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Simply Computing for Seniors
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Table of Contents

1 GETTING STARTED 3

4 Start Up and Shut Down Your Computer

6 The Keyboard

8 Use the Mouse or Touchpad

10 The Windows 7 Screen

12 Change the Look of the Desktop

14 Password Protection

16 Lock and Unlock Your Computer

17 Health and Safety

2 WORKING WITH WINDOWS 7 19

20 The Start Menu

22 Fill the Screen

24 Icons and Windows

26 Get Help

28 Use Accessories

30 Fast Access to Files

3 WRITING A LETTER 33

34 Start and Explore Word 2010

36 Start a Document and Move Around

37 Correct Mistakes

38 Check Spelling and Grammar

40 Save and Close a Document

42 Open a Saved Document

44 Create Labels

4 MAKING A POSTER 49

50 Create a Document and Add Text

52 Choose the Text Style, Size and Colour

54 Align and Number Paragraphs

56 Change the Margins and Page Size

57 Add a Picture

58 Modify a Picture

5 USING A PRINTER AND SCANNER 61

62 Use Print Preview

64 Print a Document

66 Print a Picture

68 Copy Documents and Pictures

70 Scan Documents and Pictures

6 GETTING CONNECTED 73

74 Choose an ISP

75 Connection Types

76 Get Started on the Internet

78 Keep Safe

80 Windows Live Essentials

82 Social Networking

7 DISCOVERING THE INTERNET 85

86 Explore Internet Explorer

88 Change Your Home Page

90 Search the Internet

92 Save Your Favourite Pages

94 Print a Web Page

96 Save Text and Pictures

8 USING THE INTERNET 99

100 Shop Online

104 Explore Travel Sites

106 Book Tickets and Holidays

108 Buy and Sell on eBay

110 Use Online Banking

113 Add Skype to Your Computer

114 Use Skype

9 SETTING UP AND USING EMAIL 117

118 Choose and Set Up an Email Account

120 Access Your Email Account

122 Read and Respond to an Email

124 Write and Send an Email

126 Delete an Email

127 Deal with Junk Mail

10 ORGANISING EMAIL 129

130 Open Email Attachments

132 Save Attachments

134 Send Attachments

136 Store Messages in Folders

138 Add People to a Contact List

140 Find People in a Contact List

11 MANAGING PICTURES 143

144 Get Pictures from Camera to Computer

146 Open and View Pictures

148 Organise and Find Pictures

150 Improve the Appearance of Pictures

152 Save Pictures to a CD or Flash Drive

154 Share Pictures on the Internet

12 KEEPING RECORDS 157

158 Start and Explore Excel 2010

160 Start Using Excel 2010

162 Set Up Columns and Rows

164 Add Information and Enhance Cells

166 Keep Accounts

171 Preview and Print

13 ORGANISING FILES AND FOLDERS 173

174 Get Started with Windows Explorer

176 Find Files and Folders

179 Rename a File or Folder

180 Create Folders

182 Move and Copy Files

184 Delete and Recover Files

186 Keep Copies of Files

14 ENTERTAINMENT 189

190 Play a Game

192 Watch a Film

194 Watch TV

196 Listen to Music

198 Use Playlists

200 Download Music

203 Listen to Internet Radio

INDEX 204

About the Author

Linda Clark has run workshops and created learning materials designed to pass on knowledge of computing in clear, concise and simple language throughout her career. Linda?s fascination for computers started around 1985 when she was training to become a college lecturer. She has taught computing skills to many students in further education and, more recently, to librarians throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. On retirement, she joined Inverness & Black Isle U3A and formed two computing groups. In July 2007, Linda joined a steering group determined to set up a virtual U3A based entirely on the Internet. Now fully operational, this proved to be an exciting and stimulating challenge. She professes to be a computer user not an IT specialist and believes that she is learning something new every day. Her philosophy is "if I can do it so can you".

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