How To Compare Documents In Microsoft Word 2007

How to Compare Documents in Microsoft Word 2007

This video briefly demonstrates how to compare two different documents in Microsoft Word 2007. It was created by a writing instructor with other writing instructors in mind, but it could be applicable to anyone looking to learn more about using Word.

Computer courses for beginners – An introduction to our productivity course of lessons

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Introduction to Productivity Software

Our next computer course for beginners is all about being productive with your computer and productive software. You may have completed some of our other free computer lessons for basic computer training or you may be looking to get more productive with your computer by understanding how to use the software available, if so our next series of computer lessons for seniors and beginners will run through the Microsoft Office Suite of computer programmes. The computer lessons will run through in a step by step guide how to use Microsoft Office Word, a word processor programme, explains how to use Excel, a spreadheet application and Microsoft PowerPoint a presentation programme.

The courses of computer lessons are particularly useful for those looking to improve their computer skills and learn Office Word for work or Excel for work.

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Computer courses for beginners – Hoax emails and email scams

Computer courses for beginners - Hoax emails and email scams

Computer courses for beginners – Hoax emails and email scams

Continuing our computer courses for beginners and seniors we have the final computer lesson in our basic computer training, a lesson on hoax emails and email scams. This is a general computer lesson and talks about the broad threat and types of hoax emails that maybe encountered without looking at individual scam emails as these types of computer threats are always changing.

The first thing the computer lesson points out is the need to have good Internet Home Security software, with our preferred provider being McAfee. Having good internet protection will greatly reduce the risk of receiving hoax emails, but unfortunately some may well slip through. The computer lesson then takes you to the website of The London Metropolitan Police and shows their advice on fraud.

The computer lesson is suitable for anyone worldwide, as the risks are international, it is easy to follow and we have provided a link to the Metropolitan Police Fraud page for your own reading should you wish. [Read more…]

Computer courses for beginners – Email file attachments

Email file attachments paperclip icon

Paperclip icon for email file attachments

Computer courses for beginners and seniors

Meganga’s free computer courses for beginners and seniors continues with a computer lesson taking a look at email file attachments, an essential part of basic computer training.

The online tutorial starts by attaching a file to an email using the Gmail account it then shows an email that has been received with files attached, the free computer lesson checks through the email before opening it and explaining about file size restrictions when sending or receiving emails and points out the difference in file sizes for  photographs and documents.

The computer lesson aimed as part of our free computer courses for beginners and seniors explains about the dangers from opening email file attachments that are from unknown senders or suspicious, the lesson goes on to explain about computer viruses with the help of the Microsoft Safety and Security Centre and gives advice and computer training for beginners and seniors about guarding against security threats to computers. [Read more…]

Basic Computer Training – Using My Email Part 2

Basic computer training - Reply to my email

Reply to my email

Basic computer training

This basic computer training tutorial continues on from our lesson called using my email. The computer lesson for seniors and beginners demonstrates the reply to email, forward emails and print email commands frequently used when using webmail and an email client.

The tutorial is one of our basic computer lessons and shows, using a Gmail account and Hotmail account, how to use firstly, the reply to e-mail command followed by how to forward emails and finally points out the print icon for printing emails, the beginners lesson also demonstrates the seperate menus where all three basic computer commands can be found.

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Basic Computer Training – Using My Email

Using my email - Email sign & envelope

Using my email

Basic computer training for seniors and beginners

Our basic computer training for beginners and seniors continues with an online computer tutorial, using my email. The tutorial takes a look at a basic Gmail account and talks through the email folders including my email inbox, sent mail and how to organise your email received mail.

The beginners computer training then shows how to compose email or create e-mail showing where to add email recipients and those mail recipients intended for information. The seniors online tutorial talks about adding file attachments to your emails and the limitations to consider.

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Basic Computer Training – What is e-mail

What is e-mail

What is e-mail?

Basic computer training

What is e-mail? We continue our basic computer training course for seniors and beginners with an online tutorial answering the question, what is e-mail? The short computer lesson starts by explaining about email before going on to show how an email address is obtained using an internet service provider and a webmail provider. The tutorial is an easy to follow computer lesson for seniors or beginners and is the first of our basic email lessons.

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Basic Computer Training – Filling Forms and Logging In

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Form filling and logging in

We move on in our basic computer training for seniors and beginners with an online learning tutorial about filling forms and logging in to websites. As you move on and gain more confidence and better computer skills you will want to register on websites, whether for social networking, reading media or shopping, whatever the reason at some point you will need to fill out an online form. This computer lesson for beginners takes a look at two well known websites and just runs through the information you need to provide, in order to log in, along with talking about providing computer passwords.

The lesson is suitable for any beginners or seniors learning online and for those looking to qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), this lesson covers elements 7.7 and 7.10. [Read more…]

Basic Computer Training – Web Browsers the Basics

The basics about web browsers

The basics about web browsers

Online computer lesson

Following on in our basic computer training for seniors and beginners we have an online computer lesson pointing out the basic elements of web browsers, using the most common browsers, internet explorer and mozilla firefox. The lesson explains the what the home page is, what is meant by the term URL and goes on to explain about browsing history, bookmarking and favourites. Important for anyone learning new computer skills.

The computer tutorial is suitable for any beginner and those beginners looking to qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) the lesson covers elements 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5 of the computer basics course.


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Basic Computer Training – What Is The Internet

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Connected to the internet

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Our basic computer training course for seniors, beginners and computer novices continues with a short online tutorial asking what is the internet and explaining about the elements of the internet. The computer lesson is suitable for any beginner and for those looking to learn online and qualify in The European Computer Driving License (ECDL), the computer tutorial will cover element 6, the internet.

Understanding the internet is an important part of basic computer training and an essential part of  improving computer skills, during the lesson we try to answer what is the internet and explain how email, file sharing and particularly the world wide web fit within the internet.


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Basic Computer Training – Files and Folders

Files and folders

Files and folders

Basic computer training

In this basic computer training lesson for seniors and beginners we take a look at files and folders, how we save files and how we organise our files and folders within our computer.

The computer tutorial is suitable for any beginner, senior or novice and for those looking to learn online and qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) this follows our online computer course and covers element 5, file handling.

The computer training lesson points out files and folders and then demonstrates saving a Wordpad document as a file before moving the file in to a new folder.

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Basic Computer Training – Document Creation in Wordpad

Basic computer training - Document creation

Basic computer training – Document creation

Basic computer training

Everyone who switches on a computer, will, at some point, want to create documents and our free basic computer training for beginners and seniors shows how to get started. The online tutorial shows how to find wordpad, a word processing software, in your computer. The computer training then explains about font icons, shows how to change font style and size as well as text colour, before showing how to print and save the document. The tutorial is suitable for any beginner or senior and continues through element 4 for those looking to qualify in The European Computer Driving License (ECDL).

Being able to create documents is an important part of developing computer skills and this learning online tutorial is designed to get beginners started. More computer lessons in Microsoft Office Word, a more advanced software are available elsewhere on our website. [Read more…]

Basic Computer Training – Identifying Parts of an Application Window

Basic Computer Training - Identifying parts of an application window

Basic Computer Training – Computer Windows

Basic computer training

When learning anything new there is always new terminology and as with all new things it is essential when learning about computing that you understand terminology as part of learning your computer skills and this basic computer training tutorial helps by identifying the parts of an application window. The basic computer lesson is suitable for any beginner, senior, novice and for anyone looking to qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) the lesson covers elements 3.1 and 3.3 of the Equalskills section.

The computer lesson shows an ordinary Wordpad document and explains the various parts of the Wordpad window, the titlebar, the menubar, Wordpad toolbar (also known as the Ribbon), scroll bars and the status bar.

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Basic Computer Training – The Taskbar

Basic Computer Training - The Taskbar or Task Bar

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Basic computer training

Our basic computer training course continues with a lesson explaining about the taskbar and some of the features of the task bar. The tutorial is suitable for any beginners and for anyone looking to learn online and qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), this tutorial will cover Equal skills elements 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6.

The lesson uses screen capture software to demonstrate the taskbar, icons associated with the task bar and how to pin favourite programmes to the taskbar, as well as opening applications from your desktop. Seniors, beginners and computer novices will benefit from this basic computer training tutorial which also demonstrates how programmes remain running and available for use from the task bar. Understanding about the taskbar is essential for improving computer skills. [Read more…]

Basic Computer Training – Personalising Your Computer Desktop

Personalise your computer desktop

Personalise your computer desktop

Basic computer training

In this basic computer training lesson we demonstrate how easy it is to personalise your computer desktop if you know the right commands for your computer. The tutorial, aimed at seniors, beginners and computer novices, shows the three main areas to personalise on your desktop, the background picture, icons and gadgets. We demonstrate in this basic computer training lesson that with a few simple commands you can easily change the appearance of your desktop to make your computer much more personal to you and at the same time develop your computer skills.

The lesson starts be showing an easy way to change the back ground picture before creating an icon for a piece of work and then selecting a gadget. The basic computer training lesson is an ideal starter lesson for seniors and beginners showing how to use commands and menus that make a visible difference.

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Basic computer training – Your desktop and icons

Computer desktop

Basic computer training - Your desktop and icons

Basic computer skills

To continue our basic computer training course for seniors, beginners and novices, we move on to a tutorial explaining the layout of your computer desktop and an introduction to desktop icons. The lesson is suitable for anyone learning online worldwide and for those looking to qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) this lesson will cover Equal Skills, desktop, elements 2.1 and 2.2.

The lesson demonstrates a conventional computer desktop and lists the three main areas, icons, gadgets and taskbar. The computer lesson then goes on to explain about desktop shortcuts and how they are identified fundamental for improving your computer skills.

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Basic Computer Training – Your Keyboard

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Basic computer training - Your keyboard

Basic computer training – Your keyboard

We continue our basic computer training for beginners, seniors and novices with a tutorial demonstrating you can use your computer keyboard for much more than just typing. The basic computer lesson is suitable for anyone worldwide and for those looking to learn about computers and qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) the basic computer training covers EqualSkills computer basics 1.9 and 1.10.

The tutorial explains how your keyboard is divided and demonstrates different keys and their functions, a core part of elementary computer skills.

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Basic Computer Training – Understanding Your Cursor

Basic Computer Training Understanding Your Cursor

Basic Computer Training Understanding Your Cursor

Basic computer training

Continuing our basic computer courses for seniors, beginners and computer novices, we have a lesson about understanding your cursor. Your cursor behaves differently as it interacts with webpages and software, it is therefore important to understand what your cursor is telling you so that you can follow hyperlinks and type text where you need to. This basic computer training lesson will help you to identify the different appearances of the mouse or cursor.

The lesson is suitable for anyone learning online worldwide and covers elements 1.7 and 1.8 of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification in EqualSkills, Computer Basics.

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Basic Computer Training – Your Computer

Basic Computer training - Your computer

Basic Computer training – Your computer

Basic computer training

This is the start of our basic computer training course for seniors, beginners and complete novices. The computer lesson will answer questions about your computer, what is a chip, what is a processor, what is ram and what is a hard drive?

Designed to improve computer skills, the course is suitable for anyone worldwide and for those looking to learn about computers and qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), this lesson will cover EqualSkills computer basics elements 1.1 and 1.2, looking at your computer.

The lesson will demonstrate different personal computers and there various parts, talk about adding accessories before giving a brief description about some of the components inside your computer including the processor, RAM and hard drive.

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Your Computer – Working With Windows – Computer Courses for Seniors

Computer courses for seniors - using windows dialog boxes

Computer courses for seniors – using windows dialog boxes

Free computer courses for seniors

The next tutorial in our free computer courses for seniors is a tutorial showing how to work with windows. Microsoft Windows comes in various forms, e.g. Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME and others. They all have one thing in common – they all have windows. This tutorial shows opening, closing, minimizing and maximizing those windows. An elementary lesson in developing basic computer skills.

This tutorial will continue the basic computer training for seniors, beginners and novices, those students looking to learn online and qualify in The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) this lesson will cover Equalskills element 3.2.

This is an elementary part of using your computer.

Level: Beginner

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World Wide Web – Changing the Browser Home Page in Internet Explorer – Senior Tutorials

Online tutorials for beginners home page icon

Online tutorials for beginners home page icon

Online tutorials for seniors and beginners

Continuing with our free basic computer training, the next one of our online tutorials for seniors and beginners will demonstrate how to change your home page using Internet Explorer 8. There are three main ways to change the home page, this is the page that your browser will start on when you first go on to the internet, called your home page. We have already demonstrated by changing our home page to Google as home page, but any web page can be set as your home page, although Google is probably the most common. The online computer lesson will demonstrate differnt commands from the control panel and on your browser helping beginners find their way around their computer.

Level: Beginner

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Internet – World Wide Web – What Are Hyperlinks Lesson

What are hyperlinks lesson

Basic computer training

Continuing our basic computer training for beginners and seniors we have a short online lesson explaining what are hyperlinks and how to recognise a link or hyperlink. The world wide web is navigated by clicking on hyperlinks to take the user from webpage to webpage. The seniors and beginners computer lesson goes on to cover how webpages can be opened in a new window, so as not to leave the webpage being viewed.

This online tutorial demonstrates how the world wide web is navigated which is essential for beginners starting out on the internet and by understanding how hyperlinks or links work anyone can understand how the world wide web is bound together. [Read more…]

Internet – World Wide Web – Using The Browser Address Bar Computer Lesson

Using the browser address bar computer lesson for seniorsOnline computer lessons for seniors

The next of our online computer lessons for seniors shows you how to get the most from your browser address bar. The address bar can be found toward the top of the browser and it can be used for searching or going directly to a website. This sneiors and beginners computer lesson follows on from our basic computer training tutorial about web browser basics as the lesson explains what a Uniform Resource Locator or URL is and how to navigate to your chosen websites using the address bar.

This computer lesson is ideal for the complete beginner who is new to using the Internet and the WWW (World Wide Web) and helps to get beginners using different parts of the web browser.

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Internet – World Wide Web – What Is a Web Browser Lesson

Computer Lessons for Seniors World Wide Web - What Is a Web Browser

World Wide Web – What Is a Web Browser

Online computer lesson

For those following our basic computer training course for seniors and beginners this next learning online computer lesson takes a look at the world wide web and asks what is a web browser?

The computer lesson for seniors and beginners will explain what a browser is and what web browsers are used for. It goes on to cover some of the different browsers available to you, including: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome, Safari and others.

Anyone looking to qualify in the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), this lesson will cover element 7.1 in the course.

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