How to use Excel – Editing cells in Excel computer lesson

How to use Excel - Editing cells in Excel

How to use Excel – Editing cells in Excel

How to use Excel

Editing Excel Cells

We continue our computer course showing how to use Excel with a computer lesson demonstrating editing cells in Excel. The lesson talks about how you can set permissions and passwords to protect your work in Excel without going in to too much detail at this time, before showing three ways of editing Excel cells, firstly double clicking the selected cell, secondly using the Excel formula bar and then explaining how key F2 can be used. The computer lesson for excel beginners goes on to demonstrate the status bar at the bottom of the Excel worksheet.

Computer skills

The course for how to use Excel is suitable for anybody looking to improve their computer skills and understand about spreadsheets for work or home. Those people looking to qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) will also find this computer lesson helpful for obtaining their qualification.

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What is Excel – Working with Excel Cells Computer Lesson

What is Excel - Working with Excel Cells

What is Excel – Working with Excel Cells

What is Excel

This computer lesson for What is Excel takes a closer look at how to use Exel Cells. The online video tutorial demonstrates how to select multiple cells, how to merge cells and how to resize columns and rows to fit Excel labels or text. The beginners Excel computer lesson continues to show how to selcect entire excel columns and excel rows before demonstrating where the commands are to insert additional rows and columns. By learning how to use excel cells enables easy editing and helps with Excel layout, important for topics later in our Excel computer course.

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How to use Excel – What is an Excel Cell on a Worksheet

How to use Excel - What is an Excel Cell

How to use Excel – What is an Excel Cell

How to use Excel

Our computer lessons on how to use Excel continue with an online video tutorial, What is an Excel Cell on a worksheet. Following on from the start of our Excel computer course, this lesson recaps on topics learnt, on the Excel layout, looking at columns and rows before moving on to identifying Cell Addresses or Cell References. The computer lesson for Excel beginners then talks about the three types of data that can be added to cells, labels, values and formulas. The lesson builds up a very simple worksheet to demonstrate the three types of data being added and also introduces Excel beginners to the Name Box and the Formula Bar, two areas essential to understand for anyone who wants to know how to use excel.

The computer lesson on Excel is suitable for anyone worldwide wishing to improve their computer skills and particularly those learning Excel for work and looking at spreadsheets.

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How to use Excel – What is Excel – A First Look at Excel

How to use Excel - What is Excel?

How to use Excel – What is Excel?

How to use Excel.

We start a fresh computer course for beginners by asking What is Excel ? This computer lesson about Microsoft Excel will take a first look at excel answering the question of what is excel? It starts by giving a definition and then demonstrating the type of tasks undertaken with Microsoft Office Excel by looking at the types of templates available through your Microsoft Office software. The online video computer lesson talks through the similarities between Excel and Word with the layout and The Ribbon, the excel tutorial then introduces beginners to the workbook, worksheets, columns, rows and cells.

Our computer course on how to use Excel has easy to follow step by step video computer lessons making it particularly suitable for those learning Excel for work.

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

Computer Software Discs

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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Basic Computer Training – Filling Forms and Logging In

Join now. Form filling and logging in

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

Connected to the internet

Connected to the internet

Basic computer training

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 – 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

Man contemplates the task bar or taskbar

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

Basic computer training

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 – 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 – What is a Search Engine – Using Google to Search the Web

Seniors computer lesson search the web

Seniors computer lesson search the web

Seniors computer lesson

In this seniors computer lesson we ask what is a search engine? For the answer we take a look at the search engine Google, currently the most popular search engine and we see how we can use Google to search the web. We use the UK Google site in this online tutorial however Google does have many regional sites around the world as explained in a later online tutorial for beginners. If you click on the “About Google” link on any Google search page you can find out lots more information about Google.

This tutorial is of use to anyone learning online worldwide and for those looking to gain computer skills and qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) this lesson covers elements 7.11 and 7.12.

Level: Beginner

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Desktop – Computer Lesson for Seniors – Adding Desktop Gadgets to your Desktop

Computer lesson for seniors desktop computer gadgets

Computer lesson for seniors desktop computer gadgets

Computer lessons for seniors and beginners

In this computer lesson for seniors and beginners we demonstrate how to customise your desktop display by adding desktop gadgets such as a clock, news feeds and weather from around the world. The computer tutorial uses the windows 7 operating system although gadgets can also be displayed using Window Vista.

Gadgets are the handy little applications that let you know the time, the weather for home or your next holiday destination, exchange rates, latest news items and lots more. This online learning tutorial for beginners and seniors will demonstrate about gadgets, making your computer desktop much more personal to you and helping to enhance your own computer skills. The computer lesson is suitable for anyone worldwide wishing to learn about computers.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

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Your Computer – Desktop – Using The Recycle Bin Online Lesson

Computer lesson for seniors - using the recycle bin

Computer lessons for seniors and beginners

Using The Recycle Bin And Deleting Desktop Icons Free Online Computer Lesson For Seniors and Beginners

Recycle Bin and Icons

Learning Objectives

  • How to delete
  • How to restore deleted items
  • Understanding Desktop icons

Target Audience:
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Your Computer – How to use a Mouse – Online Computer Lesson

How to use a mouse - Computer lessons for seniors

How to use a mouse – Computer lessons for seniors

How to use a mouse free online computer lesson for seniors and beginners. This tutorial forms part of our basic computer training course and for those looking to learn about computers and qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) the tutorial will cover elements 1.4 and 1.5 of the Equal Skills module and shows how to use a mouse, essential for improving computer skills.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Using the left and right mouse buttons
  • Double clicking
  • Using the mouse wheel

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