Click on the words below to go to that specific
page within the website.
Click on the button below to get the newest free Adobe Reader DC
download. Please untick any Optional third party Offers you see
listed, for example McAfee, before starting the download .
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This tutorial may change from time to time so come back often. Feel free to email the Webmaster if you have any topics you would
like to see added to the Tutorial, if possible.
Although the screen shots in the linked pdf files were
originally produced on a PC running on a Windows XP operating system and then on
generally the content should still apply reasonably well under Windows 8.1. There
will be a section on Windows 8/8.1 soon.
Each chapter heading is linked to a PDF file. You will need to have
the free Adobe Reader XI installed on your computer for it to open the PDF files.
Click on this link
and you will be taken to the current Adobe Reader download page for your
Operating System. You will see in the middle of the page an Optional offer
to install the free McAfee Security Scan Plus utility. Untick this so that
it does not install. Also where it says "Do you have a different language or operating system?", you will have to click
on that link and choose from the list to tell it what operating system you have
if it is different from what it indicates. Then click on the yellow
Install now button at the bottom right and follow the instructions to download and install.
Chapter 3 will be expanded to include something on the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media utility. This is important to use when
you are finished with any device plugged into a USB port, such as a Memory stick or Camera card reader.
Chapter 5 on More Advanced Word Features will be expanded to include changing the default setting
for font style and size.
Chapter 8 on Email Essentials, will be expanded to include more on SCAMS and PHISHING EMAILS. These are
emails that, if you click on a link in them, can cause you to give out personal
information such as user names, passwords, and bank account numbers. These
result in IDENTITY THEFT. They are just as bad as virus emails but have
There will be a new section on the new Microsoft Outlook email, which will include a section on Importing email contacts from
other email programs into your Outlook email contact module.
WINDOWS, WORD PROCESSING AND INTERNET!
A. Starting & Exiting Windows
B. Windows Interface or Desktop and Terminology
C. Mouse Actions and Other Terms
D. Moving Around Within Your Work
E. Copy & Paste commands
G. Laptop Touchpad
A. Creating Folders
B. Creating Files
C. Deleting Files
A. The Control Panel
B. Windows Maintenance Tools or Utility Programs
1. Finding the System Tools
2. Disk Cleanup
3. Disk Defragmenter
B. Folder, Document and File Basics
2. Documents and Files
A. Page Settings
B. Hidden Codes
C. Headers and Footers and Page Numbering
(For a different view of the Headers & Footers and Page Numbering look at
also a simpler method outlined in
E. Printing partial text and graphics
A. Internet Browser
1. Microsoft Internet Explorer
2. Using Search Engines
IMPLIED BOOLEAN: PLUS & MINUS
PLURAL FORMS, CAPITAL LETTERS, AND ALTERNATE SPELLINGS
STEP 1: STATE WHAT YOU WANT TO FIND
STEP 2: IDENTIFY KEYWORDS
STEP 3: SELECT SYNONYMS AND VARIANT WORD FORMS
STEP 4: COMBINE SYNONYMS, KEYWORDS, AND VARIANT WORD FORMS
STEP 5: CHECK YOUR SPELLING
3. Browsing to a specific website
4. Changing a Home Page
A. To choose a new Home Page
B. Deleting Temporary Internet Files
B. Downloading & Saving
1. Downloading Pictures or Documents in PDF format
2. Using doPDF to convert any document or email to a PDF format
A. Anti-virus, Anti-Malware, Spyware, Adware,
Hijackers & other malicious Software
A. Avoiding Viruses
1. To and Subject Lines
2. Message Preview Pane
3. Use of a Dummy Email Address
B. Address Book or Contact List
C. Bcc Line
D. Forwarded Messages
E. The Subject Line
F. The Message itself
I have found two excellent free tutorial websites. The link to
the first one is below. It covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and many other
subjects and the various versions from 2000 and up. The lessons are interactive with practice sessions and also there are videos to
The website name is GCF LearningFree.org and the website address for Word is
Once you are at that page just click on your version of Word. Up
above, if you click on All Topics you will see a list of all the subjects
that there are tutorials for.
The second link is to an excellent free
tutorial just on Excel. It includes screen shots and explanations of
practically every part of the Excel program. The website address is excel-easy.com
and you can click here
to get to it.
These tutorials are way better than mine and I was thinking of removing mine, but I'll
let it stay up for now.
Just hold your mouse pointer over the question on the next line and see what happens.