Lessons

Movie Maker by Microsoft

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Have you ever on your smart-phone or your camera shot a whole movie upside down or sideways?
When you look at it, at home on your PC, you could cry! What to do?  Bin it or try to recover it?
Don’t worry; Microsoft can help you here.  Download and install from the Microsoft download site: “Movie Maker”.
Read about it here.
For a Microsoft software it’s quite user-friendly, you can even publish direct to YouTube

Easy merge of PDF files

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I was scanning a booklet into PDF formatted files; but I really only  wanted one file and couldn’t remember how to make the scanner do the work.

So I looked around and found this easy and free software: PDFbinder (and downloaded it from CNET).
Wow it worked, it wasn’t intrusive to install, and it was quick; all I had to do was adding the files I wanted to merge; move them around into sequence and press “Bind” then tell it the new name and where to save it.

That was all. Great stuff.

Outlook.com introduces the most sophisticated rules in webmail

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When it comes to getting organized, Outlook.com has you covered. Starting today, we are releasing Advanced Rules and three other features, all to help you keep your inbox in top shape and make it even easier to see the email that matters to you. The average person has 184 emails in their inbox, and receives 28 emails each day.* This can be a lot to handle, so helping you get to the email you care about is one of our top priorities. Outlook.com already has a number of features to help you do this. For example, Sweep (one of our most popular) helps you quickly delete multiple unwanted emails. more…

written by Mike Schackwitz, on May 13, 2014

Joy of being an IT Buddy

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I have now been working as a volunteer in CMK Library since January 2014 and I am thoroughly enjoying it, even to the extent that instead of 2 hours 1 day a week, I am doing 3 hours twice a week.

It is interesting to see lots of people and be able to show them the way into computing. Also it’s interesting to extract the information about what they know and what they would like to know.

Best of all for them – they get one hour free tuition.

As an example: I have one learner who has done a lot of surfing but his knowledge is like a heap of stones where I have to find the concrete to build a foundation for him to progress, which is difficult because when he sees something (like e-mail) that he is currently not using his auto reaction is “Oh I don’t need that” so in his world he would skip it! No, no – that’s exactly what is needed for filling the holes between the stones. This is just one example of the difficulties I am up against and that is not to mention the language barriers.

Microsoft Office Word 2010

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I have just finished writing my Word 2010 Lessons.
It consists of 5 sessions to learn Basic; Intermediate and Advanced Word 2010 and 4 Sessions on “Mail Merge”.
It is not possible to have the “Mail Merge” without 1st having gone through the Basic; Intermediate and Advanced Word 2010 Sessions. I am ensuring that my students have enough general knowledge of Word to enable them to understand the “Mail Merge” side of Word.

 

Learn Basic Windows 7

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I have just finished collecting and writing a course on Basic use of Windows 7 and have even given the 1st session. It was quite a fun task and the lessons are aimed at both “new to Windows” pupils as well as “migrated to Windows 7” students.
It is only 2 sessions long but after having taught it to one student, I think I will redesign the sessions into 3 sessions; as 2 sessions was a little on the “brain overload” side.