PENTICTON & DISTRICT MANUFACTURED HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 22020, Penticton, BC  V2A 8L1

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Please call between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. only.

Penticton/Summerland Ray N. 250.487.1225
Oliver/Osoyoos Hugh 250.498.0145
Keremeos Dianne 250.499.2665
Olalla/Princeton Rick 250.499.9034

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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 .

WINDOWS TUTORIAL

BEFORE GOING FURTHER PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER PAGE


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 Windows 7, 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 different consequences.

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!

1. WINDOWS BASICS

   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
   F. Icons
   G. Laptop Touchpad

2. FOLDERS AND FILES BASICS

   A. Creating Folders
   B. Creating Files
   C. Deleting Files

3. ADVANCED WINDOWS OPERATIONS

   A. The Control Panel
   B. Windows Maintenance Tools or Utility Programs
       1. Finding the System Tools
       2. Disk Cleanup
       3. Disk Defragmenter

4. WORD PROCESSING BASICS

   A. WordPad
   B. Folder, Document and File Basics
      1. Folders
      2. Documents and Files

5. MICROSOFT WORD MORE ADVANCED FEATURES

   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 the Addendum,
   also a simpler method outlined in pagenumberingscenario1 and pagenumberingscenario2.)
   D. Tabs
   E. Printing partial text and graphics

6. INTERNET BASICS

   A. Internet Browser
      1. Microsoft Internet Explorer
      2. Using Search Engines
          IDENTIFY KEYWORDS
          BOOLEAN OR
          IMPLIED BOOLEAN: PLUS & MINUS
          PHRASE SEARCHING
          PLURAL FORMS, CAPITAL LETTERS, AND ALTERNATE SPELLINGS
          TITLE SEARCH
          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

7. SECURITY

   A. Anti-virus, Anti-Malware, Spyware, Adware, Hijackers & other malicious Software
   B. Firewall

8. EMAIL ESSENTIALS

   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 watch. The website name is GCF LearningFree.org and the website address for Word is this.  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.


Who do you think I am? I am the Webmaster for this website which I created and maintain. It was built by using screen shots of the various software in the tutorial. I trust that you will visit often.





I also offer a one-on-one basic to advanced training & troubleshooting at your home.  My current rate is $25 an hour.  I offer this computer help for the 50+ who are new at computing or are having problems with the technology. Also, if you are interested, here is a link to my personal website.

       
 
 

Modified  03/01/2015

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Contact  Webmaster for website issues only at webmaster@pdmhoa.ca