How to use Powerpoint 2010 – Transition and Animation Effects

How to use Powerpoint 2010 - Transition and Animation Effects

How to use Powerpoint 2010 – Transition and Animation Effects

The final part of the basic course in how to use Powerpoint 2010 talks about transition and animation effects for your Powerpoint presentation. The eighth computer tutorial made by titantechtraining continues with a lesson on finishing touches for your presentation showing different effects for transition and animation. The computer lesson starts by explaining how useful it is to be able to change the views and for this lesson the view is changed to slide sorter view, before selecting all slides to demonstrate different transition effects using the transitions tab. The lesson then talks about animations available and shows the animations tab and some of the effects available for text animations. The tutorial finishes by explaining about the slide show tab and how you can use this for viewing all or parts of your presentation and how slide timings may be adjusted.

The lesson is suitable for anybody with a basic understanding of computers who want to learn how to use Powerpoint 2010. We hope you have found the course useful.

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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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Computer Basics – The Start Menu – Meganga First Click Courses for Seniors

Meganga's first click courses for seniors the start menu

Meganga’s first click courses for seniors the start menu

Computer Basics

The main navigation for all windows computers is through the start button in the bottom left of the computer screen, this computer lesson for beginners and seniors talks through the basic navigation of your computer.

As part of Meganga’s first click courses for seniors we have provided a tutorial demonstrating the elements that make up the start menu in Windows 7, the central navigation to any computer. The online learning tutorial for beginners shows you how to use the search box, where to find your programmes and shows you where your frequently used computer applications can be found. Learning to navigate around your computer avoids frustration when trying to find programmes and applications later on.

Level: Beginner

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World Wide Web – Saving Favourites in Internet Explorer – Meganga First Click Courses

First Click Courses Add Favourites to browser

First Click Courses Add Favourites to browser

Online computer courses for seniors and beginners

To complement our basic computer training course we have added a tutorial about saving favourites, in this the next of our online computer courses for seniors and beginners we demonstrate how you can save your favourite websites to your browser. In this tutorial for beginners we use Internet Explorer, the most poular browser. Saving favourites enables you to find your favourite websites quickly and easily. As with all our computer lessons for seniors the step by step guide will show you how to personalise your Internet Explorer browser and forms part of the Meganga first click courses. Once you have viewed the tutorial why not save www.meganga.com to you favourites to enjoy more of our online computer courses for seniors and beginners.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

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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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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…]

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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