

Jan 16th - Using a scanner & tidying the results - Repeat of Dec 2012 session
Feb 20th - More Desktop Publishing - Badges & Booklets
Mar 20th - Security revisited - You use Update and AV software, now what?
May 29th - Using the Control Panel
Jun 16th - Your Questions and (hopefully) Answers
Jul 17th - Relational Databases using Access as an example
Aug 21st - Aspects of Windows you (probably) didn't know existed
Sep 17th - Mail Merge in Word and Publisher
Oct 15th - Setting up a network
Nov 19th - Browsers, differences and capabilities
Dec 18th - Creating a website, part 1

2014
Feb 6th - Creating a website, part 2
Mar 6th - Windows 8, a first look - notes issued
Apr 3rd - Using Search Engines - notes issued
May 1st - Personalising Windows and Programs - Set them up for the way you want to work.
Jun 6th - The workings of the internet
Jul 3rd - Some techniques in Word
Aug 7th - Some uses of Excel
Sep 4th - What's in Windows 8.1
Oct 2nd - Email revisited
Nov 6th - Cleaning up your PC
Dec4th - Questions and Answers

2015
Jan 8th - Email revisited (repeat of Oct 2014)
Feb 5th - Jargon - what some of the acronyms and expressions stand for, and what they might mean to you
Mar 5th - Browsers and Search engines
Apr 9th - Resolving some quirks of Windows (well hopefully so!)
May 7th - A short look at Linux - an alternative to both Windows and Apple, and possibly a candidate for PCs currently running XP. What is it, how to get it, using it.
Jun 4th - Excel for simple sums
Jul 2nd - Charts and graphs in Excel
Aug 6th - Excel as a database (also used for the subsequent Word Mail Merge session)
Sep 3rd - Some things in Word
Oct 1st - Some more things in Word including Mail Merge
Nov 5th - Introduction to Windows 10
Dec 3rd - Some techniques for Family History

2016
Jan 7th - Some computer techniques applied to Family History (repeat of Dec 2015)
Feb 4th - Yet more on Word, including borders
Mar 3rd - Using PowerPoint
Apr 7th - Recovery
May 5th - Recovery - Repeat of April session
Jun 2nd - Free Software
Sep 1st - Windows 10, Anniversary update
Oct 6th - Peering into Windows, a look at some of the built-in features
Nov 3rd - Jargon and shortcuts - an attempt to unravel some of the jargon associated with computing and a look at some shortcuts.
Dec 1st - More Windows 10 - examining some of the features, and a chance to share your own discoveries or hiccups.

2017
Jan 4th - Browsers - looking at the differences between browsers and search engines, how to control cookies, browsing history etc.
Feb 1st - Cleaning & Speeding - some ideas on how to clean up your PC and what you might do to speed it up
Mar 1st - Questions and Answers - a chance to tap into other peoples' experience and, hopefully, solve a few problems.
Apr 5th - Return to Basics - an opportunity to look at some of the more basic functions e.g. burning a CD/DVD, tidying up folders.
May 3rd - Housekeeping - following on from February's session this time various tools such as Ccleaner will be explored.
Jun 7th - Privacy on the Internet - This session will differ somewhat in that as well as looking at some measures that can be taken to improve your privacy, it will also look at areas where it is worth being aware that there is little or nothing that can be done.
Jul 5th - Backing up - It is some time since we looked at this, and Windows 10 offers more options than previous versions of Windows.
Oct 4th - Bits & Pieces. A look at a variety of short topics that do not merit a full session to themselves. Included will be items on: several aspects of Windows 10 Updates, new advice on passwords, using the Quick Access toolbar in Microsoft Office programs, and a quick way to check for active viruses.
Nov 1st - Housekeeping - this time making use of Glary Utilities.

Notes

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

Contact

John Heal at computers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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